Tracey returns to TV — in the UK

Well, there was good news this week: Tracey is returning to television in a new series with an old title (but I’m sure it’s not a revival). According to several media reports, including this one from the Guardian, she will be creating and starring in a 6-part series on BBC One in the UK, and it will be called The Tracey Ullman Show. But I’m sure it’s not going to be a revival of the beloved 1980’s show on Fox. According to the story in the Guardian, it will see her portray a number of “diverse and distinct characters living in, or visiting, the busy global hub that is the UK.” Hm, sounds like Tracey Takes On … Britain to me. That’s something I’d be very interested in seeing! As to when it will appear on this side of the Atlantic, who knows? It’s not even clear when it will air over there.

It looks like I may have to invent new acronyms or modify some old ones for this series. I’ve referred to The Tracey Ullman Show (the old one) as TTUS for many, many years. For this new series, I will probably refer to it as TTUS-UK, since that’s where it will originate. Will I start calling the old TTUS TTUS-US? That, I don’t know. I’ve got some time to figure that out.

Anyway, it’s great to know that she’ll be back on TV screens soon, doing what she does best.

2 thoughts on “Tracey returns to TV — in the UK”

  1. I hope she does The Prelude type of street scene (was that Wordsworth), the Elgin Marbles (Keats), and the Indian opium eatter (Coleridge), so Romantic! Speaking of romance, I’m a fan of the Duchess of Cornwall, that’s a great story, the steady hand accepting the cad back, Camilla should be Princess of Wales, but the queen controls those pecking orders. I’m inspired seeing Tracey in tweed, I’d love to see her in jodhpurs like the duchhess, doing a James Herriot “all things great and small” with horses or more cows, for her PETA fans — was she in England during the fox-and-hounds debate, I suppose that’s bagged, but I live in Philadelphia and the Wales’s come here to foxhunt since they can’t in England, which coulda been one reason why Tracey left? Another image of Edwardian or Regency lady, Jane Austin’s last novel Sanditon, by anonymous and Austin, has images of the lost and abandoned aristocrat. Thank you for letting me brainstorm what “British not American” images I’d love to see Tracey’s take on and I look forward to seeing the show!

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