Spitting Image

Satirical UK TV series
Spitting Image
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Spitting Image

Spitting Image Biography (Wikipedia)

Spitting Image is a British satirical puppet show, created by Peter Fluck, Roger Law and Martin Lambie-Nairn. The series was produced by 'Spitting Image Productions' for Central Independent Television over 18 series which aired on the ITV network. The series was nominated and won numerous awards during its run including 10 BAFTA Television Awards, including one for editing in 1989 and two Emmy Awards in 1985 and 1986 in the Popular Arts Category.

The series featured puppet caricatures of celebrities prominent during the 1980s and 1990s, including British Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major and other politicians, US president Ronald Reagan, and the British Royal Family; the series was the first to caricature Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (as an elderly gin-drinker with a Beryl Reid voice).

One of the most-watched shows of the 1980s and early 1990s, the series was a satire of politics, entertainment, sport and British culture of the era, and at its peak it was watched by 15 million people. The series was cancelled in 1996, after viewing figures declined. ITV had plans for a new series in 2006, but these were scrapped after a dispute over Ant & Dec puppets used to host Best Ever Spitting Image, which were created against Roger Law's wishes.

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The Chicken Song
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Why Are We Not Famous?
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Latest Spitting Image News

    BBC News - Donald Trump's 'Spitting Image' to go on show
    The Donald Trump caricature could feature in a rebooted US version of the satirical TV show.
    BBC News - Margaret Thatcher Spitting Image puppet back on show in Grantham
    The puppet has been in storage for a number of years after a previous decision not to show it to the public.
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