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Roger Law livid at NBC America for axing Spitting Image

Livid Spitting Image boss Roger Law has taken a swipe at 'superficial, gun-wielding Americans' as the comedy is axed by NBC after one series.

Jill Robinson, The Sun, 27th October 2020

Review: Spitting Image, Britbox

The return of Spitting Image is an interesting one. Much has been made of how the divided society we live in now is similar to the one in the 1980s when this first aired. But even if that is the same, and I'm not sure it is, comedy has changed. Well, at least the delivery of comedy has changed.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 3rd October 2020

Roger Law on bringing Spitting Image to BritBox

"What's going on, it's just terrifying when you stop to think about it," says Roger Law, one half of the original creative pair that made Spitting Image the benchmark for wrecking-ball satire in the 1980s and 90s. "I suppose that's the reason I wanted to go back to it. The time is definitely right."

Benji Wilson, Radio Times, 3rd October 2020

Roger Law regrets 'hurtful' Janet Street-Porter puppet

Spitting Image's creator revealed his regret over a 'hurtful' puppet of Loose Women presenter Janet Street-Porter that 'went a little too far'.

Jill Robinson, The Sun, 1st October 2020

Spitting Image creator hits back at racism complaints

ITV bosses recently had a "curious meeting" with the shows creators to discuss how best to represent black characters, in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. But Roger is not having any of the criticism that its past portrayals of figures such as Kanye West or Beyoncé were offensive.

Shannon Power, The Sun, 29th September 2020

Roger Law: Spitting Image won't just mock right-wing

Spitting Image creator Roger Law has insisted that the show will parody both right and left-wing figures when it returns in October.

Isobel Lewis, The Independent, 28th September 2020

Roger Law interview

The rubbery satire shocked its way through the 1980s - will it seem more offensive now? Hope so, says its caricaturist.

Stephen Armstrong, The Times, 27th September 2020

Spitting Image wrestles with race riddle

Blackface controversies have led to comedies such as Little Britain being pulled from screens. Now the producers of Spitting Image are grappling with another potential scandal. Senior ITV executives have held "surreal" meetings to discuss how such figures as Kanye West, the Duchess of Sussex and Beyoncé should be depicted amid concern that presenting black celebrities as grotesque puppets could prompt accusations of racism.

Matthew Moore, The Times, 17th August 2020