Spitting Image
Spitting Image

Spitting Image

  • TV sketch show
  • BritBox / ITV
  • 1984 - 2021
  • 160 episodes (22 series)

Groundbreaking, long-running and hugely popular satirical sketch show with a cast of grotesque latex puppets. Stars Chris Emmett, Jon Glover, Phil Cool, Jan Ravens, Chris Barrie and more.

  1. 15th October via British Comedy Guide: Spitting Image Halloween special coming to ITV
  2. 4th October via The Independent: Spitting Image sketch branded sexist
Spitting Image. Copyright: Central Independent Television

Key details

Sketch Show
1984 - 2021
BritBox, ITV
160 (22 series), plus 19 short & highlights specials
Peter Fluck and Roger Law
Chris Emmett, Jon Glover, Phil Cool, Jan Ravens, Chris Barrie, Harry Enfield, Jessica Martin, Steve Nallon and more
Richard Curtis, Geoff Atkinson, Jack Docherty, Ian Hislop, Moray Hunter, Nick Newman, Al Murray, Bert Tyler-Moore and more
Peter Harris, John Stroud, Gordon Elsbury, Andy de Emmony, Steve Connelly, Steve Bendelack, Adam Miller, David Sant and Andy Stenning
Jon Blair, Tony Hendra, John Lloyd, Geoffrey Perkins, Matt Stronge, Jeff Westbrook, Joanna Beresford, Jon Thoday and more

Long-running sketch show taking an absurdist, often cynical look at the world, from contemporary political events to pop culture; TV celebrities to world leaders; famines to pop stars; royalty to war; and political figures from across the spectrum.

Utilising hand-crafted caricature-styled puppets of the rich, famous and powerful, the series aims to inject a slice of funny into that which is all-too-often hair-tearingly bonkers.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Rubber News (Working title)
Camera set-up
Single camera

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 26th February 1984 at 10pm on ITV
Last new broadcast
Thursday 2nd December 2021 at 9am on BritBox
All previous repeats

Recording details

  • Central Studios - Most episodes filmed in Birmingham
  • Limehouse Studios - Down And Out In The White House

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