Spitting Image
Spitting Image

Spitting Image

  • TV sketch show
  • BritBox / ITV1
  • 1984 - 2021
  • 161 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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1

We visit a nursing home for terminally bewildered ex-prime ministers, Bob Dylan performs a protest song about cheese, Colonel Muammar Gadaffi presents the award for International Terrorist of the Year, the Reverend Ian Paisley tells God what's what and there's the latest thrilling video from Michael Jackson - or is that Diana Ross?

Broadcast details

Sunday 26th February 1984
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Chris Emmett Various (Voice)
Jon Glover (as John Glover) Various (Voice)
Steve Nallon Various
Anthony Asbury Various
Chris Barrie Various
Kevin Bradshaw Various
Alistair Fullarton Various
Louise Gold Various
Terry Lee Various
Richard Robinson Various
Writing team
Richard Curtis Writer
Helen Murry (as Murry, Rix & Wilton) Writer
Jamie Rix (as Murry, Rix & Wilton) Writer
Nick Wilton (as Murry, Rix & Wilton) Writer
Ian Hislop (as Hislop & Newman) Writer
Nick Newman (as Hislop & Newman) Writer
Guy Jenkin Writer
Alex Graham (as Graham & Wilson) Writer
William Wilson (as Graham & Wilson) Writer
Ian Pattison Writer
Production team
Jon Blair Producer
Tony Hendra Producer
John Lloyd Producer
Richard Holloway Associate Producer
John Baldwin Editor
Ken Ryan Production Designer
Giovanni Guarino Production Designer
Sue Gibson Costume Designer
Brian Harris Lighting Designer
Philip Pope (as Phil Pope) Composer
Brian Becker Graphics
Errol Manoff Puppeteer

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