Spitting Image.

Spitting Image

BritBox sketch show satire with puppets. 150 episodes (21 series), 1984 - 2020. Stars Chris Emmett, Jon Glover, Phil Cool, Jan Ravens and others.

Another series is in development.

Series 1 - The Very Beast Of Spitting Image

An hour-long compilation of the gruesome and nasty highlights from Central's very own Chamber of Horrors. The Very Beast Of Spitting Image features stars of stage, screen, the House of Commons and Buckingham Palace in their very own end of the year show.


A half-hour version also exists.

Broadcast details

Saturday 29th December 1984
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Chris Emmett Various (Voice)
Jon 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
Guest cast
Gordon Sumner (as Sting) Self (Voice)
Denis Healey Self
Writing team
Richard Curtis Writer
Geoff Atkinson Writer
Jack Docherty (as John Docherty) Writer
Ian Hislop Writer
Moray Hunter Writer
Nick Newman Writer
Rob Grant Script Editor
Doug Naylor Script Editor
Ian Pattison Writer
David Kind Writer
Chris Langham Writer
Ian Hopkins Writer
Ben Elton Writer
Nat Clare Writer
Tim John Writer
Brian Highley Writer
Julie Jones Writer
Colin Bostock-Smith Writer
Mark Gilkes Writer (Additional Material)
Andrea Solomons Writer (Additional Material)
Chris Morrison Writer (Additional Material)
Graham Buxton (as Graham Dean-Buxton) Writer (Additional Material)
H J Edgington (as Harvey Edgington) Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Peter Harris Director
Bob Cousins Director
Jon Blair Producer
Tony Hendra Producer
John Lloyd Producer

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