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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2

Mrs Thatcher takes some neighbourly advice over the privet hedge from the gentleman at No. 9, a Herr von Wilcox (who happens to bear an uncanny resemblance to Adolf Hitler), Bob Dylan sings a song about his stolen underpants, and Ronald Reagan features in the latest instalment of The President's Brain is Missing.

Broadcast details

Sunday 4th March 1984
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Chris Emmett Various (Voice)
Jon Glover (as John Glover) Various (Voice)
Phil Cool 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
Ian Hislop (as Hislop & Newman) Writer
Nick Newman (as Hislop & Newman) Writer
Guy Jenkin Writer
Laurie Rowley Writer
Malcolm Mather (as Mather & Shuttleworth) Writer
Shuttleworth (as Mather & Shuttleworth) Writer
Neil McVicar Writer
David Kind Writer
Niall Clark Writer
John Cotterill Writer
Colin Walker Writer
Production team
Philip Casson Director
Jon Blair Producer
Tony Hendra Producer
John Lloyd Producer
Richard Holloway Associate Producer
Al Pigden VT Editor
Ken Ryan Production Designer
Giovanni Guarino Production Designer
Sue Gibson Costume Designer
Hugh Stevenson Lighting Designer
Philip Pope (as Phil Pope) Composer
Brian Becker Graphics
Errol Manoff Puppeteer

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