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, Episode 4

Shirley Williams is dragged backwards through a hedge in preparation for an appearance on Newsnight, Prince Philip has a flirty encounter with Nancy Reagan aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, David Attenborough is on the look out for an anteater and Mary Whitehouse takes an ice-cold bath.

Broadcast details

Sunday 1st April 1984
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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
Paul Smith (as Smith & Kyan) Writer
Terry Kyan (as Smith & Kyan) Writer
Ian Dagger Writer
Helen Murry (as Murry, Rix & Wilton) Writer (Additional Material)
Jamie Rix (as Murry, Rix & Wilton) Writer (Additional Material)
Nick Wilton (as Murry, Rix & Wilton) Writer (Additional Material)
Mark Gilkes Writer (Additional Material)
Tim John Writer (Additional Material)
Ian Hopkins Writer (Additional Material)
Graham Buxton Writer (Additional Material)
Bryan McAllister Writer (Additional Material)
Malcolm Mather (as Mather & Shuttleworth) Writer (Additional Material)
Shuttleworth (as Mather & Shuttleworth) Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Philip Casson Director
Tony Hendra Producer
John Lloyd Producer
Jon Blair (as Jon BAFTA-Blair) Producer

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