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.

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Series 1, Episode 6

In this episode we finally find out the whereabouts of Lord Lucan: could he have been hiding out in Cyril Smith's oversized trousers all this time? Barry Manilow's encounter with an obsessive anteater leads to a case of mistaken identity and Mrs Thatcher's cabinet prepare for nuclear war.

Broadcast details

Sunday 15th April 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
Ian Hislop (as Hislop & Newman) Writer
Nick Newman (as Hislop & Newman) Writer
Guy Jenkin Writer
Laurie Rowley Writer
Donnie Kerr Writer
Kim Fuller (as Fuller & Pile) Writer
Victoria Pile (as Fuller & Pile) Writer
Christopher Burman (as Burman & Purton) Writer
Nigel Purton (as Burman & Purton) Writer
Ben Elton Writer
Owen Brenman Writer
Nat Clare Writer
Tim John Writer
Production team
Bob Cousins 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

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