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.

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Series 21 (BritBox Series 1), Episode 5 - US Election: Part 1

President Donald Trump investigates mail-in vote fraud in an attempt to secure his re-election to office. Meanwhile, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos race each other to Mars, and Michael Gove joins forces with Dominic Cummings.

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Broadcast details

Saturday 31st October 2020
22 minutes


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Date Time Channel
Saturday 31st October 2020 10:00pm ITV1

Cast & crew

Steve Nallon Various (Voice)
Billy West Various (Voice)
Debra Stephenson Various (Voice)
Guz Khan Various (Voice)
Indira Varma Various (Voice)
Jess Robinson Various (Voice)
John DiMaggio Various (Voice)
Lewis Macleod Various (Voice)
Matt Forde Various (Voice)
Phil LaMarr Various (Voice)
Daniel Barker Various (Voice)
George Fouracres Various (Voice)
Luke Kempner Various (Voice)
Guest cast
Clare Corbett Various (Voice)
Writing team
Al Murray Writer
Bert Tyler-Moore Writer
George Jeffrie Writer
Bill Odenkirk Writer
Brona C. Titley Writer
David X Cohen Writer
Jason Hazeley Writer
Nico Tatarowicz Writer
Karl Minns Writer
Keisha Zollar Writer
Matt Forde Writer
Patric Verrone (as Patric M. Verrone) Writer
F. Maxwell Writer
Jeff Westbrook Writer
Sophie Duker Writer
Production team
Andy de Emmony Director
Steve Connelly Director
Matt Stronge Producer
Jeff Westbrook Executive Producer
Joanna Beresford Executive Producer
Jon Thoday Executive Producer
Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
Roger Law Executive Producer
Nana Hughes Executive Producer
Reemah Sakaan (as Reemah Saakan) Executive Producer
Robert Price Line Producer
Richard Bennett Consultant Producer
Pat Lees Consultant Producer
Paul Jones Post Producer
Bert Tyler-Moore Consultant Producer
Adam Bokey Editor
Charlie Fawcett Editor
Charlotte Dirickx Production Designer
Peter Edwards Director of Photography
Helly McGrother Costume Designer
Willie Dowling Composer
Felix Hagan Composer
Natalie Preston Graphics
Lee Watson Graphics
Sheila Clark Puppeteer
Philip Eason Puppeteer
Andy Heath Puppeteer
Brian Herring Puppeteer
Matt Hutchinson Puppeteer
Mark Jefferis Puppeteer
Steven Kynman Puppeteer
Rebecca Nagan Puppeteer
Wim Oppenheimer Puppeteer
Lynn Robertson Bruce Puppeteer
Olly Taylor Puppeteer
Neil Sterenberg Puppeteer
Iestyn Evans Puppeteer
Joe Greco Puppeteer


Trump looks into voter fraud

Donald Trump investigates election voter fraud.

Boris has a Halloween Séance

Boris Johnson has a Halloween séance and summons Margaret Thatcher...

Trump's Arsehole Tweets From Bed

It's time for bed in the Trump household.

Michael Gove takes Dominic Cummings for a curry

Michael Gove works out the secret Dominic Cummings has been trying to hide.

Rishi Sunak's Black Friday Christmas Song

Rishing you a Merry Christmas.


Spitting Image: how they've ruined a classic TV satire

It's pitifully obvious this version is British humour meant for a U.S. audience, which just doesn't work. Some of the puppets need captions - did you spot Nancy Pelosi? Would you really know who she was, even if she had a name badge?

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 2nd November 2020

Spitting Image review

The puppets shine, shame about the script.

Carol Midgley, The Times, 2nd November 2020

Spitting Image election specials review

Running true to its visually splendid form.

Sean O'Grady, The Independent, 31st October 2020

Spitting Image, US Election Special, review

This two-part special for the puppet show tries - and fails - to lampoon characters who are already beyond parody.

Ed Power, The Telegraph, 31st October 2020

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