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 22 (BritBox Series 2), Episode 1

Spitting Image
A new Parliamentary term has started and Rishi Sunak introduces 'kindness'. Coronavirus recounts its rise to stardom, Ronaldo returns to Manchester United, and Meghan and Harry meet with the Santa Barbara residents' committee. Meanwhile, Marcus Rashford and Joe Wicks struggle to cope with life post-lockdown.

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Further details

Co-creator Roger Law says: "In this next Spitting Image series we will be in line with Boris's 'Levelling-up Policy'. The puppets are moving to Hartlepool. We were going last week but we all got pinged on our apps so Dominic Cummings will be driving us back and forth until the HS2 is operating. Also in line with Boris, this series will go massively over budget with the full support of BritBox. We will also be levelling off the number of our political puppets by introducing puppet characters that have a grasp of what they do for a living - the English football team along with Gareth Southgate for starters. With lunacy rife it is a tough time for satire, but someone has to do it."

Will Harrison from BritBox says: "We are looking forward to welcoming the anarchy of Spitting Image back to BritBox this September, and can't wait to see what Roger and the team have in store for our subscribers this year."

Commissioner Nana Hughes adds: "We welcome the return of Spitting Image to BritBox this autumn. With the twists and turns of the current political climate I have no doubt that Roger's puppets and Jeff's writing team will produce sketches that will make us laugh a lot and squirm as much as watching Matt Hancock's secret snog!"

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 11th September 2021
Time
9am
Channel
BritBox
Length
23 minutes

Cast & crew

Cast
Billy West Various (Voice)
Debra Stephenson Various (Voice)
Debra Wilson Various (Voice)
Indira Varma Various (Voice)
Jess Robinson Various (Voice)
John DiMaggio Various (Voice)
Lewis Macleod Various (Voice)
Lobo Chan Various (Voice)
Matt Forde Various (Voice)
Phil LaMarr Various (Voice)
Daniel Barker Various (Voice)
Luke Kempner Various (Voice)
Eshaan Akbar Various (Voice)
Dane Baptiste Various (Voice)
Tom Stourton Various (Voice)
Writing team
Bert Tyler-Moore Writer
Bill Odenkirk Writer
Brona C. Titley Writer
Jason Hazeley Writer
Nico Tatarowicz Writer
Karl Minns Writer
Laura Major Writer
Matt Forde Writer
Patric Verrone (as Patric M. Verrone) Writer
Jeff Westbrook Writer
Sarah Isaacson Writer
Sarah Morgan Writer
Megan Neuringer Writer
Matt Stronge Writer
Production team
Steve Bendelack Director
Adam Miller 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
Louisa Shepherd Line Producer
Bert Tyler-Moore Consultant Producer
Ash White Editor
Justin James Editor
Steve Tempia Editor
Jo Sutherland Production Designer
Peter Edwards Director of Photography
Helly McGrother Costume Designer
Martin Hawkins Director of Photography
Willie Dowling Composer
Felix Hagan Composer
Natalie Preston Graphics
Lee Watson Graphics
Andy Stenning 1st Assistant Director
Sheila Clark Puppeteer
Andy Heath Puppeteer
Brian Herring Puppeteer
Matt Hutchinson Puppeteer
Mark Jefferis Puppeteer
Wim Oppenheimer Puppeteer
Neil Sterenberg Puppeteer
Iestyn Evans Puppeteer
Joe Greco Puppeteer
Laura Bacon Puppeteer
Warrick Brownlow-Pike Puppeteer
Chris Thatcher Puppeteer

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