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 3, Episode 1

In this episode, the Royals tread on eggshells as they await the arrival of Princess Michael of Kent, the Cabinet celebrate Michael Heseltine's resignation, President Reagan is let in on the Star Wars programme and Barry Norman looks at the British Film Year. Also celebrities rally round to record the charity anthem We're Scared of Bob (Geldof).

Broadcast details

Sunday 5th January 1986
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Jon Glover Various (Voice)
Chris Barrie Various (Voice)
Harry Enfield Various (Voice)
Jessica Martin Various (Voice)
Steve Nallon Various (Voice)
Enn Reitel Various (Voice)
Kate Robbins Various (Voice)
John Sessions Various (Voice)
Kevin Bradshaw Various
Alistair Fullarton Various
Louise Gold Various
Nigel Plaskitt Various
Richard Coombs Various
Martin Oates Various
Guest cast
Ronnie Golden Various (Voice)
Phil Cornwell Various (Voice)
Writing team
Geoff Atkinson Writer
Ian Hislop Writer
Nick Newman Writer
Geoffrey Perkins Script Editor
Rob Grant Script Executive
Doug Naylor Script Executive
Donnie Kerr Writer (Additional Material)
Gary Clapperton Writer (Additional Material)
Michael Friel Writer (Additional Material)
Brian Highley Writer (Additional Material)
Peter Keeper Writer (Additional Material)
David Kind Writer (Additional Material)
Paul Lewis Writer (Additional Material)
Ian Mowatt Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Gordon Elsbury Director
John Lloyd Producer
Al Pigden Editor
Ken Ryan Production Designer
Sue Gibson Costume Designer
Caroline Pitcher Costume Designer
Hugh Stevenson Lighting Designer
Philip Pope (as Phil Pope) Composer
Chris Wroe Graphics
Jackie Hallatt Costume Designer

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