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 5, Episode 1

David Coleman hosts the Euro Winkle Championships from Stuttgart, Dire Straits try to corner the yuppie market with their new single and Geoffrey Howe receives his orders for what to do about South Africa in Mission:Impossible. Also, Thatcher raises the sore subject of choosing a successor and Cecil Parkinson is the guinea pig for a new male contraceptive pill.


Some sources list this as a twelfth episode of Series 3.

Broadcast details

Sunday 28th September 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)
John Sessions Various (Voice)
Anthony Asbury Various
Kevin Bradshaw Various
Alistair Fullarton Various
Nigel Plaskitt Various
Richard Coombs Various
Simon Buckley Various
Writing team
Geoff Atkinson Writer
Jack Docherty (as John Docherty) Writer
Moray Hunter Writer
Nick Newman Writer
Rob Grant Writer
Doug Naylor Writer
David Kind Writer (Additional Material)
Paul Clark Writer (Additional Material)
Paul Simpkin Script Editor
Production team
Graham C. Williams (as Graham C Williams) Director
Geoffrey Perkins Producer
Jon Blair Executive Producer
John Lloyd Executive Producer
Al Pigden Editor
Ken Ryan Production Designer
Sue Gibson Costume Designer
Hugh Stevenson Lighting Designer
Philip Pope Composer
Chris Wroe Graphics
Phill Dunn Graphics

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