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 2

In this episode; Alistair Burnett rolls out the red carpet for Charles and Di, Melvyn Bragg interviews Pavorotti about the claim that he could fill any concert hall in world and Bruce Forsyth has reservations about Tarbie's new material. Also The Queen enlists Billy Connolly to help with her Christmas message and Sting sings a song about the state of the world.

Broadcast details

Sunday 5th October 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
Ian Hislop Writer
Moray Hunter Writer
Nick Newman Writer
Rob Grant Writer
Doug Naylor Writer
Donnie Kerr Writer (Additional Material)
David Kind Writer (Additional Material)
Paul Simpkin Script Editor
Production team
Geoffrey Sax Director
Geoffrey Perkins Producer
Jon Blair Executive Producer
John Lloyd Executive Producer
Al Pigden Editor
Ken Ryan Production Designer
Sue Gibson Costume Designer
Philip Pope Composer
Chris Wroe Graphics
Phill Dunn Graphics
Gerry Stoddart Lighting Designer

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