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.

Episode menu

Series 5, Episode 4

Prince Philip makes another gaffe on a Royal tour of China, there is the horrifying tale of Dr Owen and Mr Steele and Mary Whitehouse finds vulgarity in Songs of Praise. Also in a spoof of the famous British Gas adverts 'Sid' gasses himself.

Broadcast details

Sunday 19th 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
Paul Clark Writer (Additional Material)
Bill Davidson Writer (Additional Material)
John Murray Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Geoffrey Sax Director
Geoffrey Perkins Producer
Jon Blair Executive Producer
John Lloyd Executive Producer
Grant Watters 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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