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 6

In this episode the Nine O'Clock News is hijacked by Norman Tebbit and Santa Claus is on the dole.

Broadcast details

Sunday 2nd November 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
Nicky Argyll Writer (Additional Material)
David Haldane Writer (Additional Material)
Pete Mills 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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