Spitting Image.

Spitting Image

BritBox sketch show satire with puppets. 150 episodes (21 series), 1984 - 2020. Stars Chris Emmett, Jon Glover, Phil Cool, Jan Ravens and others.

Another series is in development.

Press Clippings

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2020 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2020. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 11th January 2021

Spitting Image co-creator Lambie-Nairn dies

While most famous as the designer of BBC idents and the Channel 4 block logo, Spitting Image was also, "based on the original lunch with Martin Lambie-Nairn."

BBC, 28th December 2020

Mrs. Brown's Boys suffers in cross-channel ratings drop

Mrs. Brown's Boys has suffered its lowest-ever Christmas Day ratings this year, but amidst a much-criticised poor festive TV schedule, remains the second most-watched comedy special of the season to date.

British Comedy Guide, 27th December 2020

Spitting Image: UK comedy can capitalise virally

US broadcasters got cold feet over depictions of the President in Spitting Image, but the show's UK producers have had an online hit.

Ian Burrell, i Newspaper, 22nd November 2020

Facebook removes Spitting Image sketch

Facebook has removed a video of Donald Trump spreading false information about how to vote - despite it being a puppet version of the US President in a clearly satirical Spitting Image sketch.

Chortle, 11th November 2020

The new Spitting Image is all crudeness - not satire

The new series just shouts "bum" a lot, and hopes its audience is desperate enough to titter.

Rachel Cooke, The New Statesman, 3rd November 2020

John Sessions: A life on screen

Some of the comic and actor's memorable appearances.

Chortle, 3rd November 2020

Spitting Image review

The puppets shine, shame about the script.

Carol Midgley, The Times, 2nd November 2020

Spitting Image: how they've ruined a classic TV satire

It's pitifully obvious this version is British humour meant for a U.S. audience, which just doesn't work. Some of the puppets need captions - did you spot Nancy Pelosi? Would you really know who she was, even if she had a name badge?

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 2nd November 2020

Spitting Image, US Election Special, review

This two-part special for the puppet show tries - and fails - to lampoon characters who are already beyond parody.

Ed Power, The Telegraph, 31st October 2020