Spitting Image
Spitting Image

Spitting Image

  • TV sketch show
  • BritBox / ITV
  • 1984 - 2021
  • 160 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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Spitting Image Halloween special coming to ITV

ITV is to air a Halloween special of Spitting Image.

British Comedy Guide, 15th October 2021

Spitting Image sketch branded sexist

Spitting Image has been accused of sexism over a sketch about Labour leader Keir Starmer and MP Jess Phillips. In the sketch, the Phillips caricature makes crass comments such as, "Convene my Labour vag," and, "You wanna suck some f*****g milk from my big Labour t**s?" Near the end of the video, Starmer can also be seen calling Phillips a "Brummie tart".

Sam Moore, The Independent, 4th October 2021

Roger Law complains he's 'too f***ing old' for backlash

"I used to love the adrenaline rush but I'm getting a bit too f***ing old for it," laughs 80-year-old co-creator Roger Law, chatting to just days before the show's new series is due to begin.

Jill Robinson, The Sun, 11th September 2021

Spitting Image puppet makers reveal secrets

In a retail park packed with car-body repair and remould shops a recasting business of a different kind sits. Reputations of the rich and famous are being pulled apart in this West London warehouse - then cruelly reconstituted by the Spitting Image team.

Grant Rollings, The Sun, 9th September 2021

Are present-day politicians too absurd to parody?

As a new series begins, Matt Chorley meets the creators - and puppets.

Matt Chorley, The Times, 2nd September 2021

Spitting Image: Lampooning with latex

The team behind BritBox's reboot of Spitting Image explains how to make satire work for millennials.

Royal Television Society, 1st September 2021

Spitting Image forced to tone down gags

Creator Roger Law says he may have to curb some of its edgier elements to pacify the modern woke brigade.

Rod McPhee, The Sun, 28th July 2021

Spitting Image criticised for Marcus Rashford puppet

The puppet's likeness to Rashford along with the timing of the decision to feature him have been questioned.

JOE, 24th July 2021

Spitting Image heads to Germany

Sky orders local-language version of Avalon cult show.

Alex Farber, Broadcast, 24th May 2021

Spitting Image puppets to tread boards in West End

For many years, no public figure of a certain standing was safe from being lampooned by grotesque latex figurines on primetime TV. Now they will have to absorb potshots from the stage too. The satirical puppet show Spitting Image is bound for the West End with a live run likely next year.

Liam Kelly, The Sunday Times, 2nd May 2021

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