Spitting Image.

Spitting Image

BritBox sketch show satire with puppets. 160 episodes (22 series), 1984 - 2021. Stars Chris Emmett, Jon Glover, Phil Cool, Jan Ravens and others.

Returns 11th September. Episode Guide

Press Clippings

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

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