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 Margaret Thatcher / ... (126 episodes, 1984-1996)
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 Queen Elizabeth II / ... (90 episodes, 1986-1996)
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 Neil Kinnock / ... (70 episodes, 1984-1991)
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 Prince Philip / ... (59 episodes, 1984-1989)
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A satire show using puppets that are charicatures of major public figures.

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26 February 1984 (UK)  »

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One of the generic puppets used as an extra in many scenes was a Lord Lucan look-alike. He would often appear as a waiter, barman or just in the background of many sketches in foreign settings. The real Lord Lucan Vanished without trace in 1974 on suspicion of murdering the family nanny and there had been numerous unsubstantiated sightings of him published in the press for years afterwards. See more »

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Queen Mother: Oh, you were lucky if you could get cheese in my day! You had to make do with a blanket folded sides-to-mittle!
Prince Philip: I'll sides-to-middle her in a minute!
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Based on an original lunch by Martin Lambie-Nairn See more »

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Referenced in University Challenge: The Story So Far (2006) See more »

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"Don't Miss TV" of the 80s
9 October 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

In the 80s no celebrity was off limits to the Spitting Image team which lampooned contemporary celebrities using latex puppets with exaggerated features. Regulars included the street smart Pope with his shades and cellphone, or Ronald Reagan in the infamous "the President's brain is missing" (with two dangerously arranged "nurse" and "nuke" bedside buttons). Other common appearances included the British royal family, Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet.

Every Sunday night at 10pm Brits would be sure to watch the latest satirical sketches penned by now famous celebrities such as David Baddiel. Voices were also from comedians who went onto greater things including Steve Coogan (Around the World in 80 Days), Rory Bremner (has his own impressionist show on British TV), Harry Enfield and Adrian Edmonson.

Over time it deteriorated. The great news is that there is talk the show will return in 2005.


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