A satire show using puppets that are charicatures of major public figures.

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 Margaret Thatcher / ... (114 episodes, 1984-1996)
Kate Robbins ...
 Queen Elizabeth II / ... (89 episodes, 1986-1996)
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 Neil Kinnock / ... (68 episodes, 1984-1991)
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 John Major / ... (63 episodes, 1987-1993)
Jon Glover ...
 Prince Philip / ... (62 episodes, 1984-1994)
Roger Blake ...
 Prince Philip / ... (61 episodes, 1990-1996)
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 Douglas Hurd / ... (49 episodes, 1991-1996)
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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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Spitting Back  »

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The series' first benefactor was Clive Sinclair, who funded the initial puppet development costs to the tune of £20,000, although he pulled out before the first pilot episode was made. The series made a puppet of him. See more »

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Brian Walden: [Interviewing Tony Blair] Mr. Blair I put it to you if you were Prime Minister, if you are Prime Minister, what would you do?
Tony Blair: Well under a Labour govermont of course, we would spend money on education, the health service and roads. We will also charge less money for tax and that is what the Labour Party is all about
Brian Walden: A nice decision but how will you pay for it?
Tony Blair: Well it will be a happy society, where pensioners are paid more, benefits are higer and we will be shinny happy people holding hand and ...
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Based on an original lunch by Martin Lambie-Nairn See more »

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31 July 2001 | by (Derbyshire, England) – See all my reviews

All satire bites. Of course this series was vituperative. Most, if not all humour is at the expense of somebody else. So what better targets can there be for humour than the rich, famous and powerful? The other reviewer who expressed his disgust at a programme that could mock a certain baby should take this into consideration: any child born into the family of Windsor will be one of the most privileged and pampered people in the world from the very first day of its life. "Spitting Image" was not evil. It didn't stigmatize the large numbers unemployed, force the poll tax on people, starve public services of cash. It didn't widen the gulf between the rich and the poor. It simply provided satire. If one doesn't like "Spitting Image" then one won't like any good satire at all. The series also launched the careers of many of this country's most popular comic actors. The puppets, mannerisms and voices were spot on. The 80s and early 90s were a very difficult time for a lot of people in the UK. "Spitting Image" was a fine example of how we were able to laugh at ourselves and this crazy world we live in.


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