Spitting Image (1984–1996)

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

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 Margaret Thatcher / ... (126 episodes, 1984-1996)
Kate Robbins ...
 Queen Elizabeth II / ... (90 episodes, 1986-1996)
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 Neil Kinnock / ... (70 episodes, 1984-1991)
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 Douglas Hurd / ... (65 episodes, 1987-1993)
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 Prince Philip / ... (59 episodes, 1984-1989)
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 Boris Yeltsin / ... (52 episodes, 1991-1996)
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A satire show using puppets that are charicatures of major public figures.

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This show brought together Rob Grant, Doug Naylor, and Chris Barrie, who would team up to create Red Dwarf (1988). 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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Fantastic satire show.
16 March 2004 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

'Spiiting Image' is by far one of the best satire shows ever made. Hilarious all round entertainment which spoofs news events using rubber puppets. Classic sequences included ones involving the Pope, Maggie Thatcher and the Royal Family. Throughout its years the show provided hilarity and great humour and as a result is one of the finest shows ever to come out of Britain. It was a pity this got axed as I'm sure it could have been even funnier now. But ITV have brought in '2DTV' which uses cartoons instead of puppets and it is just as good. But 'Spitting Image' is an absolute classic. I'm sure most would agree that it is British humour at its very best.


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