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)
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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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 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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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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John Major: My Father was in the Circus, you know.
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Followed by Spitting Image: The Ronnie and Nancy Show (1987) See more »

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a breath of fresh air
4 September 2004 | by (ireland) – See all my reviews

I watched most of these shows when they came out on ITV/Channel 4. I was relieved to find someone shining the light on current events. It was funnier than anything else on TV and years ahead of it's time. Britain and the world was suffering a new wave of greed and corruption by the USA and the corporations (many of whom the British Royals were only too happy to do business with) of the world who were accelerating the growth of today's problems. Unfortunately most people don't see the truth nowadays. It's necessary to be crude and vituperative (gosh, I had to look that one up - I'll be using that one at the next Conservative get-together!!!). I look forward to it being released on DVD.


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