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"Spitting Image" (1984) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1984-1996

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Spitting Image: :  -- Trailer for this bizarre comedy show
Spitting Image: :  -- Comedy trailer for this British TV series

Overview

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Release Date:
26 February 1984 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
A satire show using puppets that are charicatures of major public figures.
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Awards:
3 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Spitting Image was hilarious See more (10 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 7 of 40)

Steve Nallon ... Margaret Thatcher / ... (117 episodes, 1984-1996)
Kate Robbins ... Queen Elizabeth II / ... (89 episodes, 1986-1996)

Chris Barrie ... Neil Kinnock / ... (68 episodes, 1984-1991)

Steve Coogan ... John Major / ... (65 episodes, 1987-1993)
Jon Glover ... Prince Philip / ... (62 episodes, 1984-1994)
Roger Blake ... Prince Philip / ... (61 episodes, 1990-1996)

Alistair McGowan ... Douglas Hurd / ... (49 episodes, 1991-1996)
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Series Directed by
Steve Bendelack (16 episodes, 1989-1994)
Peter Harris (10 episodes, 1984-1985)
John Henderson (9 episodes, 1987-1990)
Graham C. Williams (8 episodes, 1986-1994)
Bob Cousins (7 episodes, 1984-1990)
Liddy Oldroyd (7 episodes, 1990-1991)
Matt Forrest (6 episodes, 1990)
Andy De Emmony (5 episodes, 1984-1996)
John Stroud (5 episodes, 1985)
Sean Hardie (3 episodes, 1990)
Beryl Richards (3 episodes, 1994)
Philip Casson (2 episodes, 1984)
Geoffrey Sax (2 episodes, 1986)
Richard Bradley (2 episodes, 1989)

Steve Connelly (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Geoff Atkinson (43 episodes, 1984-1991)
Ian Hislop (39 episodes, 1984-1988)
Nick Newman (39 episodes, 1984-1988)
Jack Docherty (30 episodes, 1984-1988)
Moray Hunter (30 episodes, 1984-1988)
John O'Farrell (30 episodes, 1986-1993)
Mark Burton (29 episodes, 1987-1993)
Pete Sinclair (24 episodes, 1987-1993)
Paul Simpkin (24 episodes, 1987-1991)
Stuart Silver (22 episodes, 1989-1993)
Peter Fluck (19 episodes, 1990-1993)
Roger Law (19 episodes, 1990-1993)
Martin Lambie-Nairn (18 episodes, 1990-1991)
Laurie Rowley (16 episodes, 1984-1985)
Mike Shirley (15 episodes, 1984-1987)
Rob Grant (15 episodes, 1985-1990)
Doug Naylor (15 episodes, 1985-1990)
David Kind (14 episodes, 1984-1991)
Steve Punt (13 episodes, 1984-1990)
Richard Curtis (13 episodes, 1984-1985)
Ray Harris (13 episodes, 1987-1991)
Mike Coleman (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
Andrea Solomons (12 episodes, 1984-1985)
Barry Atkins (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
Colin Bostock-Smith (9 episodes, 1984-1985)
Tony Sarchet (9 episodes, 1985)
Paul Clark (9 episodes, 1986-1989)
Mike Barfield (9 episodes, 1988-1991)
Ged Parsons (9 episodes, 1988-1990)
James Hendrie (8 episodes, 1987-1988)
Christopher Burman (6 episodes, 1984-1987)
Nigel Purton (6 episodes, 1984-1987)
Guy Jenkin (6 episodes, 1984)
Brian Highley (5 episodes, 1984-1986)
Terry Kyan (5 episodes, 1984-1985)
Paul Smith (5 episodes, 1984-1985)
David Haldane (5 episodes, 1986-1989)
Donnie Kerr (4 episodes, 1984-1986)
Helen Murry (4 episodes, 1984)
Jamie Rix (4 episodes, 1984)
Nick Wilton (4 episodes, 1984)
Paul Lewis (4 episodes, 1985-1990)
Steve Brown (4 episodes, 1987-1991)
Sean Carson (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Nat Clare (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Ben Elton (3 episodes, 1984)
Kim Fuller (3 episodes, 1984)
Ian Pattison (3 episodes, 1984)
Victoria Pile (3 episodes, 1984)
David Cohen (3 episodes, 1985-1990)
Michael Friel (3 episodes, 1985-1987)
Peter Keeper (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Stevie Fowler (3 episodes, 1985)
Sara Yallop (3 episodes, 1985)
Richard Turner (3 episodes, 1989)
Dix (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Measures (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ian Mowatt (2 episodes, 1984-1986)
Jeremy Hardy (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Ray Price (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Ian Hopkins (2 episodes, 1984)
Tim John (2 episodes, 1984)
Mather (2 episodes, 1984)
Shuttleworth (2 episodes, 1984)
George Smythe (2 episodes, 1984)
David Tomlinson (2 episodes, 1985)
David Quantick (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
Paul Mayhew-Archer (2 episodes, 1987)
Dave Cohen (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
Gibson (2 episodes, 1990-1991)
David Baddiel (2 episodes, 1990)
Mark Brisenden (2 episodes, 1990)
John Finch (2 episodes, 1990)
Rob Newman (2 episodes, 1990)
Keith Rees (2 episodes, 1990)

Mark Warren (unknown episodes, 1994)
Ben Ward (unknown episodes, 1995-1996)
Alistair Beaton (unknown episodes)
Terence Dackombe (unknown episodes)
Chris Edge (unknown episodes)
Richard Herring (unknown episodes)
Stewart Lee (unknown episodes)
Miles Moss (unknown episodes)
Henry Naylor (unknown episodes)
Richard Parker (unknown episodes)
Andy Parsons (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
John Lloyd .... producer / executive producer (32 episodes, 1984-1987)
Geoffrey Perkins .... producer / executive producer (20 episodes, 1986-1989)
Bill Dare .... producer (19 episodes, 1990-1993)
Roger Law .... executive producer (18 episodes, 1990-1993)
Jon Blair .... producer / executive producer (15 episodes, 1984-1986)
Richard Holloway .... associate producer (12 episodes, 1984)
William Sargent .... executive producer (11 episodes, 1990)
Tony Hendra .... producer (7 episodes, 1984-1986)
Lesley Jones .... associate producer / line producer (7 episodes, 1990)
Joanna Beresford .... executive producer (7 episodes, 1991-1993)
David Tyler .... producer (5 episodes, 1989)
Giles Pilbrow .... producer (4 episodes, 1994-1996)
Rosie Hoare .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1990)

David Blair .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Philip Pope (14 episodes, 1984-1991)
Peter Brewis (2 episodes, 1984)

James Simpson (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Al Pigden (7 episodes, 1984)
John Baldwin (5 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Production Design by
Giovanni Guarino (12 episodes, 1984)
Kenneth Ryan (12 episodes, 1984)

Derek Brown (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jonathan Paul Green (1 episode, 1993)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sue Gibson (12 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Makeup Department
Charles Weeks .... wigs (38 episodes, 1984-1989)
Angela Cobbin .... wigs (12 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Production Management
Richard Yeowart .... unit production manager (37 episodes, 1991-1993)
 
Series Art Department
David Ackrill .... props (49 episodes, 1991-1996)
Brian Becker .... graphics (12 episodes, 1984)
David Bond .... puppet workshop (12 episodes, 1984)
Spike Bucklow .... foams / foam engineer (12 episodes, 1984)
Moe Casey .... puppet workshop (12 episodes, 1984)
George Chamberlain .... special mechanics (12 episodes, 1984)
Peter Kidd .... moulds (12 episodes, 1984)
Caroline Pitcher .... puppet workshop (12 episodes, 1984)
Mavis Taylor .... puppet workshop (12 episodes, 1984)
Kip Walker .... props (12 episodes, 1984)
Tim Watts .... puppet workshop (12 episodes, 1984)
Pierre Bohanna .... Prop maker: United Kingdom (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Steve Bendelack .... puppet workshop supervisor (11 episodes, 1984)
Stephen Haines .... moulds (10 episodes, 1984)
Terry New .... moulds (10 episodes, 1984)
Paul Duncan .... puppet workshop (6 episodes, 1984)
Jessica Hendra .... puppet workshop (6 episodes, 1984)
Graham Taylor .... puppet workshop (6 episodes, 1984)
Malcolm Walker .... puppet workshop (6 episodes, 1984)
Philip Sharpe .... animatronics and special props (6 episodes, 1987)
Amy Chan .... moulds (2 episodes, 1984)
Nicky Oxley .... moulds (2 episodes, 1984)

David Stoten .... caricaturist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Phil Sellman .... sound (8 episodes, 1984)
Bill Todd .... dubbing (7 episodes, 1984)
Jim Tetlow .... dubbing (6 episodes, 1984)
Clive Atkins .... sound (4 episodes, 1984)
Peter Rubery .... dubbing (4 episodes, 1984)

Philip Barnes .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Tom Meadows .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Pat Fenelon .... gaffer (11 episodes, 1989)
Terry Gout .... camera operator (8 episodes, 1984)
Brian Harris .... lighting director (6 episodes, 1984)
Hugh Stevenson .... lighting director (6 episodes, 1984)
Paul Hacking .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Editorial Department
Linda Rampal .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 1984)
Judy Rayner .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 1984)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Meredith .... transportation (11 episodes, 1984-1986)
 
Series Other crew
Anthony Asbury .... puppeteer (31 episodes, 1984-1991)
Kaefan Shaw .... puppeteer (30 episodes, 1984-1991)
Scott Brooker .... puppet maker (28 episodes, 1984-1989)
Nigel Plaskitt .... puppeteer (19 episodes, 1985-1991)
Louise Gold .... puppeteer (18 episodes, 1984-1991)
Steve Nallon .... puppeteer (18 episodes, 1984-1991)
Keith Lascelles .... senior floor manager (16 episodes, 1984-1987)
Alistair Fullarton .... puppeteer (13 episodes, 1984-1985)
Terry Lee .... puppeteer (13 episodes, 1984-1985)
Don Austen .... puppeteer (13 episodes, 1990-1991)
Chris Barrie .... puppeteer (12 episodes, 1984)
Linda Glover .... assistant to producers (12 episodes, 1984)
Lucy Neal .... programme coordinator (12 episodes, 1984)
Richard Robinson .... puppeteer (12 episodes, 1984)
Claire Sandford .... stage manager (12 episodes, 1984)
Tracey Smirthwaite .... production secretary (12 episodes, 1984)
Scott Rogers .... runner (12 episodes, 1987-1990)
Barnaby Harrison .... puppeteer (12 episodes, 1990-1991)
Simon Buckley .... puppeteer (12 episodes, 1990)
Richard Coombs .... puppeteer (12 episodes, 1990)
John Wheatley .... puppeteer (12 episodes, 1990)
Peter Fluck .... puppet creator (11 episodes, 1984)
Roger Law .... puppet creator (11 episodes, 1984)
Robert Tygner .... puppeteer (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
John Thirtle .... puppeteer (9 episodes, 1990-1991)
Lisa Leoni .... production secretary (8 episodes, 1984)
Rob Grant .... script editor / script doctor (7 episodes, 1984-1985)
Doug Naylor .... script editor / script doctor (7 episodes, 1984-1985)
Simon Massey .... researcher (7 episodes, 1984)
Ben Oldfield .... puppeteer (6 episodes, 1990)
Marie Phillips .... puppeteer (6 episodes, 1990)
Martin P. Robinson .... puppeteer (6 episodes, 1990)
Mak Wilson .... puppeteer (6 episodes, 1990)
Phil Eason .... puppeteer (6 episodes, 1991)
Barbara Bradbury .... production assistant / puppet creator (5 episodes, 1984)
Lesley Jones .... production assistant (3 episodes, 1984)
Mike King .... vision (3 episodes, 1984)
Ian Tregonning .... puppeteer (3 episodes, 1990)
Errol Manoff .... guest puppeteer (2 episodes, 1984)
Dave Peregrine .... vision (2 episodes, 1984)

Brian Herring .... puppeteer (unknown episodes)
Mark Jefferis .... puppeteer (unknown episodes)
Sarah Lucraft .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Geoffrey Perkins .... script editor (unknown episodes)
Richard Turner .... script editor (unknown episodes)
Philippa Wood .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
 

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25 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
David Tennant appears as one of the Humans in the "Some of our Puppets are missing" sketch.See more »
Quotes:
Alistair Burnett:[end of program] And now, back to the puppets...See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Countdown: Episode #72.2" (2015)See more »

FAQ

Wasn't there more than 8 series?
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Spitting Image was hilarious, 30 July 2006
Author: Scherif kader from Egypt

Spitting Image was an extremely funny show. It stopped at nothing & ridiculed everyone, from politicians to royal rivalry. It is a pity it ended & didn't get the chance to parody Blair, Prescott & Buyers, i am sure they would have had a great time coming up with sketches as good as the thatcher era. as for de_niro_2001 from Scotland, i guess he can't appreciate humor or lacks one, or maybe because the show made fun of Scotland one time, when they showed a list of some things that Scotland brought the world: Dr Finlay, Lulu, English tourists, wee wee on the floors of trains,that really horrible Dundee cake, a monster that doesn't exist & lots of silly dancing. Scotland, not far from London.....not far enough! that was a classic!

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