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

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Peter Fluck, Roger Law
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Steve Nallon ...  Margaret Thatcher / ... 118 episodes, 1984-1996
Kate Robbins Kate Robbins ...  Queen Elizabeth II / ... 90 episodes, 1986-1996
Chris Barrie ...  Neil Kinnock / ... 72 episodes, 1984-1991
Jon Glover ...  Prince Philip / ... 66 episodes, 1984-1994
Steve Coogan ...  John Major / ... 63 episodes, 1987-1993
Roger Blake Roger Blake ...  Prince Philip / ... 61 episodes, 1990-1996
Alistair McGowan ...  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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Don't buy this. I've got a mate who sells them cheap

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 1984 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Spitting Back See more »

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Chris Barrie's dead-on impersonation of Ronald Reagan was so well known, he reprised the role in the 1985 song "Two Tribes" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood. See more »

Quotes

Prince Charles: [on the phone] Hello, Spike
[Milligan]
Prince Charles: ? About you calling me a "grovelling little bastard". That's the nicest thing anyone's ever said about me!
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Crazy Credits

Based on an original lunch by Martin Lambie-Nairn See more »

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Referenced in Live! From London (1988) See more »

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See the funny side.
31 July 2001 | by savilleSee 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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