Spitting Image

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About the TV Show

Spitting Image

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Spitting Image

First Air Date: February 26, 1984

First Aired on    :   1984
Status    :   Ended
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Networks    :   ITV
Genres    :   Comedy
Seasons/Episodes    :   115 episodes in 12 Seasons

Spitting Image is an award winning British satirical puppet show, created by Peter Fluck, Roger Law and Martin Lambie-Nairn. The series was produced by Spitting Image Productions for Central Independent Television over 18 series which aired on the ITV from 1984 to 1996. The series was nominated and won numerous awards during its run including 10 BAFTA Awards, including one for editing in 1989, and even won two Emmy Awards in 1985 and 1986 in the Popular Arts Category. The series featured puppet caricatures of celebrities famous during the 1980s and 1990s, including British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and fellow Tory politicians, American president Ronald Reagan, and the British Royal Family. The Series was the first to caricature the Queen mother. The series was axed in 1996, after viewing figures declined. ITV had plans for a new series in 2006, but these were scrapped after a dispute over Ant & Dec puppets used to host the reviews "Best Ever Spitting Image", which were created against Roger Law's wishes.


Spitting Image on IMDb 7.2


Seasons

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Season 12 (1996)

7 episodes


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Season 11 (1994)

14 episodes


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Season 10 (1993)

13 episodes


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Season 9 (1992)

12 episodes


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Season 8 (1991)

6 episodes


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Season 7 (1989)

6 episodes


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Season 6 (1989)

5 episodes


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Season 5 (1988)

6 episodes


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Season 4 (1987)

6 episodes


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Season 3 (1986)

17 episodes


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Season 2 (1985)

11 episodes


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Season 1 (1984)

12 episodes


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Specials (2006)

1 episodes




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