Voice actors on the original Spitting Image included Steve Coogan, Harry Enfield, Chris Barrie and Rory Bremner, In 1986, the show had a Number 1 hit in the UK with The Chicken Song, Former Tory health minister Edwina Currie bought and still owns the puppet of herself, At the height of its success Spitting Image had 15 million viewers every week. Spitting Image is a British satirical television puppet show, created by Peter Fluck, Roger Law and Martin Lambie-Nairn.First broadcast in February 1984, the series was produced by 'Spitting Image Productions' for Central Independent Television over 18 series which aired on the ITV network. As long as they were punching up at a celebrity or politician, the show didn’t care for boundaries. ITV had plans for a reboot in 2006, but these were scrapped after a dispute over the Ant & Dec puppets used to host Best Ever Spitting Image, which were created against Roger Law's wishes. With Boris Johnson and Donald Trump at the top of the establishment, the Royal Family in turmoil (again) and a new generation of selfie-loving, self-involved celebrities, it feels like the world needs Spitting Image now more than ever. With a global pandemic, Brexit still looming and an unpredictable US election in November, there can be no better time for Spitting Image to make a comeback. Twenty years after the show finished its Sunday night broadcasts, Newzoids promises a “biting look … In an age of Twitter, Instagram, YouTubers, influencers and Love Island, celebrities who are used to making money by posting selfies with a new brand of moisturising cream or chocolate bar are going to be in for a shock. It was confirmed earlier in 2020 that the show, which originally ran for a … A quarter of a century on, we can't wait to see who gets the Spitting Image treatment, 21st Century-style. The list of celebs and politicans who should watching from behind their sofa include *takes deep breath* Adele, Angela Merkel, Baby Yoda, Barack Obama, Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, Boris Johnson, Boris Baby, The Johnson Dog, Brad Pitt, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, Chrissy Teigen, Covid-19, Cristiano Ronaldo, Dominic Cummings, Dominic Raab, Donald Trump, Dwayne Johnson, Ed Sheeran, Elon Musk, Elton John, Emmanuel Macron, Greta Thunberg, Grimes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Harry Styles, Idris Elba, Ivanka Trump, Jacinda Ardern, James Corden, Jeff Bezos, Joe Biden, Jürgen Klopp, Kanye West, Keir Starmer, Kim Kardashian, Lewis Hamilton, Mark Zuckerberg, Matt Hancock, Meghan Duchess of Sussex, Melania Trump, Michael Gove, Michelle Obama, Narendra Modi, Oprah Winfrey, Piers Morgan, The Pope, Prince Andrew, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Prince William, Priti Patel, The Queen, Richard Branson, Rishi Sunak, RuPaul, Taylor Swift, Tiger Woods, Tyson Fury, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping. ", Watch new and classic Spitting Image now on BritBox. Spitting Image lands on BritBox UK from 3rd October 2020. There were 131 episodes over 18 series and 10 one-off specials. Reemah Sakaan, the Chief Creative & Brand Officer for BritBox said: “The fantastic response to Spitting Image just goes to show how much the world needs public service satire. Spitting Image will make its premiere on streaming service BritBox this October. The voice artists in the new series include Billy West (Futurama), Debra Stephenson (The Impressions Show), Debra Wilson (Family Guy), Guz Khan (Man Like Mobeen), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), Jess Robinson (The Imitation Game) John DiMaggio (Futurama), Lewis MacLeod (Dead Ringers), Lobo Chan (Killing Eve), Matt Forde (Unspun) and Phil LaMarr (Pulp Fiction). However, no immediate official confirmation or announcement was made. The first trailer for the new series of Spitting Image has arrived – you can watch it below. [11], The writers for the revival include Jeff Westbrook, Al Murray, The Windsors creators Bert Tyler-Moore and George Jeffrie, Bill Odenkirk, David X. Cohen, Jason Hazeley, Keisha Zollar, Patric Verrone, Phil Wang, and Sophie Duker.[12]. What channel is Spitting Image on? For the original 1984–1996 series, see, "Spitting Image Lands On Britbox UK From 3rd October", "Ant and Dec stunt ends 'Spitting Image' return", "Spitting Image show plots return to TV after 23 years", "Spitting Image to return on BritBox, 24 years after the TV show ended", "Spitting Image revival to debut on BritBox next month with 100 new puppets including Boris Johnson and Donald Trump", "The voice of Johnson and Trump on Spitting Image", "Spitting Image star: Trump is intellectually insecure", "Look who's back: Spitting Image returns for our chaotic times", "Spitting Image lands on BritBox UK from 3rd October 2020", "Spitting Image: 'Gross and explicit' trailer for BritBox comedy series released following Greta Thunberg criticism", "Spitting Image review – welcome return for comedy that revels in giving offence", "The return of Spitting Image shows how toothless British satire has become", "The new "Spitting Image" will please the puppeteered more than the public", "Spitting Image, US Election Special, review: this toothless satire fails to land a single blow", Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, September 2019 suspension of rebel Conservative MPs, "Demise of the Planet of the Apes / The Celebrity Ape-rentice" (, Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Spitting_Image_(2020_TV_series)&oldid=999625765, 2020s British satirical television series, British television series revived after cancellation, British television shows featuring puppetry, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, David X. 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London – Friday 11th September – It was announced today that the iconic, uncompromising, fast-turnaround and … Johnson, Michael Gove, Dominic Cummings, Priti Patel and Dominic Raab will all be waiting anxiously to discover how the show is going to poke fun at them. Similar to the original, the series features puppet caricatures of contemporary celebrities, such as Adele, James Corden, and Kanye West, as well as public figures, including Boris Johnson, several Conservative cabinet members such as Michael Gove, Dominic Raab and Priti Patel, and Donald Trump. The last time Spitting Image was on TV, Tony Blair was Leader of the Opposition, England were preparing to host football's European Championships and Noel and Liam Gallagher were dominating the tabloids as those bad boys of Britpop Oasis rocked the charts. Created by Roger Law. The new series of Spitting Image has proven to be huge hit for BritBox and a second series for autumn 2021 has been confirmed. Spitting Image returns after 23 years with new series (Picture: BritBox) Spitting Image is making a comeback after 23 years, seeing the likes of Donald … A show being plugged as “the new Spitting Image” has just been announced for ITV. The new series of Spitting Image has proven to be huge hit for BritBox and a second series for autumn 2021 has been confirmed. IIRC, it was meant to be similar, in that it was produced a few days or so before broadcast to make it as topical as possible, but it used 2D animated caricatures, rather than puppets. Not only can subscribers look forward to another nine weeks of anarchy but also now another series in 2021.”, Spitting Image co-creator Roger Law added: “Steady employment at last! New episodes are going to be released weekly for 10 weeks. Spitting Image producer suggests NBC pulled out of airing show in US due to fears it could upset Trump. This is impressive on the radio but when puppets are involved, it’s almost breathtaking. [15], In his three-out-of-five star review, Ralph Jones of NME lauded the series' ability to satirise timely events, "its topicality is admirable: there are several sketches here about events that occurred as little as 12 hours before the recording. The final episode of Spitting Image series 1 lands at midnight tonight. [4] Originally NBC was set to distribute the series stateside, however they backed out weeks before its initial broadcast. Spitting Image, the satirical show the ran from 1984 to 1996, is back on our screens and this time with a whole new host of faces. You can opt in to a six-month BritBox trial on us when you take any of our broadband packages. Spitting Image is a British satirical television puppet show, based on the 1984 original series of the same name created by Peter Fluck, Roger Law and Martin Lambie-Nairn. PM's Spitting Image puppet A puppet of Boris Johnson has been unveiled ahead of the return of satirical TV show Spitting Image this autumn after … Donald Trump leaves the White House. Spitting Image: when the new series is released on BritBox, and the puppets starring as it returns The popular 80s and 90s satirical show is returning with parodies of … Sadly for fans, Spitting image will not be available on regular Freeview TV. With Jess Robinson, John DiMaggio, Matt Forde, Luke Kempner. “We have always employed strange people and I’m sure Dom, in particular, will be a great asset: he seems to dislike the establishment just as much as we do. The show failed won’t be shown on TV in America [2] In September 2019, Law announced the show would be returning with a new series. After a generation of politicians who hid behind spin doctors and did their best to avoid making headlines, we suddenly find Boris Johnson and Donald Trump in power. SPITTING IMAGE 2020 brings more than 100 new faces to our TV screens in the latest revival of the hit satirical show - but where can I watch Spitting Image, what side is it on and how do I … So this means the show is only being shown on the Britbox platform. Spitting Image is available to watch from today (October 3, 2020) on BritBox, the streaming service created by the BBC and ITV. ITV has announced the long-awaited return of Spitting Image. The show will be edited and produced as close to release as possible, so the latest headlines, scandals and stories can be included. Spitting Image will return to screens with a new series for the first time in more than two decades. A Discovery of Witches: Are you ready for a darker, bigger and more magical season 2? [4] Featuring 100 new puppets, the series debuted on 3 October 2020. Spitting Image is back (Picture: BritBox) Everyone’s favourite satirical puppet show Spitting Image is finally back after a 24-year hiatus.. Chernobyl's Jared Harris to star in BritBox thriller, All the classic must-watch dramas on BritBox, Pembrokeshire Murders true crime drama is “stranger than fiction”, The Masked Singer season 2: Clues and unmasked contestants, Discovery of Witches: Big season two stars revealed. A generation of pampered, preening prima donnas may be surprised to see some less than flattering puppets taking shots at their egos. [13], Mark Lawson of The Guardian wrote approvingly in his four-out-of-five star review that "[a]dmirers of the franchise will be relieved that the revival ... has lost none of its savagery or willingness to shock. Spitting Image co-creator Roger Law said: “The new Spitting Image will be global through a … What channel is Spitting Image on? As well as being a huge hit on BritBox, global social media stats over two weeks around launch have seen Spitting Image official content reach more than 30 million people. Similar to the original, the series features puppet caricatures of contemporary celebrities, such as Adele, James Corden, and Kanye West, as well as public figures, including Boris Johnson, several Conservative cabinet members such as Michael Gove, Dominic Raab and Priti Patel, and Donald Trump. This is because the show is a Britbox commission, similar to a Netflix Originals series. With scripts written and sketched filmed as close to broadcast as possible, viewers can expect no-holds-barred takes on the latest scandals and blunders. A new series of the famous show will air this autumn on BritBox. Add Spitting Image to your Watchlist to find out when it's coming back. "[17] Ed Power of The Telegraph was negative in his one-out-of-five star review pertaining to the two-part US election special, calling it "toothless" in its satire. Spitting Image was created by caricaturists Peter Fluck, Roger Law and Martin Lambie-Nairn At its height it pulled in an audience of 15 million viewers It … In the original series everyone from Bruce Forsyth and Paul Daniels to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mick Jagger were mocked for everything from their misbehaving toupees to the size of their body parts. New Spitting Image puppets revealed as reboot plans are confirmed The creators of Spitting Image have revealed that the satirical puppet show is set to make a TV comeback after 23 years. The series received mixed reviews from critics. With Boris Jonson, Donald Trump and even Prince Harry being added to the cast of puppets this time round, the controversial show is sure to turn a few heads. "[14] Also writing for The Guardian, columnist Nesrine Malik described the new series as a "toothless performance" and the jokes "excruciatingly obvious". Forget arguments about left-wing or right-wing comedy and political correctness: from Margaret Thatcher to Neil Kinnock, nothing was ever off-limits for Spitting Image. Executive producer Jon Thoday cited their "nervousness" with the series' content as the reason for their departure. Spitting Image producers have released images of four more of their satirical puppets today, while announcing that the series will launch on BritBox on October 3. A revival of the classic satire show using puppets that are caricatures of major public figures. The much anticipated series is Britbox's … The original Spitting Image struck gold, and having Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reegan in charge of the House of Commons and the White House was a dream combo for the talented puppet creators, satirical comedy geniuses and uncannily accurate voice artists who united to poke fun at the powerful and prick sensitive celebrity egos. With the world getting smaller and more turbulent, the time couldn’t be more appropriate for an iconic British satirical take on global events. Spitting image will be released on October 3, with a new episode fairly every week for 10 weeks. More than 100 puppets have been crafted for the new series. A lot has changed since 1996, but it feels like perfect timing for a comeback from the very British satire. With Boris Jonson, Donald Trump and even Prince Harry being added to the cast of puppets this time round, the controversial show is sure to turn a few heads. Enjoy a six-month BritBox trial on us when you take any of our broadband packages. [9] In September 2019, the show was confirmed to be returning to screens twenty-three years after it originally ended, with the unveiling of the puppets of Trump, Vladimir Putin, Mark Zuckerberg, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. “We’re going to take back control from the likes of Boris, Cummings, Trump, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West,” said Law. [3] It was confirmed in March 2020 that the show would return on BritBox. More than 100 puppets have already been created ahead of the series' launch. A whole generation of politicians in the 80s were mercilessly mocked by the show – from the slug-like Kenneth Baker and Mr Whippy-haired Douglas Hurd to the vampire-esque Edwina Currie and leather-clad skinhead Norman Tebbit. The satirical TV show was one of the most popular programmes of the 1980s and … Spitting Image, the satirical show the ran from 1984 to 1996, is back on our screens and this time with a whole new host of faces. “There will be tongue-lashings from our weather girl, Greta Thunberg; you'll be knocked out by Tyson Fury and dazzled and amazed by Beyoncé and Herr Jürgen Klopp. As well as being a huge hit on BritBox, global social media stats over two weeks around launch have seen Spitting Image official content reach more … [18], It has been suggested that this article be, This article is about the 2020 television series. Spitting Image began in 1984 and ran for 12 years until 1996. "This time Spitting Image is going global so we will be making world beating trade deals with North Korea and Belarus and if Gavin Williamson and Dominic Cummings finally get the sack, Spitting Image will give them a job. Sadly for fans, Spitting image will not be available on regular Freeview TV. Spitting Image revival to debut on BritBox next month with 100 new puppets including Boris Johnson and Donald Trump Boris Johnson and more famous faces revealed in new look at Spitting Image revival [4] The show premiered on the service on 3 October 2020, featuring the voice talents of Billy West, Debra Stephenson, Debra Wilson, Guz Khan, Indira Varma, Jess Robinson, John DiMaggio, Lewis MacLeod, Lobo Chan, Matt Forde, and Phil LaMarr. The new revival will air exclusively on Britbox – a fairly new streaming platform run by BBC and ITV as an alternative to Netflix or Amazon Prime. I … There are no TV airings of Spitting Image in the next 14 days. [5] It was renewed for a second series on 7 October 2020. Check if it is available to stream online via "Where to Watch". The first episode was released on BritBox on Saturday, October 3. [6], In April 2017, it was reported that US broadcaster HBO was set to revive the series in light of the presidency of Donald Trump. The new series will launch on screens from autumn of this year. On 4 March 2020, the show was announced to be returning on the streaming service BritBox, as its first official commission. The new images show Charles and Camilla sporting first and second place rosettes, a hamster-cheeked Michael Gove and a king-fu-fighting Dominic Raab. But not all the subjects were offended by their rubber doubles, and in fact it was considered by many a sign that you’d made it if you got featured on the show. [10] Roger Law stated that the pilot for the new series had been filmed and that talks were in progress with US networks to take the show to a larger, global audience. The decision to satirise Greta Thunberg garnered criticism because of her youth. Does anyone remember a show from a few years ago that was supposed to be the 'new' Spitting Image? 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