All Spitting Image S01E01 Puppets From The Queen to Joe Biden to Greta

The new Spitting Image series has just landed on the Britbox streaming service (free 7 day trial, so if you sign up now you should be able to get two episodes before it starts costing you). As ever, it's a mixed bag when it comes to writing bit – as ever – the torrent of puppets are fantastic and a joy to be seen on the screen. Here's a look at all the figures that get rubbered-up in the new series, twenty-five years since the previous one. Some you have seen in promotional imagery – some you have not.

All The Spitting Image Puppets From Episode One
Spitting Image S01E01: Donald Trump, tweeting in quarantine.
All Spitting Image S01E01 Puppets From The Queen to to Greta
Spitting Image S01E01 – and his wife, Melania Trump, trapped with him.
All The Spitting Image Puppets From Episode One
Spitting Image S01E01: Greta Thunberg, weather forecaster.
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Spitting Image S01E01: Joe Biden.
All Spitting Image S01E01 Puppets From The Queen to Joe Biden to Greta
Spitting Image S01E01: The Queen in a hoodie.
All Spitting Image S01E01 Puppets From The Queen to Joe Biden to Greta
Spitting Image S01E01: Prince Andrew, up for abuse.
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S01E01: Dominic Cummings, baby eater.
All Spitting Image S01E01 Puppets From The Queen to to Greta
S01E01: Chris Wallace.
All Spitting Image S01E01 Puppets From The Queen to to Greta
S01E01: Boris Johnson, Cummings, with a portrait of the Spitting Image puppet of Margaret Thatcher.
All Spitting Image S01E01 Puppets From The Queen to to Greta
S01E01: Lewis Hamilton, hypocritical spokeman.
All Spitting Image S01E01 Puppets From The Queen to to Greta
S01E01: Dominic Raab, master of ministerial martial arts.
All Spitting Image S01E01 Puppets From The Queen to to Greta
S01E01: Black Baby Yoda, as Disney goes woke merch.
All Spitting Image S01E01 Puppets From The Queen to to Greta
S01E01: Michael Gove, being dominated.
All Spitting Image S01E01 Puppets From The Queen to to Greta
S01E01: Priti Patel, doing the dominating.
All Spitting Image S01E01 Puppets From The Queen to to Greta
Spitting Image S01E01: David Attenborough, failing at Instagram.
All Spitting Image S01E01 Puppets From The Queen to to Greta
Spitting Image S01E01: Mike Pence, interpreting for the President.
All Spitting Image S01E01 Puppets From The Queen to Greta
S01E01: How Donald caught the Coronavirus.
All The Spitting Image Puppets From Episode One
S01E01: Harry, formerly known as Prince.
All The Spitting Image Puppets From Episode One
Spitting Image S01E01: And Meghan, formerly known as Princess.
All The Spitting Image Puppets From Episode One
Spitting Image S01E01: Kier Starmer.
All The Spitting Image Puppets From Episode One
Spitting Image S01E01: and his good friend Elton John.
All The Spitting Image Puppets From Episode One
S01E01: Matt Hancock with a mouth like a cat's arse.
All The Spitting Image Puppets From Episode One
S01E01: The rock on a mission to endorse.
All The Spitting Image Puppets From Episode One
S01E01: With Kevin Hart in his pocket.
All The Spitting Image Puppets From Episode One
S01E01: New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern gets a song and dance number as Mary Poppins.

And how about a montage?

All Spitting Image S01E01 Puppets From The Queen to Joe Biden to Greta
Screencap montage

Spitting Image was created by Peter Fluck, Roger Law and Martin Lambie-Nairn and first broadcast in February 1984, over 18 series aired on the ITV network. The series was nominated and won numerous awards, including ten BAFTA Television Awards, and two Emmy Awards in 1985 and 1986 in the Popular Arts Category. The series features puppet caricatures of contemporary celebrities and public figures, including British Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major and other politicians, US president Ronald Reagan, and the British Royal Family; the series was the first to caricature Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (as an elderly gin-drinker with a Beryl Reid voice). One of the most-watched shows of the 1980s and early 1990s, it satirised politics, entertainment, sport and British popular culture of the era. At its peak it was watched by 15 million people. The popularity of the show saw collaborations with musicians, including Phil Collins and Sting. The series was cancelled in 1996 after viewing figures declined. ITV had plans for a new series in 2006, but these were scrapped after a dispute over the Ant & Dec puppets used to host a compilation show, which were created against Roger Law's wishes. In 2018, Law donated his entire archive – including scripts, puppet moulds, drawings and recordings – to Cambridge University. In September 2019, Law announced the show would be returning with a new series, confirmed in March that the show would return on BritBox. On 11 September 2020 it was confirmed that the new series featuring 100 new puppets will debut today.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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