Spitting Image

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Spitting Image is a British satirical television puppet show, created by Peter Fluck, Roger Law and Martin Lambie-Nairn.wikipedia
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John Lloyd (producer)

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Hendra brought in John Lloyd, producer of Not The Nine O'Clock News.
He has worked on comedy television programmes including Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Blackadder and QI.

Louise Gold

They then hired Muppet puppeteer Louise Gold.
She was a founder of, and lead puppeteer for, the satirical television show Spitting Image from 1984 to 1986 and occasionally thereafter.

Roger Law

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Spitting Image is a British satirical television puppet show, created by Peter Fluck, Roger Law and Martin Lambie-Nairn.
Roger Law (born 6 September 1941, Ely) is a caricaturist and one half of Luck and Flaw (with Peter Fluck), creators of the satirical TV puppet show Spitting Image.

Tony Hendra

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English comedy writer and National Lampoon editor Tony Hendra, was brought in as a writer; Fluck and Law had met him while they were working in the US.
Hendra is probably best known for being the head writer and co-producer in 1984 of the first six shows of the long-running British satirical television series Spitting Image, and for starring in the film This Is Spinal Tap as the band's manager Ian Faith.

David Stoten

The puppets, based on public figures, were designed by Fluck and Law, assisted by caricaturists that included David Stoten, Pablo Bach, Steve Bendelack and Tim Watts.
David Stoten (born in Luton, Bedfordshire) is a short film maker and director and caricaturist on TV's Spitting Image.

Steve Nallon

Impressionist Steve Nallon recalls that "they were able to get away with no health and safety, so all of the building of the puppets with all the toxic waste from the foam was just in a warehouse. There were no extractor fans; it was quite Dickensian."
He is known for his work as a voice artist on the satirical puppet show Spitting Image and for impersonating Margaret Thatcher on television throughout her time as Prime Minister of the UK (1979–1990).

Headcases

In 2008 ITV created a CGI version to caricature and lampoon the famous, called Headcases, but it only aired for one series.
It employs the same satirical style as Spitting Image, 2DTV and Bo' Selecta!, but using 3D animation created by UK Visual Effects and animation house Red Vision.

2DTV

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Spitting Image, as ITV's primary satirical programme, was succeeded by 2DTV, a cartoon format that had five series between 2001 and 2004.
Lasting a total of five series and thirty three episodes, 2DTV became the successor of the popular television series from the 1980s, Spitting Image, and the predecessor of ITV satirical animation from 2008, Headcases.

The Chicken Song

By 1986, under their supervision, Spitting Image had become popular, producing a number one song on the UK Singles Chart ("The Chicken Song").
"The Chicken Song" is a novelty song by the British satirical comedy television programme Spitting Image (series 3, episode 6).

Steve Bendelack

Stephen Bendelack
The puppets, based on public figures, were designed by Fluck and Law, assisted by caricaturists that included David Stoten, Pablo Bach, Steve Bendelack and Tim Watts.
Originally an assistant to Peter Fluck and Roger Law on satirical TV puppet show Spitting Image, Bendelack went on to direct the show in later years.

Peter Fluck

Spitting Image is a British satirical television puppet show, created by Peter Fluck, Roger Law and Martin Lambie-Nairn.
Peter Nigel Fluck (born 7 April 1941, Cambridge) is a caricaturist and one half of the partnership known as Luck and Flaw (with Roger Law), creators of the satirical TV puppet show Spitting Image.

Newzoids

Satirical puppets finally returned to ITV in 2015, in Newzoids.
The show has a similar style of presentation to that of Spitting Image, a show it has been compared to, in that it features comedic satirical scenes that spoof current events at the time of each episode's broadcast, with many well known celebrities of different fields (e.g. politics, entertainment) often portrayed in a satirical fashion, with voices provided by impressionists Jon Culshaw, Debra Stephenson and Lewis MacLeod, all current stars of the similarly-themed BBC Radio 4 comedy Dead Ringers.

Martin Lambie-Nairn

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Spitting Image is a British satirical television puppet show, created by Peter Fluck, Roger Law and Martin Lambie-Nairn.
In 1981 he created the original idea for the UK TV series Spitting Image which ran for 11 years.

Tim Watts (filmmaker)

Tim Watts
The puppets, based on public figures, were designed by Fluck and Law, assisted by caricaturists that included David Stoten, Pablo Bach, Steve Bendelack and Tim Watts.
Tim Watts is a short film maker and caricaturist on TV's Spitting Image.

ITV Central

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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.
Original programming included comedy series such as Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (more recently revived by the BBC) and the multi award-winning Spitting Image, drama series Boon and game shows such as The Price is Right and Blockbusters.

Steve Brown (composer)

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The episodes included musical parodies by Philip Pope (former member of Who Dares Wins and The Hee Bee Gee Bees) and later Steve Brown.
He had previously written many of the songs for the satirical comedy show Spitting Image in the late 1980s and the entirety of the 1990s, originally providing just lyrics and eventually taking over permanently from Philip Pope as house composer/musical director, as well as providing many of the sung impressions.

Red Dwarf

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However, Grant and Naylor subsequently left to create Red Dwarf for BBC2.
Having written the pilot script in 1983, the former Spitting Image writers pitched their unique concept to the BBC, but it was rejected on fears that a science fiction sitcom would not be popular.

Doug Naylor

Rob Grant and Doug Naylor were then brought in as head writers to save the show.
These included programmes such as Comic Relief, Spitting Image, and The 10 Percenters.

Mark Burton (writer)

Mark Burton
The writers, Mark Burton, John O'Farrell, Pete Sinclair, Stuart Silver, and Ray Harris quit the show in 1993 and in 1995, and with viewing figures in decline, production was cancelled.
Burton and O’Farrell were commissioned for Spitting Image in 1988 and the following year became two of the lead writers on the show.

Phil Collins

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The popularity of the show saw collaborations with musicians, including Phil Collins and Sting.
The group received a Grammy Award (their only one) and a nomination for the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year in 1987 for the single "Land of Confusion" which featured puppet caricatures created by the British satirical team Spitting Image.

Anglia Ruskin University

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Fluck and Law, who had both attended the Cambridge School of Art, had no previous television experience, but had, for several years, constructed plasticine caricatures in order to illustrate articles in The Sunday Times magazine.
Its graduates include Syd Barrett and Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd, Spitting Image Creators Peter Fluck and Roger Law and Creator of St Trinian's Ronald Searle.

Puppetry

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Spitting Image is a British satirical television puppet show, created by Peter Fluck, Roger Law and Martin Lambie-Nairn.
From 1984 to 1996, puppetry was used as a vehicle for political satire in the British television series Spitting Image.

Rob Grant

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Rob Grant and Doug Naylor were then brought in as head writers to save the show.
In the mid-1980s, Grant collaborated with co-writer Doug Naylor on radio programmes such as Cliché and its sequel Son Of Cliché, Wrinkles for Radio 4 and television programmes such as Spitting Image, The 10 Percenters, and various projects for Jasper Carrott.

Satire

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Spitting Image is a British satirical television puppet show, created by Peter Fluck, Roger Law and Martin Lambie-Nairn.
One of the most watched UK television shows of the 1980s and early 1990s, the puppet show Spitting Image was a satire of the royal family, politics, entertainment, sport and British culture of the era.

Philip Pope

Phil Pope
The episodes included musical parodies by Philip Pope (former member of Who Dares Wins and The Hee Bee Gee Bees) and later Steve Brown.
Pope also wrote or co-wrote many comic songs for Not the Nine O'Clock News and Spitting Image, the latter of which included the British Number 1 hit single "The Chicken Song", for which Rob Grant and Doug Naylor wrote the lyrics.