Spitting Image

Spitting Image is one of the finest things to ever air on a TV set. It was daft, anarchic and lampooned the most lampoonable of people – idiot politicians.

To celebrate the show, Network will release Spitting Image The Complete Series 1-7 Box Set (Cert. 15) on 2nd November 2009, which should retail around £60.

The show really was a milestone in television comedy and helped to lift satire to a new level for over a decade throughout the 1980s and ‘90s.

This complete collection brings together the first seven series of this exceptionally witty, BAFTA-winning hit show together for the first time.

For those that don’t know, Spitting Image featured the talents of, among others, Phil Cornwell, Harry Enfield, Kate Robbins, Steve Coogan, John Sessions and Rory Bremner to name but a few.

No-one was safe from the series’ gunsights; politicians of all persuasions, Ronald Reagan, Mary Whitehouse, Mick Jagger, the Pope and even the Royal Family could find themselves up for a ribbing on any given programme.

Memorable highlights include ‘The President’s Brain is Missing’ which detailed the ongoing shenanigans at the White House, Chernobyl absolutely not exploding, Jeffrey Archer appearing on ‘Mastermind’, and the rendition of a certain song that advocates holding a chicken in the air… although, you’re probably one of those people who justifies that single by saying you like the b-side better (I know I am).

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