News: Spitting Image To Return?

Classic satirical show Spitting Image looks set to return.

According to an interview given to the Guardian by co-creator Roger the show is set to return featuring an S&M-clad Vladimir Putin, "Meghan Markle wearing a glittery 'princess”' T-shirt and a puppet of Donald Trump whose tweets are composed by his anus."

A pilot has been filmed and the producers are looking to air the show in America.

Law, 78, told the Guardian: "It’s pretty chaotic out there. As far as I’m concerned, it’s better than shouting at the television set, isn’t it? So I thought, let’s give it a go.”

The latex lampoon show, created by Peter Fluck, Roger Law and Martin Lambie-Nairn, ran from 1984 to 1996 and for a lot of that time it was essential viewing as it poured withering scorn and witty invective on politicians, royalty and celebrities. It famously portrayed Margaret Thatcher as a suit-wearing Churchillian tyrant and Ronald Reagan as a dim cowboy who was not really up to the job of President. 

The show gave early breaks to the likes of voice merchants Steve Coogan and Harry Enfield. At its peak it attracted an audience of around 15 million. The first Spitting Image series was not a roaring success, but then Red Dwarf creators Rob Grant and Doug Naylor became head writers and it built up a head of steam with its up-to-the-wire comments on current affairs. It even spawned a number one hit with The Chicken Song. 

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