Putin likes when people get poisoned | Spitting Image

Spitting Image is a British satirical television puppet show, created by Peter Fluck, Roger Law and Martin Lambie-Nairn. First broadcast in 1984, the series was produced by ‘Spitting Image Productions’ for Central Independent Television over 18 series which 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, 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).

Read more: A satirist who attracted the Kremlin’s ire for depicting Vladimir Putin as a malevolent dwarf in the Russian equivalent of Spitting Image has fled the country after what he said was harassment by authorities. “Satirist who lampooned Vladimir Putin as a poison dwarf in Russian ‘Spitting Image’ flees country” – The Telegraph, 11 January, 2022


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