Spitting Image: British satirical show returns with a new generation of politicians, royals and celebs to lampoon

British satirical show Spitting Image returns to the screen today to lampoon a new generation of politicians, royals and celebrities in puppet form including Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Prince Harry.

The show, which was a huge hit when the series aired on ITV from 1984 to 1996, depicted Queen Elizabeth as a middle-aged housewife; former prime minister Margaret Thatcher as a tyrannical boss calling her cabinet “the vegetables”; and Margaret Thatcher’s pea-eating successor John Major, whose puppet was entirely grey.

In the reboot, US President Trump sends tweets from an unmentionable part of his body, British Prime Minister Johnson bumbles around and climate activist Greta Thunberg presents the weather, angrily proclaiming it to be “hot” everywhere.

Co-creator Roger Law has returned to head the creative team, while writers led by Jeff Westbrook, known for The Simpsons, tweak sketches until shortly before release.

The new series airs on BritBox, a streaming service created by broadcasters the BBC and ITV.

Image Source: Avalon UK

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living. 

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