I thought we’d all enjoy a little stroll through the newspaper coverage of the early years of Spitting Image, before all the famous people claimed to be cockahoop about their puppets, and Alan Partridge wanted one of his own, but never got it.
Here’s some early news of the new production gearing up at Central, with the little nugget that Clive Sinclair was involved at one point.
I think this is my favourite one of the lot – an advert calling for auditions.
The show featured in Jack Bell’s top tips for 1984 TV.
In the summer after the first series, the puppets were already popping up in some interesting places.
Midway through the second series, people seemed to be getting irate about one of the characters.
(This is the article that appears inside on page 11).
AND THEN SOMEONE STOLE MAGGIE’S HEAD.
Before it was reported that the Royal Family had just about had enough of this nonsense now, actually.
And so, of course, that book was never seen or heard of again. Ahem.