Spitting Image: The Complete Series 12
A milestone in television comedy, Spitting Image lifted satire to a new level through the 1980s and '90s. No target was safe from its gunsights: politicians of all persuasions, even the Royal Family and the Pope could find themselves up for a ribbing on any given programme.
BAFTA-nominated many times, Spitting Image won a Bronze medal at the Montreux TV Festival in 1984, firmly establishing its success for over a decade. Packed with more wickedly witty sketches and spoof songs, this complete twelfth series employs the familiar vocal talents of Steve Coogan, Hugh Dennis, Kate Robbins, Steve Nallon and Alistair McGowan among others.
In this series, the Tories try to come to terms with the prospect of another five years in power as Labour wonders where it all went wrong. While Heseltine's power bid continues unabated, Maggie finally loses her grip on reality, John Major is smitten with Virginia Bottomley, Hercule Poirot investigates a pub fight, Simply Red wish they were black and Mary Whitehouse launches a campaign against the Bible...