On 26 February, Spitting Image will celebrate its 30 birthday. BBC Four will mark the occasion with a special episode of Arena which promises to tell the “vexed and frequently hilarious story” of the sketch show which ran for 21 series between 1984 and 1996 and marked a high point in British satire.
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Friday 18 February 1994
Sunday 06 February 1994
REWIND / Pitched cattle: Fred Zinnemann, director of High Noon, recalls his only acting role, as an extra in All Quiet on the Western Front
Friday 01 October 1993
FILM / Dealing in movie cliches: Marek Kohn on the Hollywood menace that is the National Film Theatre's forthcoming drug season
Friday 27 August 1993
DIRECTOR'S CUT / Emotional after all: Paul Schrader on Jack Clayton's bittersweet film Room at the Top
Friday 20 August 1993
FILM / Orchestral manoeuvres in the dark: Meltdown explores the difficult marriage of sight and sound in films. Kevin Jackson is given a conducted tour of soundtracks by the composers George Benjamin and Benedict Mason
Friday 16 July 1993
FILM / Casting electric shadows: A season of films at the NFT focuses on the flourishing Chinese cinema. Sheila Johnston reports
Friday 25 June 1993
Wednesday 10 March 1993
Saturday 27 February 1993
FILM / Director's Cut: Zero points: Veteran film-maker Henri Storck recalls his work with the surrealist Jean Vigo
Friday 19 February 1993
FILM / Unfavourable projections - Stormy weather at the NFT: The National Film Theatre's latest 'season' has been one of financial uncertainty, staff dissension and falling audiences. Sheila Johnston reports on troubled times underneath the arches of Waterloo Bridge
Friday 22 January 1993
Friday 21 August 1992
FILM / Off the Continental shelf: As Francophilia runs rampant in the UK, Sheila Johnston considers France's most favoured nation status at home and abroad . . . . . . and makes her choice of films from the NFT's Boulevard Nights
Friday 31 July 1992
Is Britain really full up? Are migrants taking our jobs? Leading academic answers the most common anti-immigration claims
Calais Migrant Crisis: Deputy Mayor of Calais labels Cameron's use of 'swarm' as 'racist' and 'ignorant'
Chris Leslie: Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity agenda will harm the poor, says Labour shadow Chancellor
Jeremy Corbyn: Tony Blair could face war crimes trial over 'illegal Iraq invasion'
Landlords renting properties to illegal immigrants to face up to five years in prison
While we fixate on Calais, the Home Office is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'
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