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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Saturday 11 January 2014
When managing Middlesbrough in 1975, Jack Charlton proclaimed one of the club’s youngsters “the worst player he’d ever seen”. That player was a 15-year-old Australian called Craig Johnston.
Wednesday 08 January 2014
The MP for Portsmouth said she would donate her participation fee to charity
Monday 06 January 2014
Alice Jones' Arts Diary: The novel takes the form of a series of letters from an obsessed fan to a TV game show hostess
Wednesday 01 January 2014
Conservative halve Labour’s poll lead
Saturday 21 December 2013
Coleman covered the Olympics among others for the BBC for nearly 50 years with his final swansong coming at the 2000 Sydney Games
Friday 06 December 2013
Mr Memory, who was brought on Monday’s Newsnight to memorise the title sequence and couldn’t even remember that Jeremy bloke with the beard’s name. Gosh I love telly.
Thursday 05 December 2013
The TV host will fill in for Philip Schofield on the daytime show in January
We are all dangerously in thrall to the mirage of that perfect life which Nigella Lawson seemed to embody
Sunday 01 December 2013
Too many people think others have idyllic lifestyles, bodies, relationships, sex
Thursday 21 November 2013
If there's one thing students enjoy more than a few quiet pints, it's flexing their intellectual muscles at the same time.
Sunday 17 November 2013
The two celebrities will be challenged to eat pig's brain
Tuesday 12 November 2013
The second instalment is darker and faster, but ultimately fails to satisfy
Manchester United v Arsenal: Wojciech Szczesny wants to end 'perfect week' with victory at Old Trafford after Dortmund success
Thursday 07 November 2013
The 1-0 victory in Germany comes off the back of a win against Liverpool and success on Sunday would send out a serious title warning
Wednesday 06 November 2013
The Newsnight host has been approached twice to appear on the show
Monday 07 October 2013
Last year a frivolous, flawed, but loveable debut hour show, Some Lycett Hot, secured 24-year-old Joe Lycett a nomination for the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Lycett's follow up show again brings the big puns out, but suffers from its unashamedly effete approach.
Sunday 29 September 2013
Atlantis, Sat, BBC1 // The Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek, Sun, BBC2
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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- 3 Driving while dehydrated can be just as dangerous as drink driving, study suggests
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales
- 5 One Direction: Louis Tomlinson launching his own record label, has already 'signed two acts'