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 25 March 1994
Tuesday 22 February 1994
Sunday 20 February 1994
COMEDY / The joke's on us: Comedy is more popular than ever, but exposure has its dangers. Ben Thompson explains
Sunday 23 January 1994
COMEDY / Laughing them out of court: The Comedy Store has got bigger and better. But it's not the same, cry the comedians who knew it as it was. Report by Owen Slot
Tuesday 14 December 1993
Sunday 07 November 1993
Friday 22 October 1993
Sunday 17 October 1993
Edinburgh Festival Day 11: Portrait of a neraly man: Paul Merton, Tony Slattery, Josie Lawrence, Neil Mullarkey: Neil Mullarkey? Who? Very close to being somebbody, that's who. Tristan Davies met him
Thursday 26 August 1993
Mr Big Ears and his brown bags: He is John Lloyd and they do not wish to be identified. Together they are plotting to fill the radio waves with non-stop laughter
Friday 07 May 1993
Sunday 25 April 1993
RADIO / Filling the unforgiving minute: Martin Kelner on the durable success of a radio programme that just goes on and on and on and on
Friday 26 March 1993
Friday 05 March 1993
Sunday 24 January 1993
Sunday 27 December 1992
Matt Smith is set to join cast of Jane Austen classic - with a twist
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 'Necrophilia-obsessed' girl among double murder accused in three-way sex case
- 4 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims