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TateShots: Rude Britannia – Spitting Image

English: Margaret Thatcher Grantham's most fam...The satirical puppet TV seriesSpitting Image‘ ruled the British airwaves in the 1980s by bringing to life vicious caricatures of public figures.

The work of Spitting Image appeared in Tate Britain‘s exhibition of comic art, ‘Rude Britannia‘, and in this film Roger shows off an original puppet of Margaret Thatcher, explains how the great British satirist James Gillray landed a cameo role in the show, and tells us why sending up politicians today is far less fun than it used to be.

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