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on 11 July 2013
Spitting Image's leading puppet Maggie Thatcher is laid to rest, but continues to dominate the Tory party after replacing John Major's brain with a remote-control. Elsewhere Bush Snr plots a war against a nutty Saddam Hussein, Fergie milks her status as a royal for all its worth, Graham Taylor's disasterous stint as England football manager begins, Gorbechev goes in search of the last potato in Russia and Neil Kinnock desperately tries to grab the media's attention.

The "series within a series" format continues with three puppets (Mr Spock, David Steel and an anteater) escaping their masters and facing the horrors of the real world (including a young Nick Hancock as a mugger). Stop-motion continues in the form of a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles parody and the songs include such memorable numbers as No More Christmas Singles, Cry Gazza Cry and the Charity Song. What is amazing is how many of these sketches, despite being over twenty years old, are still relevant now. Just change the names and faces and bingo. Great satire and certainly nice to remember an age when TV shows could properly mock our rulers.
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on 31 July 2013
It took awhile but it's all worth it. Great series, features Thatcher in a coffin episode, Saddam's puppet makes his debut, and great songs from No More Christmas Singles, We're Guilty, Cry Gazza Cry, and The Charity Song. I'm really excited about series 10 coming up this October. :)
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on 11 August 2015
i bought the whole set, in trepidation, wondering if i would still enjoy what was once one of the best satires ever screened, for me, it hasn't dated and just reminds me of the terrible years of Thatcher and that the Tories NEVER CHANGE, they are greedy, selfish, corrupt imperialists...more fool the english for voting this lot back in under Cameron, they'll be sorry, coz, the Tories will turn on all of us in the end...and then we will spend years rebuilding, only to have the moronic english voters bring them back to destroy it all again, even with Corbyn, Labour is finishedas a working class party, they are just another MIDDLE CLASS grouping to take over, the MIDDLE CLASS AND ASPIRING WORKING CLASS are just MONEY MOTIVATED....i'm off as i'm going into a rant...a good buy jt
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on 3 April 2015
Wonderfully non PC. Extraordinary that this is still hilarious after all the intervening time. Bring them back I say!
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on 10 November 2014
brilliant humour to watch again if you are a fan. I was thrilled to get them on cd after all this time.
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on 22 August 2014
as i posted before excellent piss takers out of our nasty goverments that rule us
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on 4 July 2014
Excellent service, very funny series and enjoyable to see again.
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on 23 June 2015
Brilliant Brilliant forgotten how great this was
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on 1 September 2014
no problems would recommend excellent buy
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on 21 July 2015
Very very funny, well worth the money
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