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The man behind the voice of Margaret Thatcher on 'Spitting Image'

Actor and comedian Steve Nallon tells ITV News Central how he got the job as the voice of Margaret Thatcher on Spitting Image.

It is 30 years to the day since the satirical puppet show first aired on ITV.

ARTICLE: 30 facts for 30 years - The truth about 'Spitting Image'

Steve Nallon, the Spitting Image voice of Margaret Thatcher, discusses the nature of satire on his blog. You can read it here.

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30th anniversary of satirical puppet show 'Spitting Image'

by Andy Bevan
The show first transmitted on 26/02/1984 Credit: Spitting Image Productions/ITV

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the satirical puppet show 'Spitting Image'.

It was made by ITV in its Midlands studios and first aired on Sunday 26 February 1984.

The show was made by ITV in the Midlands Credit: Spitting Image Productions/ITV

The show lampooned famous political, royal and media personalities of the day and its satirical content often went much further than any TV show had gone before.

Read more: 30 facts for 30 years - The truth about 'Spitting Image'

It is 30 years to the day since the satirical puppet show first aired Credit: Spitting Image Productions/ITV

Have you spotted our re-branded ITV News Central satellite truck?

Our satellite trucks will be out and about in the Midlands sporting the new logo

Our TV Satellite trucks here at ITV News Central have undergone a transformation, sporting the new logo.

The whole of ITV underwent a transformation to re-enforce our brand across the world on the 14th January.

If you spot our truck out on your travels send us a photo to centralnews@itv.com

Send us a photo of the truck if you spot it out and about the Midlands
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