Spitting Image’s famous Thatcher puppets donated to Cambridge Uni

Spitting Image’s famous Margaret Thatcher puppets among host of show’s props to be donated to Cambridge University

  • A collection of memorabilia owned by co-creator, Roger Law, is being donated
  • Other items include puppet moulds, sketches and scripts from 1984 to 1996
  • ITV’s series was wildly popular with 10 Baftas and two Emmy awards
  • Law says school children think his Thatcher puppet is Theresa May

One of Spitting Image’s famous Margaret Thatcher puppets has been donated to Cambridge University.

It is part of a collection from the satirical TV series owned by its co-creator, Roger Law, that he’s giving to the university archive.

Other items, filling three shipping containers, include puppet moulds and sketches and scripts from all 18 series from 1984 to 1996.

Law said the Thatcher puppet was one of three, adding: ‘Children see that and think it’s Theresa May.’

Spitting Image’s co-creator Roger Law (right) stands with an iconic Margaret Thatcher puppet (left) which is being donated to the Cambridge University library

Spitting Image memorabilia as part of the donation to Cambridge, which includes a Margret Thatcher mug and toilet brush holder

The series captured the public imagination, 10 Bafta and two Emmy awards.

In its best-remembered sketch, Mrs Thatcher orders steak in a restaurant with the cabinet.

When asked by the waiter about vegetables, she replies that they, too, will have steak.

Cambridge University librarian Dr Jessica Gardner said it had been ‘an easy decision’ to welcome the collection.’

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