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The Long-Awaited Return Of Spitting Image

A piece of British history could be yours ...

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POSTED BY DAVID PIBWORTH ON 01/10/2019 @ 8:00AM

Spitting Image is due to return to our screens soon. It's certainly long overdue considering the current political climate ...

Denis and Alan are up for sale so I can fund The Arches Theatre!

Denis and Alan are up for sale so I can fund The Arches Theatre!

I tend to buy interesting items from TV when they become available, and a number of years ago, I invested in two Spitting Image puppets because, well, Spitting Image is brilliant, it was part of my defining years and both the Denis Thatcher and Alan Bennett puppets couldn't be further away from each other politically.

"I did look at a Maggie Thatcher puppet, but they were going for £9,000 which was a bit out of my price range!"

So, now I'm putting Denis and Alan on the market and am open to offers. I want to raise money for The Arches Theatre as we're totally unfunded and I always look at ways to make money for my pet projects.

So, the time has come for them to be offered for sale as I've had some fun and publicity out of them so they should go to a new home if anyone wants them. They only made one of each of these characters. As you know they were made by Fluck and Law and are historic pieces and never will they come up for sale again.

One thing you can be sure of is that like The Beatles autographs, they won't go down in value. A piece of British history could be yours! They are available for £3,950 each and you're welcome to come and have a look at them to help you with your decision.

"Would you like to know more?"

If you'd like to find out more about my Spitting Image puppets then do give me a call on 01234 241357 or click here to ping me an email and let's see how I can help you.

Until next time ...

DAVID PIBWORTH

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More about David Pibworth ...

David is the owner of David Pibworth Productions (DPP) which provide corporate entertainment and also actors for corporate training and development.

Having worked in the Light Entertainment field for many years and produced shows for Al Murray & Joe Pasquale amongst others, David is in a position to advise on well-known comedy and musical acts. DPP also represent Ray Galton and Alan Simpson's scripts which include Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son.

He is the director of MK Theatre of Comedy who are very well known locally for their stage adaptations of classic comedy scripts such as Fawlty Towers, The Vicar of Dibley, Allo Allo and many others.

He is a long-standing member of Equity and the Directors Guild of Great Britain and has acted in, and directed, many productions over the years, mainly in Light Entertainment, but with occasional forays into Shakespeare etc. Every Christmas he is contracted as an Ugly Sister in Cinderella, currently with 'That's Entertainment' who also use him as a director.

He teaches eccentric magic for The Pauline Quirke Academy and MKTOC also run a youth drama school in Olney from the DPP offices.

David maintains his busy lifestyle is a surefire way to avoid being on any committees. He is married to Julie, and they have one daughter, Esther and live in Clifton Reynes, surrounded by dogs, cats and horses. They live so close to the church that David has instructed his daughter - when he dies and not before - to fire him over the wall from a circus cannon.