Rubber News is a recurring news programme in the British satirical puppet show Spitting Image. It would only be a few minutes long and would be screened as one of the sketches in Spitting Image.
The programme's first appearance was in series 2 episode 1 (May 13th 1984).
Rubber News involved normally two (sometimes a different number) of the "Spitting Image" puppets acting as newsreaders sitting behind a news desk presenting some news headlines, made up by the writers of Spitting Image. Sometimes the puppets would argue or get into a fight.
|Series & Episode||Puppet Reader 1||Puppet Reader 2||Note|
|Series 2 Episode 1||Sir Robin Day||Brian Walden||The readers were not named by the voice-over.|
|Series 2 Episode 2||Jayne Torvill||Christopher Dean|
|Series 2 Episode 3||Charles Saatchi||Maurice Saatchi|
|Series 2 Episode 3||Sir Alastair Burnet||N/A||This edition was a newsflash.|
|Series 2 Episode 4||Princess Margaret||Boy George|
|Series 2 Episode 5||Sir Alastair Burnet||Victoria Principal|
|Series 2 Episode 6||John Selwyn Gummer||A potato||The announcer describes the potato as "another vegetable."|
|Series 3 Episode 1||Jimmy Greaves||Ian St. John|
|Series 3 Episode 2||Sir Alastair Burnet||N/A||This episode had one presenter.|
|Series 3 Episode 3||Michael Grade||Muir Sutherland|
|Series 3 Episode 4||1: Sir John Gielgud|
3: Sir Robin Day
|2: Brian Walden|
4: Jimmy Hill
|This episode had four presenters but the annoucer only mentions John Gielgud.|
|Series 3 Episode 5||The Pope||Princess Diana|
|Series 3 Episode 6||Sir Alastair Burnet||Sooty||Sooty's friend Sweep put in a late appearance.|
|Series 3 Episode 7||Jimmy Hill||Roger Moore|
|Series 3 Episode 9||Mark Thatcher||The Invisible Man|