Series 5 (released to DVD as part of Series 3) aired from 30 March to 4 May 1986.
- Episode 029 (aired 3/30/1986) -- "The Chicken Song," The South Bank Show: Ronnie Hazlehurst
- Episode 030 (aired 4/6/1986)
- Episode 031 (aired 4/13/1986)
- Episode 032 (aired 4/20/1986)
- Episode 033 (aired 4/27/1986)
- Episode 034 (aired 5/4/1986)
- Anthony Asbury, Kevin Bradshaw, Richard Coombs, Alistair Fullarton, Louise Gold (select episodes), Martin Oates, Nigel Plaskitt, Martin P. Robinson
- Chris Barrie, Harry Enfield, Jon Glover, Jessica Martin, Steve Nallon, Kate Robbins (#032), John Sessions, Mike Fenton Stevens (#029)
- First series to include the puppetry talents of Martin P. Robinson, who would return for the 1987 Election Special and Series 11 (1990).
- Last series to include the puppetry talents of Martin Oates.
Spitting Image - Complete Series 3 DVD (as episodes 6-11) - Network - 29 September 2008