By 1982, having spent five years with The Muppets, and that included working on The Muppet Show and The Dark Crystal, Louise Gold had come to be regarded as one of the foremost British puppeteers. It is therefore perhaps not too surprising to find that she has puppeteered on a few non-Muppet productions. Most notably she was one of the founder members of the team behind Spitting Image. Her non-Muppet puppeteering credits are listed below, if anyone knows of any that are not listed, do email the webmaster.
Ms Gold has also worked on various television programs as an actress.
Spitting Image Pilot. - Puppeteering Consultant
Spitting Image. - Leading Puppeteer, also voice-artiste
Comic Relief - as a Spitting Image puppeteer, performed at The Shaftsbury Theatre on 4 5 & 6 April 1986, broadcast on .
BBC3 Presents: Roland Rat The Series. - Characters included: Roland's Mother Iris, and, Roxanne the Scouse Rat, screened on BBC1 from Saturday 6th September to 29th November 1986, with Series 2 in 1988.
French Tuna-Fish Advertisement - as the leading puppeteer performing one of three all singing all dancing human sized tuna fish, for Spitting Image Productions, filmed in Paris, probably summer (since it was in the middle of a heat wave) most likely 1991 or 1992.
The Spooks Of Bottle Bay - characters include Sally Spook, Series 1 only, 1992
Spitting Image Auction - one of the Puppeteers demonstrating the lots, at Sotherby's on 12 July 2000.
I Love The Eighties – presumably as a Spitting Image puppeteer, compilation episode (presumably she appeared somewhere in the series itself) recorded on 28 December 2001, Broadcast on 31 December 2001.
Space Sprogs – one of the puppeteers on a pilot for a new puppet TV show, May 2002
Comedy Connections - Episode 2 ‘Spitting Image’ - as herself, a Spitting Image puppeteer, Broadcast on BBC 1 on Monday 31 February 2005
Best Ever Spitting Image – as herself a Spitting Image Puppeteer & Voice-Artiste, and, as ‘The Queen’ from Spitting Image, Broadcast on ITV1, 10:00pm, Sunday 25 June 2006 (and repeated about six months later).
The Story Of Light Entertainment – Episode 6 ‘Impressionists’ - as herself a Spitting Image Puppeteer & Voice-Artiste, and, as ‘The Queen’ from Spitting Image, Broadcast on BBC2 from 21:25 to 23:00, on Saturday 26 August 2006.
What I Call Unique TV – as ‘The Queen’ from Spitting Image (co-performed
with Spitting Image colleague
Transmission: Impossible With Ed And Oucho – as Babs (the female termite), first broadcast May 2009. Definitely in Episode 5 broadcast on BBC 2 on 30 May 2009, Episode 8 first broadcast on CBBC on 7 June 2009, Episode 10 first broadcast on CBBC on 14 June 2009, Episode 12 first broadcast on CBBC on 21 June 2009, Episode 14 first broadcast on CBBC on 28 June 2009, Episode 16 first broadcast on CBBC on 5 July 2009, and, Episode 24 first broadcast on CBBC on 2 August 2009.
That Puppet Game Show (as Amber O’Neal and Miss Jemima Taptackle, Series 1 first screened on 10, 17, 24, & 31 August, & 7 & 14 September 2013 and episodes scheduled for transmission on 29 December 2013 and 5 January 2014
The One Show (as herself a Spitting Image Puppeteer, and puppeteering The Queen, to mark the 30th anniversary of Spitting Image), episode broadcast 27 February 2014, BBC 1.