Sci-fi and fantasy special of Pointless Celebrities airs on BBC One next Saturday (the 18th) at 6pm. Rather good line-up: Hannah Waddingham and Gemma Whelan off of Game of Thrones, Jeff Rawle and Chris Rankin off of Harry Potter, David Dixon and Sandra Dickinson off of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and Norman Lovett and Hattie Hayridge off of Red Dwarf.
It’s like they tried really hard to make him look 40 again, which is an impossibility, so they just ended up with some monstrosity of makeup thicker than a ticket tour’s wad. I hope there are several minutes devoted to explaining it on the dvd.
Also, what a nice picture. I forgot this was happening.
they could’ve gone the Remastered route of just giving him a brown wig and i would’ve been convinced it was holly, rather than going to all the trouble of applying so much makeup that he looks like some strange new form of zombie
It’s the grading rather than the makeup that makes him look so weird in Skipper I worked out. There are contouring illusions on his face which would have looked fine in more natural lighting and post-production, but it’s the high contrast and the stripping out of the red tones that leave him looking like a scrotum sat on a flatbed scanner.
I saw Miles Jupp at a gig over a year ago and he was talking about an episode of Pointless Celebrities he’d done a few months previously that was yet to air, so they’re definitely sitting on a lot of these. I suppose it’s because they’re done as part of the regular series and not as a separate unit.
Just noticed on the EPG that Hattie’s on another sci-fi edition of Pointless Celebrities next Saturday, also featuring Jessie Cave, Peter Davison, Katy Manning, Paul Darrow, Michael Keating, Kiran Shah and Jimmy Vee. Let’s hope she does better without Norm.