Recently, BBC revealed a video of British impressionists Scheiffer Bates and Charlie Hopkinson excellently impersonating popular characters of the Peaky Blinders series on other well-known BBC shows.
In order to make a decision on which character will go with which show, there are two hats in front of two comedians, one presenting Peaky Blinders characters, and another with BBC projects. The oldest sibling Arthur Shelby (Paul Anderson) in Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars was the first pick. Immediately, those who watch the show before, realize that the two seem to be a very good match as Arthur and the British chef have similar energy while discussing. Hopkinson played Arthur when Bates portrayed Ramsay. In the short skit, Ramsay displayed Arthur’s instructions which the Shelby family member misunderstood, at one moment, they misheard bruschetta to “Changretta,” the rival Italian family. It is surprising that there was no conflict breaking out between the two emotional individuals.
The second character presented on the hat was Alfie Solomons (Tom Hardy) in The Green Planet (David Attenborough). It is obvious that Alfie expressed everything in an easy and straightforward manner. Both comedians did a good job when impersonating the Jewish gang leader’s accent and the intentional pauses he produces when speaking. The third pairing is the whole Shelby family and the soap opera Eastenders. The Shelby family includes Lizzie Shelby (Natasha O’Keeffe), Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy), and Arthur again. In an entertaining way, Tommy closes the skit by saying “I don’t do lines. That’s Arthur’s thing,” creating a wordplay between Arthur’s obsession with cocaine and dialogue lines on a script. Additionally, Arthur is the star of the final clip which ties in with the popular reality TV show called The Apprentice. Alfie and the whole Shelby family, along with detective Campbell (Sam Neil) attend an interview in which Campbell was sacked at the end.
Both Hopkinson and Bates are famous creators on Youtube when they attract hundreds of thousands of viewers to watch their videos. This August, Hopkinson will be performing his latest show, Deep Now, at Edinburgh Festival.
Peaky Blinders is written by creator Steven Knight. The crime-drama series premiered its sixth season on BBC One in late February. The series finale was released on Sunday, April 3. Peaky Blinders will be available on Netflix on June 10.
Tommy Shelby in EastEnders? Alfie Solomons narrating The Green Planet?— BBC (@BBC) April 29, 2022
Impressionists @ScheifferBates and @c_hopkinson imagine your favourite #PeakyBlinders characters in some top BBC shows.
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