It may look like Harry Hill, it might sound like Harry Hill, but that is not Harry Hill playing Harry Hill in The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm. For a start, he has five pairs of glasses on his head when Harry only has one.
In this family comedy adapted by Charlie Higson from the books of Norman Hunter Branestawm takes a young girl under his wing to teach her science, while facing off with a corrupt local politician (David Mitchell) and an arms manufacturer (Ben Miller) who wants to build an arms factory right in the middle of Branestawm’s village.
Harry spoke to our TV editor Toby Earle about why he fancied taking on the multiple pairs of glasses, his own experiences of chemistry and inventing scrapes, and how he prepared to wear hair for the role. There’s also a touching reflection on what Harry loves the most about Christmas in London.