THEY PERSUADE THE SAUDI ARABIAN EMBASSY TO LET THEM INSTALL A GLASS PANE ‘TO PROTECT WOMEN FROM THEIR ASPIRATIONS’
production team are a bunch of ninjas who know exactly what they’re doing and know exactly how to get into anywhere and they’ve got balls of steel,’ says Rubinstein as we make the final preparations for our assignment.
They put their success, waltzing into politicians’ houses, party conferences and highly secure embassies, down to supreme confidence and — often — the unthinkingness of people in authority. And Rubinstein believes they will still be able to pull it off as they become better known: ‘I’ve spoken to Adam Boulton [the political editor of Sky News] while I’m in character in both series and he hasn’t recognised me,’ he boasts. ‘There’s plenty of people out there still to get.’ If money was no object, he says he would put a burka on the Statue of Liberty, and a niqab on Big Ben for good measure. Prowse says he’d like to sunbathe on Richard Branson’s Necker Island, taking advantage of a local law that all beaches are publicly owned.
Plebgate Rubinstein and Prowse erect the
For Sale sign outside the Houses of Parliament. Below: Prowse with one of his satirical blue