It is a dislocating experience to discover that two 1970s British Legends were actually The Same!
The eponymous character in the Vic Sinex advert who gave the nation a catch-phrase that entered common usage for many years - as a generic reassurance for any doubt; was actually The Same as the naughty and nightmare-inducing mammal from popular children's TV show Pipkins...
(...a show that - for those who experienced it in youth, became the very definition of the term Low Budget).
I admit that Malcolm and Hartley do not look very alike, at least superficially; but recall that we are here dealing with a master of disguise.
Yet on reflection and fundamentally; the two are clearly one and the same whiny, seedy, camp layabout that so fascinated (and, no doubt, corrupted) Britons young and old - a mere fifty years ago.