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Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler

BBC Radio 4 stand-up. 9 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 2013 - 2015. Stars Tim Fitzhigham.

Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler

Radio 4 comedy in which adventurer and comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates a series of bizarre bets from the 18th and 19th Centuries

2013 - 2015
BBC Radio 4
9   (1 pilot + 2 series)
Tim Fitzhigham
Tim Fitzhigham and Jon Hunter
Colin Anderson and Joe Nunnery

Perrier Award nominated comedian, author, explorer and 'air recycler' Tim FitzHigham is a man with bad ideas. He once rowed the Channel in a bathtub. Now he is attempting to recreate a series of bizarre bets from the 18th and 19th Centuries.

The pilot episode focuses on whether Tim could make a letter travel 50 miles in one hour (using only old fashioned methods).

The first series included an episode that focused on Tim attempting to have a coat made from scratch in just one day; and a challenge in which Tim had to get a cheeseboard to travel a distance of four-and-a-half miles in under 100 throws.

Series 2 started with Tim trying to walk blindfolded from London's Royal Academy to the Royal Exchange building in under an hour, and ending with him taking on Alex Horne again in a challenge involving a horse and dots on a piece of paper.

Production Details

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 17th February 2013 on BBC Radio 4 at 7:15pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 22nd April 2015 on BBC Radio 4 at 6:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 24th August 2021 at 5:00am on Radio 4 Extra

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