Tim FitzHigham: The Gambler
Radio 4 show 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 company
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- 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
- Friday 17th May 2019 at 11:30pm on Radio 4 Extra