The Time It Takes. Joe Lycett. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

The Time It Takes

BBC One comedy game show with Joe Lycett. 8 episodes (1 series), 2018 - 2019. Stars Joe Lycett and Alison Hammond.

The Time It Takes. Image shows from L to R: Alison Hammond, Joe Lycett. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

The Time It Takes

Game show hosted by Joe Lycett in which the contestants decide how much time they have to answer questions

2018 - 2019
8   (1 series)
Jimmy Baker
Joe Lycett and Alison Hammond
James Kettle
Barbara Wiltshire
Meriel Beale

In this unique comedy quiz game show - hosted by Joe Lycett, with assistance from Alison Hammond - it is the contestants themselves who decide how long they have to answer questions in each round.

Each round sees the players faced with a choice of a number of bizarre tasks and challenge, and have until their choice has been completed to answer as many questions correctly as possible.

Challenges on offer through the series include Alison straining baked beans through a pair of tights; Frankie Bridge crossing a bridge, popping seven balloons whilst riding a Spacehopper; shaving a toy horse with a beard trimmer; and juicing a bowl of fruit over the hat of a garden gnome. Once the challenge is complete, the contestant's answering time is up - can they choose the longest timer and go on to win a holiday?

Production Details

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 3rd November 2018 on BBC One at 5:40pm
Last new broadcast
Saturday 2nd February 2019 on BBC One at 5:20pm

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