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

The Time It Takes

  • TV comedy
  • BBC One
  • 2018 - 2019
  • 8 episodes (1 series)

Game show hosted by Joe Lycett in which the contestants decide how much time they have to answer questions. Also features Alison Hammond.

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

Key details

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
2018 - 2019
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
8 (1 series)
Creator
Jimmy Baker
Stars
Joe Lycett and Alison Hammond
Writer
James Kettle
Directors
Barbara Wiltshire and Alan De Pellette
Producers
Meriel Beale, Richard Wilson and Hannah Duncombe
Companies

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?

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

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

Recording details

  • BBC Pacific Quay

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