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The Time It Takes

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

Series 1

1. Episode One

First broadcast: Saturday 3rd November 2018

Contestants choose from a list of timers, and they try to give as many right answers as possible while the referee, the brilliant Alison Hammond, strains baked beans through a pair of tights, introduces three dogs using a stair lift and invites a mystery celebrity to dissolves bath bombs in lemonade.

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2. Episode Two

First broadcast: Saturday 10th November 2018

Referee Alison Hammond presides over a hilarious choice of timers that include a garden gnome used as a juicer and Natalie Cassidy playing a trumpet in a taxi. Can the contestants choose the longest timer and go on to win the holiday?

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3. Episode Three

First broadcast: Saturday 17th November 2018

Game show hosted by Joe Lycett in which the contestants decide how long they have to answer the questions. Referee Alison Hammond presides over a hilarious choice of timers that include shaving a toy horse with a beard trimmer and Ainsley Harriott moving a ball the length of a football pitch using a leaf blower. Can the contestants choose the longest timer and go on to win a holiday?

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4. Episode Four

First broadcast: Saturday 24th November 2018

This week's choice of timers that include butter being melted through a sieve using a hairdryer, a baby duck trying to climb some steps and a child's shoe being filled with custard using a turkey baster.

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5. Episode Five

First broadcast: Saturday 1st December 2018

Game show hosted by Joe Lycett in which the contestants decide how long they have to answer the questions. Referee Alison Hammond presides over a hilarious choice of timers that include filling a cat bowl with milk squeezed through the fingers of a pair of rubber gloves, and Kimberley Wyatt doing a three-point turn in a tractor.

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6. Episode Six

First broadcast: Saturday 12th January 2019

Alison Hammond makes sure all is fair and proper as she cracks two dozen eggs with a flip flop, pots chocolate balls on a snooker table by blowing through a straw and invites a mystery guest to vacuum up 5,000 frozen peas.

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7. Episode Seven

First broadcast: Saturday 19th January 2019

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

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8. Episode Eight

First broadcast: Saturday 2nd February 2019

Find out how long it takes to burst balloons by filling them with squirty cream, to roll a sprout the length of a cricket wicket using just your nose and for a mystery celebrity to peel themselves out of a wet suit.

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