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Tim Vine Travels Through Time

Tim Vine Travels Through Time

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2017
  • 2 episodes

Comedy in which antique dealer Tim Vine travels through time on various errands, meeting historical figures in the process.

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Tim Vine Travels In Time

Master of the pun Tim Vine journeys back in time to the days of Robin Hood in a quest to mend a golden arrow and a broken heart.

Further details

Tim is in search of a celebrity for the grand opening of his antique shop. It just so happens that his very first customer is presenter and Strictly Come Dancing champion, Ore Oduba, who asks Tim if he can mend his ancient golden arrow. Tim steps inside his very special Grandfather clock which travels him back in time to Sherwood Forest in the days of Robin Hood and his band of merry men.

On arriving, Tim is greeted by Robin himself (who bears an uncanny resemblance to Ore Oduba). Robin is suffering from a broken heart. He has mysteriously lost his famous bullseye aim, and with it the love of Maid Marion. Tim must get to the bottom of the mystery but local tyrant and shouty killjoy, the Sheriff of Nottingham, is determined to drive him out of town. Can Tim get to the bottom of this skullduggery and help Robin regain his archery prowess and win back the love of Maid Marion? Will he be able to repair the broken arrow and secure Ore Oduba to cut the ribbon at the grand opening of Tim's Antiques? Only time travel will tell...


This episode was delayed from its scheduled broadcast time of 10:35pm.

Broadcast details

Friday 1st September 2017
30 minutes
  • Tuesday 20th June 2017 at Pinewood Studios

Cast & crew

Tim Vine Tim
Guest cast
Ore Oduba Robin Hood
Sally Phillips Maid Marion
Tim Key Sheriff or Nottingham
Spencer Jones Friar Tuck
Mandeep Dhillon Vague Marion
Kayode Ewumi Al
Marek Larwood Glen
John Archer Little John
Tony Green Self
Writing team
Tim Vine Writer
John Archer Writer
Dan Maier (as Daniel Maier) Script Editor
Production team
Barbara Wiltshire Director
John Pocock Producer
Christine Langan Executive Producer
Paul Schlesinger Executive Producer
Richard Halladay (as Richard Halladey) Editor
Derek Bain Editor
Jim Holloway Production Designer
Kevin Riddle Casting Director
Amanda Monk Costume Designer
Kate Benton Make-up Designer
Julia Smith Lighting Designer
Andrew Blaney Composer
Graham Noon Composer
Alex Moody Commissioning Editor


Comedy Playhouse: Tim Vine Travels in Time review

The wordplay wizard teamed with Ore Oduba for a trip to Sherwood Forest and a half-hour barrage from his pun gun. Get ready to groan...

Sam Wollaston, The Guardian, 2nd September 2017

Tim Vine Travels In Time preview

The most obvious bit of time travelling that Tim Vine has achieved with this pilot is to propel it about six hours ahead of where it should be in the schedules. For there's no denying that with its cheap sets and cheesy jokes this has the feel of a kids' show, out of place in a 10.35pm slot.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 1st September 2017

Preview - Tim Vine Travels in Time

The master of the pun, Tim Vine, returns with the comedy playhouse sitcom.

Eloise Craven-Todd, On The Box, 1st September 2017

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