Tim Fitzhigham - The Gambler

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0001Pilot Episode2013021720150101 (R4)

Award winning comedian-author-adventurer, Tim Fitzhigham and his nemesis Alex Horne recreate a bizarre bet which was originally wagered by the 4th Duke of Queensbury in 1753.

The bet: that Tim can pass a missive over a distance of fifty miles in one hour, using only the means that would have been available to a gentleman in 1753.

Written by Tim FitzHigham and Jon Hunter, with additional material from Paul Byrne.

Produced by Colin Anderson.

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Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates a 19th-century bet involving a woollen coat.

Comedian, author and adventurer Tim FitzHigham recreates Sir John Throckmorton's 1811 attempt to have a coat made from scratch - going from the sheep's back to his own back in a single day.

Written by and starring Tim FitzHigham, with additional material from Jon Hunter and Paul Byrne, and literal material from the Derbyshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers.

Produced by Colin Anderson.

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Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates a 'gamble Anglaise' from 1811, attempting to get a cheeseboard to travel a distance of four and a half miles in under 100 throws.

Challenge number one? Getting permission to have the A151 closed down for the purposes of cheeseboard tossing.

Written by and starring Tim FitzHigham, with additional material from Jon Hunter and Paul Byrne and sums and support from Joe Oldak. Produced by Colin Anderson.

Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates a 19th-century feat of cheeseboard throwing.

Written by and starring Tim FitzHigham, with additional material from Jon Hunter and Paul Byrne. Produced by Colin Anderson.

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Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates an 18th Century bet, attempting to outrun a racehorse over a hundred yard dash. Tim turns to Kriss Akabusi and his former school PE teacher for training advice.

Written by and starring Tim FitzHigham with Olivia Fitzroy and Bob Slayer. Additional material written by Jon Hunter and Paul Byrne. Produced by Colin Anderson.

Tim FitzHigham recreates an 18th-century bet, attempting to outrun a racehorse.

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Comedian and adventurer Tim FitzHigham recreates an 18th Century bet, attempting to travel 25mph on water using only the means available to a gentleman in 1765. History books record of the original attempt, "Something snapped, there was a fatality and the wager was abandoned."

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Tim FitzHigham recreates an 18th-century bet: Can he navigate central London blindfolded?

Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates an 18th century bet; can he walk from London's Royal Academy to the Royal Exchange building while blindfolded in under one hour?

Written by and starring Tim FitzHigham. Additional material written by Jon Hunter and Paul Byrne. Produced by Joe Nunnery.

02022015040820160203 (R4)

Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates a 19th century bet; can his pig (Gwladys) cross a bridge quicker than a waterman can row the width of the river beneath?

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Tim FitzHigham recreates a 19th-century bet. Can his pig beat a rower in a feat of speed?

Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates a 19th century bet; can his pig (Gwladys) cross a bridge quicker than a waterman can row the width of the river beneath?

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Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates another 19th century bet; can he cook a pudding underneath ten feet of water?

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Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham attempts to cook a pudding under ten feet of water.

Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates another 19th century bet; can he cook a pudding underneath ten feet of water?

Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates a series of bizarre bets from history.

02042015042220160217 (R4)

Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham and his old nemesis Alex Horne recreate a 19th century bet; can Tim ride a horse from London to Dover and back before Alex makes 1 million dots on a piece of paper?

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Adventuring comedian Tim FitzHigham and his old nemesis Alex Horne recreate a 19th century bet; can Tim ride a horse from London to Dover and back before Alex makes 1 million dots on a piece of paper?