Tim Fitzhigham - The Gambler

Episodes

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Comedian-adventurer Tim FitzHigham recreates a bizarre bet originally wagered in 1753.

The comedian-author-adventurer recreates bizarre bets from the 18th and 19th centuries.

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.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2013.

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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.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014.

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

The comedian-author-adventurer recreates bizarre bets from the 18th and 19th centuries.

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

The comedian-author-adventurer recreates bizarre bets from the 18th and 19th centuries.

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.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2014.

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Tim recreates an 18th-century feat, trying to outrun a racehorse in a 100-yard dash.

The comedian-author-adventurer recreates bizarre bets from the 18th and 19th centuries.

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.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 2014.

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Comedian Tim FitzHigham recreates an 18th-century bet, attempting to travel 25mph on water

The comedian-author-adventurer recreates bizarre bets from the 18th and 19th centuries.

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

The comedian-author-adventurer recreates bizarre bets from the 18th and 19th centuries.

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 by Jon Hunter and Paul Byrne.

Producer: Joe Nunnery.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015.

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

The comedian-author-adventurer recreates bizarre bets from the 18th and 19th centuries.

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

The comedian-author-adventurer recreates bizarre bets from the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Tim and Alex Horne recreate a bet involving horse riding and one million dots.

The comedian-author-adventurer recreates bizarre bets from the 18th and 19th centuries.