back in the armour

— March 3rd, 2016

Dear All, The tour continues with Deal and Horsham this week then Salisbury, Newbury and Colchester next week - do come. More date are being added. A list of full dates below or email me if you'd like to. I've also just finished filming a new thing in armour for Channel 4 - details to follow but it was great to be back in the medieval metal. Have a great Thursday - hopefully see you at a tour date soon. thanks for reading T

tour RADIO 4

— February 5th, 2016



Just a quick email - I'm on a UK tour with The Gamble live show - the tour kicks off tonight in Poole - do come to one of the dates i'm everywhere from the south coast to St Andrew's - be lovely to see you.

For anyone interested here's me talking betting on BBC Breakfast with the lovely Naga


And The Gambler Radio series is back on BBC Radio 4 - 630 wednesday nights - if you've missed an EP - they're here.


Thanks for reading and hope to see you at a live show soon


Happy Friday




2016 Tour Dates

— December 15th, 2015

2016 - Confirmed tour dates so far!

venue day date time box office price
Poole Lighthouse Fri 05-Feb-16 7.45pm 0844 4068666 £14/£12
The Rondo, Bath Thurs 11-Feb-16 8pm 0333 666 3366 £14/£12
Norden Farm, Maidenhead Sat 13-Feb-16 8pm 01628 788997 £12
Greenwich Theatre Weds 17-Feb-16 7.30pm 020 8858 7755 £15/£12.50
The Lowry Studio, Salford Thurs 18-Feb-16 8pm 0843 208 6010 £14/£12
The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth Fri 19-Feb-16 8pm 01900 826448 £13
The Firebug, Leicester Sat 20-Feb-16 8.30pm 0116 242 3595 £10/£8
The Astor, Deal Thurs 03-Mar-16 8pm 01304 370220 £15
The Capitol, Horsham Sat 05-Mar-16 7.45pm 01403 750220 £13/£11
Arlington Arts, Newbury Thurs 10-Mar-16 8pm 01635 244246 £13
The Studio, Mercury Fri 11-Mar-16 8pm 01206 573948 £12/£10
Selby Town Hall Thurs 24-Mar-16   01757 708449 £13
Norwich Playhouse Fri 01-Apr-16 8pm 01603 598598 £14/£12
Square Chapel, Halifax Sat 09-Apr-16 7.30pm 01422 349422 £13/£11
Byre Theatre, St Andrews Thurs 21-Apr-16 7.30pm 01334 475000 £14/£12


new stuff

— October 21st, 2015

Hi All

its nearly the end of the day in UK - new videos on line - you might like them.


Do have a look if you can -


Hope you're all well - for flanders fans - new dates are on the website too. Thanks for reading this. Hope you enjoy the videos (all about a minute)



come and play

— May 29th, 2015

Dear All,

Hope you're enjoying the sunshine!  And thanks so much for listening into Radio 4 for the Gambler (there's still one ep left on the iplayer if you wanted to hear it)


New news in - there are some live shows I'm doing coming up - please come...

4th June (NEXT WEEK) Richmond Theatre, Richmond, London - FLANDERS AND SWANN - it's over 50 years since the originals played there and NOW WE'RE BACK!  To celebrate they've agreed I can offer you kind people who read this a deal on tickets - For £15 tickets, they can Quote ‘Vollie Offer’ with the Box Office or enter promo code VOLLIE15 online. This is the link.

they've made me say the following as it's controversial - "Please note that a £2.90 per ticket booking fee and £2.85 transaction fee applies." (As they would normally.)

That only applies to Richmond!

Next up on the 12th June something really special - I'm doing a 10th ANNIVERSARY BATH SHOW SPECIAL in NORWICH - it will be so much fun and I'd love you all to come if you're near.  Here are the details.


And JULY 10th FLANDERS AND SWANN hits the oxford playhouse - tickets are selling fast so please do send anyone you know along - it should be a super night.  The link for information.


AUGUST IS EDINBURGH - details of flanders and the solo show are on those links - again tickets are selling so please do come along.


thanks so much for reading this and I really hope to see you at one of the shows really soon


all the best




— April 28th, 2015

Dear All, Tickets for this years brand new Edinburgh show have just gone on sale - do come along It's called the Gambler - a shot in the dark Tickets are here Hope to see you up there in August & thanks for reading

coming up

— April 16th, 2015

Dear All,

The Gambler on Radio 4 - there's one more episode to go - NEXT WEDNESDAY 22nd 18.30PM - do have a listen if you're free. If you've missed any - the BBC has put them up on the iplayer - they're only there for a bit - but they are here

ALSO ON 22nd APRIL at 9PM - I'm live on the south bank at the Udderbelly - tickets are here do please come -


and it's hitting OXFORD on the 10th JULY -

EDINBURGH - i'll be there - tickets for some of the shows are up already and selling - but I'm doing a solo show (The Gambler - a shot in the dark), Flanders and Swann and details are being finalised for a couple of other things - I'll be putting them out soon.

Really hope to see as many of you as possible at one of the above and as ever thanks for reading this best wishes tim


— March 30th, 2015

Dear All...


I hope you are really well - it's finally here - the new series of the GAMBLER is on BBC RADIO 4 - it starts this wednesday 1st APRIL (April Fools Day - great work the BBC Scheduling Department) 6.30PM - do please tune in and get as many others to enjoy the fun as you can!


Also - I'll be live on the southbank in the Udderbelly on the 22nd April doing a live Gambler show - that might be fun too...


The Flanders and Swann show is touring the Med - naturally - but will be back in time for Edinburgh certainly!


I will of course be in Selby, Yorkshire as 14th Pittancer of Selby in the Ridings for Maunday Thursday to give out eggs and £1 Maunday Money...on the 2nd as usual...


Hope you're all really well and that you enjoy the fun on the 1st April...unless you're a Benedictine Monk and then I'll see you in Selby on the 2nd...


All the very best and thanks for reading




— April 9th, 2014

Dear All,

A HUGE thank you to everyone who listened in to the radio show on Sunday - if you missed it - it's on the iplayer at the BBC - where they have now put VIDEOS of the show too.  So you can watch the radio show!  It's only there for 4 more days - so please itune in!


EPISODE TWO is on this SUNDAY at 7.15PM - it's a cracking bet - the main question - will I win?


Also on the BBC site are videos of the pilot episode with me and Alex Horne - if you missed it - then it's here (apologies it's slightly less free)  

In other news - I'm off touring NEW ZEALAND - this is going to be great fun - anyone you know in NZ - please do send them along - I'm doing THE GAMBLER details are here 

Flanders & Swann is back touring in June and August with dates in UK.

Thanks so much for reading this and do have a listen to the Radio show - I think you might enjoy it.



— April 2nd, 2014

Dear All.

The First Episode of my Radio Series is out this SUNDAY NIGHT on BBC RADIO 4 at 7.15PM - all you have to do is listen - and please tell anyone you like to listen too - it's funny - I've tried my best.  Further details are below and on the BBC Radio 4 Website - if you miss it - there's iplayer too...but don't miss it please...thank you.

In other news - I'm off to tour NEW ZEALAND from April 20th to May 19th - I'll be posting all the dates on the website but if you know someone there - do send them along.

My Edinburgh show HELLFIRE is about to go on sale - as is FLANDERS and SWANN - and also a new show I'm doing called THIS IS YOUR TRIAL - details to follow asap.

Thanks so much for reading this and I hope to make you laugh in your homes on SUNDAY

Can't wait to hear what you think!


Tim FitzHigham – The Gambler

Sunday at 7:15pm

BBC Radio 4


Image for Episode 1


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. Produced by Colin Anderson.


if you missed the pilot episode and would like to hear it (I'm sorry it's the same as half a pint) it's now available here -

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