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BBC, Hat Trick team for quiz show “The Time It Takes”

British pubcaster BBC1 has set a fall premiere for its eccentric quiz show The Time It Takes. Produced by London indie Hat Trick Productions, the Saturday night competition series (pictured) will ...
October 29, 2018

British pubcaster BBC1 has set a fall premiere for its eccentric quiz show The Time It Takes.

Produced by London indie Hat Trick Productions, the Saturday night competition series (pictured) will feature contestants racing to answer as many quirky questions as possible within a specific time limit. Instead of a pre-determined amount of time, limits will be set by contestants determining the time it takes to, for example, unwrap every Werther’s Original in a family pack; how long it takes to complete a Rubik’s cube underwater; how long a kettle takes to boil; or the time it takes to deflate an air bed and put it back into its original box.

Winners of The Time It Takes will walk away with a dream holiday, while the losers will take home a tea towel.

Award-winning comedian Joe Lycett will front the series, alongside sidekick Alison Hammond. The quiz show will also feature a rotating panel of celebrity guests who will enact certain assignments, including Ore Oduba, Joel Dommett, Debbie McGee, Paul Chuckle, Jess Wright and Mark-Francis Vandelli.

The Time It Takes will air on BBC1 this Fall.

Hat Trick’s Richard Wilson serves as executive producer alongside series producer Meriel Beale. The series was commissioned by BBC1′s Jo Street, commissioning editor of entertainment and daytime.

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