Tim Fitzhigham


Feb/March 2013 Very Good News: The Gamblerand Tim's Flanders and
show are at the Adelaide Festival in Australia (Tim loves
Australia).  Gambler sells out and Flanders and Swann wins an award.

Nov 2012 Tim arrives from filming on SHC
(see below) to record his radio pilot for BBC Radio 4 - now called Tim
FitzHigham, The Gambler it was recorded in the Radio Theatre where the Goon
Show was recorded (Hurrah).

Autumn/Winter 2012 Filming Starts on Super
Human Challenge, this takes Tim from Iceland to Los Angeles; Dubai to Glasgow
from the highest hieghts of the sky to the deepest depths of the Oceans...

August 2012 Tim is Nominated for a second
Malcolm Hardee Award (this time as comic most likely to make a million quid -
he falls short of winning by £999,998...all donations to his benevolent fund
gratefully recieved)

Summer 2012 Tim attempts to win another bet
against Alex Horne, this leads to the sell out Edinburgh Show Stop the Pigeon -
then the nice people at BBC Radio 4 decide to make this into a show...

Spring 2012 The Gambler Tours Switzerland
then The Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Australia.  Tim joins
Adam Hills, Jimoen and Wanda Skyes on In Gordon Street Tonight.  Before
joining the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow and a tour the
east coast of Australia from Tazmania in the South to Cairns in the North.

August 2011 Tim is Nominated for his first
Malcolm Hardee Award (for an accidentally unplanned yet cunning stunt)

Summer 2011 Tim wrecks himself again
physically preparing for his Edinburgh show, Tim FitzHigham: Gambler.
Amazingly, more House of Lords speeches and a another show for a different HRH.

July 2011 Tim wins a filmmaking award in
the Adventurists Film
at the Royal Geographical Society.

Spring 2011 Tim appears as himself reading
his book in The Hereafter - a film by Clint Eastwood starring Matt Damon. 
He does his first command performance for an HRH and a gig with Tony Hadley (it
was Gold!).

Autumn 2010 Rescues a bunch of former
battery hens from ownership by a supermarket chain and opens Manderlay in his
back garden.

Summer 2010 New show Gentleman Adventurer
opens at the Edinburgh Festival to some lovely reviews.

Spring 2010 Tim is made a Fellow of the
Royal Society of the Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce (FRSA).

Autumn 2009 Tim is made a Fellow of the
Royal Geographical Society (FRGS).

Summer 2009 Tim's book comes out in paper
back under the new and improved title ALL AT SEA

Spring 2009 Tim appears on BBC Radio 2 and 4,
plays festivals in the Alps, Glasgow, Newbury, Henley and Glastonbury and filmsDesperate Romantics for
BBC 2.

Autumn 2008 Tim does an after dinner speech
at the House of Lords for the Prince of Wales Trust and films Wolfman with Sir
Anthony Hopkins and Benicio Del Toro.

Summer 2008 Tim invents 'the wild morris' a
traditional but endurance style of Morris Dance and morris dances 190 miles
from London's Globe Theatre to the Bishop's Palace in Norwich, his showabout it
The Bard's Fool sells out in Edinburgh

July 2008 Tim's first book is out called In The Bath

August 2007 Tim's Kama Sutra show wins the
Spirit of the Fringe award at Edinburgh.

Summer 2007 Tim runs up Mount Vesuvius in
record time becomes a Fellow of the Royal
Geographical Society
and is nominated for the Award for Innovation
in Comedy by Chortle.

January 2007 Tim's bath joins the paper
boat in the National
Maritime Museum
and Tim's Multi-award winning show In The Bath:
Unplugged begins UK tour.

November 2006 Tim inflates
world's largest balloon
to raise awareness of environmental issues.

August 2006 Tim's Don Quixote show sells
out in Edinburgh.

July 2006 Tim's quest to be a Mediaeval
Knight leads to him living as a recluse in a cave in a Spanish desert.

June 2006 Tim FitzHigham, impressionist
Alistair McGowan, the UK Environment Agency and the UN, set new British and
European Records by assmebling a huge washing line in Trafalger Square, London,
to raise awareness of environmental issues and UN World Environment Day.

May 2006 May 2006 Tim joins the Lord Mayor
of Westminster in presenting the prizes at the worlds toughest canoe and kayak
race, the 125 mile Devizes to Westminster.

2006 Paper Boat - the show about Tim's trip
in a paper boat - continues to tour the UK.

2005 Inaugurated as The Commodore of
Sudbury Quay in the County of Suffolk, appointed The Pittancer of Selby Town in
the West Riding, North Yorkshire and Waterman to the Mayor and Unitary
Authority of Swindon.

2005 In the Bath: Unplugged - the show
about Tim's trip in a bath opens in Edinburgh. It receives five star reviews
and wins the Editors' Award.

2005 Tim attends Maritime Reception at St
James's Palace and is presented to Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of

2005 Thomas Crapper and Co. release a
lavatory named after Tim to celebrate the bath journey. This is only the second
commemorative lavatory in history (the other commemorated Queen Victoria's

2005 Made a Freeman of the Company of
Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames.

2005 Tim becomes
the first person to successfully row the English Channel in a Bath.
He then rowed 200 miles, round Kent, and finished at Tower Bridge, having rowed
the last 120 miles following a broken shoulder.

2004 The Record Breaking Paper Boat becomes
the Special Boats Exhibit at the National Maritime Museum (Small Boats
Division) in Falmouth, Cornwall.

2004 Made a Freeman of the City of London

2004 Tim attempts to become the first
person to row the English Channel in a Bath. The attempt is called off in a
force 6 to 7 storm just 4 miles from success. Tim badly injured in the storm
but plans another attempt.

2003 Broke 383 year-old World Record by
paddling a paper boat 160 miles down the River Thames to raise money for Comic

2000 - 2003 Tim tours the UK in various
sketch shows playing 200 to 1000 seat theatres, writes for a couple of BBC
Radio series and gets very lost in Tangiers.

2000 Established the Infinite Number of MonkeysProduction Company to tour live sketch shows in the UK. The company started
with a pen, a banana, and £364.84. It now has a turnover a bit bigger than

2000 Won Spirit of the Fringe Award (the
other winners that year: Ross Noble and Mackenzie Crook).

1999 Nominated Perrier Best Newcomer as
writer and performer on his first trip to Edinburgh for an idea that started on
a napkin.

1998 Tim farms pigs in the West Indies,
explodes a lavatory, and starts telling stories to make people laugh in a rum
shop up a goat track at the top of a hill.


On twitter at @timfitzhigham