Master of the pun Tim Vine journeys back in time to Tudor England in a quest to find a silver lion and bring Christmas to Henry VIII’s court.
It’s Christmas time at Tim’s antiques shop, and special celebrity guest Emma Bunton needs Tim’s help. Can he make this antique silver lion as good as new? Thanks to his time-travelling grandfather clock, the answer is always yes!
Tim travels back to Tudor England, arriving in the court of Henry VIII just as the Christmas celebrations are getting underway. But finding a silver lion isn’t going to be as easy as it seems: Catherine of Aragon (Sally Phillips) has a new lady in waiting, Anne Boleyn (Emma Bunton), who’s desperate to impress – and save her head – by arranging a fantastic Christmas party for the king.
There’s just one problem: no one has RSVP’d! And when Tim meets the King he’s mistaken for the new court jester and immediately put in charge of the entertainment. Looks like the search for a new silver lion will have to wait…
Can Tim step up to the plate as the new court jester and pull off a party fit for a king? Can he find the silver lion and get back to his shop before Christmas? Can he fit any more puns into half an hour?! Only time travel will tell…
With celebrity guest cameos, big laughs and more puns than you can shake a stick at, Tim Vine Travels Through Time is a festive treat for the whole family.
The cast includes Tim Vine, Emma Bunton, Sally Phillips, Danny John Jules, Reverend Richard Coles, Spencer Jones, Mandeep Dhillon, Marek Larwood and John Archer.
Tim Vine Travels Through Time Christmas Special airs Friday 29 December 2017 from 7.30pm-8.00p on BBC One.