Having had a surprisingly late-night pilot earlier in the year, the family friendly master of puns returns with a Christmas special of his sitcom.
Tim Vine returns to his antiques shop, where guest star Emma Bunton asks him to make her old silver lion look as good as new. Thus he uses his time travelling grandfather clock to go back to find one in the court of Henry VIII. There he learns that Anne Boleyn (Bunton), lady in waiting to Catherine of Aragon (Sally Phillips), is trying to save her head by throwing a part for Henry VIII. Things get worse for Tim when the king himself (John Archer) meets him and thinks he is the new court jester.
Tim Vine Travels in Time is on BBC One at 19.30.