Tom Hiddleston: Maisie, are you ready?
Maisie Williams: I’m ready. Let’s go. Thirty seconds on the clock.
CHALLENGE ONE: THE BRONZE AGE
MW: A…man? Oh, Lord Nooth!
TH: Yes, but he loves…
MW: Lord Nooth building a snowman. Cooking? Lord Nooth cooking!
TH: No! That was so bad. It was the Bronze Age. Why was Lord Nooth cooking not an option? I was trying to do a bucket of bronze.
CHALLENGE 2: WARTHOG
TH: A stocking. A Christmas stocking. A dog. Hognob!
MW: Kind of, but what is he?
TH: A pig. A hog. He’s a figure. He’s an animation. A clay figure.
MW: No! What other animals look like this?
TH: A warthog!
MW: Yes! That’s incredible.
TH: Nine points to Gryffindor.
CHALLENGE 3: TRICERATOPS
MW: A hedgehog?
TH: No, that’s absolutely terrible. I have to start again.
MW: A triceratops!
TH: Yes! Do I get to keep going?
TH: No? Oh, OK. That’s an insight into family Christmases. [laughs] I feel so much better.
CHALLENGE 4: PTERODACTYL
MW: Aw! OK, they sort of look a bit like this.
TH: A pterodactyl.
TH: Amazing! It also looks like a fighter jet. That’s actually brilliant, without any re-strokes.
CHALLENGE 5: CAVEMAN
MW: A cloud. The sun. Raining. Nick [Park, Early Man’s director]?
TH: No, that was so bad! That’s my attempt at drawing Eddie’s character, Dug, to represent a caveman. I have signally failed to do that.
MW: That’s quite a hard one. I wouldn’t know what I’d draw. [laughing] Nick Park?
TH: It does look like a cloud, but I was trying to get his shaggy hair. It was a bad place to start, I think. It doesn’t matter, I’ll live to fight another day.
CHALLENGE 6: SPEAR
MW: OK. OK. Start the clock!
TH: That’s confidence, I like that.
TH: An arrow. A spear!
MW: Yes! That was an easy one.
CHALLENGE 7: FOSSIL
MW: A bone! But it’s going to be… It’s off to a good start. Fossil!
TH: YES! Come on! I can’t believe you got that, that was great. I’m really flattered that you think that’s a bone. It looks like a man in freefall.
BF: OK, it’s 3–2 to Maisie.
MW: I have been very lucky in the ones I’ve selected.
CHALLENGE 8: WOOLLY MAMMOTH
TH: A mountain range.
MW: No, it’s got one of these…
TH: A tail? An elephant. A mammoth!
MW: Yes! But it’s got, like…
TH: A woolly mammoth!
MW: Yes! That is a woolly mammoth, believe it or not, ladies and gentlemen. I was there, I know what they look like.
TH: It’s a really good woolly mammoth. Tremendous.
MW: Maisie wins by lucky draw.
TH: This is what I give you for that. That’s a winning thumbs-up.