Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Greg Davies, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television.


Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 74 episodes (9 series), 2015 - 2019. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

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Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Alex Horne, Frank Skinner, Josh Widdicombe, Roisin Conaty, Romesh Ranganathan, Tim Key. Copyright: Avalon Television / UKTV.

Series 1, Episode 1 - Melon Buffet

This week the comedians have to try and paint the best picture of a horse while riding a horse. Also, expect melon-eating, bath-emptying and pop-up tents.

Further details

Prize task: Most unusual item.

* Tim Key: A reindeer skull. - 5
* Frank Skinner: A pair of grape scissors. - 4
* Romesh Ranganathan: A snow globe featuring pictures of his children. - 3
* Roisin Conaty: A photo of a bench a tramp had carved words into. - 2
* Josh Widdicombe: A football signed by the Plymouth Argyle squad, with the signatures faded from it. - 1

Task 1: In the lab there is a watermelon. Eat as much watermelon as possible. You have one minute. Your time starts when you open the door to the lab.

* Romesh: 301g - 5
* Tim: 302g (deducted a point for cheating) - 4
* Josh: 218g - 3
* Frank: 179g - 2
* Roisin: 9g - 1

Task 2: Paint the best picture of a horse, whilst riding a horse.

* Frank - 5
* Romesh - 4
* Josh - 3
* Tim - 2
* Roisin - 1 (moved from third to last due to her riding a mechanical horse)

Task 3: Completely empty this bathtub. Fastest wins. You must not remove the plug, tip or damage the bath. Your time starts now.

* Romesh: 2:50 - 5
* Frank: 7:42 - 4
* Josh: 8:52 - 3
* Roisin: DNF - 2
* Tim: 2:20 (disqualified for removing the plug) - 1

Live task: Pop up a tent, get in the tent, zip up the tent, put on a onesie in the tent, and emerge from the tent wearing the onesie. Fastest wins.

* Tim - 5
* Frank - 4
* Josh - 3
* Roisin - 2
* Romesh - 1

Final scores

* Frank and Romesh - 19
* Tim - 17
* Josh - 13
* Roisin - 7

Tie-break task: Find Alex. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

* Frank: 1:50 - Winner
* Romesh: 2:27

Broadcast details

Tuesday 28th July 2015
60 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Greg Davies Host / Presenter
    Alex Horne Host / Presenter
    Romesh Ranganathan Self
    Frank Skinner Self
    Roisin Conaty Self
    Josh Widdicombe Self
    Tim Key Self
    Writing team
    Alex Horne Writer
    Production team
    Andy Devonshire Series Director
    Andy Cartwright Series Producer
    Alex Horne Producer
    Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
    James Taylor Executive Producer
    Jon Thoday Executive Producer
    Hilary Rosen Executive Producer
    Rob Aslett Executive Producer
    Richard Watsham Executive Producer
    Thomas Perrett Editor
    Mark Sangster Editor
    James Dillon Production Designer
    Dru Masters Composer


    Prize Task

    Greg Davies is the Taskmaster, with Alex Horne as his sidekick, in this brand new series coming to Dave. Here the contestants try to impress the Taskmaster with their unusual items.

    Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner, Roisin Conaty, Josh Widdicombe, Tim Key.

    How to eat watermelon really quickly

    Tim Key and Romesh Ranganathan are challenged by the Taskmaster to eat as much watermelon as they can in 60 seconds.

    Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Tim Key.


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