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

Taskmaster

Channel 4 and Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 84 episodes (10 series), 2015 - 2020. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

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Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Greg Davies, Daisy May Cooper, Johnny Vegas, Mawaan Rizwan, Alex Horne, Richard Herring, Katherine Parkinson. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 10, Episode 2 - A Documentary About A Despot

Johnny Vegas yells stuff from a tall chair, Katherine Parkinson forgets how balloons work and Richard Herring flails about in a dinghy. Taskmaster Greg Davies does his best to score their efforts as the race to win his magnificent golden bonce continues. Alex Horne makes himself useful by checking things on his tablet.

Further details

Prize task: The best thing with loads of holes in it.

* Mawaan Rizwan: A badly crocheted bunny that he made himself. - 5
* Katherine Parkinson: A pair of red, extra large fishnet stockings worn by her husband when he did panto. - 4
* Richard Herring: Honeycomb. - 3
* Daisy May Cooper: A crumpet. - 2
* Johnny Vegas: A teabag. - 1

Task 1 (Team Task) Part A, just for the team of three: One of you must mount the umpire's chair. The other two must stand on the spots by the piano. You have one minute to get into your positions. Your time starts now.

* Johnny, Katherine and Mawaan: Johnny sits in the chair.
* Daisy and Richard: N/A

Task 1 (Team Task) Part B, just for person sitting in the umpire's chair: Make one different noise for ten seconds every minute for twenty minutes. Each noise must be slightly louder than the last and you must make no other noise during the twenty minutes. You must stay on this chair throughout the twenty minutes. Your time starts when Alex blows the whistle.

* Johnny - 4

Task 1 (Team Task) Part C, for everyone else: Find the treasure. Do not break the box. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

* Katherine and Mawaan: 17:34 - 5
* Daisy and Richard: 18:55 - 4

Task 2: Make the best portrait of the Taskmaster and his favourite toy, using only balloons, pegs and your own clothes. Your portrait must fill this frame. You have thirty minutes. Your time starts now.

* Johnny - 5
* Katherine - 4
* Mawaan and Richard - 2
* Daisy - 1

Task 3: Get all the exercise balls in the hoops. You may not move the hoops or get out of the boat. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

* Daisy: 5:42 - 5
* Richard: 6:33 - 4
* Katherine: 10:02 - 3
* Johnny: 22:00 - 2
* Mawaan: Disqualified for moving the hoops. - 0

Prize task: Guess the things that are making the noise. You will receive one point for every correct answer. Most accurate guesser wins.

* Daisy and Richard - 6
* Mawaan - 4
* Johnny and Katherine - 3

Final scores

* Katherine and Richard - 19
* Daisy - 18
* Mawaan - 16
* Johnny - 15

Tie-break task: Select one of five wind-up toy dinosaurs and make it travel the furthest across a table. You have thirty seconds to select your toy. If the toy falls off the table you are disqualified. Furthest wins.

* Katherine: 7cm - Winner
* Richard: Disqualified as the toy fell of the table.

Notes

Episode also known as "A Documentary About Despots".

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on All 4

Date
Thursday 22nd October 2020
Time
9pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Greg Davies Host / Presenter
Alex Horne Host / Presenter
Daisy May Cooper Self
Johnny Vegas Self
Katherine Parkinson Self
Mawaan Rizwan Self
Richard Herring Self
Writing team
Alex Horne Writer
Production team
Andy Devonshire Series Director
Andy Cartwright Series Producer
Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
James Taylor Executive Producer
Jon Thoday Executive Producer
Rob Aslett Executive Producer
Andy Devonshire Executive Producer
Alex Horne Executive Producer

Videos

Make the best balloon portrait of the Taskmaster

Make the best portrait of the Taskmaster and his favourite toy using only balloons, pegs and your own clothes.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Daisy May Cooper, Johnny Vegas, Katherine Parkinson, Mawaan Rizwan, Richard Herring.

Find the treasure

The first team task of series 10 involves a treasure hunt, and Johnny Vegas quoting Richard Nixon.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Daisy May Cooper, Johnny Vegas, Katherine Parkinson, Mawaan Rizwan, Richard Herring.

Mawaan Rizwan's bunny

For the prize task, the contestants have been asked to bring in something with holes in it. Mawaan Rizwan made a bunny.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Mawaan Rizwan.

Hoops and balls

The contestants must try and move balls into hoops whilst staying in a dinghy. This is Mawaan Rizwan's attempt.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Daisy May Cooper, Johnny Vegas, Katherine Parkinson, Mawaan Rizwan, Richard Herring.

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