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

Taskmaster

Channel 4 and Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 85 episodes (10 series), 2015 - 2021. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

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Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Mawaan Rizwan, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 10, Episode 7 - Legit Glass

Mawaan Rizwan is not at all fazed when faced with a task involving office chairs, chickens and remote control cars, although the same cannot be said of his rivals. Daisy May Cooper tries to decipher mysterious messages from Richard Herring, and Katherine Parkinson is baffled by a giant marble.

Further details

Prize task: The best thing that is bigger at the top than the bottom.

* Mawaan Rizwan: A microphone in a microphone stand, which is actually a black one-piece outfit with a gigantic microphone on a helmet. - 5
* Katherine Parkinson: An acorn, that will eventually grow into an oak tree. - 4
* Johnny Vegas: A toilet. - 3
* Daisy May Cooper: A cotton bud wearing a pirate's hat made out of a face wipe, which she calls Captain Budwash. - 2
* Richard Herring: A Cornetto. - 1

Task 1: Get to that finish line clutching chicken No. 2. Get chicken No. 1 across the start line aboard the radio-controlled robot. You must sit on the office chair at all times. If anything touches the little robots your attempt is over. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

* Mawaan - 5
* Johnny - 4
* Richard - 3
* Daisy and Katherine: Disqualified for hitting the little robots. - 0

Task 2 (Team Task): Tell your teammate what is in this safe. You may speak into this microphone and they will hear your message played backwards. You have ten minutes to open the safe and record your message. The most accurate answer wins. Your time starts now.

* Johnny, Katherine and Mawaan - 3
* Daisy and Richard - 0

Task 3: Make the best marble run. The marble that rolls for the longest time wins. After releasing your marble, you may not touch your marble, nor do anything to affect its movement. You have 30 minutes and one official attempt. Your time starts now.

* Katherine: 32.4 seconds. - 5
* Daisy: 11 seconds and 21 frames. - 4
* Richard: 8 seconds and 23 frames. - 3
* Johnny: 8 seconds and 6 frames. - 2
* Mawaan: Disqualified for affecting the movement of the marble after releasing it. - 0

Prize task: Communicate to the Taskmaster the item on your card. You may only make noises. You may not use any actions, or anything that sounds like a word. Slowest communicator each round is eliminated. Last communicator standing wins.

* Daisy - 5
* Johnny - 4
* Mawaan - 3
* Richard - 2
* Katherine - 1

Final scores

* Johnny and Mawaan - 16
* Katherine - 13
* Daisy - 11
* Richard - 9

Tie-break: Calculate how many sheets there are on a loo roll. Closest to the correct answer wins. You have 30 seconds.

* Johnny: 280 (Correct answer: 220) - Winner
* Mawaan: 403

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 26th November 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

Guess the thing from the noise

The Taskmaster has to guess the noises that the contestants are making.

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

Outtake: Chicken Auctioneer headlock

Greg Davies shares a story of being put in a headlock by a chicken auctioneer.

Featuring: Greg Davies.

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