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

Taskmaster

Channel 4 and Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 95 episodes (11 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: Sarah Kendall, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 11, Episode 1 - It's Not Your Fault

Greg Davies sets tasks involving the perils of airport security, fashion for insects and the creative application of cling film and gaffer tape to Charlotte Ritchie, Jamali Maddix, Lee Mack, Mike Wozniak and Sarah Kendall. As usual, Alex Horne offers the intrepid contenders moral support, recording the key details as pests are controlled and plates are delivered.

Further details

Prize task: The best thing you can carry, but only just.

* Mike Wozniak: A tune for a song featuring facts about animals. - 5
* Lee Mack: A representation of his children. - 4
* Sarah Kendall: A stolen bar fridge. - 3
* Jamali Maddix: A slightly hot potato. - 2
* Charlotte Ritchie: Her bedding. - 1

Task 1: Do the most impressive thing under this table with one hand. You must be looking at the camera and waving with your other hand throughout your impressive thing. You have 15 minutes to prepare for your impressive thing, then a minute in which to do your impressive thing. Your time starts now.

* Mike: Plays the Taskmaster theme tune on a balalaika. - 5
* Sarah: Gives Alex a makeover. - 4
* Lee: Attempts to make a feast. - 3
* Jamali: Spinning a cushion. Greg later gives him a bonus point after saying that he could also do it, but fails to do so. - 3
* Charlotte: A coin walk. - 2

Task 2: Catch the rat. Most ingenious catching of the rat wins. You must be at least three metres from the rat when you catch it. The rat will run over the red green in 30 minutes from now.

* Lee - 5
* Mike and Sarah - 3
* Jamali - 1
* Charlotte: Disqualified for not being three metres away. - 0

Task 3: Deliver all the plates to Alex. When carrying the plates, you must travel by scooter or bicycle or hoverboard. For every plate fallen or broken, you will have 20 minutes added to your time. Fastest wins. You may start moving plates in three minutes from now.

* Lee: 0:01:20 - 5
* Sarah: 0:02:29 - 4
* Mike: 0:03:02 - 3
* Charlotte: 0:05:12 - 2
* Jamali: 3:08:00 - 1

Live task: Stack your buckets so that they are taller than you, then put one beanbag on top of the buckets. You may not leave your spot at any point. Fastest wins.

* Sarah - 5
* Charlotte, Jamali, Lee and Mike: Keep knocking down each others' towers, and thus don't reach the required height. - 0

Final scores

* Sarah - 18
* Lee and Mike - 17
* Jamali - 7
* Charlotte - 5

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 18th March 2021
Time
9pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Greg Davies Host / Presenter
Alex Horne Host / Presenter
Sarah Kendall Self
Lee Mack Self
Jamali Maddix Self
Charlotte Ritchie Self
Mike Wozniak 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

Outtake: Have you ever shat in a bath?

From the first episode of Taskmaster series 11, Greg Davies poses the question - have you ever shat in a bath?

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Sarah Kendall, Lee Mack, Jamali Maddix, Charlotte Ritchie, Mike Wozniak.

Mike Wozniak wobbles on a hover board

Mike Wozniak attempts to transport some plates using a hoverboard.

Featuring: Alex Horne, Mike Wozniak.

Outtake: When Jamali broke his leg

Jamali Maddix recalls the time at school he broke his leg from riding an electric scooter.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Lee Mack, Jamali Maddix.

Lee Mack's genius attempt at catching a rat

The contestants aim to catch a rat that really does not want to be caught.

Featuring: Alex Horne, Sarah Kendall, Lee Mack, Jamali Maddix, Charlotte Ritchie, Mike Wozniak.

Difficult tasks without looking

The task is to do the most impressive thing under this table with one hand...

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Sarah Kendall, Lee Mack, Jamali Maddix, Charlotte Ritchie, Mike Wozniak.

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