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

Taskmaster

Channel 4 and Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 105 episodes (12 series), 2015 - 2021. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

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Taskmaster. Lee Mack. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 11, Episode 7 - You've Got No Chutzpah

There are fires and alarms in this episode, though not at the same time, as Taskmaster Greg Davies grades the five courageous comics on their task-completion skills. Little Alex Horne is forced into supping cold soup, Lee Mack destroys a vole and Sarah Kendall invents a sweet dressing for an unusual salad. Also, Charlotte Ritchie provides sound effects for a set of Russian dolls.

Further details

Prize task: The best thing to hang from a wall, that you wouldn't normally hang from a wall.

* Lee Mack: A bed, into which you strap yourself down to. - 5
* Charlotte Ritchie: A book, to be hung opposite the toilet, which comes with a length of bamboo to turn the pages. - 4
* Sarah Kendall: Drawings of herself. - 4
* Jamali Maddix: A mini-fridge. - 2
* Mike Wozniak: A welcome mat. - 1

Task 1: Complete these tasks. Most tasks wins. You may not step beyond this line. You had ten minutes from when the fuse was lit [Alex lights a fuse, setting the paper the task is printed upon on fire]. Attack the biscuit. Chuck the dog. Embrace the fish. Grab the hat. Inspect the jacket. Kick the lemon. Mash the nectarine. Open the plum. Quaff the Ribena. Sniff the turnip. Undermine the vole. Whack the xylophone. Yank the zebra.

* Mike: 7 tasks completed. - 5
* Jamali: 6 tasks completed. - 4
* Lee: 4 tasks completed. - 3
* Charlotte: 3 tasks completed. - 2
* Sarah: 2 tasks completed. - 1

Task 2: Make the best babushka meal. Each course must be presented inside the previous course. Best babushka meal wins. You five minutes to order your ingredients and 20 minutes to prepare your babushka meal. Your time starts now.

* Jamali - 5
* Lee and Sarah - 4
* Charlotte - 2
* Mike - 1

Task 3 (Team Task): Get out of the front gate setting off the alarm the fewest times. Every time the alarm goes off you must start again. You must only step on your stepping stones. Your time starts now.

* Mike, Lee: 21 times. - 5
* Charlotte, Jamali and Sarah: 34 times. - 0

Live task: Make your rubber gloves and wellies as heavy as possible whilst wearing your rubber gloves and wellies. You have 90 seconds. You must only put things in your rubber gloves for the first minute.

* Lee: 6.42kg - 5
* Sarah: 1.12kg - 3
* Mike: 1.09kg - 2
* Jamali: 5.36kg, but penalised for taking off his gloves. - 1
* Charlotte: 0.95kg - 1

Final scores

* Lee - 22
* Mike - 14
* Jamali and Sarah - 12
* Charlotte - 9

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 29th April 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

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