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. Jamali Maddix. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 11, Episode 9 - Mr Octopus And Pottyhands

The penultimate episode sees everyone all still in with a chance of winning Greg Davies's splendid gilded head. Lee Mack has a makeover, Jamali Maddix gets destructive with some rubble, and Mike Wozniak warns Greg's assistant Alex Horne about some potentially dangerous dairy produce. Meanwhile, Sarah Kendall is still the one to catch.

Further details

Prize task: The nattiest knitwear

* Charlotte Ritchie: A knitted nose-warmer. - 5
* Lee Mack: Children's knitwear, which includes knitted masks. - 4
* Mike Wozniak: A handmade Greg Davies balaclava. - 4
* Jamali Maddix: A jumper into which he has knitted the word "NATTY" into it. - 3
* Sarah Kendall: A jumper covered in frogs, given to her by a friend who mistakenly thought Sarah loved frogs. - 2

Task 1: Make the most impressive and realistic weather for Taskmaster Island. You have 30 minutes and your weather must last for no more than one minute. Your time starts now.

* Charlotte: Makes thunder by crinkling plastic, rain by pouring water through a colander and lightning by turning the lights on and off. - 5
* Mike: Touch for lightning, leaf blower spreading water and ice cubes to make a storm, then puts up a picture of a rainbow made out of gaffer tape. - 4
* Sarah: Pours salt, sugar and ice to make a blizzard. - 3
* Jamali: Uses a touch to make lightning, a touch to set the island and sea on fire, then a leaf blower, a bottle of water and gravel to make a storm. - 2
* Lee: Creates fog with a smoke machine. - 1

Task 2: Build a tower, then topple your tower so that the yoghurt lands in a numbered square. You have one yoghurt and one toppling attempt. Highest score wins. You have 20 minutes. Your time starts now.

* Charlotte: 4 points - 5
* Sarah: 2 points - 4
* Jamali: 1 point - 3
* Lee and Mike: Fail to land in any numbered square, thus scoring zero. - 1

Task 3: Look the most different in four photos taken by the camera. The camera will spin round three times and take a picture every time it faces the frame. You must not hinder the camera or the spinning mechanism in any way. You must be in all four photos. Most varied set of photos wins. The camera will start spinning in 20 minutes from now.

* Mike - 5
* Charlotte - 4
* Lee and Sarah - 3
* Jamali - 2

Live task: Shove your fish onto the target using your mop. You must shove your fish within ten seconds of Alex laying down your fish. Furthest from the target ten seconds after each round is eliminated. If your fish falls off the Knappett at any point you are eliminated. Last shover shoving wins.

* Mike - 5
* Sarah - 4
* Jamali - 3
* Charlotte and Lee - 1

Final scores

* Charlotte - 20
* Mike - 18
* Sarah - 16
* Jamali - 13
* Lee - 9

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 13th May 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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