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

Taskmaster

  • TV comedy
  • Channel 4 / Dave
  • 2015 - 2021
  • 105 episodes (12 series)

TV format in which Greg Davies and Alex Horne set a group of comedians various outlandish challenges. Also features Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner, Roisin Conaty, Josh Widdicombe, Tim Key and more.

  • Due to return for Champion Of Champions 2
  • Series 12, Episode 10 repeated tomorrow at 11:35pm on C4

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Series 12, Episode 10 - Caring Uncle Minpict

Taskmaster
On the final leg of this marathon challenge, Guz Khan joyously gobbles chocolates, Victoria Coren Mitchell attempts to decipher Alan Davies' unfathomable body movements and Desiree Burch writes a very persuasive song for Alex Horne. Morgana Robinson also remains in the running. Later, television's ultimate prize - Taskmaster Greg Davies' gilded bonce on a short spike - is finally awarded.

Further details

Prize task: Most magnificent floppy thing.

- Desiree Burch: An air dancer. - 5
- Alan Davies: A voodoo doll of himself made for a TV show, which the props people added genitals too, which did not appear during the original show. - 4
- Guz Khan: A blood pressure monitor. - 4
- Morgana Robinson: A wig Claudia Winkleman's fringe. - 2
- Victoria Coren Mitchell: A DVD of the film flop Battlefield Earth. - 1

Task 1: Drink all this drink with your mouth open. Your mouth must be visibly open throughout. Fastest wins. Your time starts and you mouth must open when Alex blows the whistle.

- Desiree: 0:07 - 5
- Guz: 1:05 - 4
- Alan: 2:08 - 3
- Morgana: 3:00 - 2
- Victoria: 8:30 - 1

Task 2 (Team Task), Part 1 [Alan and Morgana]: Using your whole body to make individual characters, describe the Taskmaster. Your description must be a minimum of 20 characters long. Most vivid description wins. You have ten minutes. Your time starts when the whistle blows. Part 2 [Victoria and Desiree]: Work out what your teammate's/teammates's task is. You must stay in the caravan and not communicate with your teammate(s) in any way. After ten minutes, you must write down what you think their tasks are/were. Best guesser wins. Your time starts when the whistle blows. Part 3 [Guz]: Lick a chocolate button. Stick it on your forehead, then transfer the chocolate button to your mouth without touching it with your hands or leaving the chair. Your time starts when the whistle blows.

- Alan and Victoria - 5
- Desiree, Guz and Morgana - 4

Task 3: Propose to Alex in the most irresistible way. You have 30 minutes. Your time starts now.

- Guz: Gets Alex into the caravan bed, then reveals to him an offer he can't refuse: a horse's head in the bed, in reference to The Godfather. - 5
- Morgana: Dresses as a mermaid and propose to Alex from a bath. - 5
- Alan: Make Alex breath in Vicks VapoRub, then reveals a sign proposing marriage while wearing a blond wig and offering Linda the dummy cow as a dowry. - 4
- Desiree: Performs a song for Alex. - 4
- Victoria: Asks Alex quickly and directly to marry him. - 3

Live task: One at a time, make a noise without the Taskmaster identifying you. The person who makes the most unidentified noises wins.

- Guz and Morgan: 2 - 5
- Alan, Desiree and Victoria: 1 - 3

Final scores

- Guz - 22
- Desiree - 21
- Alan - 19
- Morgana - 18
- Victoria - 13

Series scores

- Morgana - 168
- Guz - 167
- Alan and Desiree - 161
- Victoria - 121

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 25th November 2021
Time
9pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
60 minutes

Repeats

  1. Tuesday 30th November 2021 at 11:35pm on C4
  2. Thursday 2nd December 2021 at 1:15am on 4seven
  3. Friday 3rd December 2021 at 12:10am on 4seven
  4. Saturday 4th December 2021 at 2:40am on C4
  5. Sunday 5th December 2021 at 1:15am on 4seven

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 26th November 2021 12:50am 4seven
Sunday 28th November 2021 2:20am E4

Cast & crew

Cast
Greg Davies Host / Presenter
Alex Horne Host / Presenter
Alan Davies Self
Desiree Burch Self
Guz Khan Self
Morgana Robinson Self
Victoria Coren Mitchell Self

Video

Series 12 task to make sounds

This is the way Series 12 ended, not with a whimper, but a bloodcurdling scream form the wow monster.

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