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


  • 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.

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Series 12, Episode 7 - The Integrity Of The Product

Taskmaster. Guz Khan. Copyright: Avalon Television
Guz Khan currently holds a slender lead in this series, but with four episodes to go, any one of our five famed comics could easily walk off with Greg Davies's gorgeous golden head tucked under their arm. This time, Alex Horne lends his considerable acting skills to a promotional film, while Morgana Robinson passes a pole through a sponge, and Victoria Coren Mitchell tries to come to terms with a swanee whistle.

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Prize task: The most ridiculous thin thing.

* Victoria Coren Mitchell: The Mr. Greedy toy (Greedy esq.) which she donated in a previous prize task, which Greg Davies found ridiculous. - 5
* Desiree Burch: Joke swimming trunks which dissolve when wet. - 4
* Alan Davies: The LP Popped In Souled Out by Wet Wet Wet. - 3
* Morgana Robinson: A beard hair from Vic Reeves. - 2
* Guz Khan: A picture of Alex Horne as Wally from Where's Wally? - 1

Task 1: Put up a shelf for all the Taskmaster's snooker balls. All the snooker balls must be at the Taskmaster's eye-line. Only the Taskmaster's snooker balls may be on the finished shelf. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

* Alan: 13 minutes at 77.5 inches [Greg's eye-line is 76 inches] - 4
* Victoria: 3 minutes at 71.5 inches - 3
* Morgana: 17 minutes at 78 inches - 3
* Desiree: 19 minutes at 77 inches - 3
* Guz: 7 minutes at 73 inches - 3

Task 2: Write a fun 30 second jingle. You must reach into the barrel to find a subject for your jingle, then pop a balloon to discover the instrument you must play under your jingle. You have 15 minutes. Your time starts as soon as you have chosen your subject and instrument.

* Desiree: Crabsticks on mini drum kit. - 5
* Morgana: Snakes in a can on swanee whistle. - 5
* Alan: Laminator on stylophone. - 4
* Guz: Laminator on mini drum kit. - 4
* Victoria: Snakes in a can on swanee whistle. - 2

Task 3: Either get the pipe through the box and everything in it, then get the box and everything in it through the pipe; or get the box and everything through the pipe, then get the pipe through the box and everything in it. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

* Desiree: 10:15 - 5
* Morgana: 12:48 - 4
* Victoria: 19:16 - 3
* Alan and Guz: Failed to obey all the rules. - 0

Live task: Each person must direct their fellow contestants to draw an image. The drawing director may only use the following words: LINE, CIRCLE, SQUARE, BIG, SMAL, UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, MIDDLE, PLEASE, BENDY. At the end of one minute, the drawers must write down what they think the image is. The drawers will receive one point per correct guess. The drawing director will also receive one point per correct guess. Most points overall wins.

* Alan and Victoria: 1 point each. - 5
* Desiree, Guz and Morgana: 0 points each. - 0

Final scores

* Victoria - 18
* Desiree - 17
* Alan - 16
* Morgana - 14
* Guz - 8

Broadcast details

Thursday 4th November 2021
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 5th November 2021 2:40am 4seven
Sunday 7th November 2021 1:30am 4seven
Monday 8th November 2021 1:05am E4
Wednesday 10th November 2021 12:50am C4

Cast & crew

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

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