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Taskmaster

Taskmaster

  • TV comedy
  • Channel 4 / Dave
  • 2015 - 2022
  • 117 episodes (13 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 13, Episode 7 - Heg

Taskmaster. Ardal O'Hanlon
There's a food and drink theme running through this week's show as Ardal O'Hanlon indulges in a plant-based snack, liquids are poured down a giant tube on Sophie Duker's head, Chris Ramsey refuses to consume dried spaghetti and Bridget Christie browns a bun. Judi Love, meanwhile, impresses Taskmaster Greg Davies with her tales of celebrity encounters.

Prize task: The nicest thing to put your finger in.

- Ardal O'Hanlon: A finger puppet of a life coach he calls Dr. Jerry Flynn. - 5
- Sophie Duker: Jane Norman, a puppet she found in a shop which she has dressed as herself. - 4
- Chris Ramsey: A finger monster toy. - 3
- Bridget Christie: Fart putty. - 3
- Judi Love: Warm custard. - 3

Task 1: Show-off. Biggest show-off wins. You have 20 minutes. Your time starts now.

- Chris: Balances increasingly large things on his chin, including a ladder and a chair. - 5
- Sophie: Recites Shakespeare, then is handcuffed and holds her breath underwater for a considerable amount of time. - 5
- Judi: Lists of all her achievements. - 4
- Bridget: Tries to throw balls into a bucket from a distance, but only does it successfully when she very close. - 3
- Ardal: Fails to balance a wooden spoon on his chin, while he has glitter in his hair. Then he spanks himself with the spoon. - 2

Task 2 (Team Task): Deliver a cocktail to [the statue of] Greg. Your cocktail must have the following ingredients: three different liquids shaken and stirred, one piece of fruit, and quite a bit of ice. Every ingredient must pass through a head pipe before entering the Taskmaster's glass. Fastest wins. Your time starts now, and ends when you have garnished your cocktail with umbrella.

- The Girls: 4:30 - 5
- The Boys: 13:27 - 2

Task 3, Part 1: Sculpt the most beautiful sculpture. Your sculpture must weigh exactly 150g and be entirely edible. You have five minutes to order your ingredients, then 20 minutes to sculpt your sculpture. Your time starts now.

- Sophie: A model of the vagina, using fruit and a lot of putter. - 5
- Bridget: A baby's head and two breasts out of a kind of pastry, which did not cook for long enough, on top of milk. - 5
- Chris: A model of the solar system using a bread roll, cheese, fruit and dried spaghetti. - 5
- Judi: A chocolate, sweet and strawberry tower. - 4
- Ardal: A one-armed ballerina made out of tofu, with an eggshell for hair and smeared in jelly. - 4

Task 3, Part 2: Completely consume your beautiful sculpture. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

- Judi: 1:50 - 5
- Sophie: Three minutes, but she did vomit some back up. - 4
- Chris: 13g remaining. - 3
- Ardal: 110g remaining. - 2
- Bridget: 142g remaining. - 1

Live task: Build the tallest tower of toilet rolls in front of your spot. You have 100 seconds. After 100 seconds, you will throw both of your shoes at the towers, one at a time, from the throwing spot. Whoever build the tallest tower will throw first. Tallest toilet roll tower after all shoes are thrown wins.

- Sophie - 5
- Ardal - 4
- Bridget and Judi - 3
- Chris - 1

Final scores

- Sophie - 28
- Judi - 24
- Ardal - 20
- Bridget and Chris - 19

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 26th May 2022
Time
9pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
60 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 27th May 2022 1:10am 4seven
Saturday 28th May 2022 1:10am 4seven
Wednesday 1st June 2022 12:55am C4
Monday 6th June 2022 2:20am 4seven

Cast & crew

Cast
Greg Davies Host / Presenter
Alex Horne Host / Presenter
Ardal O'Hanlon Self
Bridget Christie Self
Chris Ramsey Self
Judi Love Self
Sophie Duker Self
Writing team
Alex Horne Writer
Tim Key Task Consultant
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
Dan Trelfer Edit Producer
Vicky Winter Line Producer
Amy Tuckwell Edit Producer
Rebecca Bowker Editor
Harfun Li VT Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Sam Montague Director of Photography
John Ford Lighting Designer
Dru Masters Composer
Tom Howe Composer
Martin Rosten Graphics

Videos

Toilet Roll Towers

Sophie Duker and Chris Ramsey go head-to-head in a tense battle to destroy each others' toilet roll towers.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Bridget Christie, Sophie Duker, Judi Love, Ardal O'Hanlon & Chris Ramsey.

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