Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Greg Davies, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television
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 8 - You Tuper Super

Taskmaster. Alex Horne
Ardal sings about leaning on a fence, Judi designs some classy headgear, Bridget uses her phone and Sophie displays genuinely world-class levels of endurance and fortitude. Meanwhile, Chris finds he can still fit into Alex Horne's horrible slip-on shoes.

Prize task: The loveliest thing to hold above your head.

- Bridget Christie: A handmade lace parasol, made by a neighbour. - 5
- Sophie Duker: A tiny trophy she got for doing her first ever stand-up gig. - 5
- Chris Ramsey: An un-untuckable shirt, so you can hold your hands above your head. - 3
- Judi Love: An electric fan. - 2
- Ardal O'Hanlon: A table tennis bat. - 1

Task 1: Learn Swedish. You will have a five minute conversation with a Swedish person in 15 minutes from now. The phrase book and tablet must remain in the caravan. Best demonstration of the Swedish language wins. Your time starts when you first said: "Swedish".

- Ardal: Sings a Swedish drinking son. - 5
- Bridget: Calls her Swedish-speaking brother to help her. - 4
- Sophie: Remembers some phrases, including saying that she is pregnant. - 3
- Judi: Struggles, but does say a few words. - 2
- Chris: Instantly forgets everything he has learned when he starts the conversation. - 1

Task 2: Stick your tongue out as far as it will go and keep it out until further notice. Every time Alex blows his whistle, you must lick the lemon, then the sherbet, then the ice lolly. Every time Alex honks his horn, you must hold your tongue in front of the fan for five seconds. The tongue that sticks out for the longest time wins.

- Sophie: 26 minutes. - 5
- Chris: 14:30. - 4
- Bridget: 12 minutes. - 3
- Ardal: 6:40 - 2
- Judi: 5 minutes. - 1

Task 3: Walk through this doorway wearing the longest shoes and the biggest hat. You must open the door and walk through this doorway wearing your long shoes and big hat within the next 20 minutes. Bonus point for the most stylish person. Your time starts now.

- Bridget: A mat it a colander, a fishing net and assorted items attached to it, and shoes made out of drains and swimming pool floats. - 5
- Ardal: A child's bathtub for a hat, and drainpipe shoes. Gets the bonus point. - 5
- Sophie: Dressed as a mourning woman, with a veiled hat and ribbons and alarm clocks tied to roller skates - 3
- Judi: Wears lots of hats (with an umbrella) and many shoes. - 2
- Chris: Wears a cowboy hat he finds in the caravan and Alex's shoes. - 1

Live task (Team Task): Write down five things that fit the category given by the Taskmaster. Your team will receive a point if both players write down the same thing. If someone from the other team writes the same word as you, that word must be wiped from the board. The team with the most points wins. You have 30 seconds to write your things, and you must be silent and still throughout.

- The Boys: 3 - 5
- The Girls: 1 - 3

Final scores

- Bridget - 20
- Sophie - 19
- Ardal - 18
- Chris - 14
- Judi - 10

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 2nd June 2022
Time
9pm
Channel
Channel 4
Length
60 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 3rd June 2022 12:10am 4seven
Saturday 4th June 2022 1:15am 4seven
Monday 6th June 2022 3:25am 4seven
Wednesday 8th June 2022 1:00am C4
Wednesday 8th June 2022 3:25am 4seven
Monday 13th June 2022 2:50am 4seven

Catch-up

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
Adam Marangos VT Editor
Nick King Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Sam Montague Director of Photography
Christina Baker (as Chrissie Baker) Make-up Designer
John Ford Lighting Designer
Dru Masters Composer
Tom Howe Composer
Martin Rosten Graphics
Jane Burstow Make-up Designer
Philippa Hall Make-up Designer
Gabby Tomlinson Researcher

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Fred returns

The return of Fred the Swede... have a conversation in Swedish.

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

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