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


  • TV comedy
  • Channel 4 / Dave
  • 2015 - 2024
  • 160 episodes (17 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 14, Episode 1 - The Chassis, The Wings

Taskmaster. Image shows left to right: Dara O Briain, Fern Brady, John Kearns, Munya Chawawa
The infallible Greg Davies returns to host a mighty new series of Taskmaster. In the opening episode, new contestants Dara O Briain, Fern Brady, John Kearns, Munya Chawawa and Sarah Millican fumble frozen peas and shout about fish, while Greg's ever-loyal puppy, Little Alex Horne, lurks furtively in the background.

Prize task: Most jaw-dropping item

- Fern Brady: A framed picture of a rescue chicken which shares her name, which she learned had died on Twitter, scaring her when she read: "Fern Brady has died." - 5
- Dara Ó Briain: A cartoon drawing of Alex Horne's jaw dropping at seeing a sexy Greg Davies. - 4
- Sarah Millican: A porcelain dildo which has one of her jokes inscribed on it. - 4
- Munya Chawawa: A knitted version of his head costing £200. - 2
- John Kearns: The book Guinness World Records 2022. - 1

Task 1: What ten films are you in? You have 15 minutes. Most correct films named wins. Your time starts now. (Each contestant is wearing a cardboard box , and has to feel clues.)

- Munya: 8 - 5
- Sarah: 7 - 4
- Fern: 6 - 3
- John: 4 - 2
- Dara: 3 - 1

Task 2: Land the loo roll in the loo. You must stay on the spot at all times. Most loo roll in the loo wins. You have 15 minutes. Your times starts now. (Each contestant is on a balcony above the loo, in Gatwick Airport South Terminal.)

- Dara: 1 complete roll and 43 sheets.
- Fern: 1 complete roll.
- Sarah: 80 sheets.
- Munya: 61 sheets.
- John: Nothing, but he did through another roll into a bin from a further distance away after the task was finished. - 1

Task 3 (Team Task): Create the best picture of a bird on the black square. You may not step on or do anything to the black square. Alex will walk towards you every time you name a different bird. Alex will stop moving every time you name a different fish. You have a maximum of 15 minutes. Your time starts when Alex withdraws his nail.

- Munya and Sarah: A kingfisher. - 5
- Dara, Fern and John: A chicken. - 2

Live task: Get the most weight on see-saw without popping the balloon. Taking it in turns, you must a single item of your additional clothing in the triangular basket. The most weight in the triangular basket when the balloon pops wins, but if you pop the balloon you get zero points.

- Dara and John: 1,461g - 5
- Fern: 1,310g - 3
- Sarah: 1,071g - 2
- Munya: Pops the balloon. - 0

Final scores

- Sarah: 18
- Dara and Fern: 17
- Munya: 14
- John: 11

Broadcast details

Thursday 29th September 2022
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 30th September 2022 12:25am 4seven
Saturday 1st October 2022 10:00pm 4seven
Monday 3rd October 2022 11:45pm 4seven
Thursday 6th October 2022 12:10am C4
Monday 7th August 2023 8:00pm E4

Cast & crew

Greg Davies Host / Presenter
Alex Horne Host / Presenter
Dara O Briain Self
Fern Brady Self
John Kearns Self
Munya Chawawa Self
Sarah Millican 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
Vicky Winter Line Producer
Amy Tuckwell Associate Producer
Siobhan Newman Edit Producer
Mark Sangster Editor
Rebecca Bowker Editor
Iain Chambers VT Editor
Craig Harbour VT Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Sam Montague Director of Photography
John Ford Lighting Designer
Dru Masters Composer
Tom Howe Composer
Martin Rosten Graphics


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