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 15, Episode 6 - It's My Milk Now

Taskmaster. Mae Martin
Greg Davies has some tricky judging to do when people question the definition of the colour gold and nobody understands a simple egg-shelling task. As usual, Alex Horne offers sterling support to all concerned.

Prize task: The best thing to play about with, in your bathroom.

- Frankie Boyle: A Bee Gee Ouija board. - 5
- Kiell Smith-Bynoe: A toilet mat that looks like a piano keyboard. - 4
- Ivo Graham: A scale model of the Titanic. - 3
- Mae Martin: Toothpaste Russian roulette. - 2
- Jenny Eclair: A digital mouth brace cleaning pod. - 1

Task 1: Invent an imaginary companion, then complete a domestic task with your imaginary companion. Your imaginary companion must either be much taller or much littler than you. Most poignant scene wins. You have 20 minutes. Your time starts now.

- Frankie - 5
- Ivo and Mae - 4
- Kiell - 3
- Jenny - 2

Task 2: Efficiently shell an egg. You may not touch any part of any egg with your hands, and you may only break the shell of one of the eggs. Fewest pieces of egg-less shell wins. You have a maximum of ten minutes. Your time starts now.

- Mae: 3 - 5
- Kiell: 6 - 4
- Ivo: 13 - 3
- Jenny: 20 - 4
- Frankie: 83 - 1

Task 3: Bash the big bell with the bowling ball. The fastest gets five points. The slowest gets four points. Nobody else gets any points. You are to stay off the grass unless you are wearing gold shoes. If anything other than the bowling ball or gold shoes touches the grass, you are disqualified. You have a maximum of 20 minutes. Your time starts now. Extra rules: Alex will give you his shoes if you do one of the following - deposit £100 in his bank account; give him a perfect dippy boiled egg with buttered soldiers and a glass of milk; physically remove them.

- Mae: 2:57 - 5
- Frankie: 6:50 - 4
- Ivo, Jenny and Kiell: All disqualified for touching the grass while not wearing gold shoes. - 0

Live task: Walk around the chairs listening to Greg's story, then sit on a chair when you hear a word containing to letter Ls [for Round 1]. If you stop walking or touch a chair incorrectly, you are disqualified. If you fail to sit on a chair when you hear a word containing two letter Ls, you are disqualified. Best listener wins. [Round 2: Sit when you hear a word with a U in it. Round 3: Sit when hear a word that starts and ends with the same letter. Round 4: Sit when you hear a six-letter word.]

- Mae - 5
- Ivo - 4
- Frankie - 3
- Jenny - 2
- Kiell - 1

Final scores

- Mae - 21
- Frankie - 18
- Ivo - 14
- Kiell - 12
- Jenny - 7

Broadcast details

Thursday 4th May 2023
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 5th May 2023 12:00am 4seven
Sunday 7th May 2023 2:15am 4seven
Wednesday 10th May 2023 1:05am C4
Wednesday 10th May 2023 11:05pm 4seven
Monday 28th August 2023 8:00pm E4
Monday 5th February 2024 11:05pm E4

Cast & crew

Greg Davies Host / Presenter
Alex Horne Host / Presenter
Frankie Boyle Self
Ivo Graham Self
Jenny Eclair Self
Kiell Smith-Bynoe Self
Mae Martin 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
Emily Pickthall Edit Producer
Rebecca Bowker Editor
Iain Chambers VT Editor
Ally Morgan Editor
Sakky Barnor VT Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Sam Montague Director of Photography
Will Charles Lighting Designer
Dru Masters Composer
Tom Howe Composer
Martin Rosten Graphics


Invent an Imaginary Friend

You do NOT want to be imaginary friends with Frankie, Kiell or Mae.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Frankie Boyle, Jenny Eclair, Ivo Graham, Mae Martin & Kiell Smith-Bynoe.

Bowling ball and gold shoes

Contestants are tasked with hitting a bell with a bowling ball, though only the fastest and slowest of them will receive points.

Featuring: Alex Horne, Frankie Boyle, Jenny Eclair, Ivo Graham, Mae Martin & Kiell Smith-Bynoe.

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