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Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 74 episodes (9 series), 2015 - 2019. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

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Series 2, Episode 1 - Fear Of Failure

The opening episode of Series 2 features one of the greatest sporting moments in television history. And it involves a potato.

Further details

Prize task: Most important document.

* Joe Wilkinson: His wedding certificate. - 5
* Doc Brown: One of his first completed rhyme books. - 4
* Katherine Ryan: A companion flight voucher worth £10,000. - 3
* Jon Richardson: His World Record certificate for performing the highest stand-up comedy gig. - 2
* Richard Osman: His World Record certificate for most countries identified from capital cities in one minute. - 2

Task 1: Place these three exercise balls on the yoga mat on top of that hill. The task is complete when all three balls sit fully inflated and stationary on the mat. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

* Richard: Time not given, but he was the fastest by taking the mat off the hill and putting the balls on it at the bottom of the hill. - 5
* Jon: 6:37 - 4
* Katherine: 7:36 - 3
* Joe: 9:01 - 2
* Doc: 12:25 - 1

Task 2: Get this potato into the golf hole. You may not touch the red green. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

* Jon: 1:09 - 5
* Richard: 2:13 - 4
* Katherine: 6:28 - 3
* Doc: 6:59 - 2
* Joe: 14.3 seconds (disqualified for touching the red green) - 0

Task 3: Find out the following information from this Swedish person. The Swedish person may not speak or write in English. Fastest and most accurate wins. Your time starts now.

* Katherine: 15:41 to get everything right. - 5
* Richard: 17 minutes to get everything right. - 4
* Jon: 15:26 to get five out of six right. - 3
* Doc: 10 minutes to be half-right. - 2
* Joe: Gave up after 16:20 after getting everything wrong. - 1

Live task: Pack for your holidays. All items must be packed in your hand luggage or worn on your body. Fastest wins.

* Richard: 1:18 - 5
* Jon: 2:04 - 4
* Katherine: 2:34 - 3
* Doc and Joe: DNF - 0

Final scores

* Richard - 20
* Jon - 18
* Katherine - 17
* Doc - 9
* Joe - 8

Broadcast details

Tuesday 21st June 2016
60 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Greg Davies Host / Presenter
    Alex Horne Host / Presenter
    Jon Richardson Self
    Katherine Ryan Self
    Joe Wilkinson Self
    Ben Bailey Smith (as Doc Brown) Self
    Richard Osman Self
    Writing team
    Alex Horne Writer
    Production team
    Andy Devonshire Series Director
    Peter Orton Director
    Andy Cartwright Series Producer
    Richard Allen-Turner Executive Producer
    James Taylor Executive Producer
    Jon Thoday Executive Producer
    Hilary Rosen Executive Producer
    Rob Aslett Executive Producer
    Andy Devonshire Executive Producer
    Alex Horne Executive Producer
    Thomas Perrett Editor
    Mark Sangster Editor
    James Dillon Production Designer
    Dru Masters Composer
    Tom Howe Composer
    Tim Key Task Consultant


    Katherine Ryan & Richard Osman must get a potato in a hole

    Katherine Ryan and Richard Osman must get a potato in a hole without touching the red area around it. Sounds simple, but it takes them a while to think of solutions.

    Featuring: Alex Horne, Katherine Ryan, Richard Osman.


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