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


Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 64 episodes (8 series), 2015 - 2019. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

Returns in September.
Series 1, Episode 1 is repeated today at 10pm.
Recording at Pinewood Studios. Tickets

Taskmaster. Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television / UKTV.

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

The Taskmaster cottage remains the base as the new feckless five - fastidious Jon Richardson, ice-queen Katherine Ryan, dilapidated Joe Wilkinson, multi-talented Doc Brown and the unflappable Richard Osman - in this second series attempt to conceal pineapples, rescue cats and hurl potatoes whilst they take to the peaks of massive man-made mounds, wade through rivers and perform before civic royalty in Chesham's Town Hall.

Up for grabs are the quintet's own possessions from their Most Important Documents to their Trendiest Clothing and Coolest Blue Thing, all of which the episode winner takes home after the uproarious live task featuring all five scrapping it out at once.

Rivalry will be encouraged, dodgy tactics rewarded and pitiful attempts scoffed at in the most dogged, hard-fought and ridiculous comedy show on TV.


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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