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


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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Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Rob Beckett, Al Murray, Sara Pascoe, Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Dave Gorman, Paul Chowdhry. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 3, Episode 1 - Pea In A Haystack

Greg Davies and Alex Horne return with a new set of challenges, frustrating the minds of Al Murray, Dave Gorman, Paul Chowdhry, Rob Beckett and Sara Pascoe. The opening episode includes vegetable propulsion, an out-of-season snowman called Scoopy and some swede-on-Swede action.

Further details

Prize task: Most flamboyant clock.

* Sara Pascoe: A Queen-themed clock (the band rather than the monarch). - 5
* Al Murray: A stove. - 4
* Dave Gorman: A microwave oven. - 3
* Rob Beckett: A tortoise sundial. - 2
* Paul Chowdhry: A pop swatch clock that can be worn on any item of clothing. - 1

Task 1: Get to the microwave in as few steps as possible and open the door before the microwave dings. There are five minutes on the clock. The microwave starts now.

* Rob: 4 - 5
* Al: 8 - 4
* Sara: 27 - 3
* Dave: 50 - 2
* Paul: 125 (disqualified for running out of time) - 0

Task 2: Propel this pea the furthest distance. The pea must land and remain on the red carpet. Your time starts now.

* Al: 18 miles - 5
* Rob: 414.53m - 4
* Sara: 18.27m - 3
* Paul: Missing but propelled. - 2
* Dave: 12.11m (Disqualified for cheating) - 0

Task 3: Make the best snowman. You have one hour. Your time starts now.

* Dave - 5
* Sara - 4
* Al - 3
* Rob - 2
* Paul - 1

Live task: Balance your swedes on your Swede. Your Swede must remain standing at all times. Your swedes may only balance on the exterior of your Swede. Most swedes resting on a Swede after 100 seconds wins.

* Al: 15 - 5
* Paul: 14 - 4
* Dave: 11 - 3
* Rob and Sara: 8 - 2

Final scores

* Al - 21
* Sara - 16
* Rob - 15
* Dave - 13
* Paul - 8

Broadcast details

Tuesday 4th October 2016
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Greg Davies Host / Presenter
Alex Horne Host / Presenter
Rob Beckett Self
Paul Chowdhry Self
Dave Gorman Self
Al Murray Self
Sara Pascoe 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


Al Murray and Sara Pascoe get to the soup

Sara Pascoe and Al Murray try to complete a ridiculous task which involves taking the least amount of steps to the microwave Alex Horne is looking after, before the soup in it overcooks. Taskmaster returns to Dave on Tuesday 4th October at 10pm.

Featuring: Alex Horne, Al Murray, Sara Pascoe.


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