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 Wednesday 8th May at 10pm. Episode Guide

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

Taskmaster returns to Dave for another series of unreservedly tricky tasks and questionably brilliant attempts as five fresh competitors go head-to-head in the desperate hope of winning the most hallowed priz in comedy - the gilded bonce of the Taskmaster himself - Greg Davies.

Greg judges, pontificates and remprimands with absolute power while Alex Horne returns to assist him and prove once and for all that he knows both how to oversee a task and wear a suit at the same time - each with immaculate precision. And this series they have their work cut out for them because the contestants have never been more cunning.

Watch as bountiful Al Murray, devious Dave Gorman, placid Paul Chowdhry, rambunctious Rob Beckett and sassy Sara Pascoe surprise time and again with their task endeavours.

How will the five stand-ups stand up to several hurdles and a microwave? How does one spread one's clothes as far and as wide as possible? And what is the best way to surprise Alex Horne when he emerges from his shed after an hour cooped up inside? The five rivals will have to use every nugget of creativity and genius they have to prove their worth. And, for those wondering - this season's featured vegetable is the humble pea. Small vegetable; colossal series.


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
    Thomas Perrett Editor
    Mark Sangster Editor
    James Dillon Production Designer
    Andy Cartwright Series Producer
    Peter Orton Director
    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
    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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