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. - 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
    Sam Montague Director of Photography
    Dru Masters Composer
    Tom Howe Composer
    Tim Key Task Consultant


    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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