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


Channel 4 and Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 85 episodes (10 series), 2015 - 2021. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

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Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Rob Beckett, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 3, Episode 3 - Little Polythene Grief Cave

As the series reaches its midway point, Greg Davies's onslaught of tasks don't get any easier. When Al Murray is confronted with an eggcup he goes to extreme lengths to maximise his point potential and Sara Pascoe takes a simple loaf of bread, a few balloons and swiftly becomes one of the greatest sporting minds of our time.

Further details

Prize task: Best battery operated item.

* Rob Beckett: A light for a toilet. - 5
* Paul Chowdhry: A hair-band. - 4
* Sara Pascoe: Her iPod. - 3
* Al Murray: A WALL-E toy. - 2
* Dave Gorman: A baby-calming toy named Ewan the Dream Sheep. - 1

Task 1: Fill this eggcup with your own sweat. Most sweat wins. You have 20 minutes. Your time stars now. [Rule only for Rob: You must complete the whole tasking speaking in an accent different from your own.]

* Paul: 12 drops - 5
* Sara: 8 drops - 4
* Dave: 5 drops - 3
* Rob: 0 drops - 2
* Al: Disqualified for trying to use urine instead of sweat. - 0

Task 2: Make the best domino rally. You have one hour. Your time starts now.

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

Task 3: Buy a gift for the Taskmaster. He is £20. You have 20 weeks. Your time starts now.

* Dave: A selection of gifts based on Greg's hometown of Wem, namely the book The Story of Wem, the programme from Wem Town F.C.'s biggest game, a bottle from the Wem brewery, and the single "Wem" by Howard Carpendale. - 5
* Rob: A footstool to match Greg's throne. - 4
* Al: £20 worth of the last Rolo. - 3
* Paul: The game Twister. - 2
* Sara: One page of script for Greg's sitcom Man Down written by herself. - 1

Task 4: Create the best flag meal. You have 10 minutes to choose your flag and plan your meal, then 30 minutes to prepare your meal. Best flag meal wins. Your time starts now.

* Dave: Skull and Crossbones - 5
* Paul: Intended to be Mexico, but accidentally did Mali - 4
* Sara: Canada - 3
* Al: United Kingdom - 2
* Rob: Japan - 1

Live task: Anchor these balloons using only bread. The person with the most fully inflated balloons resting on their mat and held down by bread alone after 100 seconds wins.

* Sara: 10 - 5
* Rob: 7 - 4
* Dave: 6 - 3
* Paul: 3 - 2
* Al: 2 - 1

Final scores

* Paul - 22
* Dave - 21
* Rob - 19
* Sara - 17
* Al - 9

Broadcast details

Tuesday 18th 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

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