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. Paul Chowdhry. Copyright: Avalon Television.

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In the penultimate episode of the series, the five comedians try to impress Taskmaster Greg Davies by giving an item of clothing to a passing cyclist, whispering at an old man called Hugh and creating some very special effects. Meanwhile, Paul Chowdhry continues to interpret tasks in his unique way.

Further details

Prize task: Shiniest thing.

* Paul Chowdhry: A pair of shiny Chinese medicine balls. - 5
* Sara Pascoe: The single Shine by Take That. - 4
* Dave Gorman: A high-visibility cycling jacket with a light built into it. - 3
* Rob Beckett: An almost complete 2014 World Cup sticker album, with many shiny stickers. - 2
* Al Murray: A broken touch. - 1

Task 1: Spread your clothes as far and wide as possible at your own expense. You must discard four items of clothing you are currently wearing. Farthest and widest wins. You have 30 minutes. Your time starts now.

* Al: 6.2 square miles - 5
* Rob: 2.7 square miles - 4
* Dave: 0.3 square miles - 3
* Sara: 0.02 square miles - 2
* Paul: 0.0001 square miles - 1

Bonus task: Have the most fun on this bouncy castle. You have one hour. Your time starts now.

* Paul - 0

Task 2: Find out what this gentleman did for a living. You may ask him any question, but you must whisper at all times. The gentleman can only nod or shake his head. The gentleman can only lie. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

* Al: 2:08 - 5
* Dave: 4:21 - 4
* Sara: 8:31 - 3
* Rob: 10:05 - 2
* Paul: 42:07 - 1

Task 3 (Team Task): Make the most special effect. You have one hour. Your time starts now.

* Al, Dave and Paul - 3
* Rob and Sara - 2

Live task: Wearing a blindfold, cover yourself with sticky notes. Sticky notes must be applied individually. The person with the most sticky notes still sticking to their body after 100 seconds wins.

* Rob: 45 - 5
* Dave: 40 - 4
* Sara: 33 - 3
* Al: 31 - 2
* Paul: 29 - 1

Final scores

* Dave - 17
* Al - 16
* Rob - 15
* Sara - 14
* Paul - 11

Broadcast details

Tuesday 25th October 2016
60 minutes


  1. Monday 1st March 2021 at 1:20am on Dave
  2. Monday 1st March 2021 at 10:00pm on Dave

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


What did this man do for a living?

Could you discover this man's occupation while whispering? What if they could only nod and shake their head and lie?

Featuring: Rob Beckett, Paul Chowdhry, Dave Gorman, Al Murray, Sara Pascoe.

Spread your clothes far and wide

Paul Chowdhry tries to see how far he can send a model plane with a sock attached to it.

Featuring: Alex Horne, Paul Chowdhry.


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