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

Taskmaster

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: Sara Pascoe, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 3, Episode 5 - The F.I.P.

It's the series finale and Greg Davies needs several questions answered before awarding the winner with the Taskmaster trophy... Who has the most handsome relative? How much money is Al Murray willing to spend to win? And why is Rob Beckett in such a strop with a melon, some frozen peas and a bag of flour?

Further details

Prize task: A photo of their most handsome relative.

* Dave Gorman: Cary Grant, whose cousin married Dave's great-grandmother's niece. - 5
* Al Murray: His grandfather, Sir Ralph Murray. - 4
* Rob Beckett: James Earl Jones, because his mother lied to him and jokingly said he was Rob's uncle. - 3
* Paul Chowdhry: His father's son, i.e. himself. - 1
* Sara Pascoe: Her half-sister, i.e. her pet cat Pebbles. - 1

Task 1: Move the water from Bucket A to Bucket B. You must not move the buckets. Most water moved wins. You have 10 minutes. Your time starts now.

* Al: Over 11cm (Although Alex was punished for moving the bucket for him) - 5
* Rob: 6.6cm - 4
* Paul: 4cm - 3
* Sara: 0.8cm (Awarded an extra point as Alex did not move the bucket for her) - 3
* Dave: 7.8cm (Disqualified for filling the bucket with tea) - 0

Task 2 (Team Task): While wearing one of these hands over each of your hands at all times, communicate to your teammate(s) the names of these books, films and TV programmes. You may not raise your voice. Most correct answers wins. You have 10 minutes. Your time starts when the whistle's blown.

* Al, Dave and Paul: 19 out of 20 - 5
* Rob and Sara: 7 out of 20 - 0

Task 3: Do something that looks brilliant when sped up or slowed down. You have one hour. Your time starts now.

* Rob and Sara - 5
* Dave and Paul - 3
* Al - 2

Live task: Place one or more doughnuts on your stick. You have 100 seconds, after which the person with the lowest unique whole number of doughnuts on their stick wins. In the event of there being no unique numbers, the task shall be replayed until there is a winner. Winner takes all.

* Round 1: Al - 1; Dave - 1; Paul - 1; Rob - 2; Sara - 2. No unique number.
* Round 2: Al - 1; Dave - 1; Paul - 5; Rob - 2; Sara - 3. Rob wins 5 points.

Final scores

* Rob - 17
* Al - 16
* Dave - 13
* Paul - 12
* Sara - 9

Series scores

* Rob - 87
* Dave - 81
* Al - 80
* Sara - 72
* Paul - 66

Broadcast details

Date
Tuesday 1st November 2016
Time
10pm
Channel
Dave
Length
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
Guest cast
Ben Fogle Guest
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

Video

Move water from one bucket to another

Paul Chowdhry and Rob Beckett try moving water from one bucket to another, without touching the buckets.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Rob Beckett, Paul Chowdhry.

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