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: Mel Giedroyc, Hugh Dennis, Greg Davies, Lolly Adefope, Alex Horne, Joe Lycett, Noel Fielding. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 4, Episode 1 - A Fat Bald White Man

The first episode sees Hugh Dennis, Joe Lycett, Lolly Adefope, Mel Giedroyc and Noel Fielding aim to be the best at painting a model they can't see, fell a load of rubber ducks and beautifully destroy a cake.

Further details

Prize task: Most interesting autograph on the most interesting vegetable.

* Noel Fielding: David Suchet on a broad bean. - 5
* Mel Giedroyc: Howard Donald on a horse radish, Gary Barlow on a butternut squash, Mark Owen on a heritage squash and Robbie Williams on a sweet potato. - 4
* Lolly Adefope: A signed Black Eyed Eyes CD on some black eyed peas. - 3
* Joe Lycett: Greg Davies on a yellow courgette. - 2
* Hugh Dennis: Malcolm X on a carrot (really just a cross). - 1

Task 1: Destroy this cake. Most beautiful destruction wins. You have 30 minutes. Your time starts now.

* Joe: Blows it up using fireworks. - 5
* Noel: Puts the cake into a washing machine. - 4
* Mel: Quickly squashes the cake onto a table. - 3
* Lolly: Paints a heart using the cake, onto a brick wall. - 2
* Hugh: Cuts it up into the shape of a clock. - 1

Task 2: Create the best caricature of the person on the other side of the curtain. You may not look at the person. The person may only say "Yes" or "No". You will get a bonus point if you can find out the person's full name. You have 10 minutes. Your time starts now.

* Noel: No bonus - 5
* Joe: No bonus - 4
* Lolly: No bonus - 3
* Mel: Bonus point - 3
* Hugh: Bonus point - 2

Task 3: Fell all the rubber ducks. Fastest wins. Your time starts when the first rubber duck falls.

* Hugh: 8.9 seconds - 5
* Lolly: 1:02 - 4
* Joe: 1:56 - 3
* Noel: 4:50 - 2
* Mel: 7:25 - 1

Live task: Make the most juice. You must pick one fruit and one tool. If you pick the same tool as someone else, you must juice blindfolded. If you pick the same fruit as someone else, you must juice one-handed. If you pick the same fruit and tool as someone, you must juice blindfolded, one-handed, and bouncing up and down. You have one minute.

* Mel: Lime with shoe, 7ml - 5
* Hugh: Pineapple with tweezers, 4ml - 4
* Joe: Pineapple with hammer, 3ml - 3
* Noel: Grapes with tweezers, 2ml - 2
* Lolly: Grapes with hammer, 0.4ml - 1

Final scores

* Noel - 18
* Joe - 17
* Mel - 16
* Hugh and Lolly - 13

Broadcast details

Tuesday 25th April 2017
60 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Greg Davies Host / Presenter
    Alex Horne Host / Presenter
    Lolly Adefope Self
    Hugh Dennis Self
    Noel Fielding Self
    Mel Giedroyc Self
    Joe Lycett Self
    Writing team
    Alex Horne Writer
    Production team
    Andy Devonshire Series 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
    Martin McEwan Editor
    Andi Meek Editor
    James Dillon Production Designer
    Sam Montague Director of Photography
    Martin Kempton Lighting Designer
    Dru Masters Composer
    Tom Howe Composer
    Will Charles Lighting Designer
    Tim Key Task Consultant


    Outtake: Joe has a joke about Mel

    Joe gets a big clap for his joke about Mel's shoe... but wait for what Greg does next.

    Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Mel Giedroyc, Joe Lycett.

    Outtake: Mel burps

    Mel Giedroyc interrupts Taskmaster Greg Davies and side kick Alex Horne's final score summary with a burp!

    Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Noel Fielding, Mel Giedroyc, Joe Lycett.


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