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


Channel 4 and Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 84 episodes (10 series), 2015 - 2020. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

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Series 4, Episode 4 - Friendship Is Truth

What will Mel Giedroyc do to a humble pommel horse? Should Hugh Dennis climb that high? And why are Alex Horne and Noel Fielding dancing like a pair of shrews? As always, Taskmaster Greg Davies will deliver his judgements on their efforts, and his well-trained assistant Alex Horne is overseeing the tasks.

Further details

Prize task: Most surprising picture of themselves.

* Lolly Adefope: Lolly dressed as Princess Diana, complete with whiteface make-up. - 5
* Joe Lycett: Topless in a hammock, with Joe's back-fat pressing through the hammock strings forming a checkerboard pattern. - 4
* Mel Giedroyc: A normal image of her photoshopped into Edouard Manet's painting Le dejeuner sur l'herbe. - 3
* Noel Fielding: A photo of him as the Virgin Mary, and Julian Barratt as the baby Jesus. - 2
* Hugh Dennis: A mask of himself, which he wears to shops. - 1

Task 1: Make the highest splash. You have 15 minutes and one attempt. Also, before you commence the task you must say who you think will win the task. Those who correctly guess the winner will win an extra five points. Your time starts when Alex blows his whistle.

* Noel: 5.1m, but wrongly says Mel will win the task. - 5
* Mel: 4.5m, but wrongly says Hugh will win the task. - 4
* Joe: 6'2", but wrongly says he himself will win the task. - 3
* Hugh: 1'6", but wrongly says he himself will win the task. - 2
* Lolly: Just a few millimetres off the ground, but wrongly says she herself will win the task. - 1

Task 2: Choreograph a dance for you and Alex to perform to any of the following ringtones: Apex, By the Seaside, Night Owl, Playtime, Radiate, Sencha, Circuit, Crystals, Uplift, Marimba, Strum, Xylophone. You have 30 minutes to prepare. Most stylish dance wins. Your time starts now.

* Mel and Noel - 5
* Lolly - 3
* Joe - 2
* Hugh - 1

Task 3: Create a portrait of a celebrity using loo roll. There is a camera above your head. The mat beneath your feet is your canvas. Best portrait wins. You have 20 minutes. Your time starts now.

* Noel: Self-portrait. - 5
* Joe: Pam St. Clement - 4
* Hugh: Queen Elizabeth II - 3
* Lolly: Harry Potter - 1
* Mel: Kris Kristofferson or Barry Gibb - 1

Task 4: Do the most incredible thing with this pommel horse. You have 10 minutes. Your time starts when you next blink.

* Mel and Hugh - 5
* Joe and Noel - 3
* Lolly - 1

Live task: Make the highest tower using these tubes. You have 100 seconds.

* Mel and Hugh: 3 tubes high. - 5
* Joe, Lolly and Noel: 2 tubes high. - 3

Final scores

* Mel - 24
* Noel - 23
* Joe - 19
* Hugh - 17
* Lolly - 15

Broadcast details

Tuesday 16th May 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


Pommel Horse Task

Hugh Dennis and Lolly Adefope express their athletic side by trying to do the most incredible thing they can on a pommel horse.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Lolly Adefope, Hugh Dennis.

Make The Highest Splash

Hugh Dennis, Joe Lycett and Noel Fielding compete to make the highest splash. Alex Horne gets a little soggy...

Featuring: Alex Horne, Hugh Dennis, Noel Fielding, Joe Lycett.


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