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: Joe Lycett, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television.

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
    Dan Trelfer Edit Producer
    Thomas Perrett Editor
    Martin McEwan Editor
    Andi Meek Editor
    Steve Nayler Editor
    James Dillon Production Designer
    Sam Montague Director of Photography
    Martin Kempton Lighting Designer
    Dru Masters Composer
    Tom Howe Composer
    Tim Key Task Consultant


    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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