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


  • TV comedy
  • Channel 4 / Dave
  • 2015 - 2024
  • 150 episodes (16 series)

TV format in which Greg Davies and Alex Horne set a group of comedians various outlandish challenges. Also features Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner, Roisin Conaty, Josh Widdicombe, Tim Key and more.

  • Due to return for Series 17
  • Series 4, Episode 5 repeated Monday at 11pm on Dave
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 113

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Series 4, Episode 8 - Tony Three Pies

Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Joe Lycett, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television
It's the series finale so one of the five courageous comedians will end up strutting around proudly with Greg Davies's golden trophy head in their mucky paws. Alex Horne keeps the tasks running fairly smoothly as Noel Fielding finds an unlikely soul mate, Lolly Adefope shows everyone the money and Mel Giedroyc regrets putting M&Ms on her shopping list.

Preview clips

Prize task: Most cash

* Lolly Adefope: £2,000 and a blank cheque. - 5
* Joe Lycett: £250 in pennies, weighing 89kg. - 4
* Noel Fielding: A £500 banknote he himself created. - 3
* Mel Giedroyc: A suitcase containing nearly £1million, but actually only £240 is real and the rest is Monopoly money. - 2
* Hugh Dennis: 2million Vietnamese dong, worth £72.20. - 1

Task 1, Part 1: Make the most exotic sandwich. You have ten minutes to plan your exotic sandwich, then ten minutes to construct it. Your time starts now.

* Noel - 5
* Joe - 4
* Lolly - 3
* Mel - 2
* Hugh - 1

Task 1, Part 2: Eat your exotic sandwich. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

* Hugh - 5
* Mel - Bonus point for getting an M&M stuck up her nose. - 5
* Lolly - 3
* Joe - 2
* Noel: Bonus point for eating part of Alex's beard. - 2

Task 2: Strike one of these objects [Babybell, rubber duck, coconut, ping-pong ball] the furthest distance with one of the other objects [Snooker cue, swimming noodle, large novelty pencil]. You have three strikes with your chosen object.

* Noel: 29.6m - 5
* Hugh: 24m - 4
* Joe: 18.45m - 3
* Mel: 8.12m - 2
* Lolly: 25cm - 1

Task 3: Do something surprising with this rubber duck. Most surprising wins. You have ten minutes to plan your surprising thing, then ten minutes to do it. Your time starts now.

* Mel: Manages to hide the duck in a package on the back of a courier's motorbike. - 5
* Noel: Marries the duck, with Tim Key acting as vicar. - 4
* Joe: Brings it into the studio with a message on the bottom of it, revealing Joe has bought Greg a holiday, namely an overnight stay in a timber yurt. - 3
* Hugh: Attaches the duck to a toy so when it is turned the duck goes "moo". - 2
* Lolly: Sends the duck flying in a basket lifted by helium balloons. - 1

Live task: Draw the median duck. The median duck alone wins. You have 100 seconds. Winner takes all. There will also be a bonus point for best duck picture.

* Mel - 5
* Noel: Bonus point - 1

Final scores

* Mel - 21
* Noel - 20
* Joe - 16
* Hugh and Lolly - 13

Series scores

* Noel - 144
* Joe - 136
* Mel - 134
* Hugh - 129
* Lolly - 125

Broadcast details

Tuesday 13th June 2017
60 minutes


  1. Monday 11th March 2024 at 11:00pm on Dave

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 14th June 2017 12:20am Dave
Sunday 18th June 2017 10:00pm Dave
Sunday 17th December 2017 10:00pm Dave
Monday 18th December 2017 2:00am Dave
Thursday 18th January 2018 10:00pm Dave
Wednesday 30th May 2018 6:00pm Dave
Saturday 1st December 2018 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 17th December 2019 10:00pm Dave
Thursday 30th April 2020 10:40pm Dave
Friday 1st May 2020 6:00pm Dave
Thursday 13th August 2020 11:15pm Dave
Saturday 12th September 2020 3:00pm Dave
Tuesday 3rd November 2020 11:20pm Dave
Saturday 7th November 2020 11:00pm E4
Thursday 28th January 2021 11:00pm Dave
Wednesday 31st March 2021 1:10am E4
Thursday 1st April 2021 6:00pm Dave
Monday 10th May 2021 12:20am Dave
Monday 10th May 2021 10:00pm Dave
Thursday 29th July 2021 11:00pm Dave
Friday 4th February 2022 6:00pm Dave
Friday 4th February 2022 11:00pm Dave
Friday 13th January 2023 6:00pm Dave
Wednesday 5th April 2023 6:00pm Dave
Monday 31st July 2023 6:00pm Dave

Cast & crew

Greg Davies Host / Presenter
Alex Horne Host / Presenter
Lolly Adefope Self
Hugh Dennis Self
Noel Fielding Self
Mel Giedroyc Self
Joe Lycett Self
Guest cast
Tim Key Guest
Writing team
Alex Horne Writer
Tim Key Task Consultant
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
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


Outtake: Greg Davies Loses His Temper

In this clip from the final round which was cut from TV, we see Greg Davies once again having to call on his teacher authority to silence a rowdy audience.

Featuring: Greg Davies.

Outtake: Carpet Snake Alex Horne

Greg makes a claim about how Alex Horne moves.

Featuring: Greg Davies & Alex Horne.

Outtake: Fit Just Like You

Alex has to read something off the autocue.

Featuring: Greg Davies & Alex Horne.

Outtake: Alex Horne can't finish his sentence

"And then..." Will Alex ever finish his sentence?

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Hugh Dennis & Joe Lycett.

Mel Giedroyc's exotic sandwich

Mel Giedroyc makes an exotic sandwich out of some sweet and tasty treats, but she gets a little surprise at the end from Alex Horne...

Featuring: Alex Horne & Mel Giedroyc.

Noel Fielding's exotic sandwich

Noel Fielding makes an exotic sandwich with the help of Alex Horne, much to his amusement.

Featuring: Alex Horne & Noel Fielding.


Review: Taskmaster: series 4, episode 8

The finale of Taskmaster series four is a big deal: there's money up for grabs, exotic sandwiches to made, and the most average duck to be drawn.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 13th June 2017

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