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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Series 4, Episode 4 is repeated on Dave today at 11pm.

Series 5

Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Bob Mortimer, Mark Watson, Greg Davies, Aisling Bea, Nish Kumar, Alex Horne, Sally Phillips. Copyright: Avalon Television.

1. Dignity Intact

First broadcast: Wednesday 13th September 2017

Aisling Bea, Bob Mortimer, Mark Watson, Nish Kumar and Sally Phillips are the chosen quintet who all harbour the same dream of lifting the premier prize in television, sport, or indeed, any field at all: Greg's decapitated head on a spiked plinth. First up they play basketball without hands, get stranded in a lake and devise special cuddles for a special someone.

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Taskmaster. Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television.

2. The Leprechaun Or The Lesbian

First broadcast: Wednesday 20th September 2017

Administrative sidekick Alex Horne watches on as Aisling Bea bleeds on bread, Nish Kumar pretends he's Robin Hood and Mark Watson feels the wrath of yoghurt.

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Taskmaster. Sally Phillips. Copyright: Avalon Television.

3. Phoenix

First broadcast: Wednesday 27th September 2017

Sometimes with humour, more often with viciousness, Taskmaster Greg Davies continues to rank five comics in order of competency as they attempt complex assignments such as jelly-balancing and coconut costumery. Alex Horne, Greg's obedient private secretary in charge of data, is on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly. Also, Mark Watson tries to open an unlocked briefcase.

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Taskmaster. Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television.

4. Residue Around The Hoof

First broadcast: Wednesday 4th October 2017

The halfway point of the series approaches and the five task-hungry comics are being driven to ever more absurd lengths as they battle to lay their sticky fingers on Taskmaster Greg Davies's golden head. Mark Watson and Nish Kumar pop toast together and Sally Phillips spreads absinthe on it. And can anyone recognise Greg's loyal underling Alex Horne if he's wearing a hat?

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Taskmaster. Bob Mortimer. Copyright: Avalon Television.

5. A Wind-Dried Puffin

First broadcast: Wednesday 11th October 2017

The series passes the halfway stage and the tantalising prospect of owning the Taskmaster trophy is getting closer for all five comic competitors who are not named Nish Kumar. Alex Horne risks the wrath of his fierce employer Greg Davies with an unsanctioned task; Sally Phillips locks herself in the caravan with an amorous watercooler and Aisling Bea crams an Italian entrée dish into a balloon.

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Taskmaster. Aisling Bea. Copyright: Avalon Television.

6. Spoony Neeson

First broadcast: Wednesday 18th October 2017

Taskmaster Greg Davies's little assistant Alex Horne decides it's time for a style makeover, but will it meet with his boss's approval? Meanwhile, with just three shows left, the five comics continue their quest to win a golden likeness of Greg's imperial skull. Bob Mortimer champions sausage meat, Sally Phillips returns to the womb and Greg has a heart to heart with Nish Kumar.

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Taskmaster. Mark Watson. Copyright: Avalon Television.

7. Boing Boing

First broadcast: Wednesday 25th October 2017

It's the semi-final and time is running out to claim the points needed to become the Taskmaster Series Champion. In this episode, Greg Davies and Alex Horne set the contestants a series of cruel conundrums: should Nish Kumar use the coconut harness? What should Sally Phillips do with a slice of bread when blindfolded? And who should they vote for in yet another referendum?

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Taskmaster. Bob Mortimer. Copyright: Avalon Television.

8. Their Water's So Delicious

First broadcast: Wednesday 1st November 2017

The series reaches its dramatic climax. Four comics are locked in a thrilling battle to win the coveted Taskmaster trophy, while Nish Kumar is at least enjoying the ride. Greg Davies, ably supported by Alex Horne, holds their fate in his powerful hands as he weighs up Aisling Bea's cushion-leaping, two songs about a woman named Rosalind and Bob Mortimer's intimate knowledge of Dumfries and Galloway. Who will win?

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