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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Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Aisling Bea, Sally Phillips, Bob Mortimer. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 5, Episode 2 - The Leprechaun Or The Lesbian

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.

Further details

Prize task: Hippest item of headware

* Sally Phillips: A beret and balaclava with hips attached to it. - 5
* Bob Mortimer: A military hat for a future war, given to him by Vic Reeves. - 4
* Aisling Bea: A Yorkshire pudding hat. - 3
* Mark Watson: A hat with a neon sign reading: "Taskmaster". - 2
* Nish Kumar: A cap made for him at Disneyworld reading: "Nishi". - 1

Task 1: Make the best coconut-flinging machine. You have 20 minutes and one attempt. Furthest coconut fling wins. Your time starts now.

* Bob: 16.2m - 5
* Sally: 5:5m - 4
* Nish: 5:3m - 3
* Aisling: 4.4m - 2
* Mark: 18.9m, but penalised for using a hat rather than creating a machine. - 2

Task 2: [In a darkened lab] Paint the best rainbow scene. You may not open the lab door until the task is complete. You have ten minutes. Your time starts now.

* Aisling - 5
* Sally - 4
* Mark - 3
* Nish - 2
* Bob - 1

Task 3: There is a loaf of bread in the lab. Slice the loaf as neatly as possible. You may use one tool only, and that tool must be found in this caravan. You have five minutes. Your time starts now.

* Nish: Uses a hardback book cover. - 5
* Mark: Uses a grill. - 4
* Aisling: Disqualified for slicing the wrong loaf of bread. - 0
* Bob and Sally: Disqualified for using more than one tool. - 0

Task 4 (Team Task): Achieve the greatest splat. One teammate must be splatted for the splat to be valid. You have ten minutes to choose your splatting materials, and then ten minutes to pull off your splat. Your time starts now.

* Mark and Nish - 3
* Aisling, Bob and Sally - 2

Live task: With your face placed firmly in your hole at all times, paint the most recognisable animal, vegetable or mineral. You must incorporate your face in the picture. Most accurate representation of an animal, vegetable or mineral wins. You have three minutes.

* Aisling, Mark, Nish and Sally: 5
* Bob: 4

Final scores

* Sally - 20
* Mark and Nish - 19
* Aisling - 17
* Bob - 16

Broadcast details

Wednesday 20th September 2017
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Greg Davies Host / Presenter
Alex Horne Host / Presenter
Aisling Bea Self
Nish Kumar Self
Bob Mortimer Self
Sally Phillips Self
Mark Watson 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


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Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Aisling Bea, Nish Kumar, Bob Mortimer, Sally Phillips, Mark Watson.

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Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Nish Kumar, Mark Watson.


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