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

Taskmaster

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: Alex Horne, Sally Phillips. Copyright: Avalon Television.

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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.

Further details

Prize task: Best thing they have made themselves.

* Bob Mortimer: A sausage / pork pie presentation unit. - 5
* Aisling Bea: A vegetarian sausage roll. - 4
* Nish Kumar: A T-shirt with the faces of all the players and hosts dubbed, "The Taskmaster Seven". - 3
* Sally Phillips: A birdbath, which is really a plunger with some plastic flowers tied to it. - 2
* Mark Watson: A 4,000 piece jigsaw of Greg's face. - 1

Task 1: Balance Alex. You have ten minutes to place your counterweight at your end of the see-saw. You may not use humans to balance Alex. Most balanced Alex wins. Your time starts now.

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

Task 2: With this camera strapped to your head, record the most incredible footage. You have ten minutes to plan your footage, and ten minutes to record it. Your time starts now.

* Sally: The birth of Alex. - 5
* Aisling: A parody of the film Taken. - 4
* Bob: Rummaging through a box full of Wotsits which also contains Bob's head. - 4
* Mark: Watching a film of a motorbike travelling through a forest. - 4
* Nish: Nish filling out a Su Doku incorrectly. - 1

Bonus task: Have your photo taken with this golden pineapple and other esteemed company. Best portfolio of pineapple photos wins. You have six months. Your time starts now.

* Aisling: She sent the pineapple to her mother Helen in Kildare, Ireland who took photos of it on her iPad. - 0

Task 3: Using this flame, light the candle in the caravan. Fastest wins. Your time starts now. [Rule only for Mark: Also, please don't say any words containing any of the letters in the word "Taskmaster".]

* Bob: Only one to light the candle, doing so in 3:05. - 5
* Mark: Light out in the living room. - 4
* Sally: Light out just outside the caravan. - 3
* Nish: Light out in the hallway. - 2
* Aisling: Light out in 9.1 seconds. - 1

Live task: Make yourself monotone. Most monotone after 100 seconds wins.

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

Final scores

* Bob and Sally - 18
* Aisling - 17
* Mark - 13
* Nish - 12

Tie-break task: Get the most yoghurt onto the middle of a target on a wall, with one good kick.

* Sally - Wins after a member of the audience suggests Bob should win.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 18th October 2017
Time
9pm
Channel
Dave
Length
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

Videos

Nish Kumar blows out a candle

Sally and Nish try and transport a candle without blowing it out. Nish has some difficulty.

Featuring: Alex Horne, Nish Kumar, Sally Phillips.

Greg Davies gives Nish Kumar a pep talk

Greg gives Nish Kumar a pep talk to encourage him to 'really give the show a go'.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Nish Kumar.

Exclusive outtake - Mark Watson's best achievement

Mark Watson does an impressive kick to get a yoghurt pot in the centre of a target. Alex Horne describes it as 'the best thing he's ever done'.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Aisling Bea, Mark Watson.

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