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: Alice Levine, Asim Chaudhry, Liza Tarbuck, Russell Howard, Alex Horne, Tim Vine. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 6, Episode 1 - The Old Soft Curved Padlock

So, Taskmaster Greg Davies is back with his assistant Alex Horne to challenge five brave comics to take on his tricky tasks. First: wheelbarrow stunts, lemon towers and a big wardrobe in a field.

Further details

It's super series six of Taskmaster and Greg Davies returns to command five new comics/victims to creatively complete apparently pointless missions in ways that will either amuse or bemuse His Royal Taskness.

Widdicombe! Ryan! Beckett! Fielding! Mortimer! Five names not in this series, but five names who can, do and will forever call themselves Taskmaster Champions. Who will join that pretty little pantheon? Alice Levine, Asim Chaudhry, Liza Tarbuck, Russell Howard or Tim Vine? No one yet knows, but after ten punishing episodes one of them will lift aloft Greg's almighty golden head in a moment of obscene glory.

Sitting next to the Taskmaster in a smaller, less ornate chair is Greg's perennial data analyst, pen pusher and all-round sidekick, Little Alex Horne. He'll be on hand to help his leader in any way he can, whether that's in an advisory capacity on-camera or with private things carried out off-camera. So, how will our funny five fare when asked to perform a stunt with a wheelbarrow, discover the length of a piece of string, or find something in common with somebody called Carol? More importantly, how will their efforts be received by Greg - with polite praise, or seething censure? There is rarely a middle ground; he is the Taskmaster after all; not the Taskfencesitter.

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


Alice: 19
Russell: 18
Liza: 17
Tim: 11
Asim: 8

Broadcast details

Wednesday 2nd May 2018
60 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Greg Davies Host / Presenter
    Alex Horne Host / Presenter
    Alice Levine Self
    Asim Chaudhry Self
    Liza Tarbuck Self
    Russell Howard Self
    Tim Vine 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
    Mark Sangster Editor
    Joe Haughey Editor
    James Dillon Production Designer
    Sam Montague Director of Photography
    Martin Kempton Lighting Designer
    Dru Masters Composer
    Tom Howe Composer
    Tim Key Task Consultant


    Russell Howard & Asim Chaudhry's lemon tower

    In this clip, Russell Howard and Asim Chaudhry take on the task of building the tallest tower of lemons. Find out who is simply the zest.

    Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Asim Chaudhry, Russell Howard.

    Wheelbarrow stunts

    Alex Horne makes quite the entrance with a wheelbarrow, setting the task of performing the best stunt using said wheelbarrow.

    Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Asim Chaudhry.

    Outtake: Alex Horne's blood curdling scream

    Alice Levine asks Alex Horne to do his best scream over her wheelbarrow stunt. Let's see how he gets on...

    Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Alice Levine, Asim Chaudhry.

    Outtake: Alex Horne grammar checks Greg Davies

    Little Alex Horne feels brave and corrects Taskmaster, Greg Davies' grammar.

    Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Asim Chaudhry.

    Outtake: Alex's sexy dance for Greg

    Alex Horne does a sexy dance for Taskmaster Greg Davies, leaving the contestants a little confused. Russell Howard also explains why he was wearing sunglasses to do his task.

    Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Alice Levine, Asim Chaudhry, Russell Howard, Tim Vine.


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