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


Channel 4 and Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 105 episodes (12 series), 2015 - 2021. 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

Prize task: Best liquid

* Tim Vine: Fizzy Benylin. - 5
* Alice Levine: Blood - 4
* Liza Tarbuck: A bottle of the world's cleanest water from Chile. - 3
* Asim Chaudhry: His own peanut dust vape. - 1
* Russell Howard: Brut for Men. - 1

Task 1: Perform the best stunt using this wheelbarrow. You have one hour. Your time starts now.

* Alice: Sits in the wheelbarrow with a rope attached to her feet. Alex drives away with the rope and "pulls off" Alice's legs. - 5
* Russell: Drinks gin, smokes, gets into the wheelbarrow with a toy shark, and crashes into a wheelie bin full of rubber bricks. - 4
* Liza: Makes a zip-wire, turns the wheelbarrow into some kind of the creature, and sends it down the wire delivering chocolates. - 3
* Tim: "Sledge Ravine" - slides down the wheelbarrow while Alex throws tennis balls at him. - 2
* Asim: Attaches the wheelbarrow to a bike, rides through a fake brick wall, picks up a dummy and takes it to the caravan. - 1

Task 2: Make the highest tower using only what is in the bowl [lemons]. You may wield the knife a maximum of five times. You have ten minutes. Your time starts now.

* Russell: 11 inches - 5
* Alice: 9 inches - 4
* Liza: 8 inches - 3
* Tim: 7 inches - 2
* Asim: 4cm - 1

Task 3: Wearing a hat, kiss the portrait of the Taskmaster in the Taskmaster's house. The hat must not come from the grounds of the Taskmaster's house. Closest to 30 minutes wins. Your time starts now.

* Alice: 28:30 - 5
* Russell: 24:00 - 4
* Liza: 20:50 - 3
* Tim: 10:40 - 2
* Asim: 9:00 - 1

Live task: Sort the objects under the table in order of size. You must keep your elbows on the table top and your head in your hands at all times. The smallest object should be on your right, the largest object on your left, and they must all be in line under your table. Also, there must be no fruit in your line-up. If there is any fruit left under your table, you will be disqualified. You have 100 seconds.

* Liza: 3 items. - 5
* Asim and Russell: 2 items. - 4
* Alice and Tim: Disqualified for having fruit under the table. - 0

Final scores

* Alice and Russell - 18
* Liza - 17
* Tim - 11
* Asim - 8

Tie-break task: Spin around as many times as possible and kick a football at the caravan. Most spins wins. If you miss the caravan, you are disqualified.

* Alice: 24 - Winner
* Russell: 19

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


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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