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


  • TV comedy
  • Channel 4 / Dave
  • 2015 - 2024
  • 150 episodes (16 series)

TV format in which Greg Davies and Alex Horne set a group of comedians various outlandish challenges. Also features Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner, Roisin Conaty, Josh Widdicombe, Tim Key and more.

  • Due to return for Series 17
  • Series 4, Episode 5 repeated tomorrow at 11pm on Dave
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 110

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Series 6, Episode 2 - Tarpeters

Taskmaster. Alice Levine. Copyright: Avalon Television
Under the watchful eye of Greg's loyal lapdog Alex Horne, Liza Tarbuck demonstrates her hatred of small toy men, Asim Chaudhry invents a new kind of rain hat and Alice Levine tries to work out the rules of darts.

Preview clips

Prize task: Best hairy thing that isn't alive.

* Tim Vine: A single hair belonging to Elvis Presley. - 5
* Liza Tarbuck: A collection of FaceTime wigs. - 4
* Alice Levine: A hairball made out of her own hair. - 2
* Russell Howard: A life-size Chewbacca costume. - 2
* Asim Chaudhry: A life-size cut-out of himself. - 1

Task 1: Get the highest score in darts. You can either throw one dart from one metre away, three darts from 2.37 metres away, or 60 darts from ten metres away. When throwing, please stand behind whichever distance line you choose. You have a maximum of ten minutes. Your time starts now.

* Liza: 32 - 5
* Tim: 29 - 4
* Asim: 16 - 3
* Alice: 13 - 2
* Russell: 3 - 1

Task 2 (Team Task): Keep Alex dry. Driest Alex wins. You may not touch Alex at any point. You may not be in the compass when the show is on. The shower will be turned on for two minutes in two minutes from now.

* Team Funk (Alice and Russell) - 4
* Asim, Liza and Tim - 1

Task 3: Take a picture of a group of people, each holding an egg. Most people holding eggs in a picture wins. You must be in your picture. You have one week to text your picture to the Taskmaster's assistant. Your time starts now.

* Liza: 85 - 5
* Russell: 23 - 4
* Asim: 14 - 3
* Alice: 9 - 2
* Tim: 8 - 1

Task 4: Make this wind-up little man go on the most extraordinary journey. You have 30 minutes. Your time starts now.

* Asim - 5
* Liza - 4
* Alice, Russell and Tim - 3

Live task: When instructed, put your grape in either your hand or your mouth whilst staring at the Taskmaster. You must then answer the Taskmaster's question, and fool the Taskmaster into thinking your grape is not where your grape is. You must not eat your grape. Your answer must contain at least five words. If the Taskmaster correctly guesses where your grape is, you are eliminated.

* Greg correctly guesses for everyone. - 0

Final scores

* Liza - 19
* Russell and Tim - 14
* Alice and Asim - 13

Broadcast details

Wednesday 9th May 2018
60 minutes


  1. Friday 15th March 2024 at 11:00pm on Dave

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 13th May 2018 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 15th May 2018 11:00pm Dave
Thursday 3rd January 2019 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 6th August 2019 7:00pm Dave
Wednesday 7th August 2019 12:00am Dave
Tuesday 17th March 2020 6:00pm Dave
Wednesday 18th March 2020 12:00am Dave
Tuesday 19th May 2020 6:00pm Dave
Tuesday 19th May 2020 10:40pm Dave
Thursday 27th August 2020 11:20pm Dave
Saturday 19th September 2020 3:00pm Dave
Saturday 14th November 2020 11:00pm E4
Thursday 19th November 2020 11:20pm Dave
Monday 7th December 2020 7:30pm E4
Tuesday 8th December 2020 1:10am E4
Friday 16th April 2021 2:00am E4
Monday 19th April 2021 6:00pm Dave
Tuesday 20th April 2021 3:10am Dave
Thursday 12th August 2021 11:00pm Dave
Friday 18th February 2022 6:00pm Dave
Tuesday 31st May 2022 6:00pm Dave
Friday 19th August 2022 6:00pm Dave
Wednesday 4th January 2023 1:20am Dave
Friday 20th January 2023 6:00pm Dave
Friday 7th April 2023 6:00pm Dave

Cast & crew

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
Tim Key Task Consultant
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
Joe Haughey Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Sam Montague Director of Photography
Martin Kempton Lighting Designer
Dru Masters Composer
Tom Howe Composer


Tim Vine conceals grape from Greg Davies

Tim Vine tries to trick Taskmaster Greg Davies by concealing a grape in either his mouth or hand. Does he manage to fool the Taskmaster?

Featuring: Greg Davies, Russell Howard & Tim Vine.

Little man task

Liza Tarbuck tries to impress Taskmaster Greg Davies and Little Alex Horne with her attempt at sending a little man on an extraordinary journey.

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

Outtake: Buddha Alex

Buddha Alex Horne reads some wise words, in this exclusive outtake.

Featuring: Alex Horne.

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