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 4 repeated tomorrow at 11pm on Dave
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Series 6, Episode 3 - One Warm Prawn

Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Russell Howard, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television
The five comedians take a nostalgic trip to childhood as they are compelled to taste-test some mystery baby food, among other odd tasks. As usual, they are judged harshly by Taskmaster Greg Davies, who is aided by resident stats geek, Alex Horne. Plus, Russell Howard presents a nightmarish fairy tale and Liza Tarbuck introduces a plastic lizard to a cordless drill.

Preview clips

Prize task: Most magnificent day trip.

* Tim Vine: Visit Jurassic Encounters crazy golf course, have lunch in The American Way burger restaurant in Cheam, where Tim is the radio DJ, then take free kicks and penalties against Sutton United's reserve goalkeeper if he is available. - 5
* Liza Tarbuck: Collected by car, taken to a master tailor where you will be measured for a coat, then taken on a blue plaque walking tour, and finally go to a restaurant with guests tailored to the winner. - 4
* Russell Howard: Spending the day with his mother and visiting Aqua Land, Benidorm. - 3
* Asim Chaudhry: Visiting art galleries in Barcelona to make silly poses near the paintings. - 2
* Alice Levine: A travel card of Zones 1-6 on the London Underground. - 1

Task 1: Write, illustrate and read out a bedtime story for grown-ups. Your bedtime story for grown-ups may be no more or fewer than 50 words. Most engrossing bedtime story for grown-ups wins. You have one hour. Your time starts now.

* Liza - 5
* Asim and Russell - 3
* Tim - 2
* Alice - 1

Task 2: Make something spin for the longest. Your thing must not be a person. You have ten minutes to prepare for your spin, and one attempt at spinning. Your time starts now.

* Liza: 84 minutes - 5
* Asim: 5:59 - 4
* Tim: 3:47 - 3
* Russell: 0:10 - 2
* Alice: 2.2 seconds - 1

Task 3: Work out the flavours of these baby foods. Most accurate flavour guesses wins. You have ten minutes. Your time starts now. Also, there is a bonus point for whoever eats the most baby food.

* Asim: Bonus for eating the most - 6
* Liza - 4
* Russell - 3
* Alice - 2
* Tim - 1

Live task: Catch the most socks and put them in your laundry basket. You must stare straight forward throughout the task. You must not touch any pants. You must not move the laundry basket. If you drop a sock, you cannot pick it up. Every time you touch some pants, you lose a sock. Most socks wins.

* Russell: 2 - 5
* Asim, Tim and Liza: 0 - 4
* Alice: -3 - 1

Final scores

* Liza - 22
* Asim - 19
* Russell - 16
* Tim - 15
* Alice - 6

Broadcast details

Wednesday 16th May 2018
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 20th May 2018 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 22nd May 2018 11:00pm Dave
Friday 4th January 2019 10:00pm Dave
Wednesday 7th August 2019 7:00pm Dave
Thursday 8th August 2019 12:00am Dave
Wednesday 18th March 2020 6:00pm Dave
Thursday 19th March 2020 12:00am Dave
Wednesday 20th May 2020 6:00pm Dave
Wednesday 20th May 2020 10:40pm Dave
Friday 28th August 2020 11:20pm Dave
Saturday 19th September 2020 4:00pm Dave
Friday 20th November 2020 11:20pm Dave
Tuesday 8th December 2020 7:30pm E4
Wednesday 9th December 2020 2:30am E4
Saturday 17th April 2021 2:20am E4
Tuesday 20th April 2021 6:00pm Dave
Friday 13th August 2021 11:00pm Dave
Monday 21st February 2022 6:00pm Dave
Wednesday 1st June 2022 6:00pm Dave
Monday 22nd August 2022 6:00pm Dave
Wednesday 4th January 2023 11:00pm Dave
Monday 23rd January 2023 6:00pm Dave
Monday 10th 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
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


Story Time with Liza Tarbuck

Liza Tarbuck reads us her unique, weird and wonderful story.

Featuring: Alex Horne & Liza Tarbuck.

Make Something Spin For The Longest

The contestants have to make something spin for the longest. The thing cannot be a person.

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

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