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 Monday at 11pm on Dave
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 113

Episode menu

Series 6, Episode 5 - H.

Taskmaster. Liza Tarbuck. Copyright: Avalon Television
As the series nears the halfway point, the five comic contestants grow ever more eager to lay their hands on the coveted Taskmaster trophy. Asim Chaudhry has fun with drain pipes, Tim Vine gets stuck in a tunnel and, dissatisfied with his charge's performance, Greg Davies gives Alex Horne a sharp telling off in front of everyone.

Preview clips

Prize task: The sturdiest thing.

* Liza Tarbuck: A donkey. - 5
* Alice Levine: Her mother's polytunnel. - 4
* Russell Howard: His brother's calves. - 3
* Tim Vine: A small plastic St. Bernard. - 2
* Asim Chaudhry: An egg. - 1

Task 1: Without leaving the caravan, work out on long this piece of string is. You have five minutes. Most accurate answer wins. Your time starts now.

* Tim: 308ft [Correct answer: 318ft] - 5
* Asim: 500ft - 4
* Russell: 31m (102ft) - 3
* Alice: 5'7" - 2
* Liza: 4 miles - 1

Task 2: Pull this tablecloth off this table. Most eggs left unbroken on the table wins. You have one attempt and may not tamper with the table, tablecloth or eggs. Your time starts now.

* Everyone manages to avoid breaking any eggs. - 5

Task 3 (Team Task): Find the link and then do it exactly 100 times. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

* Asim, Liza and Tim: 8:34 - 5
* Team Funk: 11:18 - 3

Task 4: Pull off the most elaborate trick shot. You have 20 minutes. Your time starts now.

* Tim - 5
* Liza - 4
* Russell - 3
* Asim - 2
* Alice - 1

Live task: Throw as many eggs onto the shelf as possible. You must lie flat on your bed at all times. Most eggs on the shelf wins. You have 100 seconds.

* Liza: 6 - 5
* Russell and Tim: 5 - 4
* Asim: 3 - 2
* Alice: 2 - 1

Final scores

* Tim - 26
* Liza - 25
* Russell - 21
* Asim - 19
* Alice - 16

Broadcast details

Wednesday 30th May 2018
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 3rd June 2018 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 5th June 2018 11:00pm Dave
Tuesday 8th January 2019 10:00pm Dave
Friday 9th August 2019 7:00pm Dave
Saturday 10th August 2019 12:00am Dave
Friday 20th March 2020 6:00pm Dave
Saturday 21st March 2020 12:10am Dave
Friday 22nd May 2020 6:00pm Dave
Friday 22nd May 2020 10:40pm Dave
Tuesday 1st September 2020 11:20pm Dave
Saturday 19th September 2020 6:00pm Dave
Wednesday 25th November 2020 12:20am Dave
Thursday 10th December 2020 7:30pm E4
Friday 11th December 2020 2:30am E4
Wednesday 21st April 2021 1:10am E4
Thursday 22nd April 2021 6:00pm Dave
Friday 23rd April 2021 3:00am Dave
Tuesday 17th August 2021 11:00pm Dave
Wednesday 23rd February 2022 6:00pm Dave
Tuesday 7th June 2022 6:00pm Dave
Wednesday 24th August 2022 6:00pm Dave
Friday 6th January 2023 11:00pm Dave
Wednesday 25th January 2023 6:00pm Dave
Wednesday 12th 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
Steve Nayler Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Sam Montague Director of Photography
Martin Kempton Lighting Designer
Dru Masters Composer
Tom Howe Composer


Find The Link team task

In this clip from Taskmaster series 6 episode 5, Asim, Tim and Liza take part in a team task to find the link and do it exactly 100 times.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Asim Chaudhry, Liza Tarbuck & Tim Vine.

How long is a piece of string?

In this clip from Taskmaster series 6 episode 5, Tim Vine uses a lobster to determine how long a piece of string is.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne & Tim Vine.

Outtake: Greg and Alex swinging

In this exclusive outtake from Taskmaster S6 EP 5, Greg Davies and Alex Horne are so excited to see each other they greet each other by swinging. Cute.

Featuring: Greg Davies & Alex Horne.

Share this page