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

Taskmaster

  • 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 3 repeated at 11pm on Dave
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 103

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Series 6, Episode 6 - We Met At Mealtimes

Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Alex Horne, Alice Levine. Copyright: Avalon Television
This week it's snowy globes, rubbery ducks and wooden-y spoons as all five competitors attempt to impress Greg with their creativity and ingenuity while Alex Horne provides crucial data analytics.

Preview clips

Prize task: Best thing they have invented.

* Tim Vine: A stage spade, similar to a stage dagger. - 5
* Liza Tarbuck: Cactuses on shoes. - 3
* Russell Howard: Cup cereal - i.e. cereal in a cup. - 1
* Asim Chaudhry: A special pair of 3D printed Nike trainers. - 1
* Alice Levine: A device to tether a phone to another, in order to share battery power. - 1

Task 1: Make the best snow globe. You have ten minutes to order your elements, then 20 minutes to make your snow globe. Your time starts now.

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

Task 2 (Team Task): Knock over as many ducks as possible. You must all remain on the red carpet throughout the task. You have five minutes. Your time starts now.

* Asim, Liza and Tim: 78 - 5
* Team Funk: Disqualified as Russell steps off the red carpet. - 0

Task 3: Make an announcement. Biggest announcement to the most people wins. You have 12 weeks. Your time starts now.

* Asim: Announced that he was a vegan in the previous episode of Taskmaster, which he no longer is. - 5
* Tim: Tried to make a big version of the word "Announcement" at Bristol Airport, but only got as far as "An" before the police arrived. - 4
* Liza: People making a series of big announcements on her radio show. - 2
* Alice: Tweeted: "BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Quattro Formaggio pizza has 4 TYPES of cheese, not 4x cheese (aka extra extra extra cheese...aka more cheese than bread). I would not like to disclose until when I held this false knowledge. How did I never encounter the truth!?!" Got 11 retweets and 411 likes. - 2
* Russell: Went to India and shouted to some dogs to be quiet, which they didn't do. - 1

Task 4: Make the best parachute for this wooden spoon. You have ten minutes to order your materials, and then ten minutes to make your parachute. Slowest and most dramatic fall wins. Your time starts now.

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

Live task: You will each be given a category. You each have ten seconds to say things that fall into that category. First, you must each predict how many correct answers you will give. The person who has successfully predicted the highest number wins.

* Alice: Correctly names five crustaceans. - 5
* Asim: Correctly names four countries. - 4
* Russell: Correctly names three colours. - 3
* Tim: Correctly names three counties. - 3
* Liza: Fails to name five continents. - 1

Final scores

* Tim - 23
* Liza - 20
* Asim - 17
* Alice - 15
* Russell - 12

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 6th June 2018
Time
9pm
Channel
Dave
Length
60 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 10th June 2018 11:00pm Dave
Tuesday 12th June 2018 11:00pm Dave
Wednesday 9th January 2019 10:00pm Dave
Monday 12th August 2019 7:00pm Dave
Tuesday 13th August 2019 12:00am Dave
Tuesday 24th December 2019 11:00pm Dave
Monday 23rd March 2020 6:00pm Dave
Tuesday 24th March 2020 12:00am Dave
Monday 25th May 2020 11:00pm Dave
Tuesday 26th May 2020 6:00pm Dave
Wednesday 2nd September 2020 11:20pm Dave
Sunday 20th September 2020 2:00pm Dave
Wednesday 25th November 2020 11:20pm Dave
Friday 11th December 2020 7:30pm E4
Thursday 22nd April 2021 1:05am E4
Friday 23rd April 2021 6:00pm Dave
Wednesday 18th August 2021 11:00pm Dave
Thursday 24th February 2022 6:00pm Dave
Wednesday 8th June 2022 6:00pm Dave
Thursday 25th August 2022 6:00pm Dave
Monday 9th January 2023 11:00pm Dave
Thursday 26th January 2023 6:00pm Dave
Thursday 13th April 2023 6:00pm Dave

Cast & crew

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
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

Videos

Tim Vine's big announcement

The Taskmaster contestants are tasked with 'making a big announcement', in this clip from series 6 episode 6 we see how Tim Vine got on, with a little help from his friends...

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne & Tim Vine.

Make The Best Snow Globe

Tim Vine and Liza Tarbuck show us their attempt at making a snow globe, without snow.

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

Outtake: Alex Horne's Joy Dance

Alex Horne shares his 'joy dance' that he's prepared specially for the audience, while Greg Davies sings an accompanying song.

Featuring: Greg Davies & Alex Horne.

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