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 1 repeated tomorrow at 11pm on Dave
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Series 6, Episode 7 - Roadkill Doused In Syrup

Taskmaster. Liza Tarbuck. Copyright: Avalon Television
In this episode, Tim Vine encounters a wet bra, Alice Levine barely attempts cricket and Russell Howard makes a convincing liger.

Preview clips

Prize task: The scariest thing from their kitchen.

* Russell Howard: A doggie cam, which his girlfriend uses to spy on both the dog and Russell. - 5
* Asim Chaudhry: Some fan art of himself. - 4
* Liza Tarbuck: A fake finger in a food blender. - 3
* Alice Levine: Some ham that she left out in the sun. - 2
* Tim Vine: A kitchen cupboard door that a dodgy hinge. - 1

Task 1: Knock the bails off the stumps. You have a maximum of one over. You must make your attempt from behind this stump. No stumps may be moved. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

* Russell: Knocks stumps off with the first ball in 21 seconds. - 5
* Tim: Pulls the stumps down with a length of rope in 2:28. - 4
* Asim and Alice: Failed to knock the stumps off, in 1:50 and 10:08 respectively. - 0
* Liza: Disqualified for rolling the stumps over with an oil drum, thus being too far forward. - 0

Task 2: Draw a picture of the contents of this box. You may not open the box or look inside. Also, you get a bonus point if you can name the person represented by the contents of the box. You have ten minutes. Your time starts now.

* Liza: No bonus point. - 5
* Alice: No bonus point. - 4
* Tim: Bonus point. - 4
* Russell: Bonus point. - 2
* Asim: No bonus point. - 1

Task 3 (Team Task): Part 1 - Write down as many obscure animals as possible. You have three minutes. Your time starts now. Part 2 - Guess the animals your teammate has on their list. Your teammate must only use mime. They may not write anything down or show you the list. You have ten minutes. Most animals guessed wins. Your time starts now.

* Team Funk: 11 - 3
* Asim, Liza and Tim: 8 - 2

Team 4: Wearing this sweatband around your head at all times, tuck as many items in the kitchen inside the sweatband as possible. Then make a pancake with a diameter of at least nine inches, and eat the whole pancake. You have two minutes tuck things in your sweatband, and then eight minutes to cook and eat your pancake. Most kitchen items successfully kept inside the sweatband wins. Your time starts now.

* Liz, Russell and Tim - 5
* Asim - 3
* Alice - 2

Live task: Get an egg as close to the centre of the target as possible. You must stand on the spot when taking your turn. You must ROLL two of your eggs. The person whose egg is furthest from the centre of the target after each round is eliminated. The person in first place goes first.

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

Final scores

* Russell - 21
* Tim - 20
* Liza - 17
* Asim - 15
* Alice - 14

Broadcast details

Wednesday 13th June 2018
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 17th June 2018 10:00pm Dave
Wednesday 20th June 2018 12:00am Dave
Thursday 10th January 2019 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 13th August 2019 7:00pm Dave
Wednesday 14th August 2019 12:00am Dave
Tuesday 24th March 2020 6:00pm Dave
Wednesday 25th March 2020 12:00am Dave
Tuesday 26th May 2020 10:40pm Dave
Wednesday 27th May 2020 6:00pm Dave
Thursday 3rd September 2020 11:20pm Dave
Sunday 20th September 2020 3:00pm Dave
Thursday 26th November 2020 11:20pm Dave
Monday 14th December 2020 7:30pm E4
Tuesday 15th December 2020 1:05am E4
Friday 23rd April 2021 2:50am E4
Monday 26th April 2021 6:00pm Dave
Friday 20th August 2021 12:00am Dave
Friday 25th February 2022 6:00pm Dave
Thursday 9th June 2022 6:00pm Dave
Friday 26th August 2022 6:00pm Dave
Tuesday 10th January 2023 11:00pm Dave
Friday 27th January 2023 6:00pm Dave
Friday 14th 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
James Dillon Production Designer
Sam Montague Director of Photography
Martin Kempton Lighting Designer
Dru Masters Composer
Tom Howe Composer


Asim Chaudhry lists most obscure animals

Asim Chaudhry starts listing obscure animals, but finds himself in a pickle when he realises there's more to the task than he original thought...

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

Tuck as many kitchen utensils inside a sweatband

The contestants are tasked with making a pancake whilst keeping as many kitchen utensils in a sweatband as possible.

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

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