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.

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Series 6, Episode 8 - What Kind Of Pictures?

Taskmaster. Asim Chaudhry. Copyright: Avalon Television
Alex Horne, subservient servant to glorious Taskmaster, Greg Davies, gets a treat as he's allowed to crack open five unusual chocolate eggs. Meanwhile, Russell Howard uses ear wax to charm a nice lady called Carol, Asim Chaudhry goes digging for invertebrates and Liza Tarbuck makes a puzzle for children... that should not be seen by children.

Preview clips

Prize task: Most interesting footwear.

* Asim Chaudhry: One trainer and one cowboy boot, both originally belonging to Post Malone. - 5
* Tim Vine: A big toe bobble hat. - 4
* Liza Tarbuck: Shoes for dogs. - 3
* Russell Howard: A football boot signed by Philippe Coutinho. - 2
* Alice Levine: Verruca socks. - 1

Task 1: Put something genuinely surprising in this chocolate egg. You have one hour, after which Alex will open your chocolate egg. Your time starts now.

* Alice: Alex's PIN number. - 5
* Tim: A fly that Tim names Philip. - 4
* Asim: A worm. - 3
* Russell: A note saying that Alex has been given a trip for two to see Liverpool FC play, a week's holiday in a Spanish villa, the book How Green Were the Nazis? and a single grain of rice signed by Chris Rock. - 3
* Liza: An electronic device which when the egg opens says: "Jeremy Irons lives in your garage." - 3

Task 2: Find out what you have in common with this person. You must look the person in the eye throughout the task. You must shake hands every time you discover something in common. Most remarkable things in common wins. You have a maximum of ten minutes. Your time starts now.

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

Task 3: Wearing these high heels, create the best dot-to-dot picture on this [polystyrene] canvas. You have ten minutes. Your time starts now.

* Tim: The wreck of the Titanic and debris on the seabed, as viewed from above. - 5
* Liza: A cock and balls. - 4
* Russell: Picture of Alex, but the dots are not numbered. - 3
* Alice: Makes the letters "TM". - 2
* Asim: His favourite emoji, of a face winking and sticking his tongue out. - 1

Live task: Stick a plaster to the correct body part. Alex will say the names of three body parts. You must stick a plaster to the body part that comes second in the dictionary out of the three body parts. Slowest person to stick a plaster to the correct body part is eliminated. Last player standing wins.

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

Final scores

* Liza and Russell - 17
* Asim and Tim - 16
* Alice - 13

Tie-break task: Receive a text message the quickest. Your time starts now.

* Russell: 3:51 - Winner
* Liza: 3:53

Broadcast details

Wednesday 20th June 2018
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 25th June 2018 12:00am Dave
Wednesday 27th June 2018 12:00am Dave
Friday 11th January 2019 10:00pm Dave
Wednesday 14th August 2019 7:00pm Dave
Thursday 15th August 2019 12:00am Dave
Wednesday 25th March 2020 6:00pm Dave
Thursday 26th March 2020 12:00am Dave
Wednesday 27th May 2020 10:40pm Dave
Thursday 28th May 2020 6:00pm Dave
Friday 4th September 2020 11:30pm Dave
Sunday 20th September 2020 4:00pm Dave
Friday 27th November 2020 11:20pm Dave
Tuesday 15th December 2020 7:30pm E4
Wednesday 16th December 2020 2:25am E4
Saturday 24th April 2021 2:35am E4
Tuesday 27th April 2021 6:00pm Dave
Friday 20th August 2021 11:00pm Dave
Monday 28th February 2022 6:00pm Dave
Friday 10th June 2022 6:00pm Dave
Tuesday 30th August 2022 6:00pm Dave
Wednesday 11th January 2023 11:00pm Dave
Monday 30th January 2023 6:00pm Dave
Monday 6th February 2023 6:00pm Dave
Monday 17th 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


Bring in the most interesting footwear

The contestants have to bring in the most interesting footwear for the prize task. Tim Vine manages to impress with his big toe bobble hat item, and also his feet...

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

Outtake: Alex Horne Bird of Prey Dance

Greg Davies is up to his old tricks again and gets Alex Horne to show off his 'bird of prey dance'. Original music, as always, by Greg Davies.

Featuring: Greg Davies & Alex Horne.

Dot to Dot Penis

The contestants discuss the world record of the largest dot to dot penis.

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

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