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

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Series 6, Episode 9 - The Bubble Brothers

Taskmaster. Tim Vine. Copyright: Avalon Television
Alex Horne provides the crucial stats as Alice Levine gaffers nails to her nose, Russell Howard wraps a tie round his head and Tim Vine is left bereft by a small piece of bent metal.

Preview clips

Prize task: Most pleasing thing the same size as a cat.

* Tim Vine: A cat skeleton toast rack. - 5
* Russell Howard: A "cat snack" - lots of snacks built into the shape of a cat. - 4
* Alice Levine: A cat-sized pavlova. - 3
* Asim Chaudhry: A cat-shaped pillow. - 2
* Liza Tarbuck: A cat-sized pile of poo. - 1

Task 1: Make the biggest bubble and then burst it with your nose. You have ten minutes. Your time starts now.

* Alice: 50cm - 5
* Liza: 8 inch - 4
* Asim: 4 inch - 3
* Tim: 3 inch - 2
* Russell: 4cm - 1

Task 2 (Team Task): Perform a scene from Taskmaster: The Musical. Best scene wins. You have one hour. Your time starts now.

* Team Funk - 3
* Asim, Liza and Tim - 2

Task 3: Part 1 [For Tim only] - Make an outfit of things bought in this stationary shop. You have ten minutes and £50 to do your shopping, and 20 minutes to make your outfit. Your time starts now. Part 2 [For everyone else] - Guess the pun Tim created to describe his outfit.

* Tim: Wins because no-one correctly guessed his pun. As he wore pictures of trains, he called his outfit a "track suit". - 2

Task 4: Make this plastic bag as heavy as possible. You have ten minutes, at the end of which the bag must hang unassisted on the scales for at least one minute. Heaviest bag at the end of that minute wins. Your time starts now.

* Liza: 27kg - 5
* Alice: 20.5kg - 4
* Asim: 16kg - 3
* Russell: 10kg - 2
* Tim: Less than 1kg because his bag broke, partly due to him losing the hook to the scales, after the hook was caught in the epaulettes of his safari suit jacket. - 1

Live task: Pick up as many points as possible [points written on different sized balls]. The person holding the most points after 100 seconds wins.

* Russell: 68 - 5
* Alice and Tim: 55 - 4
* Liza: 50 - 2
* Asim: 48 - 1

Final scores

* Alice - 18
* Tim - 16
* Russell - 15
* Liza - 14
* Asim - 12

Broadcast details

Wednesday 27th June 2018
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 2nd July 2018 12:00am Dave
Wednesday 4th July 2018 12:00am Dave
Monday 14th January 2019 10:00pm Dave
Thursday 15th August 2019 7:00pm Dave
Friday 16th August 2019 12:00am Dave
Thursday 26th March 2020 6:00pm Dave
Friday 27th March 2020 12:00am Dave
Thursday 28th May 2020 10:40pm Dave
Friday 29th May 2020 6:00pm Dave
Saturday 5th September 2020 11:20pm Dave
Sunday 20th September 2020 5:00pm Dave
Monday 30th November 2020 11:20pm Dave
Wednesday 16th December 2020 7:30pm E4
Thursday 17th December 2020 1:10am E4
Monday 26th April 2021 2:05am E4
Monday 23rd August 2021 11:00pm Dave
Tuesday 1st March 2022 6:00pm Dave
Monday 13th June 2022 6:00pm Dave
Wednesday 31st August 2022 6:00pm Dave
Thursday 12th January 2023 11:00pm Dave
Tuesday 31st January 2023 6:00pm Dave
Tuesday 18th 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


Taskmaster: The Musical

Alice Levine and Russell Howard perform a song from 'Taskmaster The Musical', with a cameo performance from Alex Horne, who reveals what he really things about Greg Davies...

Featuring: Alex Horne, Alice Levine & Russell Howard.

Make the plastic bag as heavy as possible

Alice Levine and Liza Tarbuck are trying to make a plastic bag as heavy as possible. They both have similar ideas but carry them out in slightly different ways...

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Alice Levine & Liza Tarbuck.

Outtakes: Alex Horne insults Alice Levine

Alex Horne manages to offend Alice Levine with a misunderstood compliment...

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne & Alice Levine.

Outtake: Alex Horne horse dance

Greg Davies volunteers Alex Horne (again) to perform one of his special dances for the audience. This time it's a special horse dressage dance.

Featuring: Greg Davies & Alex Horne.

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