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

Taskmaster

Channel 4 and Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 84 episodes (10 series), 2015 - 2020. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

Returns Thursday 15th October at 9pm. Episode Guide
Series 7, Episode 1 is repeated on Dave today at 2pm.

Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Jessica Knappett, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 7, Episode 1 - The Mean Bean

First: Velcro is key, tape is vital and bean juice is crucial. Greg's simpering sidekick Alex Horne supplies facts, figures and unconditional love.

Further details

Prize task: The thing that most people would like to touch.

* Phil Wang: A toy chariot. - 5
* Rhod Gilbert: A replica of Greg's cuddly toy "Blue Ted", which is mother made for him - complete with a hole in it, because Greg had "relations" with Blue Ted. - 4
* James Acaster: A cardboard cut-out of MC Hammer. - 2
* Kerry Godliman: A Newton's cradle. - 2
* Jessica Knappett: A sign saying: "Do not touch". - 1

Task 1: Design and demonstrate the best quick-change outfit. Best and quickest quick-change outfit wins. You have one hour. Your time starts now.

* Kerry: 3.6 seconds. - 5
* Jessica: 4 seconds. - 4
* Rhod: 3.8 seconds, but penalised for the simplicity of the outfits used, namely both he and Alex wearing bikini and bottoms. - 3
* James: 5 seconds. - 2
* Phil: 45 seconds. - 1

Task 2: Build the highest tower. You have five minutes from when your first box is assembled. You have a maximum time of 20 minutes from now.

* Rhod - 5
* Kerry - 4
* Jessica - 3
* Phil - 2
* James - 1

Task 3: Work out the circumference of the caravan in baked beans. You have three minutes. Most accurate wins. Your time starts now.

* Kerry: 750 [Correct answer: 965] - 5
* James: 700 - 4
* Jessica: 689 - 3
* Rhod: 1,275 - 2
* Phil: 400 - 1

Live task: Make the best fruit display hat. You may not touch or tamper with your hat. Only the fruit picker-uppers may touch the fruit. You may only hold the fruit picker-uppers by their handles. Best fruit display hat wins. You have 100 seconds.

* Rhod - 5
* Kerry and Phil - 4
* Jessica - 3
* James - 2

Final scores

* Kerry - 20
* Rhod - 19
* Jessica - 14
* Phil - 13
* James - 11

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 5th September 2018
Time
9pm
Channel
Dave
Length
60 minutes

Repeats

  1. Saturday 26th September 2020 at 2:00pm on Dave

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Greg Davies Host / Presenter
Alex Horne Host / Presenter
James Acaster Self
Jessica Knappett Self
Phil Wang Self
Kerry Godliman Self
Rhod Gilbert Self
Writing team
Alex Horne Writer
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

Videos

Build the tallest tower using carboard boxes

In this clip from the very first episode of brand new series 7 of Taskmaster, the new contestants James Acaster, Jessica Knappett, Kerry Godliman, Phil Wang and Rhod Gilbert are asked to build the tallest tower they can using cardboard boxes. We also see Phil's wang.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, James Acaster, Jessica Knappett, Phil Wang, Kerry Godliman, Rhod Gilbert.

Measure the caravan circumference in baked beans

Taskmaster Greg Davies sets the contestants the fiddly task of measuring the caravan in baked beans. Sounds easy, doesn't it? Doesn't it?

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, James Acaster, Jessica Knappett, Phil Wang, Kerry Godliman, Rhod Gilbert.

Outtake - Phil Wang's quick change outfit

We get to see what happens behind the closed door, when Phil Wang makes his 'quick' change outfit.

Featuring: Alex Horne, Phil Wang.

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