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

Taskmaster

Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 74 episodes (9 series), 2015 - 2019. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

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Series 6, Episode 7 is repeated today at 6pm.

Series 7, Episode 10 - I Can Hear It Gooping

The series reaches its majestic climax. Who will win Greg Davies's coveted golden head to become just the seventh Taskmaster Champion in history?

Further details

Prize task: Most magnificent stationary.

* Kerry Godliman: A laminator. - 5
* Phil Wang; A custom-made solid gold pen, which is really a black biro covered in gold foil. - 4
* James Acaster: A pencil-shaped cake. - 3
* Jessica Knappett: A pencil which says: "I completed my 1993 Transportation Survey!" - 2
* Rhod Gilbert: A picture of his favourte star from Gladiators, Hole Punch - which is again, the same photo of Greg in just his pants. - 1

Task 1: When you hear this siren during a future task, put on your boiler suit and lie flat on the ground. You may not touch or move the boiler suit until the siren sounds. Fastest wins.

* Phil: 1:14 - 5
* Rhod: 2:22 - 4
* Jessica: 2:36 - 3
* James: 2:46 - 2
* Kerry: 8:30 - 1

Task 2: Find the boiled egg. You may touch two eggs. You may damage two eggs. You may not damage the boiled egg. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

* James: 4:51 - 5
* Jessica, Kerry, Phil and Rhod: All damage the boiled egg. - 0

Task 3: Physically recreate a classic computer game. Best recreation wins. You have one hour. Your time starts now.

* James: Grand Theft Auto - 5
* Rhod: Space Invaders - 4
* Jessica: Mario Kart - 3
* Phil: GoldenEye 007 - 3
* Kerry: Tetris - 2

Task 4: Tie yourself up as securely as possible. Slowest to be released by Alex wins. You have ten minutes. Your time starts now. [Also, five minutes into the task the siren from Task 1 rings out.]

* Rhod: He ties Alex down, meaning he couldn't untie Rhod. - 5
* James: 8:05 - 4
* Jessica: 2:46 - 3
* Kerry: 2:45 - 2
* Phil: 1:00 - 1

Live task: Prod the person in front of you with either a finger or a sausage. If the prodded person guesses incorrectly whether they were prodded with either a finger or a sausage, they get eliminated. Last prodded prodder standing wins. Winner takes all.

* Kerry - 5

Final scores

* James - 19
* Kerry - 15
* Rhod - 14
* Phil - 13
* Jessica - 11

Series scores

* Kerry - 176
* Jessica - 175
* Rhod - 167
* James - 165
* Phil - 133

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 7th November 2018
Time
9pm
Channel
Dave
Length
60 minutes

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
Thomas Perrett Editor
Mark Sangster Editor
Andi Meek Editor
Joe Haughey Editor
Rebecca Bowker (as Becky Bowker) Editor
Pete Gellatly Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Dru Masters Composer
Tom Howe Composer

Videos

The Taskmaster video game

The contestants have to create their own version of Taskmaster The Video Game, in a task that Greg Davies calls 'potentially his favourite task of all time'.

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

Find the boiled egg

The contestants have to find the boiled egg, with the following rules - You may touch 2 eggs. You may damaging 2 eggs. You may not damage the boiled egg. Easy?

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

Extended sausage or finger

The contestants play a game of sausage or finger, in the final episode's end of the show stage task.

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

Alex Horne frees the contestants

An extended look at Alex untying all of the contestants, and seeing who he can free as quickly as possible.

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

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