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


Channel 4 and Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 85 episodes (10 series), 2015 - 2021. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

Another series is in development.
Series 4, Episode 7 is repeated on Dave today at 11pm.

Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: James Acaster, Phil Wang, Rhod Gilbert, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 7, Episode 2 - My Eyes Are Circles

Phil Wang makes ogres poignant despite his eye-catching costume, Jessica Knappett beautifully mimics a funny noise and James Acaster finds various circles. Alex Horne carefully records it all for his beloved boss, Greg Davies.

Further details

Prize task: The boldest belt.

* Rhod Gilbert: A belt with a stuffed goat's head attached to it. - 5
* Phil Wang: A pink belt with a lion's head buckle. - 4
* Kerry Godliman: A wrestling belt. - 3
* Jessica Knappett: A seat belt pillow. - 2
* James Acaster: Fizzy rainbow belt sweets. - 1

Task 1: Write a 10-word story before you reach the finish line. You must be running while writing. Fastest across the finish line with a proper story wins. Your time starts now.

* James: "The boy ran to France, and I loved that boy." 20 seconds - 5
* Jessica: "The albino partridge ran away and found its mother, dead." 24 seconds - 4
* Kerry: "There was a girl who needed shoes, and got shoes." 44 seconds - 3
* Phil: "An ogre was hungry. Ate a child. It was his." 2:16 - 2
* Rhod: "The man ran for exactly 10 minutes 12 seconds, losing." 10:12 - 1

Task 2 (Team Task): Paint the best picture of this still life. The painter must remain blindfolded throughout. The other person/people may not move from their chair(s) and may only say the following words: Banana, Down, Left, Less, More, Pick, Right, Up, Whoops. You have ten minutes. Your time starts now.

* The Boys - 3
* The Girls - 2

Task 3: Predict what the person whose first name comes after yours alphabetically will do with one of the objects [press the airhorn, eat the apple, or take £10], then do something yourself with one of the objects. You also get five points if the person who first name comes before yours alphabetically correctly predicts your own action.

* Jessica: 10
* Everyone else: 5

Task 4: Draw the biggest and best circle. Biggest and best circle wins. Your circle must be completed in one single sweep. You have ten minutes. Your time starts now.

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

Live task: Make the highest tower of cans within your hoop. You have 100 seconds, during which you must also be within your hoop. If you step out of your hoop during the 100 seconds, you will be disqualified. After the 100 seconds, you must step out of your hoop and not touch your tower again. Highest self-supporting tower of cans within your hoop ten seconds after the final whistle wins.

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

Final scores

* Jessica and Kerry - 23
* Rhod - 22
* Phil - 19
* James - 16

Tie-break task: What number does Alex have written on his left forearm? Closest wins.

* Kerry: 7 [Correct answer: 28.51] - Winner
* Jessica: 1,666

Broadcast details

Wednesday 12th September 2018
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


Outtake | Extended blindfolded painting task

In this extended version of the blindfolded painting challenge from Episode 2, the contestants take part in their first group task of the series. James Acaster and Jessica Knappett draw the short straw and have to paint blindfolded.

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

Write a 10 Word Story

The contestants are tasked with writing a 10 word story before crossing the finishing line.

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


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