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.

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Taskmaster. James Acaster. Copyright: Avalon Television.

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Rhod Gilbert force-feeds Greg's exec sec Alex Horne a jug of mocha, Kerry Godliman boshes a cricket ball with a croquet mallet and Phil Wang makes a really strange noise.

Further details

Prize task: Best thing from the nineties.

* Kerry Godliman: The complete Friends box set. - 5
* James Acaster: A photo collage celebrating the end of him being a toddler. - 4
* Phil Wang: Himself, as he was born in January 1990. - 3
* Jessica Knappett: The book Timmy Mallett on How to be Utterly Brilliant, which is disqualified for being published in 1989. - 0
* Rhod Gilbert: A photo of Greg looking fat and wearing nothing but his underpants, which is disqualified for being taken in 2010. Rhod then takes the image and Photoshop's it into a picture of the Spice Girls, but it makes that photo inaccurate. - 0

Task 1: Excite Alex. Greatest increase in Alex's current heart rate wins. You have 20 minutes. Your time starts now.

* Jessica: 97 - 5
* James: 80 - 4
* Kerry: 43 - 3
* Rhod: 11 - 2
* Phil: -6 - 1

Task 2: Make the best noise. When you are ready to make your noise you must say: "This is my best noise." After you have made your noise, you must remain still and silent for at least ten seconds. You have 20 minutes and one attempt. Your time starts now.

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

Task 3: Get this [cricket] ball in that hole in as few strokes as possible. The ball must only be struck. The ball must never be carried. You have a maximum of 20 minutes. Your time starts now.

* Rhod: 1 - 5
* Phil: 5 - 4
* James: 6 - 3
* Kerry: 7 - 2
* Jessica: 12 - 1

Live task: Part 1 - Write down a ten-word fact. You will have 100 seconds. There is a bonus point for the best fact. Part 2 - Mouth your fact to the Taskmaster without making any noise whatsoever. Most words understood by the Taskmaster wins.

* Jessica: "Did you know ants live to an average of 22?" 10 words. - 5
* James: "Only humans and armadillos can catch the awful disease leprosy." 9 words and bonus point. - 5
* Kerry: "I was born in Perivale, Ealing, London, UK, Europe, Earth." 9 words. - 4
* Phil: "Phil Wang's shoe size is twelve plus two minus two." 4 words. - 2
* Rhod: "Greg broke a toilet seat by sitting on said toilet." 1 word. - 1

Final scores

* James - 18
* Kerry - 17
* Jessica and Phil - 15
* Rhod - 9

Broadcast details

Wednesday 19th 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


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