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.

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

Series 7, Episode 5 - Lotta Soup

Rhod Gilbert endangers Alex's life (again), Jessica Knappett's sunny outlook on life is severely tested by a former traffic warden and Phil Wang has a lovely old time with a squeezy jar of mayonnaise.

Further details

Prize task: The worst present from a named relative.

* Jessica Knappett: From her mother, an outfit she got for her senior school disco consisting of a feather boa and purple opera gloves. - 5
* Rhod Gilbert: From his wife, a ceramic candleholder that Greg got for Rhod's wife two weeks earlier. - 4
* Kerry Godliman: From her mother, dream-catcher yin-yang earrings. - 3
* James Acaster: From his then five-year-old nephew, a calendar he made himself, complete with jokes for every month. - 2
* Phil Wang: From his sister, some used toilet paper. - 1

Task 1: Deliver this task to Alex in the most spectacular way. Alex is in his caravan. You have one hour. Your time starts now.

* James: Plays music, pours confetti on Alex, launches fireworks, has a man dressed as Father Christmas dancing, and gets Richard Osman to hand over the task to Alex . - 5
* Rhod: Sticks the task on a javelin and throws it at the caravan, with Alex still inside the caravan. - 4
* Jessica: Sends the task in a basket lifted by balloons. - 3
* Phil: A woman wearing a Taylor Swift mask opens the window, then Phil turns the task into a paper plane and throws it through the window. - 2
* Kerry: Singing and dancing around Alex with a group of other people. - 1

Task 2 (Team Task): Make as many white circles on the target as possible. You must not step beyond this rope. You must not move this rope or the target. Phil has 20 minutes. Everyone else has 5 minutes and their scores are combined.

* Everyone else: 42 (13 for James, 0 for Jess, 21 for Kerry, and 8 for Rhod) - 5
* Phil: 38 - 0

Task 3: Cheer up this former traffic warden. You have 20 minutes. Your time starts now.

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

Task 4 (Team Task): Make yourselves look as little or big as possible. You have 20 minutes. Your time starts now.

* The Boys - 3
* The Girls - 2

Live task (Team Task): Taking it in turns, each team must dangle one of these items on the hanger. A different member of the team must dangle each time. Once you've touched one of the items you must dangle it, and you must dangle with 20 seconds of the previous dangler. The team who doesn't cause the items on the hanger to fall wins.

* The Girls - 5
* The Boys - 0

Final scores

* Jessica - 25
* James - 20
* Rhod - 18
* Kerry - 17
* Phil - 9

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 3rd October 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
Guest cast
Richard Osman Guest
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

Jessica Knappett's worst gift from a relative

Jessica Knappett reveals the worst gift she was given by a named relative, which hindered her experience at a school disco...

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, James Acaster, Jessica Knappett, Rhod Gilbert.

Outtake - Alex Horne steals Phil Wang's joke

Phil Wang makes a wangtastic pun which Alex decides he'd like to pass off as his own.

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

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