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: Jessica Knappett, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 7, Episode 6 - A Coquettish Fascinator

At the halfway stage, all contestants, with the possible exception of Phil Wang, still have high hopes of winning. Kerry Godliman and Jessica Knappett resort to soapy violence.

Further details

Prize task: Best key.

* Kerry Godliman: The key to her campervan. - 5
* Jessica Knappett: A homemade key lime pie, which Greg orders Alex to eat entirely. - 4
* Rhod Gilbert: The same picture Rhod has brought in of Greg in just his pants, but put on a graph with a key to act as a guide. - 3
* Phil Wang: The G-key from a piano. - 2
* James Acaster: The key to his heart, aka ice cream. - 1

Task 1, Part 1: Put exactly 50 different things in this bin. Fastest wins. Your time stops when you say: "I've put exactly 50 different things in this bin." Your time starts when Alex touches you on the shoulder.

* James: 0:58 - 5
* Kerry: 1:27 - 4
* Rhod: 2:30 - 3
* Jessica: 2:52 - 2
* Phil: 6:57, but gets bonus point for being the only one to put 50 completely different things in the bin. - 2

Task 1, Part 2: Using all the items on this mat [these being the 50 things they put in the bin] make the best picture of the Taskmaster. You have ten minutes. Your time starts now.

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

Task 2 (Team Task): Write and perform the most suspenseful soap opera cliff-hanger. Your scene may last no more than one minute. You have 30 minutes. Your time starts now.

* The Boys - 3
* The Girls - 2

Task 3: In the lab there are 10 pairs of glasses. The pairs of glasses may not leave the lab. Without breaking any of the pairs of glasses, put all the pairs of glasses into the smallest of these boxes [Box A the largest, then getting smaller]. You must select your box before leaving the caravan, and may not then change your mind. Smallest box containing all the pairs of glasses with the lid shut properly wins. You have a maximum total time of five minutes. Your time starts now.

* Phil: Box F, all glasses packed. - 5
* Jessica: Box E, all glasses packed. - 4
* Kerry: Box H, not all glasses packed. - 3
* James: Box I, not all glasses packed. - 2
* Rhod: Box G, but disqualified for leaving the caravan before choosing his box. - 0

Live task: Get your [inflatable] doughnut as high as possible. You must be holding hands with the people either side of you at all times. Highest doughnut after 100 seconds wins. If your doughnut is in the air after 100 seconds, its height will be measured from where it lands.

* Rhod - 5
* Phil - 4
* James - 3
* Jessica - 2
* Kerry: Disqualified for letting go of everyone's hands and touching the doughnut with her hands. - 0

Final scores

* James - 19
* Rhod - 18
* Kerry and Phil - 17
* Jessica - 16


This is the 50th episode of Taskmaster.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 10th October 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


Fill the bin with exactly 50 items

The contestants are asked to fill a bin with exactly 50 items, but their time only starts once Alex Horne touches their shoulder. He has to catch them first...

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

Soap opera cliffhanger

Jessica Knappett and Kerry Godliman leave us on a frightening cliffhanger, involving Little Alex Horne....

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

Online exclusive: The Taskmaster Poem

A special treat, not seen on TV. For the 50th episode, the contestants are asked to contribute to a poem about Greg.

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


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