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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Series 4, Episode 7 is repeated on Dave today at 11pm.

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

Series 7, Episode 8 - Mother Honks Her Horn

Phil Wang makes sure his outstanding outfit leaves even less to the imagination that it did before, Jessica Knappett demonstrates her mastery of a child's percussion instrument and James Acaster's dream comes true.

Further details

Prize task: (In honour of Alex) the creepiest thing.

* Kerry Godliman: A t-shirt she spotted someone wearing on a train, sitting opposite her, which read: "I'm not a Gynaecologist, but ill [sic] have a damn good look for you!" - 5
* Rhod Gilbert: A short film that Rhod sneakily filmed of Greg sleeping. - 5
* James Acaster: The main attraction of the Manor House Museum in his hometown of Kettering: a mummified cat. - 4
* Jessica Knappett: Her collection of creepy Victorian Christmas cards, which include pictures of dead animals. - 2
* Phil Wang: A finger portrait of himself, made by a fan and given to him at a gig in Newcastle. - 1

Task 1: Poke something out of the hole in the roof of this grotto. Least suspected thing poked through wins. You have 20 minutes. Your time starts now.

* Rhod: Pulls Alex's trousers and pants down, while Rhod fires a bottle of water to make it look like water is coming out of Alex's arse, like a water feature. - 5
* Jessica: The task, set on fire. - 4
* James: His pants on a stick, while singing a song he makes up called: "Pants on a stick". - 2
* Kerry: Her bra. - 2
* Phil: His jumpsuit. - 2

Task 2: Part 1 - C. Your time starts now. Now look in the microwave. Part 2 - R. Now look in your pigeonhole. Part 3 - E. Now look under the doormat. Part 4 - A. Now look in the lab. Part 5 - M. Now look in the little blue book. Part 6 - S (at the beginning). Fastest wins.

* James: 3:48 - 5
* Jessica: 5:31 - 4
* Kerry: 5:47 - 3
* Phil: 9:55 - 2
* Rhod: 12:51 - 1

Task 3: Compose the best 30 second piece of music. You have 20 minutes. Your time starts now.

* Jessica: The Easy Triangles with Here I am - I'm a violin - 5
* Rhod: The Little Matchgirls with The Ballard of the Toothless Goon - 4
* James: Clump Stump with Over my Shoulder - 4
* Kerry: The Hokey Cokey Goodtimes with Having a great time any time - 3
* Phil: Kill Phil with The Yellow Blues (Green) - 2

Live task: Bob when you hear the surname of a famous Bob. Pat when you hear the surname of a famous Pat. Kneel when you hear the surname of a famous Neil. Stew when you hear the surname of a famous Stew. Wane when you hear the surname of a famous Wayne. If you do an incorrect action of fail to do any action within ten seconds of hearing the name you are disqualified. Last person correctly bobbing, patting, kneeling, stewing or waning wins.

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

Final scores

* Rhod - 20
* Jessica - 19
* James and Kerry - 16
* Phil - 9

Broadcast details

Wednesday 24th 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


Jessica Knappett's Composed Music

Jessica Knappett composes a piece of music. Alex Horne helps by creating his own jig to it.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Jessica Knappett.

Rhod Gilbert's Creepy Video

Greg Davies tentatively watches a 'short film' that Rhod Gilbert has filmed of him for the 'creepiest thing' prize task.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Rhod Gilbert.


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