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

Taskmaster

Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 74 episodes (9 series), 2015 - 2019. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

Next new episode is on Wednesday at 9pm. Series 9, Episode 8
Catch-up on Episode 7 on UKTV Play   Series 9, Episode 7 is repeated tomorrow at 10:40pm.

Series 8

Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Iain Stirling, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television.

1. Hello

First broadcast: Wednesday 8th May 2019

The wait is finally over, Taskmaster returns to Dave. Tyrant Greg Davies and Little Alex Horne set challenges for Iain Stirling, Joe Thomas, Lou Sanders, Paul Sinha and Sian Gibson]. Starting with: baby monitors, powerful smells and seductive dummies.

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Taskmaster. Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television.

2. A Novel About Russian Gulags

First broadcast: Wednesday 15th May 2019

Lou Sanders displays some unusual facial hair, Iain Stirling's beatboxing causes him some problems and Paul Sinha shows off his full acting range. As usual, Alex Horne provides data analysis in his role as the Taskmaster's private secretary and live-in companion.

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Taskmaster. Lou Sanders. Copyright: Avalon Television.

3. Stuck In A Mammal Groove

First broadcast: Wednesday 22nd May 2019

Joe Thomas struggles with the definition of a mammal, Iain Stirling devises an explosive chemistry experiment and Sian Gibson sends a NSFW text to Greg.

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Taskmaster. Sian Gibson. Copyright: Avalon Television.

4. The Barrel Dad

First broadcast: Wednesday 29th May 2019

The competitive nature of Taskmaster bubbles alarmingly to the surface as a simple team task involving a hammock exposes tensions between two of the five comics vying to win Greg Davies's monumental golden head.

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Taskmaster. Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television.

5. Stay Humble

First broadcast: Wednesday 5th June 2019

Paul Sinha has some struggles with a basketball, Joe Thomas has a disastrous birthday and will Sian Gibson rescue Little Alex Horne from the sharp beak of an aquatic bird?

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Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Sian Gibson, Joe Thomas. Copyright: Avalon Television.

6. Rock 'n' Roll Umlaut

First broadcast: Wednesday 12th June 2019

One of the secrets to the Taskmaster's successful reign of tyranny is that he's ruthlessly unpredictable which means things can change very, very quickly in this game. Alex Horne takes scrupulous notes as Paul Sinha squats in a telephone box and Iain Stirling stakes his claim for the Scottish national football team.

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Taskmaster. Joe Thomas. Copyright: Avalon Television.

7. This Is Trevor

First broadcast: Wednesday 19th June 2019

Greg Davies hands down more brutally honest judgements as five comics fight among themselves to win his golden head. The pink, the powerful and the pirate.

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Taskmaster. Sian Gibson. Copyright: Avalon Television.

8. Acquatic Sewing Machine

First broadcast: Wednesday 26th June 2019

This episode feature sand, beach balls, water and an angler's keepnet. There are also coffee pots, which don't help Joe Thomas, and a trumpet, which doesn't help Lou Sanders.

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

9. I've Been A Bit Ill

First broadcast: Wednesday 3rd July 2019

It's very much the business end of the series. Sian Gibson seeks to redefine the definition of the verb 'bounce'.

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

10. Clumpsy Swayey Clumsy Man

First broadcast: Wednesday 10th July 2019

It's the final episode of Series 8 and one of the five intrepid comics is set to win Greg Davies's gorgeous golden head. Lou Sanders chews on some stationery, Sian Gibson is crushed by a caravan, Paul Sinha wrecks a camera, Joe Thomas gets cross and Iain Stirling waves a stick about. The Taskmaster's loyal lickspittle Alex Horne stands by, gripping his tablet for dear life.

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