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


Channel 4 and Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 105 episodes (12 series), 2015 - 2021. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

Returns Thursday 23rd September at 9pm. Episode Guide
Series 8, Episode 7 is repeated on Dave tomorrow at 12am.
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Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Lou Sanders, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 8, Episode 1 - Hello

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.

Further details

Prize task: Most powerful smell.

* Lou Sanders: A specially made cologne called: "Greg Davies: All Over Your Neck". - 5
* Paul Sinha: Cider vinegar. - 3
* Sian Gibson: Perm lotion. - 3
* Iain Stirling: A fart in a jar. - 2
* Joe Thomas: A tomato stalk. - 1

Task 1: Find the receiver of this baby monitor. You must leave your hat on. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

* Iain: 2:59 - 5
* Sian: 3:40 - 4
* Joe: 4:43 - 3
* Lou: 9:57 - 2
* Paul: 27:37 - 1

Task 2: Make the best ventriloquist dummy and be chatted up by it. Most seductive ventriloquist dummy wins. You have 30 minutes and your scene must last no longer than 30 seconds. Your time starts now.

* Iain - 5
* Lou, Paul and Sian - 4
* Joe - 1

Task 3: Alex is on the bridge in the distance with lights on his head. Get as close as you can to Alex without him noticing you. Alex will duck down the wall for ten seconds, then pop up for ten seconds, then duck down for ten seconds and so on until he notices you. The task starts when Alex first ducks down behind the wall, in one minute from now.

* Joe: 1m - 5
* Iain and Lou: Spotted them just on top of the bridge. - 4
* Sian: 181m - 2
* Paul: 193m - 1

Live task: Get the greatest weight of doughnuts in your bucket. You must have your hands on your hips at all times. You have 100 seconds.

* Lou: 2.4kg - 5
* Iain: 1.162kg - 4
* Sian: 1.002kg - 3
* Joe: 872g - 2
* Paul: 678g - 1

Final scores

* Iain and Lou - 20
* Sian - 16
* Joe - 12
* Paul - 10

Tie-break task: Peel a banana using only your feet. You may not touch the banana with your hands at any point. You may not damage your banana. Fastest wins.

* Iain: 59 seconds - Winner
* Lou: 61 seconds

Broadcast details

Wednesday 8th May 2019
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Greg Davies Host / Presenter
Alex Horne Host / Presenter
Iain Stirling Self
Joe Thomas Self
Lou Sanders Self
Paul Sinha Self
Sian Gibson 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


Iain Stirling's puppet show

Iain Stirling treats us to a puppet show with his very own homemade puppet.

Featuring: Iain Stirling.

Sian Gibson & Paul Sinha get caught

Sian Gibson and Paul Sinha attempt to reach Alex Horne without being seen. Easier said than done, as Sian and Paul found out...

Featuring: Alex Horne, Paul Sinha, Sian Gibson.


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