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


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

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

Series 8, Episode 3 - Stuck In A Mammal Groove

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.

Further details

Prize task: Best burstable item.

* Sian Gibson/p]: A blister on her bottom, which she got after she did a 24-hour charity Zumba-thon. - 5
* Paul Sinha: A balloon his aunt purchased for his nephew and niece, which he claims was shaped like a penis. - 4
* Iain Stirling: A teddy bear that bursts into song. - 3
* Joe Thomas: A grape. - 2
* Lou Sanders: A crème brulee in a coffee pot. - 1

Task 1: Build the best volcano. You have ten minutes to design your volcano blueprint. You then have 20 minutes to build and demonstrate your volcano. Your time starts now.

* Joe and Lou - 5
* Paul - 3
* Iain and Sian - 2

Task 2: Work out what Alex Horne is wearing next door. Both you and Alex must stay in your seats at all times. Alex may only communicate with Alex Horne's horn. You have a maximum of 15 minutes. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

* Sian: 5:14 - 5
* Lou: 7:11 - 4
* Iain: 7:37 - 3
* Paul: 8:36 - 2
* Joe: Failed to identify the outfit [a parrot costume]. - 0

Task 3: Alex is in the living room. In 20 minutes from now you must apologise to Alex for something you have done in that time. Best apology for worst thing wins. Your time starts now.

* Lou: Hits Alex with a water balloon and vandalises his car, and apologises by signing him up to terrible life courses including jazzercise, life coaching, estate agents, crystal healing, PPI checks, insurance, body waxing, indoor surf classes, pony trekking, confidence verses judo, and scientology. - 5
* Iain: Slams a custard pie into Alex's face, then sings a song apologising to Alex. - 4
* Sian: Sends Greg a photoshopped nude selfie of Alex, but gives Alex some sweets. - 3
* Joe: Singing a song celebrating the Alex is dead, but says Alex is a good bloke. - 2
* Paul: Binging on the food in the fridge, for which he is says he is sorry. - 1

Live task: Get into one sleeping bag, with your arms through the armholes, the zip zipped up and the hood on your head. Then stand to attention and salute the Taskmaster for a full five seconds. Then get into the other sleeping bag, with your arms through the armholes, the zip zipped up and the hood on your head, while still in your first sleeping bag. Then skip once. Fastest wins.

* Iain - 5
* Lou - 4
* Joe, Paul and Sian: Failed to salute for the full five seconds. - 1

Final scores

* Lou - 19
* Iain - 17
* Sian - 16
* Paul - 11
* Joe - 10

Broadcast details

Wednesday 22nd 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
Thomas Perrett Editor
Rebecca Bowker (as Becky Bowker) Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Kyz Kistell (as Kyz Kistel) Production Designer
Dru Masters Composer
Tom Howe Composer


Joe Thomas guesses Alex Horne's outfit

Joe Thomas tries to guess what Alex Horne is wearing, only communicating via a horn, with varying degrees of success. Does he guess correctly?

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Iain Stirling, Joe Thomas, Lou Sanders, Paul Sinha, Sian Gibson.

Alex Horne naked selfie

Sian Gibson must give Alex Horne the best apology for doing the worst thing - what she chooses to do leaves Alex in genuine panic.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Sian Gibson.


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