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

Taskmaster

Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 64 episodes (8 series), 2015 - 2019. Stars Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner and others.

Returns in September.
Series 1, Episode 1 is repeated today at 10pm.
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Taskmaster. Joe Thomas. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 8, Episode 4 - The Barrel Dad

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.

Further details

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. Further controversy arises with Iain Stirling's definition of a loo roll, while Paul Sinha attempts to engage a toddler with a thresher shark.

Notes

Points

Sian: 16
Joe: 15
Lou: 15
Paul: 11
Iain: 10

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 29th May 2019
Time
9pm
Channel
Dave
Length
60 minutes

Repeats

    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
    Dan Trelfer Edit Producer
    Vicky Winter Line Producer
    Thomas Perrett Editor
    Mark Sangster Editor
    Rebecca Bowker (as Becky Bowker) Editor
    James Dillon Production Designer
    Kyz Kistell (as Kyz Kistel) Production Designer
    Sam Montague Director of Photography
    Chrissie Baker Make-up Designer
    Martin Kempton Lighting Designer
    Dru Masters Composer
    Tom Howe Composer
    Tim Key Task Consultant

    Videos

    Get the loo roll through the toilet seat

    Get some loo roll through a toilet seat - simple right? Well, let's see how Iain Stirling and Paul Sinha approach it.

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

    Make the hammock as heavy as possible

    A simple task to explain... but can the teams do well?

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

    Outtake: Greg Davies leaves contestants speechless

    Greg Davies' choice of discussion topic leaves all the contestants lost for words.

    Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Iain Stirling, Lou Sanders, Sian Gibson.

    Press

    Taskmaster: Series 8, Episode 4 review

    Tonight's episode was a reminder that some of the best moments in Taskmaster come from the most unexpected places. Let's face it, before any of this, who thought you could get laughs by introducing a toddler to tray containing rubber ducks and a thresher shark, in order to teach it about the dangers faced by animals in their natural habitat?

    Ian Wolf, On The Box, 29th May 2019
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