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

Taskmaster

  • TV comedy
  • Channel 4 / Dave
  • 2015 - 2024
  • 160 episodes (17 series)

TV format in which Greg Davies and Alex Horne set a group of comedians various outlandish challenges. Also features Romesh Ranganathan, Frank Skinner, Roisin Conaty, Josh Widdicombe, Tim Key and more.

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Series 8, Episode 7 - This Is Trevor

Taskmaster. Lou Sanders. Copyright: Avalon Television
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.

Preview clips

Prize task: Best slippery think.

* Lou Sanders: A slide with a picture of Nasty Nick from the soap opera EastEnders on it. - 5
* Paul Sinha: A banana skin surrounded by jelly, along with a pair of slippers. - 4
* Joe Thomas: Soap. - 4
* Iain Stirling: A toy alien egg. - 3
* Sian Gibson: A pair of slippers on their own. - 2

Task 1: Find the pink ladies [a type of apple]. If you touch or move a bowl, you must turn it over. If you find the green egg, you are disqualified. Most pink ladies wins. You have ten minutes. Your time starts now.

* Joe: Finds all five pink ladies. - 5
* Lou: Finds four pink ladies. - 4
* Paul: Finds two pink ladies. - 3
* Iain and Sian: Both find the green egg. - 0

Task 2: Part 1 - Choose an outfit that the contestant whose first name comes after yours alphabetically must wear throughout a future task. You have two minutes to make your choice. Your time starts now. Part 2 - Correctly, wearing your complete outfit, identify the flavours of these crisps. Closest guesses wins. You have ten minutes. Your time starts now.

* Joe: 2 out of 5. - 5
* Iain: 1.5 out of 5. - 4
* Paul: 1 out of 5. - 3
* Lou and Sian: 0.5 out of 5. - 2

Task 3: Do the most powerful thing with your little finger. Most powerful thing done with your little finger wins. You have 30 minutes. Your time starts now.

* Joe: Lights a match, uses it to burn a string to drop a cloth, revealing a picture frame inside of which says the word: "recycle". - 5
* Iain: Sets up a £8 a month plus gift aid subscription to the charity Mind, then karate chops some shortbread. - 3
* Paul: Donates £100 to a couple raising cash for a honeymoon. - 3
* Lou: Performs a piece of theatre, rolling a bowling ball and knocking a brick into a bowl full of water, rubber ducks and baby dolls. - 2
* Sian: Uses her finger to bring a "turn" a toy guinea pig into a real one. - 2

Live task (Team Task): Do not release the green egg. Each team will be asked a question in turn. If you pull the string with the correct answer you will not release the green egg. A different member of your team must answer each time. You must pull a string within 30 seconds. The team that doesn't release the green egg wins.

* The Actors - 5
* The Comedians - 0

Final scores

* Joe - 24
* Lou and Paul - 13
* Sian - 11
* Iain - 10

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 19th June 2019
Time
9pm
Channel
Dave
Length
60 minutes

Repeats

  1. Monday 17th June 2024 at 11:00pm on Dave

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 23rd June 2019 11:00pm Dave
Tuesday 25th June 2019 10:00pm Dave
Saturday 10th August 2019 8:00pm Dave
Monday 23rd December 2019 11:00pm Dave
Tuesday 14th January 2020 10:00pm Dave
Tuesday 23rd June 2020 10:40pm Dave
Wednesday 24th June 2020 6:00pm Dave
Wednesday 16th September 2020 1:40am Dave
Sunday 4th October 2020 6:00pm Dave
Thursday 24th December 2020 11:20pm Dave
Thursday 7th January 2021 1:00am E4
Thursday 20th May 2021 1:10am E4
Friday 21st May 2021 6:00pm Dave
Friday 17th September 2021 12:00am Dave
Friday 25th March 2022 6:00pm Dave
Thursday 7th July 2022 6:00pm Dave
Friday 8th July 2022 3:10am Dave
Monday 26th September 2022 6:00pm Dave
Tuesday 7th February 2023 11:00pm Dave
Friday 24th February 2023 6:00pm Dave
Friday 26th May 2023 6:00pm Dave

Cast & crew

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
Tim Key Task Consultant
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
Christina Baker (as Chrissie Baker) Make-up Designer
John Ford Lighting Designer
Dru Masters Composer
Tom Howe Composer

Videos

Alex finally makes Greg laugh

After 8 series' of Taskmaster, Little Alex Horne finally does something to make Greg Davies laugh.

Featuring: Greg Davies & Alex Horne.

Fancy dress outfits task

The contestants have a two part task, which first involves looking through a catalogue of fancy dress outfits modelled by little Alex Horne.

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

Press

Taskmaster: Series 8, Episode 7 - review

This week's Taskmaster has been marked with a touch of sadness following recent news concerning Paul Sinha.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 19th June 2019

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