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.

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Series 9, Episode 7 is repeated today at 11:20pm.

Taskmaster. Lou Sanders. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 8, Episode 7 - This Is Trevor

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.

Further details

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

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
Mark Sangster Editor
Rebecca Bowker (as Becky Bowker) Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Kyz Kistell (as Kyz Kistel) Production 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.

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