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


Dave comedy show setting comedians tasks. 64 episodes (8 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, Joe Thomas, Lou Sanders, Alex Horne, Paul Sinha, Sian Gibson. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 8, Episode 9 - I've Been A Bit Ill

It's very much the business end of the series. Sian Gibson seeks to redefine the definition of the verb 'bounce'.

Further details

It's very much the business end of the series, and nothing says 'business end' quite like Alex Horne sucking fresh dust through a makeshift vegetable-based straw. Elsewhere, Sian Gibson seeks to redefine the definition of the verb 'bounce'. Greg Davies sits in judgement as usual, ready to both laud genuine achievement and to lambast pathetic failure.



Lou: 20
Iain: 19
Paul: 17
Sian: 16
Joe: 16

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on UKTV Play

Wednesday 3rd July 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
    Dan Trelfer Edit Producer
    Vicky Winter Line Producer
    Thomas Perrett 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
    Dru Masters Composer
    Tom Howe Composer
    John Ford Lighting Designer
    Tim Key Task Consultant


    Bounce a ball in the bin

    It's Episode 9 of Taskmaster Series 8 and the contestants are faced with a bouncing ball challenge.

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

    Make the most delicious dust

    What' the first thing that springs to mind when asked to make the most delicious dust?

    Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Paul Sinha, Sian Gibson.

    Outtake: Iain Stirling surprises Greg Davies

    Iain Stirling says 'Hello daddy' to Greg Davies... and likes it more than he expected.

    Featuring: Greg Davies, Iain Stirling.

    Outtake: Iain Stirling pronounces sandwich wrongly

    Iain Stirling has realised he's being sandwich wrong his whole life, and pronouncing it 'sangwich'.

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


    Taskmaster: Series 8, Episode 9 - review

    In the penultimate episode of the series, we witness the invention of the bounce stabiliser, listen to delicious dust, and see a terrible remake of The Human Centipede.

    Ian Wolf, On The Box, 3rd July 2019

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