First broadcast: Wednesday 4th September 2019
Greg Davies is the Taskmaster and he is back for a glorious ninth series of the show that bears his grand title. In one hand he brandishes his sparkling golden face-trophy, in the other sits Little Alex Horne, his ever-popular personal secretary. This season's brand new high-class hopefuls are: David Baddiel, Ed Gamble, Jo Brand, Katy Wix and Rose Matafeo.
First broadcast: Wednesday 11th September 2019
It's still very early days in the marathon battle to claim Taskmaster Greg Davies's bold, gold bonce. Ed Gamble gets reckless with a frying pan, Katy Wix asks for a pencil and Jo Brand shares a leisurely sandwich with David Baddiel. Alex Horne is there to log all the important minutiae, which he later presents to Greg in a special private ceremony that no one has ever witnessed.
First broadcast: Wednesday 18th September 2019
Why is David Baddiel steering heavy machinery towards a representation of his childhood sweetheart? Why is Jo Brand destroying a large slab of confectionery? And why is Rose Matafeo curling up into a foetal position? Well, it's because they're all trying to impress Taskmaster Greg Davies into awarding them valuable points in their quest to win his gilded noggin. Alex Horne stands by, armed with all kinds of accurate factual info.
First broadcast: Wednesday 2nd October 2019
Jo Brand shows cowboys how to cowboy, Katy Wix tortures Alex Horne with the help of a garden arch and Rose Matafeo asks a stranger if they have a library card. Plus, after Katy Wix falls ill during the studio records, former champion Kerry Godliman swoops in to take her place, but how will she fare on Katy's behalf?
First broadcast: Wednesday 9th October 2019
Jo Brand demonstrates an impressive grasp of street slang, Katy Wix uses a long part of her body to steal something sweet and David Baddiel takes a sledgehammer to a tricky problem. Plus, another former champion, Katherine Ryan, makes a dramatic return to the studio!
First broadcast: Wednesday 16th October 2019
Alex Horne lures all five competitors to a remote wasteland for a challenge involving eggs and medical equipment. Meanwhile, David Baddiel spray-paints his face, Rose Matafeo sculpts some vegetables and Jo Brand reveals her stunning psychic superpowers.
First broadcast: Wednesday 23rd October 2019
All the key areas of entertainment are covered in this episode: slapstick, singing, dancing, balloons and, of course, throwing one thing into another thing. Ed Gamble dons a baby's bonnet, Katy Wix makes Alex Horne wince and Rose Matafeo does a spot of screaming.
First broadcast: Wednesday 30th October 2019
The five comics go undercover as they try to impress Greg Davies with their attempts at high-level espionage. Results, involving a white van, a newspaper and a paper cup, are mixed. Meanwhile, Greg's simpering secretary Alex Horne observes with barely concealed glee as Ed Gamble shaves his knees and Jo Brand finds an alternative use for her earring.
First broadcast: Wednesday 6th November 2019
Five comedians had one dream: to become the Series 9 Taskmaster Champion. Now it's the Grand Final and after nine gruelling episodes that precious dream is still alive for all of them - bar one. Alex Horne has the stats handy as they ponder peas, teas and absent keys.