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.

Series 10 scheduled for October 2020.
Series 4, Episode 5 is repeated today at 11pm.

Series 9

Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Alex Horne, Rose Matafeo. Copyright: Avalon Television.

1. Join Our Cult

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.

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Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: David Baddiel, Jo Brand. Copyright: Avalon Television.

2. Butter In The Microwave

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.

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Taskmaster. Ed Gamble. Copyright: Avalon Television.

3. Five Miles Per Day

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.

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Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Alex Horne, David Baddiel. Copyright: Avalon Television.

4. Quisps

First broadcast: Wednesday 25th September 2019

David Baddiel shows a readiness to bare his chest and Katy Wix robs a piggy bank (of its undercarriage). Meanwhile, Greg Davies's gorgeous assistant Alex Horne is powerless in the face of Ed Gamble's creative vision.

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Taskmaster. Rose Matafeo. Copyright: Avalon Television.

5. Another Spoon

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?

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Taskmaster. Katy Wix. Copyright: Avalon Television.

6. Bready, Bready, Bready

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!

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Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Katy Wix, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television.

7. A Cuddle

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.

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Taskmaster. Ed Gamble. Copyright: Avalon Television.

8. Shaqinahat

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.

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Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Alex Horne, Jo Brand. Copyright: Avalon Television.

9. Don't Like Them Go Bang

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.

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Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: David Baddiel, Ed Gamble, Jo Brand, Katy Wix, Rose Matafeo. Copyright: Avalon Television.

10. Think About The Spirit

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.

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