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

Series 9, Episode 1 - Join Our Cult

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.

Further details

These five intrepid contestants face a vast array of simple yet complicated tasks over ten episodes that they must try to perform without making themselves look foolish, lest they face a vicious verbal whipping from an angry man on a big throne. Their challenges range from secreting shiny vegetables to bringing a classic board game to life, to performing a sensational self-serenade. And, after ten episodes, one of them will exult in the grandeur of becoming a Taskmaster Champion.

Notes

Points

Rose: 17
Ed: 16
David: 14
Katy: 12
Jo: 12

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on UKTV Play

Date
Wednesday 4th September 2019
Time
9pm
Channel
Dave
Length
60 minutes

Repeats

    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Greg Davies Host / Presenter
    Alex Horne Host / Presenter
    David Baddiel Self
    Ed Gamble Self
    Jo Brand Self
    Katy Wix Self
    Rose Matafeo 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
    Mark Sangster Editor
    Rebecca Bowker Editor
    James Dillon Production Designer
    Sam Montague Director of Photography
    Chrissie Baker Make-up Designer
    Martin Kempton Lighting Designer
    Dru Masters Composer
    Tom Howe Composer
    Tim Key Task Consultant

    Videos

    Ed and Rose hide aubergines from Alex

    Find the aubergine! The tables have turned and its little Alex Horne's turn to do a task as Rose Matafeo and Ed Gamble hide 3 aubergines from him.

    Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Ed Gamble, Rose Matafeo.

    Press

    Preview: Taskmaster Series 9

    Greg Davies seems to be playing increasingly fast and loose with the arbitrary scoring system this time round. We won't tell you who the winner of the first episode is, you'll have to watch it to find out. OK, we will tell you - the winner is the audience, who get to see the show back on top form again.

    Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 4th September 2019

    Taskmaster Series 9 Episode 1 review

    For the first time it might be a series which I slightly struggle with.

    Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 5th September 2019
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