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


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: David Baddiel, Jo Brand. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 9, Episode 2 - Butter In The Microwave

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.



Ed: 19
Katy: 18
Rose: 15
Jo: 15
David: 10

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on UKTV Play

Wednesday 11th September 2019
60 minutes


    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
    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


    Draw a portrait of Greg

    This week the contestants have to draw a portrait of Taskmaster, Greg Davies, across 16 pieces of A3 paper.

    Featuring: Alex Horne, David Baddiel, Ed Gamble, Jo Brand, Katy Wix, Rose Matafeo.

    Which bin is Alex Horne in?

    Contestants must guess which wheelie bin Alex Horne is in whilst also following the Taskmaster commandments.

    Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, David Baddiel, Ed Gamble, Jo Brand, Katy Wix, Rose Matafeo.

    Outtake: Greg Davies gets annoyed at Alex Horne

    Alex Horne has trouble getting his words out, which annoys Greg Davies.

    Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne.


    Taskmaster: series 9, episode 2: review

    Jo Brand and David Baddiel together make a potent comic force.

    Sarah Hughes, i Newspaper, 11th September 2019

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