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.

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

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

Series 9, Episode 3 - Five Miles Per Day

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.

Further details

Prize task: Weirdest wooden thing.

* David Baddiel: A bizarre, unidentifiable wooden ornament made by his brother Ivor. - 5
* Katy Wix: A phallic wooden carving. - 4
* Ed Gamble: A gruesome demon wooden head carving that his father purchased as a gift from Switzerland, which includes human hair and teeth. - 3
* Rose Matafeo: A carving from Colorado of a bearded man wearing a hat. - 2
* Jo Brand: A grabbing claw made by her daughter. - 1

Task 1: Part 1 - Go to the caravan. You must enter the caravan in two minutes of Alex entering the caravan. Part 2 - List all the things that are hanging from the wooden board in the lab. Also, say the colour of the wooden board in the lab. Also, say what Alex said to you in the lab. Most correct answers wins. You have three minutes. You may not leave the caravan. Your time starts now.

* Katy - 5
* David - 4
* Ed - 3
* Rose - 2
* Jo - 1

Task 2, Part 1: Build the most robust statue of the most delicate thing using the materials provided and place it on the red cross. Your delicate thing must be recognisable on the red cross an hour after you finish and should leave you feeling enormously proud of your creation. You have 15 minutes. Your time starts now.

* Katy - 5
* Rose - 4
* Jo - 3
* David and Ed - 2

Task 2, Part 2: Score a goal with this football [a large one, while driving a roller, with your statue as the goalkeeper]. You time starts when Alex blows his whistle.

* Rose - 5
* Jo - 4
* Ed - 3
* Katy - 2
* David - 1

Task 3: Break something into the most parts and completely fix it. You have five minutes to select your item, three minutes to break it and seven minutes to fix it. Your selection time starts now.

* Jo: A bar of chocolate - 5
* Rose: A length of string - 4
* Katy: A slice of bread - 3
* David: Alex's Broadcast Award - 2
* Ed: A bunch of grapes and a bar of chocolate - 1

Live task: Wearing your blindfold correctly at all times, fill a pint glass with water. If you make a big mess, you are disqualified. Closest to a pint of water wins. You have three minutes.

* Ed - 5
* Katy - 4
* David and Rose - 3
* Jo - 1

Final scores

* Katy - 23
* Rose - 20
* David and Ed - 17
* Jo - 15

Broadcast details

Wednesday 18th 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
Thomas Perrett Editor
Rebecca Bowker Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Dru Masters Composer
Tom Howe Composer


Memory task

Alex Horne is back to his sneaky tricks, catching the contestants off guard with a memory task.

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

Break and mend something

The contestants are tasked with breaking something into the most parts and completely fixing it.

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

Outtake: Greg & Alex's intimate talk

Greg Davies and Alex Horne have an intimate conversation, in this outtake from episode 3 of Taskmaster S9.

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

Outtake: Greg stops Alex saying 'Hey guys'

Greg Davies won't let Alex Horne say 'hey guys' in his introduction. But luckily the Taskmaster contestants come to his defence.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, Rose Matafeo.

Outtake: Alex Horne's nursery rhyme

Greg Davies asks Alex make up a nursery rhyme about a historic event. How does he get on?

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne.


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