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 4 - Quisps

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.

Further details

Prize task: Best thing to celebrate with on a stage.

* Ed Gamble: "Confetti Cannon Party Pants", i.e. a pair of boxer shots with a confetti cannon coming out of the groin. - 5
* Jo Brand: A cut-out of the comedian Andy Robinson. - 4
* David Baddiel: A mobility scooter with a panel on the side to make it look like a bus, while holding a trophy which has Greg's face stuck to it, to make it look like a street party with an open-top bus. - 3
* Katy Wix: A candy floss machine. - 2
* Rose Matafeo: All the materials required for a ribbon cutting ceremony. - 2

Task 1: Make the most striking water feature. You have 20 minutes. Your time starts now.

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

Task 2 (Team Task): Bring a classic board game to life. Best real-life board game wins. You have one hour. Your time starts now.

* David and Jo: Operation - 3
* Ed, Katy and Rose: Buckaroo - 3

Task 3: Part 1A - Say a letter of the alphabet. You have ten seconds. Your time starts now. Part 1B [Just for Ed who for Part 1A originally said: "A letter of the alphabet"] - Ha, ha, ha. You must now pick a letter of the alphabet and say that letter out loud. Part 2 - Put the most things beginning with the letter you just said on this tray. The tray may not leave Alex, and Alex may not leave the lab. Most things beginning with the letter you just said on the tray in five minutes from now wins.

* Rose: 306 things beginning with P - 5
* Katy: 168 things beginning with B - 4
* Jo: 136 things beginning with B - 3
* Ed: Under 100 things beginning with D - 2
* David: 1 thing beginning with Q - 1

Live task: Throw your things far, but not too far. Taking it in turns you must select a thing, and throw it beyond the line, but not off the runway. If your thing does not end up in the safe zone you are disqualified. If all objects end up in the safe zone, the person who has thrown their thing the shortest distance is disqualified. You may not manipulate your things in any way before throwing them. Last player standing wins.

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

Final scores

* Rose - 18
* Ed and Jo - 16
* David - 12
* Katy - 11

Broadcast details

Wednesday 25th 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
Mark Sangster Editor
Rebecca Bowker Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Dru Masters Composer
Tom Howe Composer


Ed outsmarts Alex. Nearly

The Taskmaster contestants are asked to choose a letter of the alphabet and Ed Gamble very nearly outsmarts Alex Horne.

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

Make the most striking water feature

The contestants are tasked to make the most striking water feature. How striking do they manage to make them?

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

Series 9 Episode 4 outtakes

A compilation of some outtakes from Episode 4 of Taskmaster.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne, David Baddiel.


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