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 autumn 2020.
Series 1, Episode 3 is repeated today at 6pm.

Taskmaster. Rose Matafeo. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 9, Episode 5 - Another Spoon

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?

Further details

Prize task: Best defunct thing.

* David Baddiel: The ashes of his late pet cat Monkey. - 5
* Kerry Godliman, sitting in for Katy Wix: A £5 Woolworths voucher. - 4
* Jo Brand: A Margaret Thatcher nutcracker. - 3
* Ed Gamble: An extensive guide to the Millennium Dome. - 2
* Rose Matafeo: A sharps bin, full of disused syringes, belonging to her flatmate. - 1

Task 1: Lasso Alex. You must stand behind this line at all times. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

* Jo: 1:20 - 5
* Rose: 2:20 - 4
* Katy: 7:30 - 3
* Ed: 9:30 - 2
* David: 24 minutes - 1

Task 2: Make the most accurate and inventive egg timer. You have ten minutes to plan your egg timer, and then 20 minutes to make your egg timer, after which Alex will boil an egg for as long as your egg timer lasts. The Taskmaster likes his eggs runny, but not too runny. You may not use any pre-existing timing devices. Your time starts now.

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

Task 3 (Team Task): Part 1 - Get to know this person. You will be tested on your knowledge of this person in ten minutes time. You may not write anything down or leave the lab. You must take it in turns to ask a completely different question. The person will tell the truth, lie, then brag in that order, but not necessarily starting with the truth. Your time starts now. Part 2 - The exam. NO cheating. The exam will last ten minutes. Conferring IS permitted. Alex will only accept your first answer. Part 3 - A bonus point for who can best recreate the person's party trick.

* Ed, Katy and Rose: 3.5 out of 5. - 4
* David and Jo: 1.5 out of 5, with Jo getting the bonus point. - 3 for Jo, 2 for David.

Live task: Looking at your mirror and facing forward at all times, build the highest tower of bricks on the table behind you. You must stay on your spot and use your litter pickers at all times. Highest tower after two minutes wins.

* Ed and Rose: 2 - 5
* Jo: 1 vertically - 3
* David and Kerry/Katy: 1 horizontally - 2

Final scores

* Jo - 19
* Rose - 18
* Katy - 16
* Ed - 14
* David - 12

Broadcast details

Wednesday 2nd October 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
Guest cast
Kerry Godliman Guest
Gareth Kalyan Guest
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


The Most Inventive Egg Timer

The contestants must make the most inventive and accurate egg timer, without using any pre existing time devices.

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

Lasso Alex Horne

The contestants must lasso Alex in the quickest time possible...

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

Outtake: David Baddiel mistaken for a cat

David Baddiel worries that he will be mistaken for his cat, due to a name collar mix up, in this outtake from Episode 5 of Taskmaster Series 9.

Featuring: Greg Davies, David Baddiel.

Outtake: Greg can't keep a straight face

Taskmaster Greg Davies struggles to keep a straight face and get his lines out, in this outtake from Episode 5 of Taskmaster Series 9.

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


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