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. Katy Wix. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 9, Episode 6 - Bready, Bready, Bready

Jo Brand demonstrates an impressive grasp of street slang, Katy Wix uses a long part of her body to steal something sweet and David Baddiel takes a sledgehammer to a tricky problem. Plus, another former champion, Katherine Ryan, makes a dramatic return to the studio!

Further details

Prize task: The thing that if you found it in a field you would be most pleased about.

* Ed Gamble: A dead body, which you realise is actually a mannequin full of mini eggs. - 5
* Jo Brand: A shopping trolley with a built-in seat. - 4
* David Baddiel: A signpost saying: "This is the way out of the field". - 3
* Rose Matafeo: A cryptex. - 2
* Katherine Ryan, sitting in for Katy Wix: A phone signal. - 1

Task 1: Make a part of your body look abnormally long. Most realistic and abnormally extended body part wins. You have 20 minutes. Your time starts now.

* Jo: Her eyebrows. - 5
* Rose: Both her legs. - 4
* Ed: One leg. - 3
* Katy: Her tongue. - 3
* David: His forehead. - 1

Task 2: Push a melon up the slide and into the caravan with these breadsticks. Only breadsticks my touch the melon at any point. There is a bonus point for the fewest breadsticks used. You may not adjust the slide. Fastest wins. Your time starts now.

* Ed: Only person to complete the task. - 5
* Katy: Failed the task, but gets bonus point. - 1
* David, Jo and Rose: All touched the melon with something other than the breadsticks. - 0

Task 3: Serenade yourself. You have 20 minutes to perform and receive your serenade. Most sensational self-serenade wins. Your time starts now.

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

Live task: Slide a drink to the Taskmaster. The worst slider each round must leave the bar. Last person at the bar wins.

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

Final scores

* Ed - 19
* Jo - 16
* Rose - 14
* Katy - 13
* David - 10

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 9th October 2019
Time
9pm
Channel
Dave
Length
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
Katherine Ryan 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
Mark Sangster Editor
Rebecca Bowker Editor
James Dillon Production Designer
Dru Masters Composer
Tom Howe Composer

Videos

Outtake: Alex & Greg's end of part 1 song

Taskmaster Greg Davies and his assistant Little Alex Horne give us an improvised song to take us in to the ad breaks.

Featuring: Greg Davies, Alex Horne.

Outtake: painting a beaver with your tongue

After Katy Wix makes her tongue appear longer than it is, it sparks conversation in the studio about the worlds longest tongue.

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

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