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.

Series 10 scheduled for autumn 2020.
Series 1, Episode 4 is repeated today at 11:05pm.

Taskmaster. Image shows from L to R: Katy Wix, Alex Horne. Copyright: Avalon Television.

Series 9, Episode 7 - A Cuddle

Alex Horne lures all five competitors to a remote wasteland for a challenge involving eggs and medical equipment. Meanwhile, David Baddiel spray-paints his face, Rose Matafeo sculpts some vegetables and Jo Brand reveals her stunning psychic superpowers.

Further details

Prize task: Best thing they have taken from somebody else's house.

* David Baddiel: Some toilet paper he took from Buckingham Palace. - 5
* Katy Wix: A Taskmaster trophy she took from Kerry Godliman's garage. - 4
* Ed Gamble: An antler head, a stuffed bird and a plaque commemorating performances that Greg gave at the Hammersmith Apollo, which were all stolen from Greg's house. - 3
* Rose Matafeo: A pink cowboy hat she stole from the Taskmaster house. - 2
* Jo Brand: A ceramic phrenology tattoo bust, which she borrowed from her friend Betty's house. - 1

Task 1: Get an entire egg into one of those metal things. Highest single score wins. If you get an entire egg into one of those metal things without the egg breaking, the score is doubled. You may not move the chair or the metal things, and you must release your egg while on the chair. You have ten minutes. Your time starts now.

* Katy: 12 - 5
* Ed: 10 - 4
* David: 8 - 3
* Jo: 2 - 2
* Rose: -10 - 1

Task 2: Forge the best Mount Rushmore. You have ten minutes to write your shopping list and 30 minutes to forge your Mount Rushmore. Your time starts now.

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

Task 3: Part 1 - Join your hands together so your palms are touching and each finger of one hand is touching the equivalent finger of the other hand. Your hands must stay in this position for the entirety of the task. Now turn the task over. Part 2 - Put the most gold rings on this drumstick. You have five minutes. Your time starts now.

* Ed and Katy: 3 - 5
* Jo and Rose: 2 - 3
* David: 1 - 1

Live task: Read the Taskmaster's mind. The Taskmaster will choose a card. You must state if that card features a horse or a laminator. You will receive one point for every correct answer in a row.

* Jo: 13
* Katy: 5
* Ed and Rose: 1
* David: 0

Final scores

* Katy - 24
* Jo - 22
* Ed - 17
* David - 14
* Rose - 11

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 16th 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
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

Videos

Ed Gamble Egg Throwing

Ed Gamble reaches a new level of frustration as he tries to get an egg in to one of the metal holes, without breaking it.

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

Five Gold Rings

The contestants must put the gold rings on to a drum stick whilst keeping their hands together at all times.

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

Outtake: Greg's Surprise for Ed Gamble

Greg Davies has surprise for Ed Gamble....in this outtake from Episode 7 of Taskmaster Series 9.

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

Outtake: Ed 'Egg' Gamble

Ed Gamble has a new nickname, which some of you may have already picked up on.

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

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