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Taskmaster Greg Davies and live-in PA Alex Horne return for a fifth series, dragging with them a quintet of brave yet understandably terrified comedians: Aisling Bea, Bob Mortimer, Mark Watson, Nish Kumar and Sally Phillips.

Once more Greg has set them a spiky thicket of tricky tasks designed to encourage genius, but which can also result in hapless humiliation. They’ll be asked to costume coconuts, make Marmite and create cuddles as they fight each other for the world’s premier prize: Greg’s golden head, impaled on a plinth.

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As always, statistical beaver and general dogsbody Alex Horne will be at Greg’s side, tail wagging happily, always eager to provide any assistance his overlord requires to aid the delivering of his ruthless judgements.

Seals will be broken, tasks will be read and unpredictable actions will then occur as the five comedians grapple with problems involving cuddles, candles and coconuts. Could you paint a rainbow in total darkness? Create a watercooler moment using a watercooler? Make Marmite? Yes? No? These fearless competitors both can and can’t too.

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Sunday August 9 at 10:10pm

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Episode 9 | Series 7

Two episodes remain in the series and with Greg Davies's shiny head trophy within touching distance, tensions are beginning to run high between the contestants.

Episode 9, Series 7

Monday August 10 at 5:30am

The Pendulum Draws The Eye

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Two episodes remain in the series and with Greg Davies's shiny head trophy within touching distance, tensions are beginning to run high between the contestants.

Episode 6, Series 4

Tuesday August 11 at 10:35pm

Spatchcock It

Episode 6 | Series 4

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Episode 10, Series 7

Sunday August 16 at 10:10pm

I Can Hear It Gooping

Episode 10 | Series 7

The series reaches its majestic climax. Who will win Greg Davies's coveted golden head to become just the seventh Taskmaster Champion in history?

Episode 10, Series 7

Monday August 17 at 5:30am

I Can Hear It Gooping

Episode 10 | Series 7

The series reaches its majestic climax. Who will win Greg Davies's coveted golden head to become just the seventh Taskmaster Champion in history?

Episode 7, Series 4

Tuesday August 18 at 10:35pm

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Episode 1, Series 8

Sunday August 23 at 10:10pm

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Episode 1 | Series 8

Taskmaster Greg Davies returns with miniature sidekick Alex Horne in tow, as five new contestants are ordered to attempt tasks that may result in comprehensive humiliation. Today:…

Episode 1, Series 8

Monday August 24 at 5:30am

Hello

Episode 1 | Series 8

Taskmaster Greg Davies returns with miniature sidekick Alex Horne in tow, as five new contestants are ordered to attempt tasks that may result in comprehensive humiliation. Today:…

Episode 8, Series 4

Tuesday August 25 at 10:35pm

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Episode 8 | Series 4

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Episode 2, Series 8

Sunday August 30 at 10:10pm

A Novel About Russian Gulags

Episode 2 | Series 8

The race continues for Taskmaster Greg Davies's alluring golden head trophy. Today, an interesting selection of facial hair and a fascinating collection of continuous noises.

Episode 2, Series 8

Monday August 31 at 5:30am

A Novel About Russian Gulags

Episode 2 | Series 8

The race continues for Taskmaster Greg Davies's alluring golden head trophy. Today, an interesting selection of facial hair and a fascinating collection of continuous noises.

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