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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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Episode 4, Series 9

Saturday October 24 at 10:30pm

Quisps

Episode 4 | Series 9

Greg Davies's gorgeous assistant Alex Horne is powerless in the face of Ed Gamble's creative vision. Plus, chests are bared, donkeys are bucked and peas are counted.

Episode 4, Series 9

Sunday October 25 at 5:30am

Quisps

Episode 4 | Series 9

Greg Davies's gorgeous assistant Alex Horne is powerless in the face of Ed Gamble's creative vision. Plus, chests are bared, donkeys are bucked and peas are counted.

Episode 3, Series 9

Sunday October 25 at 10:20pm

Five Miles Per Day

Episode 3 | Series 9

David Baddiel steers some heavy machinery towards a representation of his childhood sweetheart in the hopes of impressing Taskmaster Greg Davies.

Episode 3, Series 9

Monday October 26 at 5:20am

Five Miles Per Day

Episode 3 | Series 9

David Baddiel steers some heavy machinery towards a representation of his childhood sweetheart in the hopes of impressing Taskmaster Greg Davies.

Episode 5, Series 9

Tuesday October 27 at 9:30pm

Another Spoon

Episode 5 | Series 9

The five comics devise ways to help Alex Horne make Greg Davies's breakfast. Plus, a former champion makes a dramatic return.

Episode 5, Series 9

Wednesday October 28 at 4:35am

Another Spoon

Episode 5 | Series 9

The five comics devise ways to help Alex Horne make Greg Davies's breakfast. Plus, a former champion makes a dramatic return.

Episode 5, Series 9

Saturday October 31 at 10:30pm

Another Spoon

Episode 5 | Series 9

The five comics devise ways to help Alex Horne make Greg Davies's breakfast. Plus, a former champion makes a dramatic return.

Episode 5, Series 9

Sunday November 1 at 5:30am

Another Spoon

Episode 5 | Series 9

The five comics devise ways to help Alex Horne make Greg Davies's breakfast. Plus, a former champion makes a dramatic return.

Episode 4, Series 9

Sunday November 1 at 10:35pm

Quisps

Episode 4 | Series 9

Greg Davies's gorgeous assistant Alex Horne is powerless in the face of Ed Gamble's creative vision. Plus, chests are bared, donkeys are bucked and peas are counted.

Episode 4, Series 9

Monday November 2 at 5:20am

Quisps

Episode 4 | Series 9

Greg Davies's gorgeous assistant Alex Horne is powerless in the face of Ed Gamble's creative vision. Plus, chests are bared, donkeys are bucked and peas are counted.

Episode 6, Series 9

Tuesday November 3 at 9:30pm

Bready Bready Bready

Episode 6 | Series 9

Jo Brand demonstrates an impressive grasp of street slang and David Baddiel angrily wields a sledgehammer.

Episode 6, Series 9

Wednesday November 4 at 4:35am

Bready Bready Bready

Episode 6 | Series 9

Jo Brand demonstrates an impressive grasp of street slang and David Baddiel angrily wields a sledgehammer.

Episode 6, Series 9

Saturday November 7 at 10:30pm

Bready Bready Bready

Episode 6 | Series 9

Jo Brand demonstrates an impressive grasp of street slang and David Baddiel angrily wields a sledgehammer.

Episode 6, Series 9

Sunday November 8 at 5:20am

Bready Bready Bready

Episode 6 | Series 9

Jo Brand demonstrates an impressive grasp of street slang and David Baddiel angrily wields a sledgehammer.

Episode 5, Series 9

Sunday November 8 at 10:35pm

Another Spoon

Episode 5 | Series 9

The five comics devise ways to help Alex Horne make Greg Davies's breakfast. Plus, a former champion makes a dramatic return.

Episode 5, Series 9

Monday November 9 at 5:20am

Another Spoon

Episode 5 | Series 9

The five comics devise ways to help Alex Horne make Greg Davies's breakfast. Plus, a former champion makes a dramatic return.

Episode 7, Series 9

Tuesday November 10 at 9:30pm

A Cuddle

Episode 7 | Series 9

David Baddiel spray-paints his face, Rose Matafeo sculpts some vegetables and Jo Brand reveals her stunning psychic superpowers. As always, Greg Davies is merciless in his views of…

Episode 7, Series 9

Wednesday November 11 at 4:35am

A Cuddle

Episode 7 | Series 9

David Baddiel spray-paints his face, Rose Matafeo sculpts some vegetables and Jo Brand reveals her stunning psychic superpowers. As always, Greg Davies is merciless in his views of…

Episode 7, Series 9

Saturday November 14 at 10:30pm

A Cuddle

Episode 7 | Series 9

David Baddiel spray-paints his face, Rose Matafeo sculpts some vegetables and Jo Brand reveals her stunning psychic superpowers. As always, Greg Davies is merciless in his views of…

Episode 7, Series 9

Sunday November 15 at 5:20am

A Cuddle

Episode 7 | Series 9

David Baddiel spray-paints his face, Rose Matafeo sculpts some vegetables and Jo Brand reveals her stunning psychic superpowers. As always, Greg Davies is merciless in his views of…

Episode 6, Series 9

Sunday November 15 at 10:40pm

Bready Bready Bready

Episode 6 | Series 9

Jo Brand demonstrates an impressive grasp of street slang and David Baddiel angrily wields a sledgehammer.

Episode 6, Series 9

Monday November 16 at 5:20am

Bready Bready Bready

Episode 6 | Series 9

Jo Brand demonstrates an impressive grasp of street slang and David Baddiel angrily wields a sledgehammer.

Episode 8, Series 9

Tuesday November 17 at 9:30pm

Shaginahat

Episode 8 | Series 9

Taskmaster Greg Davies delivers angry appraisals from his comfy throne. Today: babies, bins and balloons.

Episode 8, Series 9

Wednesday November 18 at 4:35am

Shaginahat

Episode 8 | Series 9

Taskmaster Greg Davies delivers angry appraisals from his comfy throne. Today: babies, bins and balloons.

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