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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.

Next On

Episode 5, Series 7

Monday July 13 at 5:30am

Lotta Soup

Episode 5 | Series 7

Taskmaster Greg Davies dishes out more praise and vitriol at his poor cast of comics. Today: spectacular fireworks, mayonnaise circles and a grumpy traffic warden.

Episode 2, Series 4

Tuesday July 14 at 10:35pm

Look At Me

Episode 2 | Series 4

Lolly Adefope and Hugh Dennis take part in surreal celebrity challenges described by Greg Davies as consensual humiliation.

Episode 6, Series 7

Sunday July 19 at 10:10pm

A Coquettish Fascinator

Episode 6 | Series 7

The unseemly scramble to win Taskmaster Greg Davies's massive gold-plated noggin continues. This week, Kerry Godliman and Jessica Knappett resort to soapy violence.

Episode 6, Series 7

Monday July 20 at 5:30am

A Coquettish Fascinator

Episode 6 | Series 7

The unseemly scramble to win Taskmaster Greg Davies's massive gold-plated noggin continues. This week, Kerry Godliman and Jessica Knappett resort to soapy violence.

Episode 3, Series 4

Tuesday July 21 at 10:35pm

Hollowing Out A Baguette

Episode 3 | Series 4

Greg Davies takes great pleasure in torturing the celebrities. Al Murray is confronted with an eggcup.

Episode 7, Series 7

Sunday July 26 at 10:10pm

The Perfect Stuff

Episode 7 | Series 7

Greg Davies challenges his five fearful funny people to entertain him by completing more baffling challenges, which this week involve corneas, crackers and construction.

Episode 7, Series 7

Monday July 27 at 5:35am

The Perfect Stuff

Episode 7 | Series 7

Greg Davies challenges his five fearful funny people to entertain him by completing more baffling challenges, which this week involve corneas, crackers and construction.

Episode 4, Series 4

Tuesday July 28 at 10:35pm

Friendship Is Truth

Episode 4 | Series 4

What will Mel Giedroyc do to a humble pommel horse? Should Hugh Dennis climb that high? And why are Alex Horne and Noel Fielding dancing like a pair of shrews?

Episode 8, Series 7

Sunday August 2 at 10:10pm

Mother Honks Her Horn

Episode 8 | Series 7

Greg Davies deals out more withering looks and occasional faint praise in his role as the Taskmaster. Ever wondered what was underneath Phil Wang's costume? No? Oh dear.

Episode 8, Series 7

Monday August 3 at 5:35am

Mother Honks Her Horn

Episode 8 | Series 7

Greg Davies deals out more withering looks and occasional faint praise in his role as the Taskmaster. Ever wondered what was underneath Phil Wang's costume? No? Oh dear.

Episode 5, Series 4

Tuesday August 4 at 10:35pm

Meat

Episode 5 | Series 4

Greg Davis and Alex Horne engage in some role-play to assess the success of a throwing task. Noel Fielding has a sliding session and we learn about communication breakdown in the younger…

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