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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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Saturday July 31 at 8:30am

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Episode 10 | Series 8

Its the final episode of Series 8 and one of the five intrepid comics will win big and get to take home Greg Davies's gorgeous golden head.

Episode 4, Series 9

Saturday July 31 at 10:30pm

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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 August 1 at 5:15am

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 1, Series 9

Saturday August 7 at 8:30am

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Episode 1 | Series 9

Taskmaster Greg Davies is back, dragging Little Alex Horne behind him. The five fresh fish making grand entrances for series nine are: David Baddiel, Ed Gamble, Jo Brand, Katy Wix and…

Episode 5, Series 9

Saturday August 7 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 August 8 at 5:15am

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 2, Series 9

Saturday August 14 at 8:45am

Butter In The Microwave

Episode 2 | Series 9

Ed Gamble gets reckless with a frying pan, Katy Wix asks for a pencil and Jo Brand shares a leisurely sandwich with David Baddiel. Alex Horne is there to log all the important minutiae…

Episode 6, Series 9

Saturday August 14 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 August 15 at 5:15am

Bready Bready Bready

Episode 6 | Series 9

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

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