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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 2, Series 5

Sunday January 26 at 10:30pm

The Leprechaun Or The Lesbian

Episode 2 | Series 5

Greg Davies takes great pleasure in celebrity humiliation. Nish Kumar pretends he's Robin Hood, while Mark Watson feels the wrath of yoghurt.

Episode 2, Series 5

Monday January 27 at 4:25am

The Leprechaun Or The Lesbian

Episode 2 | Series 5

Greg Davies takes great pleasure in celebrity humiliation. Nish Kumar pretends he's Robin Hood, while Mark Watson feels the wrath of yoghurt.

Episode 3, Series 5

Tuesday January 28 at 9:40pm

Phoenix

Episode 3 | Series 5

Proving he's as diabolical in real life as he is in the Inbetweeners, Greg Davies sets our five comedians absurd tasks such as jelly-balancing and coconut costumery.

Episode 3, Series 5

Sunday February 2 at 10:30pm

Phoenix

Episode 3 | Series 5

Proving he's as diabolical in real life as he is in the Inbetweeners, Greg Davies sets our five comedians absurd tasks such as jelly-balancing and coconut costumery.

Episode 3, Series 5

Monday February 3 at 4:45am

Phoenix

Episode 3 | Series 5

Proving he's as diabolical in real life as he is in the Inbetweeners, Greg Davies sets our five comedians absurd tasks such as jelly-balancing and coconut costumery.

Episode 4, Series 5

Tuesday February 4 at 9:40pm

Residue Round The Hoof

Episode 4 | Series 5

Mark Watson and Nish Kumar pop toast together and Sally Phillips spreads absinthe on it. Greg Davies dishes out the absurd A-list challenges once more.

Episode 4, Series 5

Sunday February 9 at 10:30pm

Residue Round The Hoof

Episode 4 | Series 5

Mark Watson and Nish Kumar pop toast together and Sally Phillips spreads absinthe on it. Greg Davies dishes out the absurd A-list challenges once more.

Episode 4, Series 5

Monday February 10 at 4:30am

Residue Round The Hoof

Episode 4 | Series 5

Mark Watson and Nish Kumar pop toast together and Sally Phillips spreads absinthe on it. Greg Davies dishes out the absurd A-list challenges once more.

Episode 5, Series 5

Tuesday February 11 at 9:40pm

A Wind-Dried Puffin

Episode 5 | Series 5

Greg Davies sets tasks that are bizarre, cruel - and very funny. Sally Phillips faces an amorous watercooler. Aisling Bea crams a dish into a balloon.

Episode 5, Series 5

Sunday February 16 at 10:30pm

A Wind-Dried Puffin

Episode 5 | Series 5

Greg Davies sets tasks that are bizarre, cruel - and very funny. Sally Phillips faces an amorous watercooler. Aisling Bea crams a dish into a balloon.

Episode 5, Series 5

Monday February 17 at 4:45am

A Wind-Dried Puffin

Episode 5 | Series 5

Greg Davies sets tasks that are bizarre, cruel - and very funny. Sally Phillips faces an amorous watercooler. Aisling Bea crams a dish into a balloon.

Episode 6, Series 5

Tuesday February 18 at 9:40pm

Spoony Neeson

Episode 6 | Series 5

The consensual celebrity humiliation continues at the hands of wicked Greg Davies. Bob Mortimer champions sausage meat and Sally Phillips returns to the womb.

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