The BEST Episodes of Taskmaster

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: May 28, 2020

Network: YouTube

Greg Davies is the Taskmaster, and with the help of his ever-loyal assistant Alex Horne, he will set out to test the wiles, wit, wisdom and skills of five celebrity contestants. At the end of the series, who will be crowned the Taskmaster champion?

Meat

#1 - Meat

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired May 23, 2017

Greg Davies sets five comedians some bizarre - some would say cruel - tasks. Noel Fielding has a sliding session, while Swedishman Fred receives an intense video call.

star 8.41
135 votes
Directors: Andy Devonshire
Writers: Alex Horne
Think About the Spirit

#2 - Think About the Spirit

Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 6, 2019

It's the grand final, which features peas, teas and absent keys, as Ed Gamble, Jo Brand, Katy Wix and Rose Matafeo vie to go home with Greg Davies's massive face.

star 8.38
48 votes
Directors: Andy Devonshire
Writers: Alex Horne
Spatchcock It

#3 - Spatchcock It

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired May 30, 2017

Joe Lycett shows no mercy to a camel, and Hugh Dennis gets a sleeping bag challenge.

star 8.35
136 votes
Directors: Andy Devonshire
Writers: Alex Horne
Their Water's So Delicious

#4 - Their Water's So Delicious

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 1, 2017

The celebrity torture is almost over as the series climaxes. Aisling Bea leaps cushions, while Bob Mortimer educates us on Dumfries and Galloway.

star 8.33
93 votes
Directors: Andy Devonshire
Writers: Alex Horne
Quisps

#5 - Quisps

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 25, 2019

David Baddiel shows a readiness to bare his chest and Katy Wix robs a piggy bank. Meanwhile, Alex is powerless in the face of Ed Gamble's creative vision.

star 8.33
57 votes
Directors: Andy Devonshire
Writers: Alex Horne
The Pendulum Draws the Eye

#6 - The Pendulum Draws the Eye

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 31, 2018

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 beleaguered contestants.

star 8.27
64 votes
Directors: Andy Devonshire
Writers: Alex Horne
Tony Three Pies

#7 - Tony Three Pies

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 13, 2017

In the series finale, Noel Fielding finds an unlikely soul mate, Lolly Adefope shows everyone the money, and Mel Giedroyc bites off more than she can chew.

star 8.22
110 votes
Directors: Andy Devonshire
Writers: Alex Horne
Pork is a Sausage

#8 - Pork is a Sausage

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 28, 2016

Nursery rhyme music videos are the flavour of episode two and viewer discretion is advised for Jon Richardson’s disturbing take on Three Blind Mice. Plus find out why Doc Brown isn’t an egg man.

star 8.20
166 votes
Residue Around the Hoof

#9 - Residue Around the Hoof

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 4, 2017

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

star 8.17
104 votes
Directors: Andy Devonshire
Writers: Alex Horne
Little Polythene Grief Cave

#10 - Little Polythene Grief Cave

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 18, 2016

Sadistic Mr Gilbert in the Inbetweeners, Greg Davies takes just as much pleasure from torturing celebs. Al Murray is confronted with an eggcup!

star 8.16
127 votes
No Stars for Naughty Boys

#11 - No Stars for Naughty Boys

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 6, 2017

Hugh Dennis wields a blade, while Mel Giedroyc destroys a mannequin.

star 8.16
109 votes
Directors: Andy Devonshire
Writers: Alex Horne
Shaqinahat

#12 - Shaqinahat

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 23, 2019

Greg Davies delivers angry appraisals from his comfy throne, as Ed Gamble dons a baby's bonnet, Katy Wix makes Alex Horne wince and Rose Matafeo does a spot of screaming.

star 8.16
45 votes
Directors: Andy Devonshire
Writers: Alex Horne
Aquatic Sewing Machine

#13 - Aquatic Sewing Machine

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 26, 2019

This episode feature sand, beach balls, water and an angler's keepnet. There are also coffee pots, which don't help Joe Thomas, and a trumpet, which doesn't help Lou Sanders.

star 8.15
47 votes
Directors: Andy Devonshire
Writers: Alex Horne
Clumpy Swayey Clumsy Man

#14 - Clumpy Swayey Clumsy Man

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 10, 2019

Lou Sanders chews on some stationery, Sian Gibson is crushed by a caravan, Paul Sinha wrecks a camera, Joe Thomas gets cross and Iain Stirling waves a stick about.

star 8.13
47 votes
Directors: Andy Devonshire
Writers: Alex Horne
Boing Boing

#15 - Boing Boing

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 25, 2017

Evil Greg Davies sets comedians cruel conundrums. Nish Kumar is presented with a coconut harness, while a blindfolded Sally Phillips handles a slice of bread.

star 8.13
88 votes
Directors: Andy Devonshire
Writers: Alex Horne
Look at Me

#16 - Look at Me

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired May 2, 2017

Lolly Adefope tries long distance painting. Hugh Dennis is befuddled by an egg.

star 8.12
123 votes
Directors: Andy Devonshire
Writers: Alex Horne
I Can Hear It Gooping

#17 - I Can Hear It Gooping

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 7, 2018

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

star 8.10
60 votes
Directors: Andy Devonshire
Writers: Alex Horne
There’s Strength in Arches

#18 - There’s Strength in Arches

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 19, 2016

In the final episode Taskmaster Greg Davies finally gets to present his glorious trophy to the overall champion. But before that triumphant moment, there's still time for more ridiculous task attempts, including Richard Osman doing something appalling with a shopping trolley.

star 8.10
150 votes
This Is Trevor

#19 - This Is Trevor

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 19, 2019

Joe Thomas grapples grumpily with some awkward hand-wear, Sian Gibson seems to find proof that she may be psychic and Iain Stirling shows some tasty shortbread who's boss.

star 8.10
51 votes
Directors: Andy Devonshire
Writers: Alex Horne
Twelve Blush Majesty Two

#20 - Twelve Blush Majesty Two

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 19, 2018

Rhod Gilbert force-feeds mocha to Taskmaster Greg Davies' loyal assistant Alex Horne, Kerry Godliman boshes a ball and Phil Wang makes an odd noise.

star 8.08
62 votes
Directors: Andy Devonshire
Writers: Alex Horne
Fear of Failure

#21 - Fear of Failure

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 21, 2016

Greg Davies returns as the Taskmaster as five new comedic competitors tackle a raft of tricky tasks with today’s episode including a potato-throwing moment set to make television and sporting history.

star 8.08
157 votes
Spoony Neeson

#22 - Spoony Neeson

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 18, 2017

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

star 8.08
93 votes
Directors: Andy Devonshire
Writers: Alex Horne
A Wind-Dried Puffin

#23 - A Wind-Dried Puffin

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 11, 2017

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.

star 8.07
98 votes
Directors: Andy Devonshire
Writers: Alex Horne
I've Been a Bit Ill

#24 - I've Been a Bit Ill

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 3, 2019

Paul Sinha, Lou Sanders and Iain Stirling become one while Greg Davies watches on, ready to issue his judgements. Sian Gibson seeks to redefine the definition of bounce.

star 8.07
43 votes
Directors: Andy Devonshire
Writers: Alex Horne
Don't Like Them Go Bang

#25 - Don't Like Them Go Bang

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 30, 2019

The five comics go undercover as they try to impress Greg Davies with their attempts at high-level espionage.

star 8.06
50 votes
Directors: Andy Devonshire
Writers: Alex Horne