In this BAFTA-Award winning and Emmy® Award-nominated entertainment show, Taskmaster tyrant GREG DAVIES (Man Down, Cuckoo), with the help of his loyal assistant ALEX HORNE (The Horne Section and the show’s creator), sets out to test the wiles, wit and wisdom of five hyper-competitive comedians.

Those that have risked life, limb, and dignity in the hope of making the Taskmaster proud include: NOEL FIELDING (The Great British Bake Off), ROMESH RANGANATHAN (Asian Provocateur), HUGH DENNIS (Outnumbered), SALLY PHILLIPS (Bridget Jones’ Diary), ROSE MATAFEO (Starstruck), KATHERINE RYAN (The Duchess), JOHNNY VEGAS (Benidorm), KATHERINE PARKINSON (The IT Crowd), NICOLA COUGHLAN (Bridgerton) and RUSSELL HOWARD (The Russell Howard Hour). Unaware of what awaits them in each wax-sealed envelope, only one competitor can become the victorious owner of His Royal Task-ness’ golden head and be crowned the next Taskmaster Champion.

Taskmaster was the no.1 entertainment show on Dave (UKTV) for nine seasons and then moved to Channel 4 in 2020 as part of a landmark six season deal. Season 10 was Channel 4’s best performing new entertainment show of 2020 and consolidated 3 million viewers.

The original programme and format combined has been sold into 106 countries. International versions from New Zealand, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Croatia and Norway are also available.

The Taskmaster YouTube channel has had over 150 million views; the brand’s success has generated an array of merchandise such as a book, boardgame and podcast.

Production Company:
Avalon Television

Commissioning Broadcaster:
S1-9: UKTV (Dave)
S10-15: Channel 4

Series Breakdown (UK):
S1 6 x 60′
S2 5 x 60′
S3 5 x 60′
S4 8 x 60′
S5 8 x 60′
Champion of Champions specials 2 x 60′
S6 10 x 60′
S7 10 x 60′
S8 10 x 60′
S9 10 x 60′
S10 10 x 60′
New Year’s Special 1 x 60′
S11 10 x 60′
S12 10 x 60′
New Year’s Special 1 x 60′

International Series also available:

Taskmaster NZ (TVNZ, New Zealand): 20 x 60′

Bast i Test (SVT, Sweden): 45 x 60′

Het Grootste Licht (Medialaan, Belgium): 8 x 60′

Stormester (TV2, Denmark): 40 x 60′

Dicho y Hecho (TVE, Spain): 8 x 60′

Suurmestari (MTV, Finland) : 20 x 60′

Kongen Befaler (Nordisk Film, Norway): 40 x 60′

Direktor Svemira (RTL, Croatia): 10 x 60′

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“The Funniest Show on Television” The Guardian

“Surreal, downright silly and the most fun to be had on TV” The I

“Extraordinary & hilarious” Sunday Express

“Taskmaster is the show we need right now” The Daily Telegraph

***** The Times ***** Daily Star ***** Radio Times ***** Daily Mail ***** TV Times ***** Mail on Sunday ***** Heat


In the UK, Taskmaster was the number one entertainment show on Dave (UKTV). Audiences have grown by more than 80% since Series 1.



·       Winner: Best Comedy Entertainment Program 2020 at BAFTA Awards

·       Winner: Programme of the Year at Sweden’s TV Academy Awards

·       Winner: Best Entertainment Program at Gullruten (Norway)

·       Winner: Best Entertainment Programme 2018 at Broadcast Awards


·       2019 Broadcast Award Nomination for Best Entertainment Programme and Best Multichannel Programme

·       2019 Broadcast Digital Awards Nomination for Best Entertainment Programme and Gamechanger Programme

·       2018 BAFTA Nomination for Best Comedy Entertainment Programme

·       2018 Broadcasting Press Guild Nomination for Best Entertainment/Factual Programme

·       2017 International Emmy Nomination for Best Non-scripted Entertainment

·       2017 BAFTA Nomination for Best Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme

·       2017 RTS Nomination for Best Entertainment Show

·       2016 Broadcast Award Nomination