In this BAFTA-Award winning and Emmy® Award-nominated entertainment show, Taskmaster tyrant GREG DAVIES (The Cleaner, 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. With their personal possessions up for grabs, they have everything to play for, especially their dignity.
TASKMASTER 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. The latest two seasons have ranked number 1 in the slot for 16-34s.
The format has been sold around the world with local versions of the hit show being produced in the UK, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Portugal, Croatia, Australia and New Zealand.
A mainstay of weekend primetime television across the Nordics, TASKMASTER is also a true contender to the ‘shiny floor’ formats beating ‘The Masked Singer’ in Sweden. After hugely successful launches in Portugal and Canada in 2022, Australia set to become the next major territory to have its own version in 2023.
The TASKMASTER YouTube channel has had over 360 million views; the brand’s success has generated an array of merchandise such as books, boardgames and podcasts.
• Winner: Best Comedy Entertainment Program 2020 at BAFTA Awards (UK)
• Winner: Best Comedy Entertainment Show 2021 at the National Comedy Awards (UK)
• Winner: Best Entertainment Show 2022 - Golden Route awards (Norwegian Taskmaster)
• Winner: Game Show of the Year 2022 - Venla Gaala awards (Finnish Taskmaster)
• Winner: Best Game Show 2022 at the Vindere Awards (Danish Taskmaster)
• Winner: Programme of the Year at Sweden's TV Academy Awards 2019 (Swedish Taskmaster)
• Winner: Best Entertainment Programme 2018 at Broadcast Awards (UK Taskmaster)
Taskmaster UK (Dave): S1 – 9 (74 x 60')
Taskmaster UK (Channel 4): S10 – 14 (74 x 60’)
Taskmaster New Zealand (TVNZ): S1 – 3 (30 x 60')
Taskmaster Portugal S1 (9 x 60’)
Taskmaster Sweden “Bäst i Test” (SVT): S1 – 6 (55 x 60’)
Taskmaster Denmark “Stormester” (TV2): S1 – 6 (63 x 60’)
Taskmaster Finland “Suurmestari” (MTV) S1 – 3 (30 x 60')
Taskmaster Norway “Kongen Befaler “(TV Norge):
S1 – 6 (54 x 60')
Taskmaster Croatia “Direktor Svemira” (RTL): 10 x 60'
Taskmaster Canada “Le Maître du Jeu” (Novoo): 12 x 60’
Taskmaster Australia (Network 10): 10 x 60'