Preview: Taskmaster

Taskmaster - Greg Davies

The infallible Greg Davies hosts, as noble knights Dara Ó Briain, Fern Brady, John Kearns, Munya Chawawa and Sarah Millican battle to win this elaborate joust to become the 14th Taskmaster champion. Nestled both in the heart of the action and at Greg’s feet is Little Alex Horne, the Taskmaster’s assistant.

As our quintet of cowering comics head out into the wilderness, Alex takes notes and records numbers with admirable (bordering on irritating) efficiency. At the halfway point of the series, Dara Ó Briain leads the race to win Greg Davies’ fabled head, but even he finds himself baffled by a quantity of milk. From the chasing pack, John Kearns does some elaborate skipping, Munya Chawawa does some elaborate jumping, and Fern Brady walks too slowly. Amid the carnage, Little Alex Horne attempts to offer sound advice to all five competitors but finds himself largely ignored.

Taskmaster – Thursday at 9.00pm on Channel 4.