The 11th series of the BAFTA-winning comedy game show continues, with a cast of hopefuls who are all keen as a condiment to win the most revered gong in television: a vague representation of Taskmaster Greg Davies’ head sprayed with gold paint. Those contestants are: Charlotte Ritchie, Jamali Maddix, Lee Mack, Mike Wozniak and Sarah Kendall. As ever, Greg’s personal assistant Alex Horne takes notes, records times and offers very little assistance to the five competitors as they compete in a series of pointless tasks. In the second episode, there’s discord between the contestants as rows erupt over facial hair and Jamali Maddix’s driving skills. The Taskmaster is likely pleased that his usual divide-and-conquer tactics are paying early dividends, as he watches Mike Wozniak vaulting a high fence, Sarah Kendall wearing shoes on her knees, Charlotte Ritchie grappling with static electricity, and Lee Mack struggling to see a balloon and a ghost. Little Alex Horne is there too, with his little touch-screen tablet.
Taskmaster: The Lure of the Treacle Puppies – Tuesday 11.20pm on Channel 4