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Taskmaster

  • 2017
  • Season 4
  • 8 episodes
  • Entertainment

Summary

Taskmaster returns for its first ever fourth series as five more comedians battle it out to impress the Taskmaster himself, Greg Davies, by creatively completing his fiendish assignments.

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Episode 8: Tony Three Pies

Summary

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.

Review

Greg Davies played a teacher in both The Inbetweeners and Man Down, and talks extensively in his stand-up shows about his experiences of being a teacher, before he packed it in for comedy. So it's hard to watch him sitting in his Taskmaster throne without imagining him as an eccentric Head of Year, giddy on authority, retirement looming closer and with it, a complete indifference to protocol, propriety, or indeed the feelings of his dim-witted students.

It's the last episode – in the best series yet, with the easiest, most earnest chemistry between the competing comedians. Before one comedian is crowned winner, the familiar tropes return – the rubber duck, Chesham United football ground, the madness in Noel Fielding's eyes; the resignation in Hugh Dennis's. This finale feels as silly and good-natured as any other- I giggled out loud several times and will be sorry to see it go.

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  • Episode 8

    Tony Three Pies

    Summary

    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.

    Review

    Greg Davies played a teacher in both The Inbetweeners and Man Down, and talks extensively in his stand-up shows about his experiences of being a teacher, before he packed it in for comedy. So it's hard to watch him sitting in his Taskmaster throne without imagining him as an eccentric Head of Year, giddy on authority, retirement looming closer and with it, a complete indifference to protocol, propriety, or indeed the feelings of his dim-witted students.

    It's the last episode – in the best series yet, with the easiest, most earnest chemistry between the competing comedians. Before one comedian is crowned winner, the familiar tropes return – the rubber duck, Chesham United football ground, the madness in Noel Fielding's eyes; the resignation in Hugh Dennis's. This finale feels as silly and good-natured as any other- I giggled out loud several times and will be sorry to see it go.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    HostGreg Davies
    Co-hostAlex Horne

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