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Taskmaster Greg Davies and live-in PA Alex Horne return for a fifth series, dragging with them a quintet of brave yet understandably terrified comedians: Aisling Bea, Bob Mortimer, Mark Watson, Nish Kumar and Sally Phillips.

Once more Greg has set them a spiky thicket of tricky tasks designed to encourage genius, but which can also result in hapless humiliation. They’ll be asked to costume coconuts, make Marmite and create cuddles as they fight each other for the world’s premier prize: Greg’s golden head, impaled on a plinth.

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As always, statistical beaver and general dogsbody Alex Horne will be at Greg’s side, tail wagging happily, always eager to provide any assistance his overlord requires to aid the delivering of his ruthless judgements.

Seals will be broken, tasks will be read and unpredictable actions will then occur as the five comedians grapple with problems involving cuddles, candles and coconuts. Could you paint a rainbow in total darkness? Create a watercooler moment using a watercooler? Make Marmite? Yes? No? These fearless competitors both can and can’t too.

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Episode 1, Series 5

Sunday December 23 at 10:30pm

Dignity Intact

Episode 1 | Series 5

Greg Davies sets Aisling Bea, Bob Mortimer, Mark Watson, Nish Kumar and Sally Phillips some brilliantly bewildering tasks - including basketball without hands.

Episode 1, Series 5

Tuesday December 25 at 5:05am

Dignity Intact

Episode 1 | Series 5

Greg Davies sets Aisling Bea, Bob Mortimer, Mark Watson, Nish Kumar and Sally Phillips some brilliantly bewildering tasks - including basketball without hands.

Episode 2, Series 5

Sunday December 30 at 10:20pm

The Leprechaun Or The Lesbian

Episode 2 | Series 5

Greg Davies takes great pleasure in celebrity humiliation. Nish Kumar pretends he's Robin Hood, while Mark Watson feels the wrath of yoghurt.

Episode 1, Series 6

Monday December 31 at 10:00am

The Old Soft, Curved Padlock

Episode 1 | Series 6

Greg Davies and Alex Horne are back to challenge five brave comics to take on their tricky tasks. This time, involving wheelbarrows, lemon towers and a big wardrobe in a field.

Episode 2, Series 6

Monday December 31 at 10:50am

Tarpeters

Episode 2 | Series 6

Greg Davies and Alex Horne are back to challenge five brave comics to take on their tasks. This time, involving darts, eggs and a doomed wind-up tin man on a penny farthing.

Episode 3, Series 6

Monday December 31 at 11:40am

One Warm Prawn

Episode 3 | Series 6

Greg Davies and Alex Horne are back to challenge five brave comics to take on their tricky tasks. This time, involving spinning, baby food and bedtime stories.

Episode 4, Series 6

Monday December 31 at 12:30pm

Bmxing!

Episode 4 | Series 6

BMXing! Taskmaster Greg Davies commands five comics to undertake more complex challenges to help him pass the time of day. Tim Vine stands semi-naked in a box.

Episode 5, Series 6

Monday December 31 at 1:20pm

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Episode 5 | Series 6

Asim Chaudhry gets busy with some drainpipes, Tim Vine gets stuck in a tunnel and Alex Horne suffers a sharp telling off from his Taskmaster, Greg Davies.

Episode 6, Series 6

Monday December 31 at 2:10pm

We Met At Mealtimes

Episode 6 | Series 6

The Taskmaster, Greg Davies, makes more carefully considered judgements as the five competitors wrestle with snow globes, rubber ducks and wooden spoons.

Episode 7, Series 6

Monday December 31 at 3:00pm

Roadkill Doused In Syrup

Episode 7 | Series 6

More rigorous tests are set by the Taskmaster, Greg Davies, and his secretary Alex Horne for five wary competitors. This time, it's a wet bra, a skinny elephant and a banana pancake…

Episode 8, Series 6

Monday December 31 at 3:50pm

What Kind Of Pictures?

Episode 8 | Series 6

Alex Horne devours a clutch of surprising chocolate eggs as Taskmaster Greg Davies sets more tricky challenges for five willing comics. Plus: a tiny bobble hat.

Episode 9, Series 6

Monday December 31 at 4:40pm

The Bubble Brothers

Episode 9 | Series 6

Greg Davies and Alex Horne are back to challenge five brave comics to take on their tricky tasks. This time, involving a hook, feline and singers.

Episode 10, Series 6

Monday December 31 at 5:30pm

He Was A Different Man

Episode 10 | Series 6

The Taskmaster dares five comics to take on tricky tasks, with the champion given the chance to hold the greatest prize on earth: Greg's shiny bonce stuck on a wooden plinth.

Episode 3, Series 5

Sunday January 6 at 10:25pm

Phoenix

Episode 3 | Series 5

Proving he's as diabolical in real life as he is in the Inbetweeners, Greg Davies sets our five comedians absurd tasks such as jelly-balancing and coconut costumery.

Episode 4, Series 5

Sunday January 13 at 10:25pm

Residue Round The Hoof

Episode 4 | Series 5

Mark Watson and Nish Kumar pop toast together and Sally Phillips spreads absinthe on it. Greg Davies dishes out the absurd A-list challenges once more.

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