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‘One of the few things that makes me angry is Abba’: Alex Horne’s honest playlist
Taskmaster’s creator is happy to belt out a tune when fronting the Horne Section. But what’s on his stereo when there’s no one around to judge him?

Rich Pelley

25, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Outsiders: David Mitchell’s desperate bid to outdo the genius of Taskmaster
From wielding axes to rescuing parachutists, Mitchell’s new show gives comics wacky missions to complete. It’s great fun – but it would be far better if a certain other series didn’t exist

Stuart Heritage

30, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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TV tonight: Taskmaster returns and it’s as sublimely ridiculous as ever
Greg Davies’s glorious gameshow is back, with celebs including Desiree Burch and Victoria Coren Mitchell. Plus: Joe Lycett champions more consumers. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Hannah J Davies, Graeme Virtue and Paul Howlett

23, Sep, 2021 @5:20 AM

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Taskmaster: famous faces complete nonsense tasks and are judged for them – what’s not to love?
Is it comforting during this time to watch other people trapped in a house, doing extremely silly projects and having fun in the process? It’s worth a try

Rebecca Shaw

21, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Queen of comedy Charlotte Ritchie on Ghosts: ‘It’s loving, uncynical – and people fall over’
She got gross-out laughs in Fresh Meat, died superbly in Call the Midwife – and now she’s back communing with spirits in Ghosts. Is Charlotte Ritchie getting too famous to buy her own leggings?

Rebecca Nicholson

04, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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'Reinvent the macarena': Taskmaster's Alex Horne sets us four fiendish new challenges
The smash Channel 4 show returns for its 11th season this week. To mark the occasion, the show’s assistant set our writer four challenges to fulfil – is he up to the task?

Jack Bernhardt

18, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The 100 best Taskmaster tasks ranked - from watermelon gluttons to taxi-driven peas
Over 400 tasks are whittled down, in our ranking of the best challenges set by Alex Horne and Greg Davies

Jack Bernhardt

10, Feb, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Fancy dress and scratch carols: nine festive challenges from TV's Taskmaster
Comic and creator Alex Horne has dreamed up some of the silliest, toughest challenges ever seen on TV. Just the person to organise your household’s games at Christmas...

Alex Horne

25, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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The week in TV: Taskmaster; Dementia Choir at Christmas; The Year That Changed Love; Nadiya's American Adventure
An unmissable comedy challenge, a gentle spotlight on people with dementia, and Nadiya warms up America

Euan Ferguson

20, Dec, 2020 @9:30 AM

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TV tonight: A forensic examination of Russian interference in the 2016 US election
Cybersecurity ops and Russian trolls open up to Alex Gibney in a disturbing two-part documentary. Plus: More twisted parlour games from Taskmaster Greg Davies

Phil Harrison, Hannah Verdier, Graeme Virtue, Ellen E Jones and Paul Howlett

29, Oct, 2020 @6:20 AM

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TV tonight: teenagers share what it's like to be young and black in Britain
The youngsters offer a manifesto for a better future in this Newsround special. Plus: Greg Davies and Alex Horne continue to torment the competitors in Taskmaster. Here’s what to watch tonight

Ammar Kalia, Jack Seale, Graeme Virtue, Phil Harrison and Paul Howlett

22, Oct, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Taskmaster review – a delightfully daft diversion from the world
The joy of seeing apparently robust, intelligent people such as Katherine Parkinson and Mawaan Rizwan crumble hopelessly under pressure never lessens

Lucy Mangan

15, Oct, 2020 @9:00 PM

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