HUGH DENNIS, JOE LYCETT, LOLLY ADEFOPE, MEL GIEDROYC & NOEL FIELDING
It was announced today (November 1st) that HUGH DENNIS, JOE LYCETT, LOLLY ADEFOPE, MEL GIEDROYC & NOEL FIELDING will compete to be crowned Taskmaster champion in series four of the hit show starring BAFTA-nominated GREG DAVIES and Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee ALEX HORNE. Series four and five of Taskmaster, 2015’s most watched commission on UKTV Play, are scheduled for TX in 2017.
In each series the Taskmaster and his loyal assistant will judge five new unwitting comedians as they compete against each other with creativity, cunning and genius in a series of stupefying tasks. Series one was won by JOSH WIDDICOMBE, and KATHERINE RYAN took home the series two crown. With the series three finale taking place tonight at 10pm on Dave, the fate of the current crop of pretenders – AL MURRAY, DAVE GORMAN, SARA PASCOE, PAUL CHOWDHRY and ROB BECKETT – will soon be decided.
An Avalon Television production, series four and five of Taskmaster were commissioned by Hilary Rosen, Deputy Director of Commissioning at UKTV and ordered by Richard Watsham, Director of Commissioning and Dave General Manager, Steve North. Executive Producers for the series are Alex Horne (who also devised the show), Richard Allen-Turner, Rob Aslett, James Taylor, Jon Thoday, and Andy Devonshire (The Apprentice and The Great British Bake Off), who also acts as series director, and Hilary Rosen for UKTV. Andy Cartwright is series producer.
For more information please contact Lottie Robertshaw: Lottier@avalonuk.com / 020 7598 7222
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About Avalon Television
Taskmaster is produced in the UK by Avalon Television for UKTV’s Dave. Avalon Television is a completely independently owned production house operating out of New York, Los Angeles and London. Avalon Television are currently in production with: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO), Not Going Out (BBC One), Catastrophe (Channel 4), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central UK), Russell Howard & Mum: USA Road Trip (Comedy Central UK), Man Down (Channel 4), The Chris Ramsey Show (Comedy Central UK), Adam DeVine’s House Party (Comedy Central USA), Unspun With Matt Forde (Dave) and Workaholics (Comedy Central USA).