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Taskmaster Series 13

Started by Vroomo, August 25, 2021, 10:05:38 PM

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BRIDGET CHRISTIE
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!!!! Near the very top of my wishlist.

chutnut

Surely that's got to be
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the least well known people in a lineup so far
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? (it is for me anyway -
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I only know who Bridget Christie and Ardal O'Hanlon are!
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Small Man Big Horse

Quote from: chutnut on September 17, 2021, 10:58:18 AM
Surely that's got to be
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the least well known people in a lineup so far
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? (it is for me anyway -
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I only know who Bridget Christie and Ardal O'Hanlon are!
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The only one I don't know is Judi Love, though her wikipedia page has a long list of credits for panel shows, so she's been around for a fair while now.

BeardFaceMan

Quote from: chutnut on September 17, 2021, 10:58:18 AM
Surely that's got to be
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the least well known people in a lineup so far
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? (it is for me anyway -
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I only know who Bridget Christie and Ardal O'Hanlon are!
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I think the problem is that the show has been going for so long now they're running out of viable big names or stars. Not that we're at the bottom of the barrel quite yet but I think the best line-ups are behind us now.

SilverFish

Quote from: BeardFaceMan on September 17, 2021, 11:06:40 AM
I think the problem is that the show has been going for so long now they're running out of viable big names or stars.
It's all relative innit?  While they don't appeal to me at all
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Chris Ramsey
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has a stupidly massive
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podcast listenership
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Hat FM

Quote from: BeardFaceMan on September 17, 2021, 11:06:40 AM
I think the problem is that the show has been going for so long now they're running out of viable big names or stars. Not that we're at the bottom of the barrel quite yet but I think the best line-ups are behind us now.

i guess anyone well known that hasnt been on has turned it down then. can't believe captain Buckles would reject the opportunity.

SilverFish

Quote from: Hat FM on September 17, 2021, 12:12:41 PM
i guess anyone well known that hasnt been on has turned it down then. can't believe captain Buckles would reject the opportunity.
It's also a finely-tuned balancing act isn't it?  Buxton would fill that "elder statesman" slot in the line-up, but as he isn't a Lee Mack style name, so the rest of the bill would have to reflect that.

I'd genuinely love to see how they put a line-up together. Is it a first "yes" and then a line-up built around them or is it a case of having an ideal 5 in mind and then for each "no" drafting in a similar character?

selectivememory

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Bridget Christie
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should be great. I'm sure
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Dougal
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will be good too. No idea who the other three are, but there's usually at least two people per series who I didn't know of before.

sevendaughters

I watch a lot of crap reality-lite gameshows and
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Judi Love
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is usually on them and is not bad value without being transcendent.

September 18, 2021, 07:17:27 PM #39 Last Edit: September 18, 2021, 07:29:04 PM by Wayman C. McCreery
Quote from: BeardFaceMan on September 17, 2021, 11:06:40 AM
I think the problem is that the show has been going for so long now they're running out of viable big names or stars. Not that we're at the bottom of the barrel quite yet but I think the best line-ups are behind us now.

They've only ever really had one star name per series (series three and nine are the exceptions - Al Murray/Dave Gorman and David Baddiel/Jo Brand were all capable of selling out big theatres before they were on). And is Russell Howard the only arena-level comedian they've had on?

It's just that they have a knack of booking people who are on their way to becoming big. Romesh Ranganathan, Katherine Ryan, Rob Beckett, Joe Lycett and Nish Kumar were all still doing relatively small rooms when they were on the show. Even Janes Acaster was still doing arts centres rather than 2,000-seater theatres.

I'm grateful that they don't just pack each series full of panel show regulars. It actually seems quite brave to give the likes of Sarah Kendall, Mike Wozniak and
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ten hours of exposure on prime time Channel 4 given their relative lack of TV experience.

beanheadmcginty

I've been rewatching a load of old Whose Line is It Anyway? recently and it's made me realise how much I'd love to see Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie or Josie Lawrence in this.

Vroomo

Quote from: Wayman C. McCreery on September 18, 2021, 07:17:27 PM

I'm grateful that they don't just pack each series full of panel show regulars.
It seems a bit of a backhanded compliment, but each Channel 4 series could very easily have been a Dave line-up.

Lineup confirmed as Ardal O'Hanlon, Bridget Christie, Chris Ramsey, Judi Love and Sophie Duker: https://twitter.com/taskmaster/status/1463991162075852808

Having abandoned series 12 I won't be getting my hopes up, but it could be fun. Bridget Christie has always been at the top of my Taskmaster wishlist.

And despite complaining about Chris Ramsey earlier in the thread, I think the show benefits when there's a bit of a loudmouth prick on it.

I don't understand the recent obsession of casting middle-aged men who've done fuck all for years though: Baddiel, Herring, Davies and now O'Hanlon.

All of that said, none of it'll matter if the tasks are as weak as most of them in series 12 were.

beanheadmcginty

Surely the one middle aged man contestant has been a staple of Taskmaster since the very beginning? Gives Greg an easy target at the very least.

Hat FM

i thought i saw somewhere that Rhys james was going to be in this series. maybe it was just a rumour.

Vroomo

Quote from: Hat FM on November 26, 2021, 10:35:04 AMi thought i saw somewhere that Rhys james was going to be in this series. maybe it was just a rumour.
He'd tweeted a pic from the Taskmaster house - hence the rumour.  The nature of the overlap in filming these means he could likely be in Series 14.