QI - In The Press

A quietly intriguing column from the brains behind QI, the BBC quiz show. This week: QI's in a salad daze.

Written by Anne Miller and John Mitchinson. The Daily Telegraph, 28th May 2014

A quietly intriguing column from the brains behind QI, the BBC quiz show. This week: QI springs eternal.

Written by Molly Oldfield and John Mitchinson. The Daily Telegraph, 7th May 2014

It began as a meaty dessert made of calves' feet and shares the same electrical rhythms as the human brain. Courtesy of the QIp.c[ team, it's everything you ever wanted to know about... jelly.

Written by Anne Miller and John Mitchinson. The Daily Telegraph, 30th April 2014

All it lacks is the likes of Alan Davies and co chipping in with their comedic quips, but there are still plenty of laughs to be had.

Written by Bruce Dessau. Beyond the Joke, 29th April 2014

A quietly intriguing column from the brains behind QI, the BBC quiz show. This week: QI's defences are up.

Written by Molly Oldfield and John Mitchinson. The Daily Telegraph, 23rd April 2014

A quietly intriguing column from the brains behind QI, the BBC quiz show. This week: QI does some Nordic noodling.

Written by Molly Oldfield and John Mitchinson. The Daily Telegraph, 16th April 2014

A quietly intriguing column from the brains behind QI, the BBC quiz show. This week: QI has a hoot.

Written by Anne Miller and John Mitchinson. The Daily Telegraph, 4th April 2014

A quietly intriguing column from the brains behind QI, the BBC quiz show. This week: QI scents an opportunity.

Written by Molly Oldfield and John Mitchinson. The Daily Telegraph, 28th March 2014

A QI podcast spin-off affords Stephen Fry's little helpers the chance to really shine.

Written by Miranda Sawyer. The Observer, 23rd March 2014

A quietly intriguing column from the brains behind QI, the BBC quiz show. This week: QI has a cuneiform fetish.

Written by Molly Oldfield and John Mitchinson. The Daily Telegraph, 12th March 2014

A quietly intriguing column from the brains behind QI, the BBC quiz show. This week: QI hangs with the hominids.

Written by Molly Oldfield and John Mitchinson. The Daily Telegraph, 5th March 2014

A quietly intriguing column from the brains behind QI, the BBC quiz show. This week: QI p-p-p-picks up a penguin.

Written by Anne Miller and John Mitchinson. The Daily Telegraph, 25th February 2014

A quietly intriguing column from the brains behind QI, the BBC quiz show. This week: QI knits one, purls one.

Written by Molly Oldfield and John Mitchinson. The Daily Telegraph, 18th February 2014

Conversational lozenges, genital claws and courtly love, a love-themed compendium of trivia from the brains behind QI.

Written by Molly Oldfield and John Mitchinson. The Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2014

A quietly intriguing column from the brains behind the quiz show. This week: QI puts in a trunk call.

Written by Molly Oldfield and John Mitchinson. The Daily Telegraph, 5th February 2014

A quietly intriguing column from the brains behind QI, the BBC quiz show. This week: magic.

Written by Anne Miller and John Mitchinson. The Daily Telegraph, 29th January 2014

A quietly intriguing column from the brains behind QI, the BBC quiz show. This week: QI puts its hand up in the name of volunteering.

Written by Molly Oldfield and John Mitchinson. The Daily Telegraph, 22nd January 2014

The QI arena is buzzing tonight. Sometimes you get the feeling everyone on the panel is simply enjoying themselves and the show's lovely meandering jollity quickly becomes infectious. On the panel we have Radio 4 regular Susan Calman, Sandi Toksvig and Liza Tarbuck, plus an in-form Alan Davies, who breaks into even more of those whimsical little mimes he likes doing than usual - a randy spider, a kayak being surprised by a trawler, and so on.

But there's fascination aplenty too as we learn about the tall tales of cinnamon salesmen, ultra-hot chillies and female weightlifters. Plus the urgent and surreal question: why would German soldiers have abnormally large breasts?

David Butcher, Radio Times, 17th January 2014

One of tonight's quite interesting facts is that all the guest celebs in Stephen Fry's quizzing kaleidoscope are female, with Radio 4 presenter Susan Calman, TV perennial Liza Tarbuck and actor/comedian/antiques buff Sandi Toksvig ready to subject themselves to a surreal grilling. Will regular Alan Davies be able to keep his end up as the only male on the receiving end of tonight's posers? Of course he will, with bells on.

Carol Carter and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Metro, 17th January 2014

A quietly intriguing column from the brains behind QI, the BBC quiz show. This week: QI is worth its salt.

Written by Molly Oldfield & John Mitchinson. The Daily Telegraph, 15th January 2014

A quietly intriguing column from the brains behind QI, the BBC quiz show. This week: QI got milk.

Written by Anne Miller and John Mitchinson. The Daily Telegraph, 8th January 2014

From Jimi Hendrix to the Maldivian national anthem, a quietly intriguing history of the most famous New Year's Eve singalong.

Written by Molly Oldfield & John Mitchinson. The Daily Telegraph, 31st December 2013

Quizmaster Stephen Fry, resplendent in a deep red, Noël Coward-ish dressing gown, hosts a sparkly QI Christmas special with guests, Mrs Brown's alter ego Brendan O'Carroll, Phill Jupitus, Jo Brand and Alan Davies. It's the Feast of Stephen, of course, and Fry introduces a young lady who's invented what she describes as an "unknitting machine" which is operated behind the scenes in the studio by her brother, much to everyone's ribald delight.

Fry, a man who loves gadgets, is thrilled as the machine unravels Alan Davies's festive scarf. Meanwhile, the guests wonder what presents we can expect from the Queen, and why Father Christmas is no longer on a Rich List.

Alison Graham, Radio Times, 24th December 2013

A quietly intriguing column from the brains behind QI, the BBC quiz show. This week: QI wassails in the sunset.

Written by Molly Oldfield and John Mitchinson. The Daily Telegraph, 24th December 2013

A quietly intriguing column from the brains behind QI, the BBC quiz show. This week: QI's Christmas Carol.

Written by Molly Oldfield and John Mitchinson. The Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2013

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