QI - In The Press

Smarter than Stephen Fry, but we know almost nothing about them - well not any more.

Written by Ellie Austin. The Radio Times, 22nd September 2014

Who are the QI Elves? They're in the great pantheon of TV characters you hear about, but never see - like the wives of Arthur Daley, Norm Peterson and Niles Crane. As a long-time QI fan, whenever these enigmatic "Elves" were referred to on the programme, I would ask (like Paul Newman in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, watching the cloaked horse-riders on the horizon): "Who are those guys?" That's why I'm so excited that the Elves have broken cover, bringing a team to compete in Only Connect's first series for BBC Two.

Written by Victoria Coren Mitchell. The Radio Times, 22nd September 2014

The QI Elves, the folk who come up with those fiendish questions for Stephen Fry, emerge from their cave to field a team against the Bibliophiles tonight on Only Connect.

"Do you know everything about everything?" wonders host Victoria Coren Mitchell of the Elves. The answer is an emphatic no. She also brings a blush to the cheek of a Bibliophile by remarking upon his supposed resemblance to Benedict Cumberbatc, not that I could see it.

There are some killer rounds, though the music question might leave you feeling a bit smug as it's easy. But as always the connecting walls will probably wipe the smile from your face, when you think you've worked it out, but you haven't.

Alison Graham, Radio Times, 22nd September 2014

To celebrate the new season of QI, the team behind the hit TV show has come up with 20 questions. It's one 'L' of a challenge... are you up for it?

The Daily Mail, 20th September 2014

An audio interview with QI elf Molly Oldfield.

Written by Joanne Woods. ABC Melbourne, 9th August 2014

As How to Train Your Dragon 2 is released, the QI boffins explain everything you need to know about the flying fire-breathers.

Written by Anne Miller and John Mitchinson. The Daily Telegraph, 11th July 2014

Alan Davies has revealed the weird reason that QI isn't shown in the States - it's the pictures.

Written by Catriona Wightman. Digital Spy, 15th June 2014

A quietly intriguing column from the brains behind QI, the BBC quiz show. This week: QI gets barking about dogs.

Written by Molly Oldfield and John Mitchinson. The Daily Telegraph, 11th June 2014

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

Written by Molly Oldfield and John Mitchinson. The Daily Telegraph, 4th June 2014

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

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