QI. Image shows from L to R: Alan Davies, Sandi Toksvig. Copyright: TalkbackThames.

QI

BBC Two and BBC One panel show about quite interesting facts. 249 episodes (pilot + 17 series), 2003 - 2020. Stars Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry and Alan Davies.

Next new episode is on Friday at 10pm. Series Q, Episode 7
Catch-up on Episode 6 on BBC iPlayer   Series O, Episode 7 is repeated on Dave today at 11:40pm.

QI. Image shows from L to R: Alan Davies, Sandi Toksvig. Copyright: TalkbackThames.

QI

Panel game that contains lots of difficult questions and a large amount of quite interesting facts

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
2003 - 2020
Channels
BBC Two, BBC One
Episodes
249   (1 pilot + 17 series), plus 26 other episodes
Creator
John Lloyd
Starring
Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry and Alan Davies
Director
Ian Lorimer
Producers
John Lloyd and Piers Fletcher

QI is a panel game which believes that everything in the world is quite interesting, provided that you look at it in the right way. To quote original host Stephen Fry:

"Now, the rules are simple. Scoring is my business. Points are given and points are taken away. They are taken away for answers which are both obvious and wrong, and they're given, not so much for being correct, as for being interesting.

"Their level of interestingness is impartially determined by a demographically selected customer-service focus consultancy, broken down by age and sex - i.e. me. Because there is no-one more broken down by age and sex."

Each show features the host, Stephen Fry (Series A-M) and then later Sandi Toksvig (Series N onwards), and four panellists, including resident player Alan Davies, answering questions that are so difficult that no-one expects to get any of the answers right. Thus points are given for answers that may not be right but are interesting. Points are taken away (often from Alan), to answers that are not only wrong but are pathetically obvious.

QI is the show that proves that almost everything you know about the blue whale is wrong, the issue of how many moons the Earth has is a lot more complicated than you expect, and that there is something interesting to say about the Acropolis, where the Parthenon is.

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Production Details

Production companies
Also known as
  • Quite Interesting (Other official name)
  • QI XL (Other official name)
  • QI VG (Other official name)
Soundtrack
Theme music by Howard Goodall.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 30th November -0001 on BBC Two
Last new broadcast
Friday 3rd January 2020 on BBC Two at 10pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series O Episode 7: Today at 11:40pm on Dave
  2. Series O Episode 7: Tomorrow at 7pm on Dave
  3. Series O Episode 8: Tomorrow at 11pm on Dave
  4. Series E Episode 6: Wednesday at 3:10am on Dave
  5. Series O Episode 8: Wednesday at 7pm on Dave
  6. Series E Episode 6: Wednesday at 11:20pm on Dave
  7. Series O Episode 9: Thursday at 7pm on Dave
  8. Series O Episode 10: Thursday at 11pm on Dave
  9. Series O Episode 9: Friday at 1:40am on Dave
  10. Series O Episode 10: Friday at 7pm on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series O Episode 11: Sunday at 11:40pm on Dave
  12. Series O Episode 11: Monday 21st October at 7pm on Dave
  13. Series M Episode 6: Monday 21st October at 9pm on Dave
  14. Series O Episode 12: Monday 21st October at 11:40pm on Dave
  15. Series M Episode 6: Tuesday 22nd October at 1:40am on Dave
  16. Series O Episode 12: Tuesday 22nd October at 7pm on Dave
  17. Series M Episode 7: Tuesday 22nd October at 9pm on Dave
  18. Series O Episode 13: Tuesday 22nd October at 11pm on Dave
  19. Series M Episode 7: Wednesday 23rd October at 1:40am on Dave
  20. Series O Episode 13: Wednesday 23rd October at 7pm on Dave
  21. Series O Episode 14: Wednesday 23rd October at 11:40pm on Dave
  22. Series E Episode 7: Thursday 24th October at 2:50am on Dave
  23. Series O Episode 14: Thursday 24th October at 7pm on Dave
  24. Series M Episode 8: Thursday 24th October at 9pm on Dave
  25. Series E Episode 7: Thursday 24th October at 11:20pm on Dave
  26. Series O Episode 15: Friday 25th October at 1:45am on Dave
  27. Series M Episode 8: Friday 25th October at 2:35am on Dave
  28. Series O Episode 15: Friday 25th October at 9pm on Dave
  29. Series O Episode 16: Sunday 27th October at 11:40pm on Dave
  30. Series O Episode 16: Monday 28th October at 7pm on Dave
  31. Series M Episode 9: Monday 28th October at 9pm on Dave
  32. Series K Episode 2: Monday 28th October at 11:40pm on Dave
  33. Tuesday 29th October at 1:40am on Dave
  34. Series K Episode 2: Tuesday 29th October at 7pm on Dave
  35. Series M Episode 10: Tuesday 29th October at 9pm on Dave
  36. Series K Episode 3: Tuesday 29th October at 11pm on Dave
  37. Series M Episode 10: Wednesday 30th October at 1:45am on Dave
  38. Series K Episode 3: Wednesday 30th October at 7pm on Dave
  39. Series K Episode 4: Wednesday 30th October at 11:40pm on Dave
  40. Series E Episode 8: Thursday 31st October at 1:40am on Dave
  41. Series K Episode 4: Thursday 31st October at 7pm on Dave
  42. Series K Episode 11: Thursday 31st October at 9pm on Dave
  43. Series K Episode 5: Friday 1st November at 7pm on Dave
  44. Series M Episode 11: Friday 1st November at 9pm on Dave
  45. Series K Episode 5: Saturday 2nd November at 1:40am on Dave
  46. Series M Episode 11: Saturday 2nd November at 2:30am on Dave

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