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 9:30pm. Series Q, Episode 14
Catch-up on Episode 13 on BBC iPlayer   Series M, Episode 3 is repeated on Dave today at 6pm.

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

Upcoming repeats
  1. Series M Episode 3: Today at 6pm on Dave
  2. Series E Episode 3: Today at 11pm on Dave
  3. Series E Episode 4: Today at 11:40pm on Dave
  4. Series E Episode 3: Tomorrow at 1am on Dave
  5. Series E Episode 4: Tomorrow at 1:40am on Dave
  6. Series M Episode 4: Tomorrow at 6pm on Dave
  7. Series E Episode 5: Tomorrow at 11pm on Dave
  8. Series E Episode 6: Tomorrow at 11:40pm on Dave
  9. Series E Episode 5: Wednesday at 1am on Dave
  10. Series E Episode 6: Wednesday at 1:35am on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series M Episode 5: Wednesday at 6pm on Dave
  12. Series E Episode 7: Wednesday at 11pm on Dave
  13. Series E Episode 8: Wednesday at 11:40pm on Dave
  14. Series E Episode 7: Thursday at 1am on Dave
  15. Series E Episode 8: Thursday at 1:35am on Dave
  16. Series M Episode 6: Thursday at 6pm on Dave
  17. Series E Episode 9: Thursday at 11pm on Dave
  18. Series E Episode 10: Thursday at 11:40pm on Dave
  19. Series E Episode 9: Friday at 1am on Dave
  20. Series E Episode 10: Friday at 1:35am on Dave
  21. Series M Episode 7: Friday at 6pm on Dave
  22. Series E Episode 11: Friday at 11pm on Dave
  23. Series E Episode 12: Friday at 11:40pm on Dave
  24. Series E Episode 11: Saturday at 1am on Dave
  25. Series E Episode 12: Saturday at 1:35am on Dave
  26. Series Q Episode 10: Saturday at 9pm on BBC2
  27. Series M Episode 8: Sunday at 10pm on Dave
  28. Series M Episode 8: Monday 3rd February at 6pm on Dave
  29. Series B Episode 2: Monday 3rd February at 11pm on Dave
  30. Series B Episode 1: Monday 3rd February at 11:40pm on Dave
  31. Series B Episode 2: Tuesday 4th February at 1am on Dave
  32. Series B Episode 1: Tuesday 4th February at 1:40am on Dave
  33. Series M Episode 9: Tuesday 4th February at 6pm on Dave
  34. Series B Episode 3: Tuesday 4th February at 11pm on Dave
  35. Series B Episode 4: Tuesday 4th February at 11:40pm on Dave
  36. Series B Episode 3: Wednesday 5th February at 1am on Dave
  37. Series B Episode 4: Wednesday 5th February at 1:35am on Dave
  38. Series M Episode 10: Wednesday 5th February at 6pm on Dave
  39. Series B Episode 5: Wednesday 5th February at 11pm on Dave
  40. Series B Episode 6: Wednesday 5th February at 11:40pm on Dave
  41. Series B Episode 5: Thursday 6th February at 1am on Dave
  42. Series B Episode 6: Thursday 6th February at 1:40am on Dave
  43. Series M Episode 11: Thursday 6th February at 6pm on Dave
  44. Series B Episode 7: Thursday 6th February at 11pm on Dave
  45. Series B Episode 8: Thursday 6th February at 11:40pm on Dave
  46. Series B Episode 7: Friday 7th February at 1am on Dave
  47. Series B Episode 8: Friday 7th February at 1:40am on Dave
  48. Series M Episode 12: Friday 7th February at 6pm on Dave
  49. Series B Episode 9: Friday 7th February at 11pm on Dave
  50. Series B Episode 10: Friday 7th February at 11:40pm on Dave
  51. Series B Episode 9: Saturday 8th February at 1am on Dave
  52. Series B Episode 10: Saturday 8th February at 1:40am on Dave

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