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

QI

BBC Two and BBC One panel show focusing on quite interesting facts. 231 episodes (pilot + 16 series), 2003 - 2019. Stars Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry and Alan Davies.

Another series is in development.
Series O, Episode 1 is repeated tomorrow at 9pm.

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 - 2019
Channels
BBC Two, BBC One
Episodes
231   (1 pilot + 16 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 company
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 8th March 2019 on BBC Two at 10pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series O Episode 1: Tomorrow at 9pm on BBC2
  2. Series K Episode 1: Monday at 8pm on Dave
  3. Series A Episode 1: Monday at 11pm on Dave
  4. Series A Episode 1: Tuesday at 8:20pm on Dave
  5. Series A Episode 6: Tuesday at 11pm on Dave
  6. Series A Episode 6: Wednesday at 8:20pm on Dave
  7. Series A Episode 2: Wednesday at 11pm on Dave
  8. Series A Episode 2: Thursday at 8:20pm on Dave
  9. Series B Episode 12: Thursday at 11pm on Dave
  10. Series J Episode 1: Friday 31st May at 3:15am on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series B Episode 12: Friday 31st May at 8:20pm on Dave
  12. Series O Episode 15: Saturday 1st June at 7pm on Dave
  13. Series O Episode 1: Sunday 2nd June at 8pm on Dave
  14. Series A Episode 9: Monday 3rd June at 8:20pm on Dave
  15. Series J Episode 2: Monday 3rd June at 11pm on Dave
  16. Series E Episode 1: Monday 3rd June at 11:40pm on Dave
  17. Series J Episode 3: Tuesday 4th June at 1am on Dave
  18. Series E Episode 1: Tuesday 4th June at 8:20pm on Dave
  19. Series J Episode 3: Tuesday 4th June at 11pm on Dave
  20. Series E Episode 1: Tuesday 4th June at 11:40pm on Dave
  21. Series J Episode 4: Wednesday 5th June at 1am on Dave
  22. Series E Episode 2: Wednesday 5th June at 8:20pm on Dave
  23. Series E Episode 3: Wednesday 5th June at 11:40pm on Dave
  24. Series J Episode 5: Thursday 6th June at 1am on Dave
  25. Series E Episode 3: Thursday 6th June at 8:20pm on Dave
  26. Series J Episode 5: Thursday 6th June at 11pm on Dave
  27. Series E Episode 4: Thursday 6th June at 11:40pm on Dave
  28. Series J Episode 6: Friday 7th June at 1am on Dave
  29. Series E Episode 4: Friday 7th June at 8:20pm on Dave
  30. Series O Episode 2: Saturday 8th June at 1am on Dave

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