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. 266 episodes (pilot + 18 series), 2003 - 2020. Stars Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry and Alan Davies.

Series R returning soon
Series Q, Episode 8 is repeated on Dave today 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

  1. 14th August via The List: QI set to resume filming in front of a live audience
  2. 31st July via The Bookseller: Faber to bring out 18th QI title
Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
2003 - 2020
Channels
BBC Two, BBC One
Episodes
266   (1 pilot + 18 series), plus 27 other episodes
Creator
John Lloyd
Starring
Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry and Alan Davies
Directors
Ian Lorimer and Diccon Ramsay
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 Q Episode 8: Today at 9pm on Dave
  2. Series Q Episode 8: Tomorrow at 2:30am on Dave
  3. Series L Episode 13: Tomorrow at 8:20pm on Dave
  4. Series J Episode 14: Sunday at 1:10am on Dave
  5. Series N Episode 11: Sunday at 10pm on Dave
  6. Series Q Episode 9: Monday at 9pm on Dave
  7. Series Q Episode 9: Tuesday at 2:40am on Dave
  8. Series Q Episode 10: Tuesday at 9pm on Dave
  9. Series Q Episode 10: Wednesday at 2:45am on Dave
  10. Series Q Episode 11: Wednesday at 9pm on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series Q Episode 11: Thursday 29th October at 2:40am on Dave
  12. Series Q Episode 12: Thursday 29th October at 9pm on Dave
  13. Series Q Episode 12: Friday 30th October at 2:40am on Dave
  14. Series J Episode 17: Sunday 1st November at 12:40am on Dave
  15. Series N Episode 13: Sunday 1st November at 8pm on Dave
  16. Series N Episode 12: Sunday 1st November at 10pm on Dave
  17. Series Q Episode 13: Monday 2nd November at 9pm on Dave
  18. Series Q Episode 13: Tuesday 3rd November at 2:40am on Dave
  19. Series Q Episode 14: Tuesday 3rd November at 9pm on Dave
  20. Series Q Episode 14: Wednesday 4th November at 2:40am on Dave
  21. Series Q Episode 15: Wednesday 4th November at 9pm on Dave
  22. Series Q Episode 15: Thursday 5th November at 2:40am on Dave
  23. Series Q Episode 16: Thursday 5th November at 9pm on Dave
  24. Series K Episode 1: Friday 6th November at 2:20am on Dave
  25. Series Q Episode 16: Friday 6th November at 2:40am on Dave
  26. Series J Episode 13: Friday 6th November at 8:20pm on Dave
  27. Series K Episode 1: Friday 6th November at 9pm on Dave
  28. Series K Episode 1: Saturday 7th November at 2:20am on Dave

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