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. 269 episodes (pilot + 18 series), 2003 - 2021. Stars Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry and Alan Davies.

Series S recorded.
Series P, Episode 11 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

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
2003 - 2021
Channels
BBC Two, BBC One
Episodes
269   (1 pilot + 18 series), plus 25 2 Halloween Specials, 1 Shakespare Special
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
Yes, but type varies

Broadcast details

Upcoming repeats
  1. Series P Episode 11: Today at 9pm on Dave
  2. Series P Episode 11: Tomorrow at 2am on Dave
  3. Series P Episode 12: Tomorrow at 9pm on Dave
  4. Series P Episode 12: Saturday at 1:20am on Dave
  5. Series N Episode 2: Sunday at 12am on Dave
  6. Series N Episode 2: Sunday at 8pm on Dave
  7. Series P Episode 13: Monday at 9pm on Dave
  8. Series P Episode 13: Tuesday at 1:35am on Dave
  9. Series P Episode 14: Tuesday at 9pm on Dave
  10. Series P Episode 14: Wednesday at 2am on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series P Episode 15: Wednesday at 9pm on Dave
  12. Series N Episode 12: Wednesday at 10pm on BBC2
  13. Series P Episode 15: Thursday 29th April at 1:40am on Dave
  14. Series P Episode 16: Thursday 29th April at 9pm on Dave
  15. Series P Episode 16: Friday 30th April at 2am on Dave
  16. Series N Episode 4: Friday 30th April at 9pm on Dave
  17. Series N Episode 3: Sunday 2nd May at 12am on Dave
  18. Series N Episode 3: Sunday 2nd May at 8pm on Dave
  19. Series M Episode 1: Tuesday 4th May at 1pm on Dave
  20. Series M Episode 1: Tuesday 4th May at 9pm on Dave
  21. Series M Episode 1: Wednesday 5th May at 1:20am on Dave
  22. Series M Episode 2: Wednesday 5th May at 1pm on Dave
  23. Series M Episode 2: Wednesday 5th May at 9pm on Dave
  24. Series M Episode 2: Thursday 6th May at 1:40am on Dave
  25. Series M Episode 3: Thursday 6th May at 1pm on Dave
  26. Series M Episode 3: Thursday 6th May at 9pm on Dave
  27. Series M Episode 3: Friday 7th May at 2am on Dave
  28. Series M Episode 4: Friday 7th May at 1pm on Dave
  29. Series M Episode 4: Friday 7th May at 9pm on Dave

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