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


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 M, Episode 10 is repeated on Dave tomorrow at 12am.

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


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

Panel Show
2003 - 2019
BBC Two, BBC One
231   (1 pilot + 16 series), plus 26 other episodes
John Lloyd
Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry and Alan Davies
Ian Lorimer
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)
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 M Episode 10: Tomorrow at 12am on Dave
  2. Series M Episode 11: Tomorrow at 10pm on Dave
  3. Series M Episode 12: Tuesday at 1am on Dave
  4. Series M Episode 13: Wednesday at 1am on Dave
  5. Series M Episode 13: Wednesday at 9pm on Dave
  6. Series P Episode 5: Wednesday at 10pm on BBC2
  7. Series M Episode 14: Thursday at 12:40am on Dave
  8. Series M Episode 14: Thursday at 9pm on Dave
  9. Series M Episode 15: Saturday 27th April at 12:55am on Dave
  10. Series O Episode 10: Saturday 27th April at 6pm on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series M Episode 15: Sunday 28th April at 12:20am on Dave
  12. Series M Episode 16: Sunday 28th April at 10pm on Dave
  13. Series O Episode 6: Wednesday 1st May at 1am on Dave
  14. Series O Episode 9: Wednesday 1st May at 8pm on Dave
  15. Series O Episode 6: Wednesday 1st May at 9pm on Dave
  16. Series B Episode 1: Thursday 2nd May at 11pm on Dave
  17. Series B Episode 7: Thursday 2nd May at 11:40pm on Dave

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