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. 249 episodes (pilot + 17 series), 2003 - 2019. Stars Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry, Alan Davies and John Lloyd.

Another series is in development.
Series I, Episode 4 is repeated on Dave tomorrow at 9pm.
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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
249   (1 pilot + 17 series), plus 26 other episodes
Creator
John Lloyd
Starring
Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry, Alan Davies and John Lloyd
Director
Ian Lorimer
Producers
John Lloyd, Piers Fletcher, Phil Clarke, Lorraine Heggessey, Mark Freeland, Sally Debonnaire, Katie Taylor, Simon London, David Morley, Ruby Kuraishe and others

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

Location

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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 I Episode 4: Tomorrow at 9pm on Dave
  2. Series P Episode 1: Tomorrow at 10pm on BBC2
  3. Series I Episode 5: Monday at 9pm on Dave
  4. Series I Episode 6: Tuesday at 1am on Dave
  5. Series I Episode 6: Tuesday at 9pm on Dave
  6. Series I Episode 7: Wednesday at 1am on Dave
  7. Series I Episode 7: Wednesday at 9pm on Dave
  8. Series I Episode 10: Thursday 28th March at 1:10am on Dave
  9. Series I Episode 10: Thursday 28th March at 9pm on Dave
  10. Series B Episode 4: Friday 29th March at 1:40am on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series B Episode 4: Friday 29th March at 11pm on Dave
  12. Series B Episode 9: Saturday 30th March at 12:40am on Dave
  13. Series O Episode 7: Saturday 30th March at 10pm on Dave
  14. Series N Episode 10: Tuesday 2nd April at 1am on Dave
  15. Series N Episode 14: Wednesday 3rd April at 1am on Dave
  16. Series N Episode 14: Wednesday 3rd April at 9pm on Dave
  17. Series N Episode 15: Thursday 4th April at 12:40am on Dave
  18. Series N Episode 15: Thursday 4th April at 9pm on Dave
  19. Series M Episode 1: Friday 5th April at 9pm on Dave
  20. Series M Episode 1: Saturday 6th April at 1am on Dave

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