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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.

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Series N, Episode 2 is repeated on Dave today at 10pm.

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 N Episode 2: Today at 10pm on Dave
  2. Series M Episode 6: Tomorrow at 12am on Dave
  3. Series M Episode 6: Tomorrow at 9pm on Dave
  4. Series M Episode 7: Tuesday at 9pm on Dave
  5. Series N Episode 14: Tuesday at 10pm on Dave
  6. Series M Episode 9: Wednesday at 9pm on Dave
  7. Series M Episode 10: Thursday at 9pm on Dave
  8. Series M Episode 10: Friday at 2am on Dave
  9. Series R Episode 5: Saturday at 9pm on BBC2
  10. Series J Episode 11: Sunday 4th October at 1:35am on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series M Episode 11: Sunday 4th October at 11pm on Dave
  12. Series M Episode 15: Monday 5th October at 9pm on Dave
  13. Series M Episode 15: Tuesday 6th October at 2:30am on Dave
  14. Series N Episode 6: Tuesday 6th October at 9pm on Dave
  15. Series N Episode 6: Wednesday 7th October at 2:30am on Dave
  16. Series N Episode 7: Wednesday 7th October at 9pm on Dave
  17. Series N Episode 7: Thursday 8th October at 2:25am on Dave
  18. Series N Episode 8: Thursday 8th October at 9pm on Dave
  19. Series N Episode 8: Friday 9th October at 2:25am on Dave

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