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 commissioned.
Series H, Episode 15 is repeated on Dave today at 8:40pm.
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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 - 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 H Episode 15: Today at 8:40pm on Dave
  2. Series H Episode 16: Today at 9:20pm on Dave
  3. Series H Episode 1: Tomorrow at 12:20am on Dave
  4. Series H Episode 2: Tomorrow at 1am on Dave
  5. Series H Episode 1: Tomorrow at 8:40pm on Dave
  6. Series H Episode 2: Tomorrow at 9:20pm on Dave
  7. Series L Episode 3: Saturday at 12:40am on Dave
  8. Series L Episode 4: Saturday at 1:20am on Dave
  9. Series O Episode 10: Sunday at 11pm on Dave
  10. Series O Episode 11: Sunday at 11:40pm on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series O Episode 10: Monday at 8:40pm on Dave
  12. Series O Episode 11: Monday at 9:20pm on Dave
  13. Series I Episode 1: Tuesday at 12:40am on Dave
  14. Series I Episode 2: Tuesday at 1:20am on Dave
  15. Series I Episode 1: Tuesday at 8:40pm on Dave
  16. Series I Episode 2: Tuesday at 9:20pm on Dave
  17. Series I Episode 3: Wednesday at 12:40am on Dave
  18. Series I Episode 4: Wednesday at 1:20am on Dave
  19. Series I Episode 3: Wednesday at 8:40pm on Dave
  20. Series I Episode 4: Wednesday at 9:20pm on Dave
  21. Series I Episode 5: Thursday 4th March at 12:20am on Dave
  22. Series I Episode 6: Thursday 4th March at 1am on Dave
  23. Series I Episode 5: Thursday 4th March at 8:40pm on Dave
  24. Series I Episode 6: Thursday 4th March at 9:20pm on Dave
  25. Series I Episode 7: Friday 5th March at 12:20am on Dave
  26. Series I Episode 8: Friday 5th March at 1am on Dave
  27. Series I Episode 7: Friday 5th March at 8:40pm on Dave
  28. Series I Episode 8: Friday 5th March at 9:20pm on Dave
  29. Series L Episode 5: Saturday 6th March at 12:40am on Dave
  30. Series L Episode 6: Saturday 6th March at 1:20am on Dave
  31. Series Q Episode 4: Sunday 7th March at 11pm on Dave
  32. Series Q Episode 4: Monday 8th March at 8pm on Dave
  33. Series I Episode 9: Tuesday 9th March at 8:40pm on Dave
  34. Series I Episode 10: Tuesday 9th March at 9:20pm on Dave
  35. Series I Episode 9: Wednesday 10th March at 12:40am on Dave
  36. Series I Episode 10: Wednesday 10th March at 1:20am on Dave
  37. Series I Episode 12: Wednesday 10th March at 8:40pm on Dave
  38. Series I Episode 13: Wednesday 10th March at 9:20pm on Dave
  39. Series I Episode 12: Thursday 11th March at 12:20am on Dave
  40. Series I Episode 13: Thursday 11th March at 1am on Dave
  41. Series I Episode 11: Thursday 11th March at 8:40pm on Dave
  42. Series I Episode 16: Thursday 11th March at 9:20pm on Dave
  43. Series I Episode 11: Friday 12th March at 12:20am on Dave
  44. Series I Episode 16: Friday 12th March at 1am on Dave
  45. Shakespeare Season Special Episode 1: Friday 12th March at 8:40pm on Dave
  46. Series I Episode 18: Friday 12th March at 9:20pm on Dave
  47. Shakespeare Season Special Episode 1: Saturday 13th March at 12:40am on Dave
  48. Series I Episode 18: Saturday 13th March at 1:20am on Dave

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