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.

Next new episode is on Thursday at 9pm. Series R, Episode 16
Catch-up on Episode 15 on BBC iPlayer   Series K, Episode 6 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

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 K Episode 6: Today at 10pm on Dave
  2. Series K Episode 6: Tomorrow at 2:15am on Dave
  3. Series K Episode 6: Tomorrow at 6pm on Dave
  4. Series N Episode 4: Tomorrow at 9pm on Dave
  5. Series N Episode 4: Tuesday at 1:20am on Dave
  6. Series N Episode 4: Tuesday at 6pm on Dave
  7. Series N Episode 5: Tuesday at 9pm on Dave
  8. Series N Episode 5: Wednesday at 1:20am on Dave
  9. Series N Episode 5: Wednesday at 6pm on Dave
  10. Series N Episode 6: Wednesday at 9pm on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series N Episode 6: Thursday at 2:30am on Dave
  12. Series N Episode 6: Thursday at 6pm on Dave
  13. Series N Episode 7: Thursday at 10pm on Dave
  14. Series N Episode 7: Friday at 2:30am on Dave
  15. Series N Episode 7: Friday at 6pm on Dave
  16. Series N Episode 8: Friday at 9pm on Dave
  17. Series K Episode 5: Friday at 11pm on Dave
  18. Series N Episode 8: Saturday at 2:30am on Dave
  19. Series R Episode 7: Saturday at 9:15pm on BBC2
  20. Series O Episode 5: Saturday at 11:20pm on Dave
  21. Series K Episode 7: Sunday 31st January at 10pm on Dave
  22. Series K Episode 7: Monday 1st February at 1:55am on Dave
  23. Series K Episode 7: Monday 1st February at 6pm on Dave
  24. Series N Episode 9: Monday 1st February at 9pm on Dave
  25. Series K Episode 15: Monday 1st February at 11pm on Dave
  26. Series N Episode 9: Tuesday 2nd February at 2am on Dave
  27. Series K Episode 15: Tuesday 2nd February at 2:50am on Dave
  28. Series N Episode 9: Tuesday 2nd February at 6pm on Dave
  29. Series N Episode 10: Tuesday 2nd February at 9pm on Dave
  30. Series R Episode 10: Tuesday 2nd February at 10pm on BBC2
  31. Series K Episode 10: Tuesday 2nd February at 11pm on Dave
  32. Series K Episode 10: Wednesday 3rd February at 3am on Dave
  33. Series N Episode 10: Wednesday 3rd February at 6pm on Dave
  34. Series N Episode 11: Wednesday 3rd February at 9pm on Dave
  35. Series K Episode 11: Wednesday 3rd February at 11pm on Dave
  36. Series K Episode 11: Thursday 4th February at 3am on Dave
  37. Series N Episode 11: Thursday 4th February at 6pm on Dave
  38. Series N Episode 12: Thursday 4th February at 9pm on Dave
  39. Series K Episode 12: Thursday 4th February at 11pm on Dave
  40. Series K Episode 12: Friday 5th February at 3am on Dave
  41. Series N Episode 12: Friday 5th February at 6pm on Dave
  42. Series N Episode 13: Saturday 6th February at 2am on Dave

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