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  • TV panel show
  • BBC Two / BBC One / BBC Four
  • 2003 - 2022
  • 279 episodes (19 series)

Panel game that contains lots of difficult questions and a large amount of quite interesting facts. Stars Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry and Alan Davies.

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Series J - QI VG: Compilation Show 7

A compilation of some of the best bits from Series J, with Stephen Fry and Alan Davies.


A mixture of new material and the best bits from Series J.


- Best Bit: Journeys - The best way to remember where you left your passport.

- New Material: J-Places Tangent - Sandi Toksvig talks about eating macaroni pie (a pie filled with macaroni cheese), a Scottish dish, in Glasgow with Susan Calman.

- New Material: Justice Tangent - Rhys Darby hates it when people try to find adult meanings in children's programmes. Jason Manford is of the belief that in Fireman Sam the troublesome kid Norman, who comes from a single parent family, is ginger. The only other character in the show with ginger hair is Sam.

- Best Bit: Jungles - The ant/sand jolly jape.

- Best Bit: Jingle Bells - Beethoven's Jingling Johnny.

- Best Bit: Jargon - The thing that Watson did twice as often as Holmes.

- Best Bit: Just the Job - Something interesting that you can do with a slinky. It was designed by Richard James, an American naval officer who invented by accident. He knocked over a coiled spring and noticed how it moved. It was his wife however who thought it would make a good toy. Over 300 million have been sold. If you let go of a slinky, the bottom does not move. The top of it moves and then the spring falls down to the ground.

- Best Bit: Jumble Tangent - John Sessions's Ken Dodd story.

- New Material: Jams, Jelly and Juice - Actor Richard Brain once starred in a commercial where he played a mummy. At one point, while wrapped up in his bandages, he needed to pee. However, because it took so long to unwrap him, someone had to rummage around and get out Brain's cock. To this day he has no idea who it was he could not see.

- New Material: Journalism - The panel are asked to come up with a new hat design. Johnny Vegas jokes that he invented multitasking.

- Best Bit: Jargon - What is the only number which when written out in English is spelt in alphabetical order?

- Best Bit: Jobs - The laser balloon popping jolly jape.

- Best Bit: Just the Job Tangent - Amongst the odd things that Sandi gets sent by the public was a she-wee, which she loves. Jeremy says that driving under the influence for needing a wee is the most dangerous thing you can do on the road.

- Best Bit: Journeys Tangent - Rob Brydon's over-detailed explanation of the saying: "Couldn't see the wood for the trees."

- New Material: Jingles Bells Tangent - Mormon pornography consists of the image being covered a red sheet with holes showing the less offensive parts. Mormon underwear covers the person from the shoulders to the knees.

- Best Bit: Jams, Jelly and Juice - The miracle jerry jolly jape.

- Best Bit: J-Places Tangent - Bill Bailey and Alan mime Gerard de Nerval force feeding his pet lobster with Jerusalem artichokes.

- Best Bit: Journalism - The vortex cannon jolly jape.

Broadcast details

Friday 28th December 2012
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 25th December 2012 12:10am BBC2

Cast & crew

Stephen Fry Host / Presenter
Alan Davies Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Bill Bailey Guest
John Sessions Guest
Danny Baker Guest
Jo Brand Guest
Rob Brydon Guest
Jimmy Carr Guest
Phill Jupitus Guest
Jeremy Clarkson Guest
Dara O Briain Guest
David Mitchell Guest
Johnny Vegas Guest
Reginald D Hunter Guest
Sandi Toksvig Guest
Sue Perkins Guest
Ross Noble Guest
Brian Cox (as Prof Brian Cox, University of Manchester) Guest
Sarah Millican Guest
Victoria Coren Mitchell (as Victoria Coren) Guest
Cal Wilson Guest
Katy Brand Guest
Susan Calman Guest
Shaparak Khorsandi (as Shappi Khorsandi) Guest
Greg Proops Guest
David O'Doherty Guest
Jason Manford Guest
Rhys Darby Guest
Richard Coles (as Rev Richard Coles) Guest
Writing team
James Harkin Script Editor
Production team
Ian Lorimer Director
John Lloyd (as John Lloyd CBE) Series Producer
Piers Fletcher Producer
Ruby Kuraishe Executive Producer
Nick King Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Howard Goodall Composer
Molly Oldfield Researcher
Mat Coward Researcher
Will Bowen Researcher
Andrew Hunter Murray (as Andy Murray) Researcher
Anne Miller Researcher
Jenny Ryan Researcher
John Mitchinson Researcher

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