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  • TV panel show
  • BBC Two / BBC One / BBC Four
  • 2003 - 2024
  • 312 episodes (21 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 K - QI VG: Compilation Show 9

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


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


- Best Bit: Kinetic - Balancing a broom on your hands.

- Best Bit: Keep Tangent - Bill Bailey clapping his hands and turning the camera off.

- Best Bit: Kinetic - Balancing a broom with the bristles on your palm.

- Best Bit: Kings Tangent - Jeremy Clarkson eating too much beetroot and Bill's visit to the doctors with a stool sample.

- Best Bit: Knees & Knockers- Lesser known K-parts of the body.

- New Material: Knowledge - The person who gave Moses the horn was St. Jerome, who was the first person to translate the Bible into Latin. The name "Karen" means "rain of light" in Hebrew. However, "Karen" can also mean "horn", so St. Jerome wrongly translated that Moses came down from the Mt. Sinai with horns on, instead of shining with light. As a result several artists including Michelangelo depicted Moses with horns.

- New Material: Knowledge Tangent - There is a joke from the film "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" where they say that Noah got the horn from his wife, Joan of Arc.

- Best Bit: Knees & Knockers- The end-bulbs of Krause.

- Best Bit: Kaleidoscope - The tippe-top Knick-Knack.

- Best Bit: Kit & Kaboodle - Taking snuff.

- Best But: Kris Kringle - The Marilyn Monroe / Albert Einstein optical illusion.

- New Material: Knights and Knaves Tangent - When Alan was growing up there was a woman on his street called Mrs. Bigott. Sue Perkins knew a person called Mrs. Willy who pronounced her surname "Wiley". The Rev. Richard Coles knew a woman called Mrs. Pennis who eventually took her name out of the telephone book because of crank calls. At school Alan knew a girl called Rosy Balls. At a clergy conference Richard met a Father Christmas. Sue met a Mary Christmas in Sligo.

- Best Bit: Knits & Knots - The cloud-making Knick-Knack.

- Best Bit: Key - Curiosity killing the kea.

- Best Bit: Kris Kringle Tangent - The taste of drinks in different receptacles and Brendan O'Carroll forgetting to turn off his mobile.

- Best Bit: Kinky - The dildo-making Knick-Knack.

- Best Bit: K-Folk - The long-necked Karen tribe.

- Best Bit: Knowledge Tangent - Alan's stealthy mother-in-law.

- Best Bit: Kings - The foam-creating Knick-Knack.

Broadcast details

Friday 24th January 2014
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 27th June 2014 9:30pm BBC2

Cast & crew

Stephen Fry Host / Presenter
Alan Davies Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Bill Bailey Guest
Danny Baker Guest
Phil Kay Guest
Jeremy Clarkson Guest
David Mitchell Guest
Liza Tarbuck Guest
Julian Clary Guest
Johnny Vegas Guest
Marcus Brigstocke Guest
Sandi Toksvig Guest
Sue Perkins Guest
Ross Noble Guest
Sarah Millican Guest
Susan Calman Guest
Jack Whitehall Guest
Jason Manford Guest
Richard Coles (as Rev Richard Coles) Guest
Sara Pascoe Guest
Noel Fielding Guest
Colin Lane Guest
Katherine Ryan Guest
Josh Widdicombe Guest
Graham Linehan Guest
Isy Suttie Guest
Tim Minchin Guest
Janet Street-Porter Guest
Brendan O'Carroll Guest
Victoria Coren Mitchell Guest
Writing team
James Harkin Script Editor
John Mitchinson Question Writer
Mat Coward Researcher
James Harkin Question Writer
Molly Oldfield Question Writer
Andrew Hunter Murray Question Writer
Anne Miller Researcher
Anna Ptaszynski Researcher
Alex Bell Researcher
Stevyn Colgan Researcher
Production team
Ian Lorimer Director
John Lloyd (as John Lloyd CBE) Series Producer
Piers Fletcher Producer
Ruby Kuraishe Executive Producer
Justin Pollard Associate Producer
Nick King Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Howard Goodall Composer

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