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BBC Two and BBC One panel show about quite interesting facts. 249 episodes (pilot + 17 series), 2003 - 2020. 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.

Further details


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


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    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
    James Harkin Question Writer
    Molly Oldfield Question Writer
    Andrew Hunter Murray Question Writer
    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
    Mat Coward Researcher
    Anna Ptaszynski Researcher
    Anne Miller Researcher
    Alex Bell Researcher
    Stevyn Colgan Researcher

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