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BBC Two and BBC One and BBC Four panel show about quite interesting facts. 283 episodes (pilot + 19 series), 2003 - 2021. Stars Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry and Alan Davies.

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Series K - QI VG: Compilation Show 10

More of the best bits from Series K, with Stephen Fry, Alan Davies and guests.

Further details


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


- Best Bit: Knowledge Tangent - Unusual entries in the original Encyclopaedia Britannica.

- New Material: Knowledge Tangent - Contributors to the Encyclopaedia Britannica are experts in their chosen field. Past contributors include Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, Leon Trotsky and Harry Houdini. When Jo Brand asks if any women wrote for it, Alan claims that someone must have written about baking.

- Best Bit: Killers Tangent - Trevor Noah sings Xhosa.

- Best Bit: Knits & Knots - Panellists trying to untie themselves from each other.

- Best Bit: Knowledge - How you know that you have had enough.

- Best Bit: Kitchen Sink - The upward-flowing polyethylene oxide knick-knack.

- Best Bit: Keeps - How hard is it to be a nude model?

- Best Bit: Kitsch - Measuring cute aggression.

- Best Bit: Kinetic - The feather building demolition knick-knack.

- Best Bit: Kinky Tangent - Good looking men earn more than average looking men, and female looking golfers do better.

- New Material: Kinky Tangent - Sandi Toksvig jokes that she does not know what she looks like in a mirror because her partner puts them to high up. Johnny Vegas jokes that he uses TVs displayed in shops as mirrors.

- Best Bit: K-Folk - The exploding custard powder knick-knack.

- Best Bit: Kings Tangent - The colour of petrol and diesel.

- Best Bit: Keys - The last man you knew everything and his invention of the cat piano.

- Best Bit: Kris Kringle - The smokey bubble and silver bauble knick-knack.

- Best Bit: Killers Tangent - The unknown micromort of skydiving while someone else carries your parachute.

- Best Bit: Kaleidoscope - The rattleback knick-knack.

- Best Bit: Knees & Knockers Tangent - Murder with your reflex.

- Best Bit: Kit & Kaboodle - The brick-breaking karate knick-knack.

- Best Bit: Kings Tangent - Bill Bailey having trouble wearing a crown.

- Best Bit: Killers - The chain reaction knick-knack.

Broadcast details

Friday 31st January 2014
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Stephen Fry Host / Presenter
Alan Davies Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Bill Bailey Guest
Danny Baker Guest
Jo Brand Guest
Jimmy Carr Guest
Phill Jupitus Guest
Jeremy Clarkson Guest
David Mitchell Guest
Liza Tarbuck Guest
Marcus Brigstocke Guest
Reginald D Hunter Guest
Sandi Toksvig Guest
Sue Perkins Guest
Ross Noble Guest
Sarah Millican Guest
Susan Calman Guest
Jack Whitehall Guest
Jason Manford Guest
Sara Pascoe Guest
Noel Fielding Guest
Colin Lane Guest
Katherine Ryan Guest
Josh Widdicombe Guest
Trevor Noah Guest
Graham Linehan Guest
Isy Suttie Guest
Tim Minchin Guest
Janet Street-Porter Guest
Richard Osman Guest
Victoria Wood Guest
Brendan O'Carroll Guest
Writing team
James Harkin Script Editor
John Mitchinson 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

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