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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 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
    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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