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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.

  • Resumes at the end of March
  • Series R, Episode 5 repeated tomorrow at 10pm on Dave
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Series M - QI VG: Compilation Show 13

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


- A mixture of new material and best bits from Series M.


- Best Bit: Mix and Match Tangent - Origins of the names of birds.

- Best Bit: Military Matters - Shooting with a punt gun.

- Best Bit: Monster Mash Tangent - The Hairy Hand of Dartmoor.

- Best Bit: M-Places - Places named after breasts.

- Best Bit: Marriage and Matings Tangent - Anal hoopla.

- Best Bit: Maths - Probability magic card trick.

- Best Bit: Making a Meal of It - The Goliath bird-eating spider.

- Best Bit: Messy - Distorted speech.

- Best Bit: A Medley of Maladies - The country with the best teeth in the world.

- Best Bit: Making a Meal of It - How to deal with being bitten by a snake.

- Best Bit: Messing with your Mind Tangent - Ways of waking up on time.

- Best Bit: Menagerie Tangent - Alan showing Bill Bailey a picture of a cock and balls he drew on a map.

- Best Bit: Mix and Match - The melting teaspoon magic trick.

- New Material: M-Places Tangent - When diving in caves, scuba divers take extra tanks with them because you cannot swim the whole distance on just one tank. Therefore, you have to leave a trail of tanks behind you, and remember where you put them on your way back.

- Best Bit: Miscellany - How the brown-headed cowbird makes an offer you cannot refuse.

- Best Bit: Messing with your Mind - The money-making press magic trick.

- Best Bit: Mix and Match - How many paintings did Vincent van Gogh sell in his lifetime?

- Best Bit: Middle Muddle Tangent - Alan is distracted by someone eating sweets in the audience.

- Best Bit: Merriment - Songs from the musical The Bathrooms are Coming.

Broadcast details

Friday 4th March 2016
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 4th March 2016 11:35pm BBC2 Wales

Cast & crew

Stephen Fry Host / Presenter
Alan Davies Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Bill Bailey Guest
Jo Brand Guest
Jimmy Carr Guest
Phill Jupitus Guest
Jeremy Clarkson Guest
David Mitchell Guest
Johnny Vegas Guest
Sandi Toksvig Guest
Sue Perkins Guest
Ross Noble Guest
Sarah Millican Guest
Susan Calman Guest
Sara Pascoe Guest
Noel Fielding Guest
Josh Widdicombe Guest
Aisling Bea Guest
Lucy Porter Guest
Matt Lucas Guest
Sheila Hancock (as Shelia Hancock) Guest
Sami Shah Guest
Cariad Lloyd Guest
Rhod Gilbert Guest
Greg Davies Guest
Danny Bhoy Guest
Tommy Tiernan Guest
Jenny Eclair Guest
Romesh Ranganathan Guest
Dermot O'Leary Guest
Eddie Kadi Guest
James Acaster Guest
Writing team
James Harkin Script Editor
John Mitchinson Question Writer
Mat Coward Researcher
Molly Oldfield Question Writer
Andrew Hunter Murray Question Writer
Alex Bell Researcher
Anne Miller Question Writer
Stevyn Colgan Question Writer
Anna Ptaszynski Question Writer
Production team
Ian Lorimer Director
John Lloyd (as John Lloyd CBE) Series Producer
Piers Fletcher Producer
Sohail Shah Executive Producer
Justin Pollard Associate Producer
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Howard Goodall Composer

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