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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 M - QI VG: Compilation Show 13

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

Further details


- 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


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    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
    Molly Oldfield Question Writer
    Andrew Hunter Murray Question Writer
    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
    Mat Coward Researcher
    Alex Bell Researcher

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