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BBC Two and BBC One panel show about quite interesting facts. 269 episodes (pilot + 18 series), 2003 - 2021. Stars Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry and Alan Davies.

Series S recorded.
Series I, Episode 4 is repeated on Dave today at 8:20pm.

Series M - QI VG: Compilation Show 14

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

Further details


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


- Best Bit - A Medley of Maladies Tangent: The human buttocks cannot break an egg.

- Best Bit - Middle Muddle: Merseyside craze for monocles.

- Best Bit - Messy Tangent: Using frogs as barometers.

- Best Bit - Marriage and Mating Tangent: When Queen Victoria died, her circumference was greater than her height.

- Best Bit - M-Places Tangent: The state mottos of Alaska and Kentucky.

- Best Bit - Maths Tangent: A mathematical limerick.

- Best Bit - Making a Meal of It: Milky magic trick.

- Best Bit - Misconceptions Tangent: Beaver repopulation.

- Best Bit - Monster Mash Tangent: The death of Darnley, husband of Mary, Queen of Scots.

- Best Bit - Miscellany: The symptoms of bicycle face.

- Best Bit - Military Matters Tangent: The easily-folding map and the tissue folding trick.

- Best Bit - Menagerie Tangent: The monotonous lark.

- Best Bit - Miscellany: The dangers of moss.

- New Material - M-Places Tangent: Alan once went on a coach which had a lavatory in the middle of it. The driver was a very large man, who pulled the bus over, prized himself out from behind the wheel, went down the aisle, down into the lavatory, and when he came out he said: "No-one can use the toilet. It's full."

- Best Bit - Medieval and Macabre: The place where most missionaries are sent to.

- Best Bit - Maths: The Pythagoras waterwheel.

- Best Bit - Merriment: Johnny Vegas and Jenny Eclair argue over ice creams.

Broadcast details

Friday 25th 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
Chris Addison Guest
Sarah Millican Guest
Susan Calman Guest
Julia Zemiro Guest
Sara Pascoe Guest
Noel Fielding Guest
Josh Widdicombe Guest
Aisling Bea Guest
Lucy Porter Guest
Matt Lucas Guest
Sami Shah Guest
Sheila Hancock Guest
Cariad Lloyd Guest
Rhod Gilbert Guest
Greg Davies Guest
Danny Bhoy Guest
Jenny Eclair Guest
Romesh Ranganathan Guest
Dermot O'Leary Guest
Eddie Kadi Guest
Sara Cox Guest
Scott Penrose Master Magician
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

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