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QI. Image shows from L to R: Alan Davies, Sandi Toksvig. Copyright: TalkbackThames


  • 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.


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Series N - QI VG: Compilation Show 16

More of the best bits from Series N, with Sandi Toksvig, Alan Davies and guests.


A mixture of new material and best bits from Series N.


- Best Bit: North Norse - The Danish lead the world in exporting sperm, and Rhod Gilbert's misunderstands how dark it gets in Denmark in winter.

- Best Bit: Nosey Noisy Tangent - Antique hearing aids.

- Best Bit: Non-Sequiturs - How do you get urine off a nun?

- Best Bit: Not Nearly Tangent - Gyles Brandreth hosting the British Funeral Awards.

- Best Bit: Noodles Tangent - Jerry Springer's childhood in wartime Britain and his time as mayor of Cincinnati.

- Best Bit: Noble Rot Tangent - Petticoat duels between women.

- Best Bit: Next Tangent - The ring and chain trick.

- Best Bit: Night - The worst thing you can do on a bed of nails.

- Best Bit: Naked Truth Tangent - Sandi's school uniform.

- New Material: Nature/Nurture Tangent - Ross Noble was once in a gym and was using a piece of equipment that is stretched by your legs. As he used it he left out a fart so long that it changed key. Ross laughed so much that he turned to the man next to him and said: "I bet that happens all the time." The man said: "No."

- Best Bit: Naming Names - The cause of the first mass extinction.

- Best Bit: Night Tangent - Holly Walsh attending a Jeff Coons art exhibit.

- Best Bit: North Norse - Norway giving Finland a mountain as a present.

- Best Bit: Nature/Nurture - The world's fussiest eater.

- Best Bit: Nonsense - Who blows their noses for something to eat?

- Best Bit: Naval Navigation Tangent - The theory that the dinosaurs were wiped out due to a change in temperature.

- Best Bit: Noel - The panel play the parlour game "Are you there, Moriarty?"

Broadcast details

Friday 24th February 2017
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Sandi Toksvig Host / Presenter
Alan Davies Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Gyles Brandreth Guest
Jimmy Carr Guest
Phill Jupitus Guest
Jeremy Clarkson Guest
David Mitchell Guest
Ronni Ancona Guest
Johnny Vegas Guest
Lee Mack Guest
Ross Noble Guest
Sarah Millican Guest
Susan Calman Guest
Jason Manford Guest
Sara Pascoe Guest
Noel Fielding Guest
Colin Lane Guest
Josh Widdicombe Guest
Richard Osman Guest
Victoria Coren Mitchell Guest
Aisling Bea Guest
Matt Lucas Guest
Cariad Lloyd Guest
Rhod Gilbert Guest
Romesh Ranganathan Guest
Lucy Beaumont Guest
Corey Taylor Guest
Holly Walsh Guest
Lolly Adefope Guest
Miles Jupp Guest
Deirdre O'Kane (as Deidre O'Kane) Guest
David Baddiel Guest
Nish Kumar Guest
Jerry Springer Guest
Frankie Boyle Guest
Writing team
James Harkin Script Editor
Mat Coward Researcher
Will Bowen Researcher
Anne Miller Researcher
Anna Ptaszynski Researcher
Stevyn Colgan Researcher
Ben Dupré Researcher
Andrew Hunter Murray Researcher
Production team
Ian Lorimer Director
John Lloyd (as John Lloyd CBE) Series Producer
Piers Fletcher Producer
Sohail Shah Executive Producer
Justin Pollard Associate Producer
Nick King Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Nick Collier Lighting Designer
Mike Sutcliffe Lighting Designer
Howard Goodall Composer

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