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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 N - QI VG: Compilation Show 16

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

Further details


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

    Regular cast
    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
    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
    Mat Coward Researcher
    Will Bowen Researcher
    Anne Miller Researcher
    Anna Ptaszynski Researcher
    Stevyn Colgan Researcher
    Ben Dupré Researcher
    Andrew Hunter Murray Researcher

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