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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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Catch-up on Episode 7 on BBC iPlayer   Series O, Episode 11 is repeated on Dave today at 7pm.

Series O - Highlights Special

A compilation of some of the best bits from Series O, with Sandi Toksvig and Alan Davies.

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- Over and Ova Best Bit: How to make an omelette without breaking eggs.

- Oddballs Best Bit: The odd-one-out out of four odds.

- Object And Ornaments Best Bit: The caterpillar that wears its old heads as hats.

- Ologies Best Bit: The difference between sardines and pilchards.

- Tangent: Oceans Best Bit: The etymology of the word "ocean".

- Object And Ornaments Best Bit: The beetle that disguises itself as an army ant's bottom.

- Operations Best Bit: The Wound Man.

- Organisms Best Bit: Name That Skeleton.

- Tangent: The Occult New Material: Sandi has a mark on her hand that she got after setting fire to a condom. She was making a retractable knife for a play at university, and she believed that if she put a condom in the knife it would make it less noisy. The plan didn't work, and she didn't know that condoms came in packs of five. She decided to set fire to the other four, and if you set fire to the tip of it, the tip comes off, flies in a little arc and embeds itself in your hand.

- Tangent: Odorous And Odious Best Bit: Alan and the sniffer dog.

- Omnishambles Best Bit: When is it cool to wet your pants?

- Overseas Best Bit: The endangered mammal that eats bamboo.

- Opposites Best Bit: Sheep or goat.

- O Christmas Best Bit: How to get rid of red wine stains from a tablecloth.

- Omnishambles Best Bit: What did the Nazis call their famous symbol?

- Tangent: Origins And Openings Best Bit: Josh Widdicombe on never seeing The Sound of Music and Sandi being speechless when seeing Julie Andrews.

- Tangent: Operations Best Bit: Alan asks if you jumped off the Moon, would you land on Earth?

- Ologies Best Bit: In theory, how fast can a boat sail?

Broadcast details

Friday 23rd February 2018
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Sandi Toksvig Host / Presenter
    Alan Davies Regular Panellist
    Guest cast
    Bill Bailey Guest
    Rich Hall Guest
    Jimmy Carr Guest
    Phill Jupitus Guest
    David Mitchell Guest
    Jan Ravens Guest
    Ross Noble Guest
    Sarah Millican Guest
    Susan Calman Guest
    Jason Manford Guest
    Sara Pascoe Guest
    Noel Fielding Guest
    Colin Lane Guest
    Katherine Ryan Guest
    Josh Widdicombe Guest
    Victoria Coren Mitchell Guest
    Aisling Bea Guest
    Cariad Lloyd Guest
    Rhod Gilbert Guest
    Romesh Ranganathan Guest
    Holly Walsh Guest
    Nish Kumar Guest
    Claudia Winkleman Guest
    Joe Lycett Guest
    Grayson Perry Guest
    Sally Phillips Guest
    Alice Levine Guest
    Russell Brand Guest
    Stephen K Amos Guest
    Cally Beaton Guest
    Desiree Burch Guest
    Sam Robson-Rodriguez (as Cpl. Sam Robson-Rodriguez) Self
    Writing team
    James Harkin Script Editor
    Production team
    Ian Lorimer Director
    John Lloyd (as John Lloyd CBE) Series Producer
    Piers Fletcher Producer
    Kalpna Patel-Knight 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
    James Harkin Researcher
    Will Bowen Researcher
    Anne Miller Researcher
    Anna Ptaszynski Researcher
    Alex Bell Researcher
    Stevyn Colgan Researcher
    Ben Dupré Researcher
    Andrew Hunter Murray Researcher
    Ed Brooke-Hitching Researcher
    Alice Campbell Davis Researcher

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