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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 R, Episode 8 is repeated on Dave today at 9pm.

Series O - Highlights Special

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

Further details


- 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

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