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

QI

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 P - Highlights Special

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

Further details

Topics

- Public & Private: The Spike Away Vest.

- Plants: The Top Gear presenter who failed a drugs test.

- Pain & Punishment Tangent: Birds being able to see ultraviolet colours.

- Post: The most unrealistic thing about depictions of mermaids.

- Panimals: Indentifying a tray of archaeological finds without using your hands.

- Parts: Using your tongue to identify different shaped holes.

- Panimals: Phill Jupitus licking fossilised dinosaur faeces.

- Past Times: The panel write poems.

- Pubs Tangent: Where to find beer in the sky.

- Parts: The star signs of the panel.

- Peril: Alan's tandem skydive, and Lee Mack's bungee jumping friend.

- Procrastination: The falcon sex hat.

- Plants Tangent: How to use your bottom to test if it is OK to plant your crops.

- Past Times: The act of tossing people in the air.

- Peril: Playing with poppets.

- Phenomenal: Third Man Syndrome.

- Peril Tangent: Aisling Bea and Lee Mack playing with their poppets.

- Potpourri: Why would you say the Pope's name three times and hit his ring with a hammer?

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 1st March 2019
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Sandi Toksvig Host / Presenter
Alan Davies Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Danny Baker Guest
Jimmy Carr Guest
Phill Jupitus Guest
Johnny Vegas Guest
Lee Mack Guest
Susan Calman Guest
Jason Manford Guest
Sara Pascoe Guest
Noel Fielding Guest
Josh Widdicombe Guest
Victoria Coren Mitchell Guest
Aisling Bea Guest
Matt Lucas Guest
Cariad Lloyd Guest
Rhod Gilbert Guest
Holly Walsh Guest
Joe Lycett Guest
Alice Levine Guest
Stephen K Amos Guest
Cally Beaton Guest
Teri Hatcher Guest
Ed Balls Guest
Bridget Christie Guest
Nikki Bedi Guest
Paul Sinha Guest
Phil Wang Guest
Ellie Taylor Guest
Writing team
James Harkin Script Editor
Production team
Ian Lorimer Director
John Lloyd (as John Lloyd CBE) Series Producer
Piers Fletcher Producer
Justin Pollard Associate Producer
Nick King Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Nick Collier Lighting Designer
Nigel Catmur Lighting Designer
Howard Goodall Composer
Mat Coward Researcher
Will Bowen Researcher
Anna Ptaszynski Researcher
Andrew Hunter Murray Researcher
Ed Brooke-Hitching Researcher
Alice Campbell Davis Researcher
Mandy Fenton Researcher
Mike Turner Researcher
Sarah Clay Commissioning Editor
Kalpna Patel-Knight Commissioning Editor
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