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


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 5 is repeated on Dave tomorrow at 9pm.

Series P - Highlights Special

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

Further details


- Best Bit - Public & Private: Alan reveals a disturbing secret about Hampstead Heath.

- Best Bit - Potpourri: The panel play with periscopes.

- Best Bit - Parts Tangent: Ed Balls impersonates the "dying duck".

- Best Bit - Potpourri Tangent: Rhod Gilbert asks Sandi why her periscope is larger than the others.

- Best Bit - Phenomenal: Josh Widdicombe races against the world record holder for the sack race.

- Best Bit - Piecemeal: The correct way to eat pizza.

- New Material - Peril Tangent: Jason Manford complains about mediums being vague.

- Best Bit - Public & Private: Sandi tries to trigger Alan's reaction bubbles.

- Best Bit - Picnics: How the Basilica of Santa Croce keeps stops tourists from sitting on its steps.

- Best Bit - Pain & Punishment Tangent: Being able to buy your own breathalyser.

- Best Bit - Plants: Why might you put chilli in a condom?

- New Material - Peril Tangent: Mortality rates spiked by almost 1% on the first day of every month, and remain high for the next few days. The question is illustrated by a picture of coffins stacked at angles, with Lee Mack says is not the right way to store them. Sandi's father died 30 years ago, and when she and her brother went to the undertakers, the undertaker put six tiny replica coffins on his desk and asked what they thought. Sandi's brother said: "I think they're a bit small." Lee asks Sandi if she was tempted to steal one of the replicas for her funeral.

- Best Bit - Pubs Tangent: The origin of Samwise Gamgee.

- Best Bit - Past Times Tangent: The most difficult yoga pose.

- Best Bit - Plant Tangent: The three things Jason still remembers from school.

- Best Bit - Peril: Advice given by the British Board of Film Classification.

- Best Bit - Pictures Tangent: Alan seeing the Sistine Chapel, Sandi talking about how Ronnie Barker's daughter first learned about how famous her father was, and Hannah Gadsby not understanding the reference of her family's pet dog being named "Ronnie Barker".

- Best Bit - Pathological: What happens at the moment of conception.

Broadcast details

Friday 8th March 2019
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
Johnny Vegas Guest
Lee Mack Guest
Jason Manford Guest
Sara Pascoe Guest
Noel Fielding Guest
Josh Widdicombe Guest
Richard Osman Guest
Victoria Coren Mitchell Guest
Aisling Bea Guest
Cariad Lloyd Guest
Rhod Gilbert Guest
Romesh Ranganathan Guest
Joe Lycett Guest
Sally Phillips Guest
Alice Levine Guest
Stephen K Amos Guest
Cally Beaton Guest
Ed Balls Guest
Bridget Christie Guest
Hannah Gadsby Guest
Rachel Parris Guest
Paul Sinha Guest
Ed Byrne Guest
Sindhu Vee Guest
Phil Wang Guest
Ellie Taylor Guest
Stephen Wildish Self
Writing team
James Harkin Script Editor
Production team
Ian Lorimer Director
John Lloyd (as John Lloyd CBE) Series Producer
Piers Fletcher Producer

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