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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. 266 episodes (pilot + 18 series), 2003 - 2020. Stars Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry and Alan Davies.

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Series M, Episode 3 is repeated on Dave today at 9pm.

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

Series R - Highlights Special

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

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Topics

- Roaming New Material Tangent: The panel are shown some Danish words and are asked what they mean. "Bagslag" (pronounced "bowslay") means "backfire". "Fart" means "speed". "Boghandel" (pronounced "bo-handle") means "bookshop".

- Rest & Recreation Best Bit Tangent: The model Fabio and his roller coaster accident with a bird.

- Radioactive Best Bit: How to sell a house which is next to a nuclear power station.

- Rubbish Best Bit Tangent: Holly Walsh's "motorway moony" and Bridget Christie's tractor crash.

- Rude Best Bit: The "BARF" scale.

- Rubbish Best Bit Tangent: More of Bridget's miserable time on the farm.

- Ruff and Reddy Best Bit Tangent: Susan Calman's first ever bikini wax.

- Revolutions Best Bit Tangent: Gyles Brandreth going to a casino with Mick Jagger.

- Road and Rail New Material Tangent: Chris de Burgh once wrote a really bad song about a death train.

- Restaurants Best Bit: The Beer Hunter.

- Roaming Best Bit: The fast 19th century surgeon Robert Liston.

- Rest & Recreation Best Bit Tangent: Susan watching Gravity.

- Radioactivity New Material Tangent: Humans are radiations because 60% of our body heat leaves through radiation. Toucans radiate even more with their large beaks.

- Road and Rail New Material Tangent: Cally Beaton says that there was a man who claimed that women at 50 are invisible. Sandi says this is true at restaurants, with which Aisling Bea suggests popping one tit out, but Cally says that at a certain age this would not work.

- Revolutions Best Bit Tangent: Gyles' ancestor Jeremiah Brandreth.

- Reflections Best Bit: Which is better, symmetrical knees of symmetrical nostrils?

- Rude Best Bit Tangent: Catching shuttlecocks with chopsticks.

- Radioactivity New Material Tangent: Alan and Josh Widdicombe both won £25,000 on Celebrity Million Pound Drop. Alan however lost £450,000 on the question: "What was the first flavour of crisps?"

- Restaurants Best Bit Tangent: Sandi cutting champagne bottles with swords.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 13th August 2020
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Sandi Toksvig Host / Presenter
Alan Davies Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Gyles Brandreth Guest
Phill Jupitus Guest
Liza Tarbuck Guest
Johnny Vegas Guest
Susan Calman Guest
Sara Pascoe Guest
Josh Widdicombe Guest
Aisling Bea Guest
Holly Walsh Guest
Joe Lycett Guest
Stephen K Amos Guest
Cally Beaton Guest
Tom Allen Guest
Lou Sanders Guest
Zoe Lyons Guest
Mark Watson Guest
John Barrowman Guest
Jessica Fostekew Guest
Shazia Mirza Guest
Benjamin Zephaniah Guest
Julian White Self
Writing team
James Harkin Script Editor
Anna Ptaszynski Script Editor
Sandi Toksvig Script Editor
Production team
Diccon Ramsay Director
John Lloyd (as John Lloyd CBE) Series Producer
Piers Fletcher Producer
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