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


  • TV panel show
  • BBC Two / BBC One / BBC Four
  • 2003 - 2022
  • 279 episodes (19 series)

Panel game that contains lots of difficult questions and a large amount of quite interesting facts. Stars Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry and Alan Davies.

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Series R - Highlights Special

QI. Image shows from L to R: Sandi Toksvig, Alan Davies
A compilation of some of the best bits from Series R, with Sandi Toksvig and Alan Davies.

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- 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

Thursday 13th August 2020
30 minutes

Cast & crew

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 (as Julian the Magnificent) 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
Justin Pollard Associate Producer
Nick King Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Nick Collier Lighting Designer
Howard Goodall Composer
Mat Coward Researcher
Will Bowen Researcher
Andrew Hunter Murray Researcher
Ed Brooke-Hitching Researcher
Mandy Fenton Researcher
Mike Turner Researcher
Jack Chambers Researcher
Emily Jupitus Researcher
James Rawson Researcher
Ethan Ruparelia Researcher
Sarah Clay Commissioning Editor

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