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 selection of the best moments from the series. Sandi Toksvig asks questions connected to the letter R, as Alan Davies and the guest panellists try to come up with interesting, point-worthy answers - all the while avoiding the most obvious ones.

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- Rest & Recreation Best Bit: The least sportsmanlike thing you can do on a rugby pitch.

- Road And Rail Best Bit: What's That Sign?

- R Animals Best Bit: Baby hyraxes eating their mother's poo.

- Rock 'n' Roll Best Bit Tangent: Eshaan Akbar teaches the panel Bollywood dancing.

- Revolutions New Material: A dubious revolving invention is an apparatus or facilitating the birth of a child by centrifugal force. A woman would be strapped into the machine, the woman would be spun around at high speed, and the baby would be propelled out and caught in a net.

- Restaurants Best Bit Tangent: The Heart Attack Grill.

- Ruff And Reddy Best Bit: How to eat soup while wearing a ruff.

- Rogue Best Bit Tangent: The world's strongest beer.

- Reflections Best Bit: What happens when you get Foreign Language Syndrome?

- R Animals Best Tangent: Alan Davies gets envious of planets with more than one moon.

- Rock 'n' Roll New Material Tangent: Bill Bailey was once in China and came across a sign, in English, on a remote island off Hong Kong. The sign was supposed to be a map with an arrow to show where you were, but the sign had been weathered so much that all the information was gone. Thus all the sign said was: "You are here."

- Radioactive Best Bit: The radio transmitter disguised to look like a pair of testicles.

- Ruff And Reddy Best Bit Tangent: Susan Calman eating a locust bhaji.

- Rejoice! Best Bit: Justin Moorhouse and Alan attempt to break the world record for the most Christmas crackers pulled in 30 seconds.

- Random New Material Tangent: Daliso Chaponda is trying to take the notoriously complicated British Citizenship Test. Bill Bailey secretly wrote out all the questions from the test, made it into 100 questions, and presented it as a family quiz at Christmas. No-one got close to passing the test. Sally Phillips asks what should be on the test, to which Sandi suggests whether cream or jam should go on the scone first.

- Rude Best Bit: Whose feet are seven feet long than they used to be?

- R Animals Best Bit Tangent: Animals with prehensile body parts.

- Rejoice! Best Bit: Alan breaks the record for Christmas cracker pulling.

Broadcast details

Thursday 4th February 2021
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Sandi Toksvig Host / Presenter
Alan Davies Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Bill Bailey Guest
Gyles Brandreth Guest
Phill Jupitus Guest
Liza Tarbuck Guest
Katy Brand Guest
Susan Calman Guest
Sara Pascoe Guest
Josh Widdicombe Guest
Aisling Bea Guest
Holly Walsh Guest
Joe Lycett Guest
Sally Phillips Guest
Stephen K Amos Guest
Cally Beaton Guest
Tom Allen Guest
Lou Sanders Guest
Daliso Chaponda Guest
Zoe Lyons Guest
Mark Watson Guest
John Barrowman Guest
Jessica Fostekew Guest
Shazia Mirza Guest
Benjamin Zephaniah Guest
Chris McCausland Guest
Justin Moorhouse Guest
Ed Gamble Guest
Maggie Aderin-Pocock Guest
Jack Carroll Guest
Olga Koch Guest
Eshaan Akbar Guest
Craig Glenday 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
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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