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


  • TV panel show
  • BBC Two / BBC One / BBC Four
  • 2003 - 2024
  • 312 episodes (21 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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Making Of Special - QI Genesis

QI. Image shows from L to R: Alan Davies, Stephen Fry. Copyright: TalkbackThames
A special documentary looking at what happens behind the scenes of the world's most interesting panel game.

Broadcast details

Saturday 10th September 2011
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 20th December 2011 10:30pm BBC2
Saturday 10th November 2012 9:45pm BBC2
Sunday 20th April 2014 10:40pm BBC2
Sunday 20th April 2014 11:10pm BBC2 Wales

Cast & crew

Stephen Fry Host / Presenter
Alan Davies Regular Panellist
Guest cast
Bill Bailey Guest
Eddie Izzard Guest
Kit Hesketh-Harvey Guest
Danny Baker Guest
Jeremy Hardy Guest
Clive Anderson Guest
Meera Syal Guest
Jo Brand Guest
Rob Brydon Guest
Jimmy Carr Guest
Jackie Clune Guest
Linda Smith Guest
Sean Lock Guest
Richard E. Grant Guest
Phill Jupitus Guest
Jeremy Clarkson Guest
Dara O Briain Guest
Fred MacAulay Guest
Mark Steel Guest
Andy Hamilton Guest
David Mitchell Guest
Ronni Ancona Guest
Julian Clary Guest
Roger McGough Guest
Johnny Vegas Guest
Ben Miller Guest
Pam Ayres Guest
Lee Mack Guest
Graham Norton Guest
Jack Dee Guest
Sue Perkins Guest
Ross Noble Guest
Chris Addison Guest
Daniel Radcliffe Guest
Brian Blessed Guest
Brian Cox (as Prof Brian Cox, University of Manchester) Guest
Frank Skinner Guest
John Bishop Guest
Michael Palin Guest
Alan Yentob Guest
Writing team
Justin Pollard Researcher
Molly Oldfield Researcher
Mat Coward Researcher
James Harkin Researcher
James Harkin Question Writer
Will Bowen Researcher
Andrew Hunter Murray (as Andy Murray) Researcher
Anne Miller Researcher
Anna Ptaszynski Researcher
Production team
Ian Lorimer Director
John Lloyd Producer
Piers Fletcher Producer
David Morley (as Dave Morley) Executive Producer
Ruby Kuraishe Executive Producer
Arron Ferster Producer
Nick King Editor
Ben Heather Editor
Dave Frisby Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Howard Goodall Composer

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