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BBC Two and BBC One panel show about quite interesting facts. 249 episodes (pilot + 17 series), 2003 - 2020. Stars Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry and Alan Davies.

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Series H - QI VG: Compilation Show 3

A compilation of some of the best bits from the 'H' series of QI, with Stephen Fry, Alan Davies, and a host of special guests.

Further details


A mixture of new material and the best bits from Series H.


- Best Bit: Hanimals - Hanging onto a hagfish.

- Best Bit: Horrible - The sour toe cocktail.

- New Material: Hodge Podge - A sidetone is when your voice is played back through your telephone earpiece.

- New Material: Hodge Podge Tangent - Jack complains about people miming mobile phones. The rest of the panel start miming flip phones, iPhones and call centre headsets. They talk about miming Marcel Marceau.

- Best Bit: Hypothetical Questions - Does a lorry weigh less if the chicken inside jump up?

- Best Bit: House and Home - The origin of the phrases "no room to swing a cat" and "cat-o-nine-tails".

- Best Bit: Health and Safety - Inflating rectums with tobacco to save people from drowning.

- New Material: Hanatomy Tangent - Bill once went hunting with the Matis people of the Upper Amazon who use poisoned darts. Bill was told to aim for a howler monkey, but instead he blew the dart straight upwards and everyone had to run away to avoid being hit. The darts can reach the top of the jungle canopy.

- Best Bit: Hanimals - How to hypnotise a tiger shark, a chicken and an alligator.

- Best Bit: Horses and Hunting - Using a twitch to calm down a horse.

- Best Bit: Hodge Podge - The roundest thing in the universe.

- Best Bit: History - The impression of the average World War Two fighter pilot.

- New Material: House and Home Tangent - When Bill first went scuba diving, he wrongly took of his buoyancy jacket of before his lead weights, and thus nearly drowned.

- Best Bit: Hocus Pocus - I before E except after...

Broadcast details

Monday 25th April 2011
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Stephen Fry Host / Presenter
    Alan Davies Regular Panellist
    Guest cast
    Bill Bailey Guest
    Eddie Izzard Guest
    Danny Baker Guest
    Gyles Brandreth Guest
    Rob Brydon Guest
    Jimmy Carr Guest
    Sean Lock Guest
    Phill Jupitus Guest
    Jeremy Clarkson Guest
    Dara O Briain Guest
    David Mitchell Guest
    Ronni Ancona Guest
    Johnny Vegas Guest
    Sandi Toksvig Guest
    Lee Mack Guest
    Graham Norton Guest
    Jack Dee Guest
    Sue Perkins Guest
    Ross Noble Guest
    Ruby Wax Guest
    Chris Addison Guest
    John Lloyd Guest
    Clare Balding Guest
    Daniel Radcliffe Guest
    Robert Webb Guest
    Writing team
    John Mitchinson Question Writer
    Justin Pollard Question Writer
    James Harkin Question Writer
    Molly Oldfield Question Writer
    Arron Ferster Question Writer
    Production team
    Ian Lorimer Director
    Piers Fletcher Producer
    David Morley (as Dave Morley) Executive Producer
    Ruby Kuraishe Executive Producer
    Nick King Editor
    Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
    Howard Goodall Composer
    Dan Schreiber Researcher
    Mat Coward Researcher
    Will Bowen Researcher
    Andrew Hunter Murray (as Andy Murray) Researcher


    Posh Pilots

    Stephen Fry and guests talk about pilots.

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    Featuring: Alan Davies, Stephen Fry, Rob Brydon, David Mitchell, Sandi Toksvig.


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