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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.

Returns Wednesday 23rd December at 9pm. Episode Guide
Series P, Episode 5 is repeated on Dave today at 9pm.

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

Theme

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

Topics

- 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

Date
Monday 25th April 2011
Time
10:15pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
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

Video

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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