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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 4

More 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: Health and Safety - Bokito viewers.

- Best Bit: Hanatomy Tangent - Stephen gets goosed by a skeleton.

- Best Bit: Hoaxes - The QI crop circle.

- Best Bit: Highs and Lows Tangent - The Burns address to the haggis in German.

- Best Bit: Hodge Podge - Drilling a square hole with a round drill.

- New Material: Horrible Tangent - Sean expresses his anger at not being able to find the right shampoo when travelling abroad.

- Best Bit: Hanatomy - Which way does the Queen face on coins?

- Best Bit: Health and Safety Tangent - Jeremy talks about the time he went on a channel ferry were everyone else was seasick.

- New Material: House and Home Tangent - Stephen has trouble talking about the future because every time he says "Beyond saying" it sounds like "Beyonce-ing".

- Best Bit: Hypothetical Questions - Quickfire Hypotheticals: if a tree falls down and no-one is around, does it make a sound?

- Best Bit: Hanimals - Swimming with dolphins and being rejected by them.

- Best Bit: Happiness - The Duchenne smile and electrocuting faces.

- Best Bit: History Tangent - Using your hands to make things sound louder.

- New Material: Hanimals Tangent - Ross claims that he knows a surprising amount about hedgehogs and he does not know why. Sean claims he does not a lot and Ross challenges him to compare their hedgehog knowledge. Stephen asks him what the name for a baby hedgehog is and Sean correctly answers with "hoglet". They are also known as urchins.

- Best Bit: Hocus Pocus Tangent - Graham performs the guillotine magic trick on Daniel.

Broadcast details

Monday 2nd May 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
    Rich Hall Guest
    Gyles Brandreth Guest
    Sean Lock Guest
    Phill Jupitus Guest
    Jeremy Clarkson Guest
    Dara O Briain Guest
    Fred MacAulay Guest
    Andy Hamilton Guest
    David Mitchell 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
    Daniel Radcliffe 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

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