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BBC Two and BBC One and BBC Four panel show about quite interesting facts. 283 episodes (pilot + 19 series), 2003 - 2021. 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

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