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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 I - QI VG: Compilation Show 5

Collection of highlights from QI Series 9 - aka the letter 'I' series.

Further details


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


- Best Bit: International - Jesse Owens being snubbed by FDR.

- Best Bit: Imbroglio - Frank Skinner plays the banjolele.

- Best Bit: Inland Revenue - Harold MacMillan joining the AA.

- Best Bit: I-Spy - Scouting for Boys advice on dealing with the suicidal.

- Best Bit: Incomprehensible Tangent - SatNav voices and Ross Noble on the longest straight road in the world.

- New Material: Inequality Tangent - Patrick Litchfield was once asked to photograph a royal wedding at Hampton Court in which all the crown heads of Europe would attend (the first such photo), except for the elderly and wheelchair-bound Princess Catherine of Greece. When the photo was taken someone wheeled in an old woman on a wheelchair who was visiting the palace, thinking it was Princess Catherine.

- Best Bit: Illumination - Hydrogel beads.

- Best Bit: Incomprehensible - Lettuce on the Titanic.

- Best Bit: I-Spy XL Tangent - The "Durable" Mike Malloy.

- New Material: Ice - If you take two phone books and inter-leaf them, so each page of one book fits between the pages of the other, it is practically impossible for you to pull the two apart because of the friction caused by the pages. You need 8,000lb of force to do it. Alan is only able to do it because he trashes the books around with such force that some of the pages are torn out.

- Best Bit: Indecision - Sexing chicks.

- Best Bit: Inventive XL Tangent - Pig in a poke.

- Best Bit: Infantile - The best hugs.

- Best Bit: Inventive - The panel try ventriloquism.

Broadcast details

Friday 16th December 2011
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Stephen Fry Host / Presenter
    Alan Davies Regular Panellist
    Guest cast
    Bill Bailey Guest
    Rich Hall Guest
    Clive Anderson Guest
    Jimmy Carr Guest
    Sean Lock Guest
    Dave Gorman Guest
    Phill Jupitus Guest
    Dara O Briain Guest
    David Mitchell Guest
    Ronni Ancona Guest
    Sandi Toksvig Guest
    Lee Mack Guest
    Jack Dee Guest
    Sue Perkins Guest
    Ross Noble Guest
    Chris Addison Guest
    Brian Blessed Guest
    Brian Cox (as Prof Brian Cox, University of Manchester) Guest
    Frank Skinner Guest
    John Bishop Guest
    Nina Conti Guest
    Henning Wehn Guest
    Al Murray Guest
    Writing team
    John Mitchinson Question Writer
    Justin Pollard Question Writer
    James Harkin Question Writer
    Molly Oldfield Question Writer
    Andrew Hunter Murray Question Writer
    Production team
    Ian Lorimer Director
    David Morley (as Dave Morley) Executive Producer
    Ruby Kuraishe Executive Producer
    Nick King Editor
    Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
    Howard Goodall Composer
    Mat Coward Researcher
    Will Bowen Researcher

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