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QI. Image shows from L to R: Alan Davies, Stephen Fry. Copyright: TalkbackThames.


BBC Two panel show focusing on quite interesting facts. 201 episodes (pilot + 14 series), 2003 - 2017. Stars Stephen Fry and Alan Davies.

Another series is in development.
(Series L, Episode 16 is repeated on Dave on tomorrow at 1:20am)

Press Clippings

Sandi Toksvig's QI: I'm not a mini-me for Stephen Fry

The panel show has spawned books and apps - and become as significant a cultural export as Doctor Who. But can it survive the departure of its quizmaster of 13 years? Zoe Williams goes on set to find out.

Zoe Williams, The Guardian, 19th September 2016

10 interesting facts about the EU from the QI Elves

Did you know an estimated 1 in 10 Europeans is conceived in an IKEA bed?

The QI Elves, The Radio Times, 23rd June 2016

Alan Davies considered quitting QI when Fry did

Alan Davies has admitted that he considered leaving QI when Stephen Fry announced his decision to quit, but joked that he will wait until he's "pushed".

Catriona Wightman, Digital Spy, 10th June 2016

Latest QI Facts book out in October

Faber is to publish the next QI Facts book, 1,342 QI Facts, in October.

Natasha Onwuemezi, The Bookseller, 5th May 2016

It's the beginning of the end, the first episode of Stephen Fry's final season as host of QI - and after 13 years and 180 or so shows, the letter M is as good a place as any to pull the plug. It's M for medicine this week, and it doesn't take long for the teams - Alan Davies and Lucy Porter to Fry's right, Matt Lucas and Ross Noble to his left - to start sniggering at all those bodily references. You might argue it's vaguely educational - I mean, who knew there was such a treasure trove of smut to be found in a teddy bear? - but the real joy of QI lies in the way its panellists can find a double entendre (sometimes a single one) lurking around the most earnest corner.

Karl Quinn, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20th April 2016

Peter Kay's Car Share leads BAFTA TV Awards comedy nominations

Car Share leads the comedy related nominations in the 2016 BAFTA Television Awards shortlists. Other nominations include Chewing Gum, Peep Show and People Just Do Nothing.

British Comedy Guide, 30th March 2016

John Lloyd receives 'outstanding contribution to broadcasting' award

John Lloyd - the producer of shows including Blackadder and QI - has been honoured at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards.

British Comedy Guide, 11th March 2016

The nation's favourite national treasure, Stephen Fry, has finally called time on QI (BBC Two).

Where would we have been without Fry's QI? The quirky quiz has been correcting our misconceptions for 13 years and over 180 episodes. How else would we have known that Darwin ate owls, the moon smells of gunpowder, Cinderella's slippers were made of squirrel fur and that Henry VIII had two wives (or four if you're Catholic)?

QI has been a pedant's paradise and has probably been the cause of more pub fights on 'quiz night' than any of the beer served. It will continue with Sandi Toksvig in the chair, but only time will tell whether the chemistry of Fry and Alan Davies will be replicated. My guess is Davies will give it a go to the end of the series and then bow out himself. Only time - and ratings - will tell.

James Waller-Davies, Horncastle News, 26th February 2016

Review: The QI Elves at the Leicester Comedy Festival

The QI Elves' live recording of hit podcast, No Such Thing as a Fish, hurled a shedload of facts in our direction in an entertaining hybrid of impish humour, conversational charm and enough snippets of trivia to wow even the most experienced pub quizzer, writes Jasmine Henderson-Pennington.

Jasmine Henderson-Pennington, Leicester Mercury, 22nd February 2016

Review - QI: Series M, Episode 16 - Misconceptions

Bye-Bye Stephen...

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 21st February 2016

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