British Comedy Guide

QI. Image shows from L to R: Alan Davies, Sandi Toksvig. Copyright: TalkbackThames.


BBC Two panel show focusing on quite interesting facts. 200 episodes (pilot + 14 series), 2003 - 2017. Stars Sandi Toksvig, Alan Davies and Stephen Fry.

Next new episode is on tomorrow at 10pm. Series N, Episode 2
Catch-up on Episode 1 on BBC iPlayer

Press Clippings

We visited the QI offices to see what the elves do

Biscuits are involved. Also Jeremy the lefty snail.

Chris Longridge, Digital Spy, 27th October 2016

QI: Toksvig triumphs in her first appearance as host

Does the series have a future with Toksvig as host? Indubitably - a word we probably first heard used in a sentence on QI.

Ed Power, The Daily Telegraph, 21st October 2016

QI is in the safest of hands

The trouble is, if pushed, I would say - and this is not sacrilege, bear with me - that in recent series, even under Fry's tutelage, QI has gone very slightly off the boil, as long-running panel games will. A slight shake-up to the format might be just what it needs.

David Butcher, Radio Times, 21st October 2016

Sandi Toksvig on QI, Stephen Fry, and her open wedding

Playwright, novelist, budding politician, handywoman and now QI quizmistress - is there nothing Sandi Toksvig can't do?

Ginny Dougary, The Radio Times, 21st October 2016

The 14th series of the knowingly esoteric quiz has reached the letter N which, for this opening episode, should probably stand for "new host". Sandi Toksvig takes over in the big chair and - considering how Stephen Fry's bluff smartypants approach helped define QI - the transition is remarkably seamless. Panellists Romesh Ranganathan, Cariad Lloyd, Phill Jupitus and original fixture Alan Davies are effortlessly steered and/or needled as required.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 21st October 2016

Preview: QI - Series N

It was sad to see Stephen Fry leave QI at the end of Series M, but fans of the intellectual panel game have no need to worry with Sandi Toksvig in charge.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 20th October 2016

Toksvig: Davies's one of the cleverest people I know

Presenter tells how her relationship with Davies is different from his with Stephen Fry, and reveals her passion for boxing.

The Guardian, 14th October 2016

Sandi Toksvig: women support each other in comedy

I've always been in awe of Sandi Toksvig's feats as comedian, novelist, actor, broadcaster, university chancellor and political activist, now I've spent an hour with her, I'm also in awe of her kindness.

Julia Llewellyn Smith, The Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2016

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

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