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

QI

BBC Two and BBC One panel show focusing on quite interesting facts. 217 episodes (pilot + 15 series), 2003 - 2018. Stars Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry and Alan Davies.

Next new episode is on Friday at 10pm. Series O, Episode 5
Catch-up on Episode 4 on BBC iPlayer   Series E, Christmas Special is repeated on Dave today at 11:20pm

Press Clippings

The QI boxsets: a second pedantic look

In May 2017, I wrote a piece for On The Box about the first two QI boxsets, covering the first seven series. As I had heard from the show's researchers, the QI elves, that I was mentioned in these boxsets for my pedantry, I decided to cover them in a pedantic way. I have now done the same with the two most recent collections, covering Series H-J and Series K-M respectively.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 21st November 2017

Preview - QI: Over and Ova

This week we examine eggs, meet the first flying pig, and hear two Sandi Toksvigs.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 10th November 2017

9 fascinating facts about the QI Elves

The weird and wonderful things you need to know about the QI researchers and hosts of No Such Thing as a Fish.

Thomas Ling, Radio Times, 3rd November 2017

The O-centric 15th series of the wilfully esoteric panel perennial continues, this week rolling in the deep with an instalment devoted entirely to oceans. Quizmaster and commander Sandi Toksvig is joined by salty first mate Alan Davies and the rather lubberly crew of Aisling Bea, Joe Lycett and David Mitchell, all hoping to reveal some unexpected depths to their maritime knowledge. But do they know their oars from their ice floes?

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 3rd November 2017

Preview - QI: Oceans

This week the intellectual comedy plumbs the depths of the ocean to find some interesting facts.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 3rd November 2017

Sandi Toksvig says she has to behave for her dream job

The no-nonsense comedian wants to see more females at the helm and, considering her triumphant takeover as the host of BBC2 quiz QI from Stephen Fry last year, she's only too happy to trailblaze.

Georgia Humphreys, The Sunday Post, 28th October 2017

We watch TV's smartest quiz, QI, being filmed

How did a bunch of Essex builders inspire the cleverest show on television? And why did John Lloyd, the creator of QI, come close to shutting the whole thing down last year?

Cole Moreton, Daily Mail, 21st October 2017

Preview - QI: Series O

Oh yes, it's time once again observe some obscure facts as the world's cleverest quiz is back on the box.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 20th October 2017

Book extract: 46 mind-blowing QI facts

From the hilarious name of one Westminster Abbey cleric to how many cookbooks Theresa May owns, here are just some of the amazing facts found in new book 1,423 QI Facts to Bowl You Over.

The Mirror, 13th October 2017

School kids to be offered QI-style bootcamps

Children are to be offered QI-style "bootcamps" to enthuse them about learning and banish classroom boredom. Trials of the scheme dreamt up by John Lloyd, who devised the hit QI quiz show for television, are to take place in private schools.

Lewis Smith, i Newspaper, 3rd October 2017

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