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


BBC Two and BBC One 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 7
Catch-up on Episode 6 on BBC iPlayer   Series I, Episode 11 is repeated on Dave today at Midnight

Press Clippings

Sara Pascoe's Animal wins a QI endorsement

Sara Pascoe's Animal has been named one of the ten most interesting books of the year by QI. However, the list's credibility has taken a blow by including a new book of QI facts - which makes the exercise look a little like a flimsy marketing gimmick in the run-up to Christmas.

Chortle, 6th December 2016

Alan Davies interview

Alan Davies on parenting, the return of Jonathan Creek and QI without his old friend Stephen Fry.

The Daily Mail, 4th December 2016

20 favourite facts from the QI team

Find out why Churchill looks grumpy on the £5 note and which insect terrifies the Dalai Lama as the brains behind the panel share some jolly arcana.

The QI Elves, The Guardian, 2nd December 2016

Joke's over: how the TV panel show fell from grace

In their day, there was something intoxicating about the no-holds-barred panel show back-and-forth. But there seems to be little room for it in a society that has begun to appreciate empathy - and neither, conversely, in a more brutal political climate that is not particularly suitable for dissecting for cheap laughs. Perhaps, when the world lightens up again, they'll be back.

Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian, 29th November 2016

Sandi Toksvig brings joy for looking like Mrs Doubtfire

The new host of QI gave viewers all the joy with her sartorial choices on tonight's show.

Carl Greenwood, The Sun, 28th November 2016

Belfast teacher still in class of her own for shouting

Despite Annalisa Flanagan's record standing for 22 years, no-one has yet been able to out-shout get - a fact that recently re-emerged when her Richter-scale ripping exploits featured on the BBC TV programme QI.

Ciaran McCauley, BBC News, 12th November 2016

John Lloyd: 'Spitting Image could have stopped Brexit'

"Donald Trump would have been a gift to Spitting Image," he says wistfully. "Watching him, you do think you're watching the Muppets. It doesn't seem to matter what he says, it doesn't make any difference."

Julia Llewellyn Smith, The Daily Telegraph, 7th November 2016

Extracts from QI's latest factbook

Here are the jaw-dropping best, and if you don't believe them you can cross-refer from the book to the QI website ([url][/url]) to discover where the elves found the information...

The Daily Mail, 4th November 2016

Forget Stephen Fry - Sandi Toksvig has made QI sing

Toksvig holds her own as the sharp, no-nonsense new QI host, cutting through the show's smugness and blowing away the cobwebs of Fry's tenure

Stuart Heritage, The Guardian, 28th October 2016

Sandi Toksvig continues to sharpen up the amiably informative panel show. This week's Nordic theme plays to her Danish roots, taking in protest pigs, sperm exportation and the elusive but suddenly omnipresent concept of "hygge" (Toksvig's handy summation: "bring beer"). Joining Alan Davies are panelists Jason Manford, Lucy Beaumont and Rhod Gilbert. The latter's inability to distinguish between Scandinavian countries serves Davies's transition from class dunce to teacher's pet.

Bella Todd, The Guardian, 28th October 2016

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