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


BBC Two and BBC One and BBC Four panel show about quite interesting facts. 283 episodes (pilot + 19 series), 2003 - 2021. Stars Sandi Toksvig, Stephen Fry and Alan Davies.

Next new episode is today at 10pm. Series S, Episode 7
Catch-up on Episode 6 on BBC iPlayer   Series Q, Christmas Special is repeated on Dave today at 6pm.


Peter Cushing lived in Whitstable when I lived in Whitstable, and a local band had a song about him which went:

"Peter Cushing lives in Whitstable,
I have seen him on his bicycle,
I have seen him buying vegetables,
Peter Cushing lives in Whitstable."

Then it goes up in tempo.

"Peter Cushing lives in Whitstable..."

Alan Davies in Series C, Episode 12

Do you know, I had to do a photoshoot once with a tiger and these two blokes turned up with an big, enormous chain [mimes holding a chain] and a tiger on the end of it. "Alan", they said, 'Er, shouldn't really handle them, er, after the age of ten months", so I said, "How old's that one?" He said, "Eleven months..."

Alan Davies in Series C, Episode 9

If ignorance is bliss, why aren't there more happy people in the world?

Stephen Fry in Series A, Episode 7
Stephen explains the rules

Now, the rules are simple. Scoring is my business. Points are given and points are taken away. They are taken away for answers which are both obvious and wrong, and they're given not so much for being correct, as for being interesting. Their level of interestingness is impartially determined by a demographically selected customer-service focus consultancy, broken down by age and sex - i.e. me. Because there is no-one more broken down by age and sex.

Stephen Fry in Series A, Episode 9