A comedy panel game in which being Quite Interesting is more important than being right. Sandi Toksvig is joined each week by four comedians to share anecdotes and trivia, and maybe answer some questions as well.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Alan Davies ...  Himself / ... 261 episodes, 2003-2019
Stephen Fry ...  Himself - Host 201 episodes, 2003-2016
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A comedy panel game in which being Quite Interesting is more important than being right. Sandi Toksvig is joined each week by four comedians to share anecdotes and trivia, and maybe answer some questions as well.

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Comedy | Game-Show

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

QI VG See more »

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Talkback Thames See more »
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Runtime:

(93 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

It was originally going to be a radio show, but Talkback persuaded John Lloyd to take it to television as there wasn't any money in radio. See more »

Goofs

Jo Brand tells an anecdote about Arthur Conan Doyle, that he sent some friends a letter saying "All is discovered, flee immediately", and one of his friends then disappeared. This is something Mark Twain did, not Arthur Conan Doyle. See more »

Quotes

Guest: One thing I learned working on the Vagina Monologues is that the clitoris has no other function than pleasure. I liked that, nice that otherwise it was purely decorative.
Stephen Fry: As indeed is my penis.
Sean Lock: Hey Stephen, what are you pissing through these days?
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Crazy Credits

The on-screen credits for each episode of Series 16 (the P series) include a credit for a Puzzle Wrangler called Pandora. The "surname" of this "person" changes with each episode. These are clues to a puzzle, with a mystery prize to be revealed for one lucky winner at the end according to the programme makers. See more »

Alternate Versions

Occasionally the arrangement of the opening/end credits music would be modified slightly to match the theme of that particular show. So, for instance, when the given topic was something like "All things french", an accordion would be heard prominently in the mix. But perhaps the most obvious case of modification would be in the "Holiday Special", where in addition to jingle-bells being added, the first two lines from the song by that same name were cleverly integrated into the music - thus adding three more notes to the second line of the main melody. See more »

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User Reviews

 
Brilliant - and VERY interesting
6 May 2006 | by limpermadSee all my reviews

What word could sum up this programme? Wonderful? Fascinating? Hilarious? All of the above.

As the QI Master, Stephen Fry is as brilliant as ever, and his banter with regular panelist Alan Davies is fabulous - their contrasts just work so well. The things that they talk about are genuinely interesting, and all of our family love it. It appeals to all tastes and senses of humour, as the variety of guests makes the dynamics of the show slightly different each week - and it never falters.

I hope that they make 26 series of this - we've just seen series 'C' and I hope they see it all the way through to 'Z'. Marvellous!


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