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 248 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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UK

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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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(93 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

The original BBC scheduling plan for the series, when they introduced the additional extended broadcast edit, was to have the 30 minutes edit shown first, with the corresponding extended XL edit shown several days later, usually on Saturday evening. However, due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts and regional variations, some of the extended X edit version's first-run may not appear for several weeks until after the shorter version was first broadcast. This has the knock-on affect of creating some discrepancies in the broadcast dates between the 'regular' versions and their respective XL versions, even though there may be just a gap of a few weeks. See more »

Goofs

The word "Unfriended" was in use much earlier than suggested on QI, and can be found in Shakespeare's King Lear. See more »

Quotes

Phill Jupitus: [during a round about the sinking of the Titanic] Is it true that someone dressed as a lady to escape detection?
Stephen Fry: Yes, apparently it is true because it was women and children first.
Bill Bailey: [laughs] I thought you said "someone dressed as a *baby*"
Phill Jupitus: [putting on posh accent] "Yes, goo-goo indeed. I have a lollipop and I have no control over my urinary functions. I am, in fact, an infant. And I know you think I'm Lord Albermal, but I am in fact a little baby. With a beard. Yes, goo-goo, gaa-gaa. And Madam, may...
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Crazy Credits

The researchers who provide the questions and information for Stephen Fry are credited as "QI Elves" which is how they are referred to on the show. Occasionally they are also given other interesting titles like "Curator of Jack and Jill" These can be seen in the "Cast And Crew". 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 »

Connections

Spin-off QI Presents: Strictly Come Duncing (2007) See more »

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User Reviews

 
Great comedy platform
28 May 2006 | by NeilBarnettSee all my reviews

I really enjoy QI. It has what most 'quiz' show's lack. It never takes itself seriously, the guests are always witty and have fun making the show.

Back in 2005 I was lucky to watch them record an episode at the London Studios. What a great night's entertainment. The stuff that they leave out is just as funny so although it takes them over 2 hours to record a show the time flies.

Stephen Fry is such a clever man , the best bits are always when the other guests take the pee out of Stephen for being too posh.

GREAT ENTERTAINMENT!


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