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 253 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

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

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

When explaining the jobs of "Nightsoilmen", Stephen Fry says "People had outdoor jacksies in those days". He probably meant to use the word "Johns" or "Khazis". See more »

Quotes

Jo Brand: Why are there no aspirins in the jungle?
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Jo Brand: The parrots-eat-em-all!
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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

Referenced in Top Gear: Episode #3.2 (2003) See more »

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FANTASTIC!
15 October 2003 | by datrex1See all my reviews

Stephen Fry, as per usual, is involved in one of the funniest and most entertaining shows on British Television. After Blackadder and the like what can one expect from him? This programme is not just funny it is indeed, Quite Interesting(sorry for the pathetic pun). If anybody has ever wondered what noises frogs make, how many wives Henry VIII had, or the why Plato was called Plato, you must see this programme!

My friends and the whole of my college, after me watching it, know what snippits of information have been on the programme because i make sure that they are told the best bits. I advise any power-crazed factophile to watch this at the earliest opportunity (Thurs BBC2 10:00, BBC4 10:30)!


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