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  • TV-PG
  • 2014
  • 20 Seasons
  • 8.6  (30,510)

QI, an abbreviation for "Quite Interesting," is a British television show in the form of a comedic quiz panel show. Each episode is hosted by Stephen Fry and has four panelists, breaking down between permanent member Alan Davies and three others that change each episode but all have comedy or acting backgrounds. Unlike most quiz shows, the questions asked on QI are intentionally obscure, such as "where are the taste buds on a catfish?" In compensation of this, points are awarded to whoever gives the most interesting answer, regardless of whether he or she gave the correct answer. Inversely, points are deducted when answers, considered to be "pathetically obvious" or an obvious joke, are given. Such answers are considered forfeits, with an accompanying array of loud noises and bright lights to further humiliate the panelist. Furthermore, some shows have awarded or removed additional points for completing show-specific challenges. QI's first season began in 2003, with the season name of A. Each 11-episode season since then has been titled after a subsequent letter of the alphabet. In addition to the initial format, QI also has several extra-long episodes, known as QI XL, as well as compilation clip episodes, known as QI VG.

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Sensational
6. Sensational
October 14, 2021
Let Sandi Toksvig bring you to your senses with Aisling Bea, Roisin Conaty, Jessica Fostekew and Alan Davies.
Sugar & Spice
5. Sugar & Spice
October 7, 2021
Sandi Toksvig looks at sugar and spice and all things nice with Alice Levine, Jason Manford, Rose Matafeo and Alan Davies.
Sideshows, Stunts & Scavenger Hunts
4. Sideshows, Stunts & Scavenger Hunts
September 30, 2021
Sandi Toksvig looks at sideshows, stunts and scavenger hunts with Alan Davies, Gyles Brandreth, Rosie Jones and Nish Kumar.
Shady & Shaky
3. Shady & Shaky
September 23, 2021
Sandi Toksvig looks at all things shaky and shady.
Secrets, Spies and Sleuths
2. Secrets, Spies and Sleuths
September 16, 2021
Sandi Toksvig uncovers a stash of secrets with Alan Davies, James Acaster, Daliso Chaponda and Cariad Lloyd.
Sick
1. Sick
September 9, 2021
Join Sandi Toksvig for a well sick episode of QI with Alan Davies, Maisie Adam, Jo Brand and Lee Mack.
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QI, an abbreviation for "Quite Interesting," is a British television show in the form of a comedic quiz panel show. Each episode is hosted by Stephen Fry and has four panelists, breaking down between permanent member Alan Davies and three others that change each episode but all have comedy or acting backgrounds.

Unlike most quiz shows, the questions asked on QI are intentionally obscure, such as "where are the taste buds on a catfish?" In compensation of this, points are awarded to whoever gives the most interesting answer, regardless of whether he or she gave the correct answer. Inversely, points are deducted when answers, considered to be "pathetically obvious" or an obvious joke, are given. Such answers are considered forfeits, with an accompanying array of loud noises and bright lights to further humiliate the panelist. Furthermore, some shows have awarded or removed additional points for completing show-specific challenges.

QI's first season began in 2003, with the season name of A. Each 11-episode season since then has been titled after a subsequent letter of the alphabet. In addition to the initial format, QI also has several extra-long episodes, known as QI XL, as well as compilation clip episodes, known as QI VG.

Qi is a series that is currently running and has 20 seasons (259 episodes). The series first aired on March 3, 2014.

Where to Watch Qi

Qi is available for streaming on the BBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Qi on demand at Apple TV+ and Amazon Prime.

  • Premiere Date
    March 3, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (30,510)