QI

QI is the world’s most impossible quiz. On the face of it, QI (short for Quite Interesting) is a TV comedy panel game like any other. It has a chairman and four contestants, who are asked questions and get points for their answers. But there the resemblance ends.

The questions on QI are so difficult that the panellists almost never get one right. So the chairman only gives points for interesting answers, regardless of whether they are correct, or even relevant. In theory, it is quite possible for the most ignorant person in the room to win the game. In practice, this rarely happens. This is because the game is booby-trapped to the disastrous disadvantage of people who believe everything they are told.

Next on...

Series 3, Episode 4

BBC UKTV

Guests: Alexander Armstrong, Jeremy Clarkson and John Sessions.

Series 3, Episode 5

BBC UKTV

Guests: Jo Brand, Rich Hall and Sean Lock.

Series 3, Episode 6

BBC UKTV

Guests: Bill Bailey, Phil Jupitus and Rory McGrath.

BBC UKTV

Stephen Fry tackles geometry with David Mitchell, Rob Brydon and Alan Davies.

BBC UKTV

Stephen Fry tackles geometry with David Mitchell, Rob Brydon and Alan Davies.

Series 9, Episode 7

BBC UKTV

Stephen Fry asks unanswerable questions about all things horrible with Dara O Briain, Chris Addison, Sean Lock and Alan Davies.

Series 3, Episode 7

BBC UKTV

Guests: Jeremy Clarkson, Rich Hall and Sean Lock.

Series 9, Episode 8

BBC UKTV

Stephen Fry ponders the hypothetical, with panel guests Sandi Toksvig, John Lloyd, Johnny Vegas and Alan Davies.

Series 3, Episode 8

BBC UKTV

Guests: Bill Bailey, Phil Jupitus and David Mitchell.

Series 9, Episode 9

BBC UKTV

The panellists on this episode are Bill Bailey, Eddie Izzard, Danny Baker and Alan Davies.

Series 3, Episode 9

BBC UKTV

Guests: Helen Atkinson-Wood, Bill Bailey and Andy Hamilton.

Series 9, Episode 10

BBC UKTV

The panellists on this episode are Ross Noble, David Mitchell, Jeremy Clarkson and Alan Davies.

BBC UKTV

Stephen Fry tackles geometry with David Mitchell, Rob Brydon and Alan Davies.

BBC UKTV

Stephen Fry tackles geometry with David Mitchell, Rob Brydon and Alan Davies.

Series 9, Episode 11

BBC UKTV

The panellists on this episode are Sandi Toksvig, Fred MacAulay, Rob Brydon and Alan Davies.

Series 9, Episode 11

BBC UKTV

The panellists on this episode are Sandi Toksvig, Fred MacAulay, Rob Brydon and Alan Davies.

Series 3, Episode 7

BBC UKTV

Guests: Jeremy Clarkson, Rich Hall and Sean Lock.

Series 3, Episode 8

BBC UKTV

Guests: Bill Bailey, Phil Jupitus and David Mitchell.

Series 3, Episode 9

BBC UKTV

Guests: Helen Atkinson-Wood, Bill Bailey and Andy Hamilton.

BBC UKTV

Stephen Fry tackles geometry with David Mitchell, Rob Brydon and Alan Davies.

BBC UKTV

Stephen Fry tackles geometry with David Mitchell, Rob Brydon and Alan Davies.

BBC UKTV

Stephen Fry tackles geometry with David Mitchell, Rob Brydon and Alan Davies.

Series 9, Episode 11

BBC UKTV

The panellists on this episode are Sandi Toksvig, Fred MacAulay, Rob Brydon and Alan Davies.

Series 9, Episode 12

BBC UKTV

The panellists on this episode are Clare Balding, Dara O'Briain, Jimmy Carr and Alan Davies.

Series 3, Episode 10

BBC UKTV

Guests: Clive Anderson, John Sessions and Mark Steel.

Series 9, Episode 13

BBC UKTV

The panellists on this episode are Bill Bailey, Rich Hall, Rob Brydon and Alan Davies.

Series 3, Episode 11

BBC UKTV

Guests: Clive Anderson, Jo Brand and Phil Jupitus.

Series 9, Episode 13

BBC UKTV

The panellists on this episode are Bill Bailey, Rich Hall, Rob Brydon and Alan Davies.

Series 9, Episode 14

BBC UKTV

Stephen Fry conjures up some hocus-pocus in a special Christmas edition of the quiz with panellists Daniel Radcliffe, Lee Mack, Graham Norton and Alan Davies.

Series 3, Episode 12

BBC UKTV

Guests: Bill Bailey, Phill Jupitus and Dara O'Briain.