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.

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Series 4, Episode 6

BBC UKTV

Guests: Jimmy Carr, Phil Jupitus and John Sessions.

Series 4, Episode 7

BBC UKTV

Guests: Jo Brand, Julian Clary and Dara O'Briain.

Series 4, Episode 8

BBC UKTV

Guests: Andy Hamilton, David Mitchell and John Sessions.

Series 4, Episode 9

BBC UKTV

Guests: Graeme Garden, Phil Jupitus and Johnny Vaughan.

Series 9, Episode 5

BBC UKTV

Stephen Fry asks unanswerable questions about animals which begin with the letter H. The panellists on this episode are Ruby Wax, Ross Noble, Sean Lock and Alan Davies.