Thursday, 10 June 2010

A New Bunch of Updates

Goodness gracious it has been a while since this was updated. Well, we might as well do some updating now.

Series H

The eighth series of QI has now been fully recorded. This series will see the 100th episode being broadcast, although we do not know as of yet whether the official 100th episode will be a special (for those wondering, the official 100th episode does not take into account the unbroadcast pilot or the clip shows). Scroll over the white section to find out more.

The show features seven new panellists, one guest who has so far only appeared in the unbroadcast pilot, another since Series A and another since Series B. This series features the show's youngest panellist and the first member of the crew to appear on the show since Howard Goodall in Series A.

Here is a guide to all the episodes and guests:

1. House and Home - Bill Bailey, Danny Baker, Eddie Izzard.

2. Hands, Hearts and Heads - Bill Bailey, Gyles Brandreth, Sue Perkins.

3. Happiness - Rich Hall, Andy Hamilton, Phill Jupitus.

4. Holidays - Bill Bailey, Rob Brydon, Rich Hall.

5. Hypnotism - Ronni Ancona, Phill Jupitus, Robert Webb.

6. Highs and Lows - Rob Brydon, Fred MacAulay, Sandi Toksvig.

7. Hodge Podge - Jack Dee, Phill Jupitus, Ross Noble.

8. History - Rob Brydon, David Mitchell, Sandi Toksvig.

9. Horrible - Chris Addison, Sean Lock, Dara Ó Briain.

10. Hypothetical Questions - John Lloyd (yes, the John Lloyd who created QI), Sandi Toksvig, Johnny Vegas.

11. Health and Safety (Possibly Hundredth Episode Special) - Jeremy Clarkson, David Mitchell, Ross Noble.

12. Hoaxes - Danny Baker, Sean Lock, David Mitchell.

13. Horses - Clare Balding, Jimmy Carr, Dara Ó Briain.

14. Hocus Pocus (Christmas Special) - Lee Mack, Graham Norton, Daniel Radcliffe.

15. Hanimals - Sean Lock, Ross Noble, Ruby Wax.

16. Humanity - Jo Brand, Jimmy Carr, Jack Dee.

The Museum of Curiosity

The third gallery of The Museum of Curiosity has almost been completely unveiled. For those who have missed any of the meetings of the museum, which has been curated by John Lloyd and Jon Richardson, you can read about what has been going on from the museum's entry on the British Comedy Guide. Episodes are currently still available from the BBC iPlayer. The final episode of galley three is on 14th June.

This week, the complete second gallery came out on CD. You can buy it from Amazon and Play, or download it from

QI Products

A new range of QI products are coming out soon.

The Second Book of General Ignorance: Don't You Know Anything? - The follow-up to the Amazon best-selling Book of General Ignorance, the second book, written by John Lloyd and John Mitchinson contains even more stuff that you think you know, but you don't.

The QI Annual 2011 - The fourth annual book will feature "H" related subjects. Contributors include Alan Davies, Phill Jupitus, Jo Brand, Clive Anderson, Rowan Atkinson, Bill Bailey, David Mitchell, Rob Brydon, Sean Lock and Jimmy Carr.

The QI Annual Bind-Up - A collection of the first three annuals, covering the letters "E", "F" and "G".

Fry: A Memoir - Stephen Fry is to publish his second autobiography, which continues on from where his first, Moab is my Washpot, left off.

Boffinology: The Real Stories Behind Our Greatest Scientific Discoveries - The fourth in QI elf Justin Pollard's selection of "Interesting" books, in which he looks at the more interesting side of science, including how Issac Newton thought gravity was created by the Holy Spirit and the Greek invention of the slot machine.

I Never Knew There Was a Word For That - The three books of former QI elf Adam Jacot de Boinod are published together in this one publication. Containing The Meaning of Tingo, Toujours Tingo and The Wonder of Whiffling, they cover a range of words you never knew existed.

QI Petitions

Just to remind you that there are still some QI petitions being carried out. These are the petition to get the show broadcast in America, which currently has over 10,000 signatures, and the petition to get more DVDs of the show released, which is nearing 1,000 signatures.

Sunday, 15 November 2009


QI's researcher James Harkin (aka Eggshaped) is going where no elf has gone before; on a round the world trip to find interesting facts for the H series. His itinerary includes Hungary, Hispaniola, Hawaii, Hong Kong & The Himalayas. You can keep up to date with his journey via his new blog: He would also welcome any suggestions for interesting locations to investigate so feel free to comment on his posts.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

At last...the dates for series G of QI!

As posted on the QI Forum and Twitter, the G series of QI will begin on Thursday 26th November at 9.30pm on BBC1. It will run for five weeks in that slot, the last of which will be on Christmas Eve and presumably be the Christmas Special.

After that, episode 6 airs on Friday 8th January at 8.30pm on BBC1. The remaining episodes will then air on Fridays for consecutive weeks. No information yet about which episode is the first, which order any of them are in, or the possibility of QI XL editions on BBC2. Not yet, anyway.

In a nutshell then, the airdates are:

Episode 1: Thursday 26th November, 9.30pm, BBC1

Episode 2: Thursday 3rd December, 9.30pm, BBC1

Episode 3: Thursday 10th December, 9.30pm, BBC1

Episode 4: Thursday 17th December, 9.30pm, BBC1

Episode 5 (Christmas Special): Thursday 24th December, 9.30pm, BBC1

Episode 6: Friday 1st January, 9:30pm, BBC1

Episode 7: Friday 8th January, 8.30pm, BBC1

Episode 8: Friday 15th January, 8.30pm, BBC1

Episode 9: Friday 22nd January, 8.30pm, BBC1

Episode 10: Friday 29th January, 8.30pm, BBC1

Episode 11: Friday 5th February, 8.30pm, BBC1

Episode 12: Friday 12th February, 8.30pm, BBC1

Episode 13: Friday 19th February, 8.30pm, BBC1

Episode 14: Friday 26th February, 8.30pm, BBC1

Episode 15: Friday 5th March, 8.30pm, BBC1

Episode 16: Friday 12th March, 8.30pm, BBC1

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Save the Date: QI to be Broadcast in Australia!

A heads up to all Australian friends of QI:

ABC1 is due to air QI for the first time on Tuesday, 20 October at 9:30 PM, and presumably each Tuesday night thereafter.

The first episode to air will be Flotsam and Jetsam from the "F" series, featuring Rob Brydon, Andy Hamilton, Charlie Higson, and our perennial favourites Stephen Fry and Alan Davies.

Please be sure to tune in to show your support!


Saturday, 3 October 2009

According to Alan Davies via Twitter...

...the new series 'G' of QI won't be starting until December. And when it does, it will be on BBC1, and on a Tuesday. No news yet on whether this will be the regular QI or the extended QI XL versions, as done for series 'F', or indeed whether QI XL will appear on BBC2 or at all.