List of QI episodes

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QI (short for Quite Interesting) is a BBC comedy panel game television show that began in 2003. It was created by John Lloyd, and was hosted by Stephen Fry until the end of Series 13 [M] after which Sandi Toksvig took over, and features permanent panellist Alan Davies. Each series covers topics that begin with a different letter of the alphabet; for example, the first series covered topics whose word began with "A". Thus it is referred to as "Series A" instead of "Series One".[1][2]

QI was given a full series after BBC executives responded well to a nonbroadcast pilot[3] and the first episode, "Adam" premiered on BBC Two on 11 September 2003.[4] From the second to the fifth series, episodes aired each week on BBC Two; the second and subsequent episodes were shown first on BBC Four in the time-slot after the previous episode's BBC Two broadcast. When the sixth series of QI began in 2008, the show moved to BBC One and the broadcasting of episodes on BBC Four was replaced in favour of an extended repeat broadcast on BBC Two the following day, titled QI XL. From the ninth series, QI returned to BBC Two on Friday at 10 pm with the XL edition on Saturdays. Lloyd acted as the producer for the first five series. Piers Fletcher became producer starting from Series F.[5]

On 9 September 2021, new episodes for "Series S" began airing on BBC Two. As of 11 February 2022, 279 episodes of QI have aired. This count does not include the unbroadcast pilot, three special episodes, 26 compilation episodes (from "Series G" onwards), and one episode containing outtakes from "Series E".

Series overview[edit]

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
PilotUnaired
A1211 September 2003 (2003-09-11)23 December 2003 (2003-12-23)
B128 October 2004 (2004-10-08)17 December 2004 (2004-12-17)
C1230 September 2005 (2005-09-30)9 December 2005 (2005-12-09)
D1329 September 2006 (2006-09-29)15 December 2006 (2006-12-15)
E1321 September 2007 (2007-09-21)14 December 2007 (2007-12-14)
F1214 November 2008 (2008-11-14)21 March 2009 (2009-03-21)
G1826 November 2009 (2009-11-26)16 April 2010 (2010-04-16)
H1817 September 2010 (2010-09-17)2 May 2011 (2011-05-02)
Comic Relief6 March 2011 (2011-03-06)
I189 September 2011 (2011-09-09)19 May 2012 (2012-05-19)
Sport Relief23 March 2012 (2012-03-23)
J1814 September 2012 (2012-09-14)25 August 2013 (2013-08-25)
K186 September 2013 (2013-09-06)31 January 2014 (2014-01-31)
L183 October 2014 (2014-10-03)31 January 2015 (2015-01-31)
M1816 October 2015 (2015-10-16)25 March 2016 (2016-03-25)
N1821 October 2016 (2016-10-21)24 February 2017 (2017-02-24)
O1820 October 2017 (2017-10-20)2 March 2018 (2018-03-02)
P1810 September 2018 (2018-09-10)8 March 2019 (2019-03-08)
Q186 September 2019 (2019-09-06)28 February 2020 (2020-02-28)
R1828 May 2020 (2020-05-28)4 February 2021 (2021-02-04)
S169 September 2021 (2021-09-09)22 February 2022 (2022-02-22)
Comic Relief18 March 2022 (2022-03-18)

Episodes[edit]

Pilot[edit]

No.
overall
No. in seriesTitleGuestsWinner(s)Original air date
N/AN/A"Pilot"Bill BaileyN/A[fn 1]

Series A (2003)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in seriesTitleGuestsWinner(s)Original air dateViewers (millions) [7]
11"Adam"Danny Baker11 September 2003 (2003-09-11)3.20
22"Astronomy"Rich Hall and Jeremy Hardy18 September 2003 (2003-09-18)2.16 (BBC2)
+ 0.20 (BBC4)
33"Aquatic Animals"Clive Anderson25 September 2003 (2003-09-25)2.46 (BBC2)
+ 0.18 (BBC4)
44"Atoms"
Jo Brand2 October 2003 (2003-10-02)2.58 (BBC2)
+ 0.22 (BBC4)
55"Advertising"Gyles Brandreth9 October 2003 (2003-10-09)2.40 (BBC2)
+ 0.24 (BBC4)
66"Antidotes"
  • Danny Baker
  • Jo Brand
  • Howard Goodall
Danny Baker16 October 2003 (2003-10-16)2.51 (BBC2)
+ 0.27 (BBC4)
77"Arthropods"Jackie Clune23 October 2003 (2003-10-23)<2.44 (BBC2)
+ 0.19 (BBC4)
88"Albania"
Clive Anderson30 October 2003 (2003-10-30)<2.60 (BBC2)
+ 0.24 (BBC4)
99"Antelopes"[fn 2]
Dave Gorman6 November 2003 (2003-11-06)<2.30 (BBC2)
+ 0.33 (BBC4)
1010"Aviation"Alan Davies13 November 2003 (2003-11-13)2.88 (BBC2)
+ 0.18 (BBC4)
1111"Arts"
Richard E. Grant20 November 2003 (2003-11-20)<2.45 (BBC2)
+ 0.27 (BBC4)
1212"Advent"[fn 3]
John Sessions23 December 2003 (2003-12-23)2.68 (BBC2)
+ 0.29 (BBC4)

Series B (2004)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in seriesTitleGuestsWinner(s)Original air dateViewers (millions) [7]
131"Blue"
  • Bill Bailey
  • Jo Brand
  • Sean Lock
Sean Lock8 October 2004 (2004-10-08)[fn 4]2.16
142"Birds"
Rich Hall8 October 2004 (2004-10-08)2.45 (BBC2)
+ 0.25 (BBC4)
153"Bombs"
  • Clive Anderson
  • Rich Hall
  • Phill Jupitus
Phill Jupitus15 October 2004 (2004-10-15)2.69 (BBC2)
+ 0.18 (BBC4)
164"Bible"Jeremy Clarkson22 October 2004 (2004-10-22)2.72 (BBC2)
+ 0.25 (BBC4)
175"Bears"
  • Bill Bailey
  • Jo Brand
  • Jimmy Carr
Jimmy Carr29 October 2004 (2004-10-29)2.45 (BBC2)
no data for BBC4
186"Beavers"
Anneka Rice5 November 2004 (2004-11-05)2.61 (BBC2)
+ 0.36 (BBC4)
197"Biscuits"Dara Ó Briain12 November 2004 (2004-11-12)2.26 (BBC2)
+ 0.27 (BBC4)
208"Bees"
Rich Hall19 November 2004 (2004-11-19)2.48 (BBC2)
+ 0.35 (BBC4)
219"Bats"
Rich Hall and Josie Lawrence26 November 2004 (2004-11-26)2.43 (BBC2)
+ 0.31 (BBC4)
2210"Bills"
Clive Anderson3 December 2004 (2004-12-03)2.35 (BBC2)
+ 0.31 (BBC4)
2311"Beats"
Linda Smith10 December 2004 (2004-12-10)2.33 (BBC2)
+ 0.31 (BBC4)
2412"Birth"[fn 3][fn 5]
Rich Hall17 December 2004 (2004-12-17)<1.81 (BBC2)
+ 0.33 (BBC4)

Series C (2005)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in seriesTitleGuestsWinner(s)Original air dateViewers (millions) [7]
251"Campanology"
  • Bill Bailey
  • Rob Brydon
  • Rich Hall
Rich Hall30 September 2005 (2005-09-30)[fn 4]2.33
262"Cummingtonite"Andy Hamilton30 September 2005 (2005-09-30)2.61 (BBC2)
+ 0.52 (BBC4)
273"Common Knowledge"
Rory McGrath7 October 2005 (2005-10-07)2.59 (BBC2)
+ 0.34 (BBC4)
284"Cheating"
Alexander Armstrong14 October 2005 (2005-10-14)2.41 (BBC2)
+ 0.44 (BBC4)
295"Cat's Eyes"
  • Jo Brand
  • Rich Hall
  • Sean Lock
Sean Lock21 October 2005 (2005-10-21)2.52 (BBC2)
+ 0.48 (BBC4)
306"Cockneys"
  • Bill Bailey
  • Phill Jupitus
  • Rory McGrath
Bill Bailey28 October 2005 (2005-10-28)2.57 (BBC2)
+ 0.37 (BBC4)
317"Constellations"
  • Jeremy Clarkson
  • Rich Hall
  • Sean Lock
Jeremy Clarkson4 November 2005 (2005-11-04)2.56 (BBC2)
+ 0.46 (BBC4)
328"Corby"
David Mitchell11 November 2005 (2005-11-11)2.27 (BBC2)
+ 0.56 (BBC4)
339"Creatures"
Helen Atkinson-Wood18 November 2005 (2005-11-18)2.83 (BBC2)
+ 0.47 (BBC4)
3410"Cleve Crudgington"
  • Clive Anderson
  • John Sessions
  • Mark Steel
Mark Steel25 November 2005 (2005-11-25)<1.94 (BBC2)
+ 0.44 (BBC4)
3511"Carnival"
  • Clive Anderson
  • Jo Brand
  • Phill Jupitus
Clive Anderson2 December 2005 (2005-12-02)2.34 (BBC2)
+ 0.38 (BBC4)
3612"Combustion"
  • Bill Bailey
  • Phill Jupitus
  • Dara Ó Briain
Bill Bailey9 December 2005 (2005-12-09)2.24 (BBC2)
+ 0.36 (BBC4)

Series D (2006)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in seriesTitleGuestsWinner(s)Original air dateViewers (millions) [7]
371"Danger"
  • Jo Brand
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Sean Lock
Jo Brand29 September 2006 (2006-09-29)[fn 4]2.42
382"Discoveries"
Vic Reeves29 September 2006 (2006-09-29)2.40 (BBC2)
+ 0.46 (BBC4)
393"Dogs"
Neil Mullarkey6 October 2006 (2006-10-06)2.94 (BBC2)
+ 0.48 (BBC4)
404"Dictionaries"
Ronni Ancona13 October 2006 (2006-10-13)2.32 (BBC2)
+ 0.55 (BBC4)
415"Death"[fn 6]
The Audience20 October 2006 (2006-10-20)2.24 (BBC2)
+ 0.48 (BBC4)
426"Drinks"
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Phill Jupitus
  • John Sessions
Alan Davies27 October 2006 (2006-10-27)2.63 (BBC2)
+ 0.58 (BBC4)
437"Differences"
Dara Ó Briain3 November 2006 (2006-11-03)2.63 (BBC2)
+ 0.60 (BBC4)
448"Descendants"[fn 7]
Jonathan Ross10 November 2006 (2006-11-10)3.43 (BBC2)
+ 0.68 (BBC4)
459"Doves"
  • Andy Hamilton
  • David Mitchell
  • John Sessions
Alan Davies17 November 2006 (2006-11-17)2.52 (BBC2)
+ 0.67 (BBC4)
4610"Divination"[fn 8]Graeme Garden24 November 2006 (2006-11-24)2.10 (BBC2)
+ 0.58 (BBC4)
4711"Deprivation"
Roger McGough and Vic Reeves1 December 2006 (2006-12-01)2.54 (BBC2)
+ 0.46 (BBC4)
4812"Domesticity"
Jessica Stevenson8 December 2006 (2006-12-08)2.32 (BBC2)
+ 0.60 (BBC4)
4913"December"[fn 3]
  • Jo Brand
  • Rich Hall
  • Dara Ó Briain
Dara Ó Briain15 December 2006 (2006-12-15)2.86 (BBC2)
+ 0.56 (BBC4)

Series E (2007)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in seriesTitleGuestsWinner(s)Original air dateViewers (millions) [7]
501"Engineering"
  • Bill Bailey
  • Rob Brydon
  • Jimmy Carr
Rob Brydon21 September 2007 (2007-09-21)[fn 4]2.81
512"Electricity"
  • Jo Brand
  • Rich Hall
  • Sean Lock
Jo Brand21 September 2007 (2007-09-21)2.82 (BBC2)
+ 0.60 (BBC4)
523"Eating"
Alan Davies28 September 2007 (2007-09-28)2.94 (BBC2)
+ 0.66 (BBC4)
534"Exploration"
  • Bill Bailey
  • Rich Hall
  • Sean Lock
Rich Hall5 October 2007 (2007-10-05)2.96 (BBC2)
+ 0.68 (BBC4)
545"Europe"
  • Phill Jupitus
  • David Mitchell
  • Dara Ó Briain
Phill Jupitus12 October 2007 (2007-10-12)3.19 (BBC2)
+ 0.70 (BBC4)
556"Everything, Etc."
  • Clive Anderson
  • Jeremy Clarkson
  • Vic Reeves
Vic Reeves19 October 2007 (2007-10-19)3.10 (BBC2)
+ 0.56 (BBC4)
567"Espionage"
  • Clive Anderson
  • Jo Brand
  • Vic Reeves
Clive Anderson and Vic Reeves26 October 2007 (2007-10-26)2.53 (BBC2)
+ 0.61 (BBC4)
578"Eyes and Ears"
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Phill Jupitus
  • David Mitchell
Alan Davies2 November 2007 (2007-11-02)2.83 (BBC2)
+ 0.56 (BBC4)
589"Entertainment"[fn 7]
  • Bill Bailey
  • Jo Brand
  • Jeremy Clarkson
Jeremy Clarkson9 November 2007 (2007-11-09)4.75 (BBC2)
+ 0.74 (BBC4)
5910"England"
The Audience16 November 2007 (2007-11-16)2.75 (BBC2)
+ 0.63 (BBC4)
6011"Endings"
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Doon Mackichan
  • Dara Ó Briain
Jimmy Carr and Dara Ó Briain23 November 2007 (2007-11-23)2.63 (BBC2)
+ 0.77 (BBC4)
6112"Empire"[fn 3]
  • Bill Bailey
  • Jo Brand
  • Sean Lock
Alan Davies7 December 2007 (2007-12-07)2.59 (BBC2)
+ 0.64 (BBC4)
N/A13"Elephants"[fn 9]N/AN/A14 December 2007 (2007-12-14)3.02 (BBC2)
+ 0.61 (BBC4)

Series F (2008–09)[edit]

Beginning with "Fire and Freezing", episodes premiered on BBC One, with XL editions being broadcast the following day on BBC Two.

No.
overall
No. in seriesTitleGuestsWinner(s)Original air dateViewers (millions)[a][7]
621"Families"[fn 7]
Ronni Ancona14 November 2008 (2008-11-14)4.61
632"Fire and Freezing"[fn 3]
Clive Anderson22 December 2008 (2008-12-22)N/A (<5.16)[b]
643"Flotsam and Jetsam"
  • Rob Brydon
  • Andy Hamilton
  • Charlie Higson
Charlie Higson9 January 2009 (2009-01-09)
10 January 2009 (XL edition)
4.75
654"Fight or Flight"
Pam Ayres16 January 2009 (2009-01-16)
17 January 2009 (XL edition)
N/A (<4.84)[b]
665"France"
Hugh Dennis23 January 2009 (2009-01-23)
24 January 2009 (XL edition)
N/A (<4.65)[b]
676"Fakes and Frauds"
Sean Lock30 January 2009 (2009-01-30)
31 January 2009 (XL edition)
N/A (<4.78)[b]
687"Fingers and Fumbs"
  • Jo Brand
  • Phill Jupitus
  • Dara Ó Briain
Phill Jupitus6 February 2009 (2009-02-06)
7 February 2009 (XL edition)
N/A (<5.16)[b]
698"Fashion"
Rich Hall13 February 2009 (2009-02-13)
14 February 2009 (XL edition)
N/A (<4.62)[b]
709"The Future"
Ben Miller20 February 2009 (2009-02-20)
21 February 2009 (XL edition)
N/A (<4.58)[b]
7110"Flora and Fauna"
The Audience27 February 2009 (2009-02-27)
28 February 2009 (XL edition)
N/A (<4.83)[b]
7211"Film"
Alan Davies6 March 2009 (2009-03-06)
7 March 2009 (XL edition)
4.90
7312"Food"
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Rich Hall
  • David Mitchell
David Mitchell20 March 2009 (2009-03-20) [fn 10]
21 March 2009 (XL edition)
4.90

Series G (2009–10)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in seriesTitleGuestsWinner(s)Original air dateViewers (millions)[a][7]
741"Gardens"
  • Rob Brydon
  • David Mitchell
  • Dara Ó Briain
David Mitchell and Dara Ó Briain26 November 2009 (2009-11-26)
20 March 2010 (XL edition)[fn 11]
4.98
752"G-Animals"
John Hodgman3 December 2009 (2009-12-03)
12 October 2010 (XL edition)[fn 13]
N/A (<4.20)[b]
763"Games"
  • Phill Jupitus
  • Sean Lock
  • Liza Tarbuck
Liza Tarbuck10 December 2009 (2009-12-10)
19 October 2010 (XL edition)[fn 13]
4.86
774"Geography"
  • Jo Brand
  • Rob Brydon
  • Jimmy Carr
Alan Davies17 December 2009 (2009-12-17)
23 December 2009 (XL edition)
5.04
785"Groovy"[fn 3]
Alan Davies24 December 2009 (2009-12-24)
29 December 2009 (XL edition)
6.16
796"Genius"
Alan Davies1 January 2010 (2010-01-01)
2 January 2010 (XL edition)
5.23
807"Girls and Boys"
The Girls[fn 14]8 January 2010 (2010-01-08)
9 January 2010 (XL edition)
N/A (<5.77)[b]
818"Germany"
  • Jo Brand
  • Rob Brydon
  • Sean Lock
Jo Brand15 January 2010 (2010-01-15)
16 January 2010 (XL edition)
5.33
829"Gallimaufrey"
  • Hugh Dennis
  • Andy Hamilton
  • Phill Jupitus
Hugh Dennis22 January 2010 (2010-01-22)
23 January 2010 (XL edition)
N/A (<4.75)[b]
8310"Greats"
  • Jo Brand
  • Sean Lock
  • David Mitchell
David Mitchell[fn 15]29 January 2010 (2010-01-29)
30 January 2010 (XL edition)
4.70
8411"Gifts"
Jan Ravens5 February 2010 (2010-02-05)
6 February 2010 (XL edition)
4.67
8512"Gravity"
Alan Davies and Rich Hall12 February 2010 (2010-02-12)
13 February 2010 (XL edition)
4.54
8613"Gothic"
Alan Davies and Jack Dee19 February 2010 (2010-02-19)
20 February 2010 (XL edition)
N/A (<4.32)[b]
8714"Greeks"
  • Clive Anderson
  • Rich Hall
  • Phill Jupitus
Clive Anderson (QI) / The Audience (QI XL)[fn 16]5 March 2010 (2010-03-05)
6 March 2010 (XL edition)
N/A (<4.68)[b]
8815"Green"
  • Bill Bailey
  • Danny Baker
  • Jeremy Clarkson
Bill Bailey26 March 2010 (2010-03-26)
22 February 2011 (XL edition)[fn 13]
N/A (<4.27)[b]
8916"Geometry"
  • Rob Brydon
  • David Mitchell
  • Johnny Vegas
Alan Davies2 April 2010 (2010-04-02)
22 February 2011 (XL edition)[fn 13]
N/A (<4.33)[b]
N/A17"QI VG: Series G Compilation Show 1"N/AN/A5 April 2010 (2010-04-05)N/A (<4.14)[b]
N/A18"QI VG: Series G Compilation Show 2"N/AN/A16 April 2010 (2010-04-16)N/A (<4.06)[b]

Series H (2010–11)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in seriesTitleGuestsWinner(s)Original air dateViewers (millions)[a][7]
901"Hodge Podge"
Jack Dee17 September 2010 (2010-09-17)
18 September 2010 (XL edition)
4.51
912"H Anatomy"
  • Bill Bailey
  • Gyles Brandreth
  • Sue Perkins
Gyles Brandreth and Sue Perkins24 September 2010 (2010-09-24)
25 September 2010 (XL edition)
N/A (<4.03)[b]
923"Hoaxes"
  • Danny Baker
  • Sean Lock
  • David Mitchell
Sean Lock1 October 2010 (2010-10-01)
2 October 2010 (XL edition)
4.90
934"Humans"
  • Jo Brand
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Jack Dee
Jo Brand8 October 2010 (2010-10-08)
9 October 2010 (XL edition)
N/A (<4.14)[b]
945"H Animals"
Ross Noble15 October 2010 (2010-10-15)
16 October 2010 (XL edition)
N/A (<4.33)[b]
956"Happiness"
  • Rich Hall
  • Andy Hamilton
  • Phill Jupitus
Phill Jupitus22 October 2010 (2010-10-22)
23 October 2010 (XL edition)
N/A (<4.38)[b]
967"Horrible"[fn 6]
Dara Ó Briain29 October 2010 (2010-10-29)
20 November 2010 (XL edition)
N/A (<4.37)[b]
978"Hypothetical"
Sandi Toksvig5 November 2010 (2010-11-05)
22 January 2011 (XL edition)
N/A (<4.52)[b]
989"House and Home"
Bill Bailey12 November 2010 (2010-11-12)
29 January 2011 (XL edition)
4.76
9910"Health and Safety"
  • Jeremy Clarkson
  • David Mitchell
  • Ross Noble
David Mitchell26 November 2010 (2010-11-26)
27 November 2010 (XL edition)
N/A (<4.44)[b]
10011"Highs and Lows"
  • Rob Brydon
  • Fred MacAulay
  • Sandi Toksvig
Fred MacAulay3 December 2010 (2010-12-03)
4 December 2010 (XL edition)
5.02
10112"Horses & Hunting"
Clare Balding10 December 2010 (2010-12-10)
11 December 2010 (XL edition)
N/A (<4.31)[b]
10213"Holidays"
  • Bill Bailey
  • Rob Brydon
  • Rich Hall
Rob Brydon17 December 2010 (2010-12-17)
18 December 2010 (XL edition)
N/A (<4.89)[b]
10314"Hocus Pocus"[fn 3]
Daniel Radcliffe24 December 2010 (2010-12-24)
29 December 2010 (XL edition)
6.46
10415"Hypnosis, Hallucinations & Hysteria"
Phill Jupitus7 January 2011 (2011-01-07)
8 January 2011 (XL edition)
N/A (<5.08)[b]
10516"History"
  • Rob Brydon
  • David Mitchell
  • Sandi Toksvig
Rob Brydon14 January 2011 (2011-01-14)
15 January 2011 (XL edition)
N/A (<4.85)[b]
N/A17"QI VG: Series H Compilation Show 1"N/AN/A25 April 2011 (2011-04-25)N/A (<4.07)[b]
N/A18"QI VG: Series H Compilation Show 2"N/AN/A2 May 2011 (2011-05-02)N/A (<4.11)[b]

Comic Relief Special (2011)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in seriesTitleGuestsWinner(s)Original air date
N/AN/A"Comic Relief special"[fn 17]
David Walliams6 March 2011 (2011-03-06)

Series I (2011–12)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in seriesTitleGuestsWinner(s)Original air dateViewers (millions)[c][7]
1061"I-Spy"
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Lee Mack
  • Sandi Toksvig
Sandi Toksvig9 September 2011 (2011-09-09)
10 September 2011 (XL edition)
3.45
1072"International"
  • Bill Bailey
  • Jack Dee
  • David Mitchell
Bill Bailey16 September 2011 (2011-09-16)
17 September 2011 (XL edition)
2.98
1083"Imbroglio"John Bishop and Frank Skinner23 September 2011 (2011-09-23)
24 September 2011 (XL edition)
3.40
1094"Indecision"
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Rich Hall
  • Phill Jupitus
Phill Jupitus30 September 2011 (2011-09-30)
1 October 2011 (XL edition)
2.70
1105"Invertebrates"
Johnny Vegas7 October 2011 (2011-10-07)
8 October 2011 (XL edition)
3.01
1116"Inventive"
Nina Conti14 October 2011 (2011-10-14)
15 October 2011 (XL edition)
2.91
1127"Incomprehensible"
Prof. Brian Cox21 October 2011 (2011-10-21)
22 October 2011 (XL edition)
2.90
1138"Inequality"
Not stated[fn 19]28 October 2011 (2011-10-28)
29 October 2011 (XL edition)
2.66
1149"Illness"
Andy Hamilton4 November 2011 (2011-11-04)
5 November 2011 (XL edition)
2.97
11510"Inland Revenue"
Sandi Toksvig11 November 2011 (2011-11-11)
12 November 2011 (XL edition)
2.77
11611"Infantile"
  • Ronni Ancona
  • Dave Gorman
  • Lee Mack
Dave Gorman29 December 2011 (2011-12-29)[fn 20]
19 November 2011 (XL edition)
<1.73
2.14 (XL)
11712"Illumination"
  • Chris Addison
  • Jack Dee
  • Rich Hall
Rich Hall25 November 2011 (2011-11-25)
26 November 2011 (XL edition)
2.49
11813"Intelligence"
  • Jo Brand
  • Phill Jupitus
  • David Mitchell
ASIMO[fn 21]2 December 2011 (2011-12-02)
3 December 2011 (XL edition)
2.12
N/A14"QI VG: Series I Compilation Show 1"N/AN/A16 December 2011 (2011-12-16)2.07
N/A15"QI VG: Series I Compilation Show 2"N/AN/A23 December 2011 (2011-12-23)2.29
11916"Ice"[fn 3]
Alan Davies29 December 2011 (2011-12-29)
30 December 2011 (XL edition)
2.36
12017"The Immortal Bard"[fn 22]
  • Bill Bailey
  • David Mitchell
  • Sue Perkins
David Mitchell27 April 2012 (2012-04-27)
19 May 2012 (XL edition)
2.92
12118"Idleness"
  • Jeremy Clarkson
  • Ross Noble
  • Dara Ó Briain
Alan Davies4 May 2012 (2012-05-04)[fn 23]
24 May 2012 (XL edition)[fn 24]
2.68

Sport Relief Special (2012)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in seriesTitleGuestsWinner(s)Original air date
N/AN/A"Sport Relief special"[fn 25]
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Lee Mack
  • Sandi Toksvig
Everyone[fn 26]23 March 2012 (2012-03-23)

Series J (2012–13)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in seriesTitleGuestsWinner(s)Original air dateViewers (millions)[a][7]
1221"Jargon"
Victoria Coren14 September 2012 (2012-09-14)
15 September 2012 (XL edition)
2.32
1232"Jam, Jelly and Juice"
  • Jo Brand
  • Sue Perkins
  • Liza Tarbuck
Alan Davies21 September 2012 (2012-09-21)
22 September 2012 (XL edition)
2.31
1243"Journeys"
Alan Davies28 September 2012 (2012-09-28)
29 September 2012 (XL edition)
2.23
1254"Jack and Jill"
David Mitchell5 October 2012 (2012-10-05)
6 October 2012 (XL edition)
1.89
1265"J-Places"
Susan Calman12 October 2012 (2012-10-12)
13 October 2012 (XL edition)
2.29
1276"Joints"
Cal Wilson19 October 2012 (2012-10-19)
20 October 2012 (XL edition)
2.31
1287"Journalism"
Ross Noble26 October 2012 (2012-10-26)
27 October 2012 (XL edition)
2.21
1298"Jumble"
  • Jo Brand
  • Dara Ó Briain
  • John Sessions
Stephen Fry[fn 27]2 November 2012 (2012-11-02)
3 November 2012 (XL edition)
2.47
1309"Jeopardy"
Sue Perkins9 November 2012 (2012-11-09)
10 November 2012 (XL edition)
2.69
13110"Jungles"
Reginald D. Hunter23 November 2012 (2012-11-23)
24 November 2012 (XL edition)
2.22
13211"Jumpers"
Bill Bailey30 November 2012 (2012-11-30)
1 December 2012 (XL edition)
1.99
13312"Justice"
Alan Davies7 December 2012 (2012-12-07)
8 December 2012 (XL edition)
2.04
13413"Jobs"
The Rev. Richard Coles14 December 2012 (2012-12-14)
16 December 2012 (XL edition)
2.29
13514"Jingle Bells"[fn 3]
  • Danny Baker
  • Phill Jupitus
  • Sarah Millican
Danny Baker21 December 2012 (2012-12-21)
29 December 2012 (XL edition)
2.51
N/A15"QI VG: Series J Compilation Show 1"N/AN/A28 December 2012 (2012-12-28)1.56
N/A16"QI VG: Series J Compilation Show 2"N/AN/A4 January 2013 (2013-01-04)1.71
13617"Jolly"
Alan Davies11 January 2013 (2013-01-11)
12 January 2013 (XL edition)
2.62
13718"Just the Job"
  • Jeremy Clarkson
  • Jason Manford
  • Sandi Toksvig
Sandi Toksvig25 August 2013 (2013-08-25)
31 August 2013 (XL edition)
24 July 2013 (in Australia)
1.78

Series K (2013–14)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in seriesTitleGuestsWinner(s)Original air dateViewers (millions)[c][7]
1381"Knees and Knockers"
Sara Pascoe6 September 2013 (2013-09-06)
8 September 2013 (XL edition)
2.70
1392"Kit and Kaboodle"Ross Noble13 September 2013 (2013-09-13)
15 September 2013 (XL edition)
2.18
1403"K-Folk"Alan Davies20 September 2013 (2013-09-20)
22 September 2013 (XL edition)
2.46
1414"Knits & Knots"
  • David Mitchell
  • Ross Noble
  • Sue Perkins
David Mitchell27 September 2013 (2013-09-27)
29 September 2013 (XL edition)
2.48
1425"Kings"
  • Bill Bailey
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Jeremy Clarkson
The Audience4 October 2013 (2013-10-04)
6 October 2013 (XL edition)
2.34
1436"Killers"
Sandi Toksvig11 October 2013 (2013-10-11)
13 October 2013 (XL edition)
2.24
1447"Knowledge"
Alan Davies[fn 28]18 October 2013 (2013-10-18)
20 October 2013 (XL edition)
2.49
1458"Keys"
Bill Bailey25 October 2013 (2013-10-25)
27 October 2013 (XL edition)
2.36
1469"Kinetic"
  • Danny Baker
  • Jo Brand
  • Marcus Brigstocke
Danny Baker1 November 2013 (2013-11-01)
3 November 2013 (XL edition)
2.26
14710"Keeps"
  • Bill Bailey
  • Jason Manford
  • Sarah Millican
Bill Bailey8 November 2013 (2013-11-08)
23 December 2013 (XL edition)
2.21
14811"Kinky"
Sandi Toksvig29 November 2013 (2013-11-29)
30 November 2013 (XL edition)
2.06
14912"Knights and Knaves"
  • The Rev. Richard Coles
  • Victoria Coren Mitchell
  • Sue Perkins
The Rev. Richard Coles and Victoria Coren Mitchell6 December 2013 (2013-12-06)
7 December 2013 (XL edition)
2.00
15013"Kitchen Sink"Alan Davies13 December 2013 (2013-12-13)
15 December 2013 (XL edition)
2.55
15114"Kris Kringle"[fn 3]
Phill Jupitus24 December 2013 (2013-12-24) (XL edition)
29 December 2013[fn 29]
2.42 (XL)
1.79
15215"Kitsch"
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Reginald D. Hunter
  • Sue Perkins
Jimmy Carr10 January 2014 (2014-01-10)
11 January 2014 (XL edition)
2.34
15316"Kaleidoscope"
  • Susan Calman
  • Liza Tarbuck
  • Sandi Toksvig
Sandi Toksvig17 January 2014 (2014-01-17)
18 January 2014 (XL edition)
2.23
N/A17"QI VG: Series K Compilation Show 1"N/AN/A24 January 2014 (2014-01-24)2.16
N/A18"QI VG: Series K Compilation Show 2"N/AN/A31 January 2014 (2014-01-31)1.57

Series L (2014–15)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in seriesTitleGuestsWinner(s)Original air dateViewers (millions)[a][d][7]
1541"L-Animals"
  • Colin Lane
  • Sarah Millican
  • Ross Noble
Ross Noble3 October 2014 (2014-10-03)
5 October 2014 (XL edition)
2.32
1552"Location, Location, Location"
Jason Manford10 October 2014 (2014-10-10)
11 October 2014 (XL edition)
2.23
1563"Literature"
Victoria Coren Mitchell17 October 2014 (2014-10-17)
18 October 2014 (XL edition)
2.15
1574"Levity"
  • Sue Perkins
  • Frank Skinner
  • Josh Widdicombe
Alan Davies24 October 2014 (2014-10-24)
25 October 2014 (XL edition)
1.89
1585"Lenses"
  • Jo Brand
  • Phill Jupitus
  • Josh Widdicombe
Phill Jupitus31 October 2014 (2014-10-31)
1 November 2014 (XL edition)
2.10
1596"Liblabble"
  • Bill Bailey
  • The Rev. Richard Coles
  • Sara Pascoe
Alan Davies7 November 2014 (2014-11-07)
8 November 2014 (XL edition)
2.07
1607"Lethal"
  • Bill Bailey
  • Jason Manford
  • Sandi Toksvig
Sandi Toksvig21 November 2014 (2014-11-21)
22 November 2014 (XL edition)
1.56
1618"Lovely"
Tony Hawks28 November 2014 (2014-11-28)
29 November 2014 (XL edition)
1.67
1629"Ladies and Gents"
Ross Noble5 December 2014 (2014-12-05)
7 February 2015 (XL edition)
1.98
16310"Lying"
Adam Hills12 December 2014 (2014-12-12)
13 December 2014 (XL edition)
1.91
16411"Lumped Together"
  • Ronni Ancona
  • Jimmy Carr
  • David Mitchell
Alan Davies19 December 2014 (2014-12-19)
21 December 2014 (XL edition)
1.42
16512"No-L"[fn 3]
Jimmy Carr25 December 2014 (2014-12-25)
27 December 2014 (XL edition)
N/A (<1.46)[b]
16613"Lucky Losers"
  • Danny Baker
  • Jeremy Clarkson
  • Sandi Toksvig
Danny Baker[fn 30]2 January 2015 (2015-01-02)
4 January 2015 (XL edition)
1.71
16714"Little and Large"
Lucy Porter9 January 2015 (2015-01-09)
11 January 2015 (XL edition)
1.92
16815"Long Lost"Claudia O'Doherty16 January 2015 (2015-01-16)
4 April 2015 (XL edition)
2.07
16916"Landmarks"
  • Jo Brand
  • Colin Lane
  • David Mitchell
Colin Lane23 January 2015 (2015-01-23)
18 April 2015 (XL edition)
1.93
N/A17"QI VG: Series L Compilation Show 1"N/AN/A30 January 2015 (2015-01-30)1.36
N/A18"QI VG: Series L Compilation Show 2"N/AN/A31 January 2015 (2015-01-31)N/A (<1.29)[b]

Series M (2015–16)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in seriesTitleGuestsWinner(s)Original air dateViewers (millions)[a][7]
1701"A Medley of Maladies"
Lucy Porter16 October 2015 (2015-10-16)
17 October 2015 (XL edition)
1.78
1712"Military Matters"
Sheila Hancock23 October 2015 (2015-10-23)
24 October 2015 (XL edition)
1.69
1723"M-Places"
David Mitchell30 October 2015 (2015-10-30)
14 November 2015 (XL edition)
1.88
1734"Miscellany"
Cariad Lloyd6 November 2015 (2015-11-06)
7 November 2015 (XL edition)
2.08
1745"Maths"
  • Aisling Bea
  • Susan Calman
  • Sandi Toksvig
Aisling Bea20 November 2015 (2015-11-20)
21 November 2015 (XL edition)
1.60
1756"Marriage and Mating"
Jo Brand27 November 2015 (2015-11-27)
28 November 2015 (XL edition)
1.62
1767"Middle Muddle"
Danny Bhoy11 December 2015 (2015-12-11)
12 December 2015 (XL edition)
1.60
1778"Merriment"[fn 3]
Alan Davies19 December 2015 (2015-12-19) (XL edition)
25 December 2015[fn 29]
1.82
1789"Messing with Your Mind"
Tommy Tiernan29 December 2015 (2015-12-29)
2 January 2016 (XL edition)
1.82
17910"Making a Meal of It"
Phill Jupitus8 January 2016 (2016-01-08)
9 January 2016 (XL edition)
1.71
18011"Menagerie"
Bill Bailey15 January 2016 (2016-01-15)
16 January 2016 (XL edition)
1.79
18112"Medieval Macabre"
  • Matt Lucas
  • David Mitchell
  • Julia Zemiro
Matt Lucas and Julia Zemiro22 January 2016 (2016-01-22)
23 January 2016 (XL edition)
1.83
18213"Monster Mash"
  • Phill Jupitus
  • Sara Pascoe
  • Josh Widdicombe
Phill Jupitus29 January 2016 (2016-01-29)
22 February 2016 (XL edition)
1.44
18314"Messy"
Alan Davies5 February 2016 (2016-02-05)
29 February 2016 (XL edition)
1.54
18415"Mix and Match"
Jo Brand12 February 2016 (2016-02-12)
4 April 2016 (XL edition)
1.61
18516"Misconceptions"
Chris Addison19 February 2016 (2016-02-19)
28 March 2016 (XL edition)
1.41
N/A17"QI VG: Series M Compilation Show 1"N/AN/A4 March 2016 (2016-03-04)1.20
N/A18"QI VG: Series M Compilation Show 2"N/AN/A25 March 2016 (2016-03-25)1.12

Series N (2016–17)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in seriesTitleGuestsWinner(s)Original air dateViewers (millions)[a][7]
1861"Naming Names"
  • Phill Jupitus
  • Cariad Lloyd
  • Romesh Ranganathan
Alan Davies21 October 2016 (2016-10-21)
23 October 2016 (XL edition)
2.35
1872"North Norse"
Alan Davies28 October 2016 (2016-10-28)
30 October 2016 (XL edition)
1.65
1883"Nosey Noisy"
Alan Davies4 November 2016 (2016-11-04)
6 November 2016 (XL edition)
1.95
1894"Noble Rot"
  • Jeremy Clarkson
  • Jason Manford
  • Sara Pascoe
Jason Manford11 November 2016 (2016-11-11)
20 November 2016 (XL edition)
1.82
1905"Not Nearly"
  • Gyles Brandreth
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Victoria Coren Mitchell
Gyles Brandreth25 November 2016 (2016-11-25)
27 November 2016 (XL edition)
1.61
1916"Night"
Holly Walsh2 December 2016 (2016-12-02)
4 December 2016 (XL edition)
1.85
1927"Naked Truth"
Richard Osman9 December 2016 (2016-12-09)
11 December 2016 (XL edition)
1.79
1938"Non Sequiturs"
Miles Jupp16 December 2016 (2016-12-16)
17 December 2016 (XL edition)
1.72
1949"Noel"[fn 3]
  • Susan Calman
  • Matt Lucas
  • Josh Widdicombe
All[fn 26]22 December 2016 (2016-12-22)
25 December 2016 (XL edition)
1.93
19510"Nature/Nurture"
Ross Noble30 December 2016 (2016-12-30)
2 January 2017 (XL edition)
2.27
19611"Nonsense"
Phill Jupitus and Nish Kumar6 January 2017 (2017-01-06)
8 January 2017 (XL edition)
2.01
19712"Noodles"
Cariad Lloyd13 January 2017 (2017-01-13)
15 January 2017 (XL edition)
1.94
19813"Naval Navigation"
  • Ronni Ancona
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Johnny Vegas
Ronni Ancona20 January 2017 (2017-01-20)
22 January 2017 (XL edition)
1.94
19914"Numbers"
  • Noel Fielding
  • Colin Lane
  • Sarah Millican
Sarah Millican[fn 31]27 January 2017 (2017-01-27)
29 January 2017 (XL edition)
1.81
20015"Next"
Ross Noble3 February 2017 (2017-02-03)
4 February 2017 (XL edition)
1.66
20116"New"
  • Clive Anderson
  • Jo Brand
  • Jimmy Carr
Jimmy Carr10 February 2017 (2017-02-10)
11 February 2017 (XL edition)
1.59
N/A17"QI VG: Series N Compilation Show 1"N/AN/A17 February 2017 (2017-02-17)1.72
N/A18"QI VG: Series N Compilation Show 2"N/AN/A24 February 2017 (2017-02-24)1.59

Series O (2017–18)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in seriesTitleGuestsWinner(s)Original air dateViewers (millions)[a][7]
2021"Ologies"
Claudia Winkleman20 October 2017 (2017-10-20)
21 October 2017 (2017-10-21) (XL edition)
1.93
2032"Organisms"
  • Nish Kumar
  • Cariad Lloyd
  • Holly Walsh
Cariad Lloyd27 October 2017 (2017-10-27)
28 October 2017 (2017-10-28) (XL edition)
1.69
2043"Oceans"
Joe Lycett3 November 2017 (2017-11-03)
4 November 2017 (2017-11-04) (XL edition)
1.57
2054"Over and Ova"
Jan Ravens10 November 2017 (2017-11-10)
11 November 2017 (2017-11-11) (XL edition)
N/A (<1.22)[b]
2065"Odorous and Odious"
Nish Kumar24 November 2017 (2017-11-24)
25 November 2017 (2017-11-25) (XL edition)
1.29
2076"Odds and Ends"
  • Matt Lucas
  • Romesh Ranganathan
  • Liza Tarbuck
Matt Lucas1 December 2017 (2017-12-01)
2 December 2017 (2017-12-02) (XL edition)
1.50
2087"Opposites"
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Colin Lane
  • Sara Pascoe
Colin Lane[fn 30]8 December 2017 (2017-12-08)
9 December 2017 (2017-12-09) (XL edition)
1.30
2098"Operations"
  • Bill Bailey
  • Rhod Gilbert
  • Katherine Ryan
Katherine Ryan15 December 2017 (2017-12-15)
16 December 2017 (2017-12-16) (XL edition)
1.55
2109"O Christmas"[fn 3]
  • Jason Manford
  • Romesh Ranganathan
  • Holly Walsh
All[fn 26]26 December 2017 (2017-12-26)
29 December 2017 (2017-12-29) (XL edition)
1.74
21110"Origins and Openings"
  • Susan Calman
  • Rich Hall
  • Josh Widdicombe
Susan Calman5 January 2018 (2018-01-05)
6 January 2018 (2018-01-06) (XL edition)
1.84
21211"Objects and Ornaments"
Cariad Lloyd12 January 2018 (2018-01-12)
13 January 2018 (2018-01-13) (XL edition)
1.75
21312"The Occult"
Aisling Bea19 January 2018 (2018-01-19)
20 January 2018 (2018-01-20) (XL edition)
1.78
21413"Omnishambles"
Josh Widdicombe26 January 2018 (2018-01-26)
27 January 2018 (2018-01-27) (XL edition)
1.72
21514"Oddballs"
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Victoria Coren Mitchell
  • Jason Manford
Victoria Coren Mitchell2 February 2018 (2018-02-02)
3 February 2018 (2018-02-03) (XL edition)
1.71
21615"Occupations and Offices"
  • David Mitchell
  • Deirdre O'Kane
  • Richard Osman
David Mitchell9 February 2018 (2018-02-09)
10 March 2018 (2018-03-10) (XL edition)
1.67
21716"Overseas"
Colin Lane16 February 2018 (2018-02-16)
17 February 2018 (2018-02-17) (XL edition)
1.63
N/A17"QI VG: Series O Compilation Show 1"N/AN/A23 February 2018 (2018-02-23)N/A (<1.42)[b]
N/A18"QI VG: Series O Compilation Show 2"N/AN/A2 March 2018 (2018-03-02)1.48

Series P (2018–19)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in seriesTitleGuestsWinner(s)Original air dateViewers (millions)[a][11]
2181"Panimals"
Danny Baker10 September 2018 (2018-09-10)
13 October 2018 (2018-10-13) (XL edition)
N/A (<1.89)[e]
2192"Peril"
  • Aisling Bea
  • Lee Mack
  • Jason Manford
Aisling Bea17 September 2018 (2018-09-17)
20 October 2018 (2018-10-20) (XL edition)
N/A (<1.79)[e]
2203"Piecemeal"
  • Gyles Brandreth
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Sally Phillips
All[fn 32]24 September 2018 (2018-09-24)
27 October 2018 (2018-10-27) (XL edition)
1.56
2214"Parts"
Sara Pascoe1 October 2018 (2018-10-01)
3 November 2018 (2018-11-03) (XL edition)
1.59
2225"Public and Private"
Victoria Coren Mitchell8 October 2018 (2018-10-08)
10 November 2018 (2018-11-10) (XL edition)
N/A (<1.69)[e]
2236"Pictures"
Hannah Gadsby15 October 2018 (2018-10-15)
17 November 2018 (2018-11-17) (XL edition)
1.55
2247"Picnics"
Romesh Ranganathan22 October 2018 (2018-10-22)
24 November 2018 (2018-11-24) (XL edition)
1.62
2258"Plants"
  • Stephen K. Amos
  • Jason Manford
  • Sara Pascoe
Stephen K. Amos29 October 2018 (2018-10-29)
1 December 2018 (2018-12-01) (XL edition)
1.56
2269"Pubs"[fn 3]
  • Noel Fielding
  • Cariad Lloyd
  • Josh Widdicombe
Noel Fielding18 December 2018 (2018-12-18)
29 December 2018 (2018-12-29) (XL edition)
1.80
22710"Pain & Punishment"
  • Jimmy Carr
  • Alice Levine
  • Lee Mack
Jimmy Carr11 January 2019 (2019-01-11)
12 January 2019 (2019-01-12) (XL edition)
2.12
22811"Potpourri"
  • Cally Beaton
  • Rhod Gilbert
  • Phill Jupitus
Phill Jupitus18 January 2019 (2019-01-18)
16 March 2019 (2019-03-16) (XL edition)
1.78
22912"Procrastination"
Holly Walsh25 January 2019 (2019-01-25)
4 May 2019 (2019-05-04) (XL edition)
1.85
23013"Phenomena"
Alan Davies1 February 2019 (2019-02-01)
11 May 2019 (2019-05-11) (XL edition)
1.68
23114"Pathological"
Ed Byrne8 February 2019 (2019-02-08)
18 May 2019 (2019-05-18) (XL edition)
1.92
23215"Past Times"
Alan Davies and Ellie Taylor15 February 2019 (2019-02-15)
9 August 2019 (2019-08-09) (XL edition)
1.87
23316"Post"
  • Susan Calman
  • Matt Lucas
  • Holly Walsh
Matt Lucas22 February 2019 (2019-02-22)
16 August 2019 (2019-08-16) (XL edition)
1.71
N/A17"QI VG: Series P Compilation Show 1"N/AN/A1 March 2019 (2019-03-01)1.28
N/A18"QI VG: Series P Compilation Show 2"N/AN/A8 March 2019 (2019-03-08)1.31

Series Q (2019–20)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in seriesTitleGuestsWinner(s)Original air date [12][13]Viewers (millions)[a][11]
2341"Quirky"
Loyiso Gola6 September 2019 (2019-09-06)
21 September 2019 (2019-09-21) (XL edition)
N/A (<1.66)[e]
2352"Quintessential"
  • Cariad Lloyd
  • Holly Walsh
  • Josh Widdicombe
Holly Walsh13 September 2019 (2019-09-13)
2 November 2019 (2019-11-02) (XL edition)
1.52
2363"Quarrels"
Anuvab Pal20 September 2019 (2019-09-20)
9 November 2019 (2019-11-09) (XL edition)
1.86
2374"Queasy Quacks"
  • Stephen K. Amos
  • Victoria Coren Mitchell
  • Claudia Winkleman
Stephen K. Amos27 September 2019 (2019-09-27)
30 November 2019 (2019-11-30) (XL edition)
1.80
2385"Questions and Qualifications"
Holly Walsh4 October 2019 (2019-10-04)
7 December 2019 (2019-12-07) (XL edition)
2.01
2396"Quests: Part I"
Phill Jupitus11 October 2019 (2019-10-11)
15 December 2019 (2019-12-15) (XL edition)
1.75
2407"Quests: Part II"
  • Susan Calman
  • Joe Lycett
  • Holly Walsh
Marvin the Paranoid Android[fn 33]18 October 2019 (2019-10-18)
4 January 2020 (2020-01-04) (XL edition)
1.88
2418"Qanimals"
Daliso Chaponda25 October 2019 (2019-10-25)
25 January 2020 (2020-01-25) (XL edition)
1.73
2429"Quizmas"[fn 3]
  • Sara Pascoe
  • Johnny Vegas
  • Josh Widdicombe
Alan Davies[fn 26]24 December 2019 (2019-12-24)
27 December 2019 (2019-12-27) (XL edition)
2.14
24310"Quiet"
Jimmy Carr3 January 2020 (2020-01-03)
1 February 2020 (2020-02-01) (XL edition)
1.95
24411"Quaffing"
Phill Jupitus10 January 2020 (2020-01-10)[fn 34]
8 February 2020 (2020-02-08) (XL edition)
2.01
24512"Quagmire"
  • Aisling Bea
  • Sally Phillips
  • Sindhu Vee
Sally Phillips17 January 2020 (2020-01-17)
15 February 2020 (2020-02-15) (XL edition)
1.97
24613"Quills"
Alan Davies24 January 2020 (2020-01-24)
22 February 2020 (2020-02-22) (XL edition)
2.30
24714"Queens"
  • Colin Lane
  • Sarah Millican
  • David Mitchell
Sarah Millican31 January 2020 (2020-01-31)
29 February 2020 (2020-02-29) (XL edition)[fn 34]
2.05
24815"Quantity and Quality"
  • James Acaster
  • Bridget Christie
  • Joe Lycett
The Audience7 February 2020 (2020-02-07)
4 April 2020 (2020-04-04) (XL edition)
2.27
24916"Quads & Quins"
  • Aisling Bea
  • Nish Kumar
  • David Mitchell
David Mitchell14 February 2020 (2020-02-14)
4 May 2020 (2020-05-04) (XL edition)
2.16
N/A17"QI VG: Series Q Compilation Show 1"N/AN/A21 February 2020 (2020-02-21)[fn 34]1.50
N/A18"QI VG: Series Q Compilation Show 2"N/AN/A28 February 2020 (2020-02-28)[fn 34]N/A (<1.51)[e]

Series R (2020–21)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in seriesTitleGuestsWinner(s)Original air date [12][13]Viewers (millions)[c][11]
2501"Rude"
John Barrowman28 May 2020 (2020-05-28)
29 August 2020 (2020-08-29) (XL edition)
2.00
2512"Ruff & Reddy"
Zoe Lyons4 June 2020 (2020-06-04)
5 September 2020 (2020-09-05) (XL edition)
2.33
2523"Road & Rail"
  • Aisling Bea
  • Cally Beaton
  • Holly Walsh
Holly Walsh11 June 2020 (2020-06-11)
12 September 2020 (2020-09-12) (XL edition)
2.30
2534"Restaurants"
Alan Davies18 June 2020 (2020-06-18)
26 September 2020 (2020-09-26) (XL edition)
1.95
2545"Rubbish"
  • Bridget Christie
  • Johnny Vegas
  • Holly Walsh
Holly Walsh25 June 2020 (2020-06-25)[fn 35]
3 October 2020 (2020-10-03) (XL edition)
1.82
2556"Ridiculous"
Holly Walsh2 July 2020 (2020-07-02)[fn 35]
10 October 2020 (2020-10-10) (XL edition)
1.73
2567"Revolutions"
Gyles Brandreth9 July 2020 (2020-07-09)
30 January 2021 (2021-01-30) (XL edition)
1.90
2578"Reflections"
  • Joe Lycett
  • Zoe Lyons
  • Liza Tarbuck
Zoe Lyons16 July 2020 (2020-07-16)
7 November 2020 (2020-11-07) (XL edition)
1.95
2589"Radioactive"
Josh Widdicombe23 July 2020 (2020-07-23)
21 November 2020 (2020-11-21) (XL edition)
2.08
25910"Rest & Recreation"
  • Stephen K. Amos
  • Susan Calman
  • Lou Sanders
Susan Calman30 July 2020 (2020-07-30)
2 February 2021 (2021-02-02) (XL edition)
1.89
26011"Roaming"
Benjamin Zephaniah6 August 2020 (2020-08-06)
12 February 2021 (2021-02-12) (XL edition)
1.70
26112"Rejoice! A Christmas Special"[fn 3]Everyone (it's Christmas)23 December 2020 (2020-12-23)
27 December 2020 (2020-12-27) (XL edition)
N/A (<1.87)[e]
26213"R Animals"Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock7 January 2021 (2021-01-07) (XL edition)
27 March 2021 (2021-03-27)[fn 29]
N/A (<1.76)[e] (XL)
N/A (<1.95)[e]
26314"Rogue"
Jack Carroll14 January 2021 (2021-01-14)
13 March 2021 (2021-03-13) (XL edition)
N/A (<1.77)[e]
26415"Random"
  • Bill Bailey
  • Daliso Chaponda
  • Sally Phillips
Alan Davies[fn 36]21 January 2021 (2021-01-21)
20 March 2021 (2021-03-20) (XL edition)
N/A (<2.06)[e]
26516"Rock 'n' Roll"
Alan Davies28 January 2021 (2021-01-28)
1 April 2021 (2021-04-01) (XL edition)
1.90
N/A17"QI VG: Series R Compilation Show 1"N/AN/A13 August 2020 (2020-08-13)1.49
N/A18"QI VG: Series R Compilation Show 2"N/AN/A4 February 2021 (2021-02-04)N/A (<1.80)[e]

Series S (2021–22)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in seriesTitleGuestsWinner(s)Original air date [12][13]Viewers (millions)[c][11]
2661"Sick"
  • Maisie Adam
  • Jo Brand
  • Lee Mack
Lee Mack9 September 2021 (2021-09-09)
18 February 2022 (2022-02-18) (XL edition)
1.70
2672"Secrets, Spies & Sleuths"
  • James Acaster
  • Daliso Chaponda
  • Cariad Lloyd
Alan Davies16 September 2021 (2021-09-16)
25 February 2022 (2022-02-25) (XL edition)
1.21
2683"Shady & Shaky"
  • Eshaan Akbar
  • John Barrowman
  • Victoria Coren Mitchell
Eshaan Akbar23 September 2021 (2021-09-23)
4 March 2022 (2022-03-04) (XL edition)
N/A (<1.44)[e]
2694"Sideshows, Stunts and Scavenger Hunts"
Rosie Jones30 September 2021 (2021-09-30)
16 May 2022 (2022-05-16) (XL edition)
N/A (<1.56)[e]
2705"Sugar & Spice"
Rose Matafeo7 October 2021 (2021-10-07)
23 May 2022 (2022-05-23) (XL edition)
N/A (<1.59)[e]
2716"Sensational"
Alan Davies14 October 2021 (2021-10-14)
30 May 2022 (2022-05-30) (XL edition)
N/A (<1.62)[e]
2727"Spooky"
  • Zoe Lyons
  • David Mitchell
  • Richard Osman
Richard Osman21 October 2021 (2021-10-21)1.72
2738"Seasons Greetings"[fn 3]
Sally Phillips20 December 2021 (2021-12-20)2.76
2749"S Animals"
Josh Widdicombe7 January 2022 (2022-01-07) (XL edition)[fn 29]TBD
1.61 (XL)
27510"Smörgåsbord"
Chris McCausland14 January 2022 (2022-01-14) (XL edition)[fn 29]TBD
1.66 (XL)
27611"Saints & Sinners"
  • Bridget Christie
  • Johnny Vegas
  • Mark Watson
Johnny Vegas21 January 2022 (2022-01-21) (XL edition)[fn 29]TBD
1.82 (XL)
27712"Silly Season"
Holly Walsh28 January 2022 (2022-01-28) (XL edition)[fn 29]TBD
1.81 (XL)
27813"Sun, Sea & Sandi"
  • Ed Gamble
  • Lou Sanders
  • Sindhu Vee
Guy Smart[fn 37]4 February 2022 (2022-02-04) (XL edition)[fn 29]TBD
1.65 (XL)
27914"Sexed-Up"
Sara Pascoe11 February 2022 (2022-02-11) (XL edition)[fn 29][fn 34]TBD
1.77 (XL)
N/A15"QI VG: Series S Compilation Show 1"N/AN/A15 February 2022 (2022-02-15)N/A (<1.61)[e]
N/A16"QI VG: Series S Compilation Show 2"N/AN/A22 February 2022 (2022-02-22)N/A (<1.50)[e]

Comic Relief Special (2022)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in seriesTitleGuestsWinner(s)Original air date
N/AN/A"Comic Relief special"[fn 38]Everyone[fn 26]18 March 2022 (2022-03-18)

Series T[edit]

Series T will consist of fourteen episodes (excluding compilation shows), with filming conducted from February through March 2022.[15][16]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ This episode was never broadcast, but was released as an extra on the Series A DVD.[6]
  2. ^ Also known as "Africa".
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Christmas special
  4. ^ a b c d Apart from the first episode which premiered on BBC Two, all the dates given are for when the episodes premiered on BBC Four.
  5. ^ For the General Ignorance portion of this episode, Fry and Davies switched places after Davies demanded that he "not be humiliated at Christmas". Fry deliberately collected enough forfeits to ensure he finished bottom.
  6. ^ a b Hallowe'en special
  7. ^ a b c Children in Need special
  8. ^ Alan Davies was absent for the recording of this episode, as he did not want to miss his favourite football team, Arsenal, playing in the Champions League final that same evening. He did however make an appearance through pre-recorded material, which ended with him being 'teleported' to the match as he tested his buzzer.
  9. ^ A special episode containing outtakes from Series E.
  10. ^ The broadcast of this episode was delayed by a week because of the 2009 Comic Relief telethon.[8]
  11. ^ The first few XLs were not screened the day after the short version was shown in Series G, the BBC instead choosing to hold them back for later airing dates.
  12. ^ Hodgman was a last-minute addition to the panel after the producers found out he was in the UK. This is the only episode to feature five panellists on the show instead of four.
  13. ^ a b c d The XL version of this episode premiered on Dave, not the BBC.
  14. ^ For the first (and only) time, the players were divided into teams, with the men on one team and the women on the other.
  15. ^ Jo Brand was listed as finishing 5th in this episode – US President Barack Obama 'finished' 4th with a score of −10 for referring to 44 different Presidents taking the oath of office in a clip of his inauguration speech, activating a klaxon. At the time, there were actually 43, because Grover Cleveland was the 22nd and 24th President.
  16. ^ On the original transmission, Clive Anderson was announced as the winner, but in the XL version it was shown that the actual winner was the audience, scoring 10 points compared to Anderson's 3 points.[9]
  17. ^ Special episode webcast live as part of 24 Hour Panel People. Alan Davies was not present for this episode.[10]
  18. ^ Conti was accompanied by her ventriloquist's puppet, Gran, whose score was counted separately from her own.
  19. ^ As part of the theme, the scores were unjustly given at the beginning, stating that Toksvig won (despite the fact Anderson had a higher score). The true scores were not revealed at the end.
  20. ^ The original broadcast of the 30-minute edition of this episode was replaced by live coverage of Children in Need on BBC Two. It was eventually shown at 11:30pm on the day of the first broadcast of "Ice".
  21. ^ ASIMO scored points by demonstrating its technological capabilities to the audience. Of the four panellists, Mitchell had the highest score.
  22. ^ Special episode aired as part of BBC Two's Shakespeare season.
  23. ^ This episode was originally scheduled to go out on 9 December 2011 (as episode 14 of the series), but after a furore over comments that panellist Jeremy Clarkson had made live on The One Show – concerning a recent public sector strike and suicides on railway lines – the BBC decided to postpone the airing until a later date.
  24. ^ This XL edition was unintentionally made available on the BBC iPlayer following the date of its original intended broadcast (it was removed the following morning). The first TV broadcast was on BBC HD.
  25. ^ A short sports-themed edition of the show, recorded during the filming of the "I-Spy" episode and broadcast during the 2012 Sport Relief telethon.
  26. ^ a b c d e The scores were not revealed.
  27. ^ Fry declared himself the winner having awarded himself 52! (52-factorial, approximately 8×1067) points for demonstrating that no two shuffles of a deck of cards would ever be the same. Of the four panellists, Sessions had the highest score.
  28. ^ To match with the theme of correcting previous inaccuracies, the panellists were given points that they would be owed for their prior appearances' incorrect answers which were statistically now correct. Davies received 737.66 owed points, several hundred more than anyone else was owed, ensuring that he won. The panellist who had the most points without including this bonus was Jo Brand.
  29. ^ a b c d e f g h i The XL edition of this episode was broadcast before the regular edition.
  30. ^ a b As part of the theme, the scoring system was inverted, with the panellist with the lowest score being declared the winner and the highest scorer the loser.
  31. ^ Although Millican had fewer points than both Lane, and Fielding, she was declared the winner as Toksvig once had to stand her up so she could become the host of QI.
  32. ^ The episode had a theme of politeness. In keeping with the theme, when one panellist received points, the other panellists also received points. Instead of reading out scores at the end of the episode, Toksvig awarded prizes to each panellist: Brandreth won "Most Positive Attitude"; Carr won "Tidiest Desk"; Phillips won "Neatest Colouring In"; Davies won "Waggiest Tail".
  33. ^ Marvin was awarded 42 points after appearing on the show. Of the panellists, Walsh had the highest score.
  34. ^ a b c d e This episode's broadcasting in Northern Ireland took place after this date.
  35. ^ a b Show was recorded in March 2020 without a studio audience. This was because of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  36. ^ In keeping with the episode's theme, the points were awarded randomly. Alan Davies was declared the winner with 150,000 points - the weight in kilograms of a blue whale.
  37. ^ QI floor manager. The panellists all had a turn on a test-your-strength machine, with their scores on the machine being added to their points from the rest of the show. Smart then also had a turn and achieved the highest score, thus winning the episode. Of the four panellists, Alan Davies had the highest overall score.
  38. ^ Special episode as part of the main Comic Relief programme, aired on BBC One. [14]

References[edit]

General
  • Wolf, Ian. "QI – Episode Guide". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 27 October 2009.
  • Wolf, Ian. "QI Merchandise". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 22 March 2009.
Specific
  1. ^ Wolf, Ian. "QI – A Quite Interesting Guide". British Comedy Guide. Archived from the original on 26 February 2010. Retrieved 8 February 2009.
  2. ^ "QI: The BBC Television Series". QI. Archived from the original on 6 November 2006. Retrieved 8 February 2009.
  3. ^ John Lloyd and John Mitchinson (6 November 2006). QI – The Complete First Series: "Factoids" (Audio Commentary) (DVD). BBC and 2entertain. Catalogue number BBCDVD2325.
  4. ^ Wolf, Ian. "Series A – Adam". British Comedy Guide. Archived from the original on 9 March 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2009.
  5. ^ Wolf, Ian. "QI – Production Details, Plus Regular Cast and Crew". British Comedy Guide. Archived from the original on 16 January 2010. Retrieved 22 March 2009.
  6. ^ Wolf, Ian. "QI – Pilot". British Comedy Guide. Archived from the original on 4 February 2010. Retrieved 23 March 2009.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Weekly top 30 programmes on TV sets (July 1998 – Sept 2018)". BARB. Retrieved 20 May 2021.
  8. ^ Wolf, Ian. "QI: Series F – Food". British Comedy Guide. Archived from the original on 19 August 2010. Retrieved 2 March 2009.
  9. ^ Wolf, Ian. "QI: Series G – Greeks". British Comedy Guide. Archived from the original on 21 January 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2010.
  10. ^ "24 Hour Panel People: Schedule". BBC: Comic Relief. Archived from the original on 7 March 2011. Retrieved 6 March 2011.
  11. ^ a b c d "Weekly top programmes on four screens (from Sept 2018)". BARB. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  12. ^ a b c "QI Upcoming Broadcasts". BBC. Archived from the original on 4 July 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  13. ^ a b c "QI XL Upcoming Broadcasts". BBC. Archived from the original on 26 August 2019. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  14. ^ "BBC iPlayer - Comic Relief - 2022: Red Nose Day". BBC iPlayer - Comic Relief - 2022: Red Nose Day. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  15. ^ Quite Interesting [@qikipedia] (22 February 2022). "QI Series T Episode One is filming and we have a studio audience for the first time since 2020. Sandi is telling an anecdote about Björn from ABBA and Alan has said something so rude it will never make it to broadcast. It's good to be back" (Tweet). Retrieved 23 March 2022 – via Twitter.
  16. ^ Quite Interesting [@qikipedia] (22 March 2022). "Just one more episode to go and then it's a wrap on Series T! It's been so wonderful having an audience back and we can't wait to show you all the fun we've been having. Coming to a screen near you soon" (Tweet). Retrieved 23 May 2022 – via Twitter.
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Ratings for half-hour version only.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah Not reported in the weekly top 30 programmes.
  3. ^ a b c d Ratings for half-hour version only unless otherwise specified.
  4. ^ From episode 11 onwards, ratings are 28-day consolidated. Beforehand, 7-day consolidated.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Not reported in the weekly top 15 programmes for four-screen viewer ratings.

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