The BEST Episodes of QI

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Apr 26, 2020

Network: BBC Two

QI is a BBC panel show that both educates and entertains. QI Masters Stephen Fry [Seasons 1-13] and Sandi Toksvig [Season 14+] ask questions that are very difficult and award points for answers that are either Quite Interesting or correct. However, points are deducted for answers commonly thought to be correct but are in fact quite wrong. Four Bantermeisters, including permanent panelist Alan Davies, try their best to separate the fact from the fiction.

Empire

#1 - Empire

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 7, 2007

In this Quite Interesting Christmas Special, Alan Davies, Bill Bailey, Jo Brand and Sean Lock join Stephen Fry to be quizzed about the empire in this Christmas Special.

star 8.52
381 votes
Lumped Together

#2 - Lumped Together

Season 12 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 19, 2014

Stephen Fry lumps together a whole lot of L-themed larks, from lava lamps to love handles. With David Mitchell, Ronni Ancona, Jimmy Carr and Alan Davies.

star 8.35
227 votes
Just the Job

#3 - Just the Job

Season 10 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 25, 2013

Stephen Fry looks at all manner of inventions, and some that proved to be "Just the Job". With Sandi Toksvig, Jason Manford, Jeremy Clarkson and Alan Davies.

star 8.34
295 votes
Directors: Ian Lorimer
Writers: James Harkin
Knees & Knockers

#4 - Knees & Knockers

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 6, 2013

Stephen Fry looks at Knees, Knockers and other things starting with 'K'. With Sara Pascoe, Jack Whitehall, David Mitchell, and Alan Davies.

star 8.18
330 votes
Gardens

#5 - Gardens

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 26, 2009

Stephen Fry glances gleefully at gardens and other subjects starting with the letter G. With panellists David Mitchell, Rob Brydon, Dara O'Briain and Alan Davies.

star 8.11
419 votes
Gothic

#6 - Gothic

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 19, 2010

Stephen Fry, Alan Davies and Guests explore their gothic side, with special appearance by the dutch QI host, Arthur Japin.

star 8.11
397 votes
VG Part Two

#7 - VG Part Two

Season 8 - Episode 18 - Aired May 2, 2011

A compilation of some of the best bits from the H series of QI, with Stephen Fry, Alan Davies, and a host of special guests.

star 8.09
65 votes
Directors: Ian Lorimer
Writers: John Lloyd (Creator)
VG Part One

#8 - VG Part One

Season 8 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 25, 2011

A compilation of some of the best bits from the H series of QI, with Stephen Fry, Alan Davies, and a host of special guests.

star 8.09
127 votes
Directors: Ian Lorimer
Writers: John Lloyd (Creator)
Idleness

#9 - Idleness

Season 9 - Episode 14 - Aired May 4, 2012

Stephen Fry takes a lazy look at idleness with Ross Noble, Dara O Briain, Jeremy Clarkson, and Alan Davies.

star 8.09
218 votes
Directors: Ian Lorimer
Writers: John Lloyd (Creator)
Fakes and Frauds

#10 - Fakes and Frauds

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 30, 2009

Sean Lock, Jimmy Carr, Marcus Brigstocke and Alan Davies are quizzed on fakes and frauds.

star 8.08
378 votes
Endings

#11 - Endings

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 23, 2007

Alan Davies, Jimmy Carr, Doon Mackichan and Dara Ó Briain this week talk about endings in this Quite Interesting quiz with Stephen Fry.

star 8.06
501 votes
VG Part One

#12 - VG Part One

Season 10 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 28, 2012

Quiz show. A compilation of some of the best bits from the series, with Stephen Fry and Alan Davies.

star 8.04
199 votes
Kris Kringle

#13 - Kris Kringle

Season 11 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 24, 2013

Stephen Fry gets into the Christmas spirit with Jo Brand, Brendan O'Carroll, Phill Jupitus and Alan Davies.

star 8.03
337 votes
Campanology

#14 - Campanology

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 30, 2005

Stephen Fry and Alan Davies are joined by Bill Bailey, Rob Brydon and Rich Hall to discuss some Quite Interesting topics beginning with the letter C.

star 8.01
498 votes
Genius

#15 - Genius

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 1, 2010

Comedy quiz show where the guests get more points for being interesting. Stephen Fry glances gingerly at genius in this show, with Graham Norton, David Mitchell, Dara Ó Briain and Alan Davies.

star 8.01
330 votes
Noel

#16 - Noel

Season 14 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 22, 2016

Sandi Toksvig treats Susan Calman, Matt Lucas, Josh Widdicombe and Alan Davies to a Danish Christmas with the letter N; complete with parlour games, songs, flatulent partridges... and a marzipan pig.

star 8.00
229 votes
Directors: Ian Lorimer
Writers:
Illness

#17 - Illness

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 4, 2011

Stephen Fry investigates Illness with Jo Brand, Ben Goldacre, Andy Hamilton and Alan Davies.

star 7.99
351 votes
Directors: Ian Lorimer
Writers: John Lloyd (Creator)
Entertainment

#18 - Entertainment

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 9, 2007

Alan Davies, Bill Bailey, Jo Brand and Jeremy Clarkson join Stephen Fry in this Children in Need special, mostly concerning the topic of entertainment.

star 7.97
519 votes
Hanatomy

#19 - Hanatomy

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 24, 2010

Stephen Fry asks unanswerable questions about body parts beginning with the letter H.

star 7.97
459 votes
Ologies

#20 - Ologies

Season 15 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 20, 2017

In the first episode of the 'O' series, Sandi Toksvig sets out in search of 'Ologies' and 'Odoxies' - and finds out how an amusement arcade helped to win the Cold War, meets a lizard with three eyes, and much else besides. The guests are Bill Bailey, Phill Jupitus and Claudia Winkleman.

star 7.97
212 votes
Inventive

#21 - Inventive

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 14, 2011

Stephen Fry waxes inventive with Nina Conti, Sean Lock, Bill Bailey and Alan Davies.

star 7.96
376 votes
Directors: Ian Lorimer
Writers: John Lloyd
Birth

#22 - Birth

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 17, 2004

Stephen Fry and Alan Davies are joined by Rich Hall, Phill Jupitus and Mark Steel to discuss some Quite Interesting topics beginning with the letter B.

star 7.96
564 votes
Engineering

#23 - Engineering

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 21, 2007

Stephen Fry, Alan Davies, Rob Brydon, Jimmy Carr and Bill Bailey discuss quite interesting topics beginning with 'E' - this episode's theme is 'Engineering'.

star 7.94
473 votes
Lying

#24 - Lying

Season 12 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 12, 2014

Stephen Fry seeks out the truth about liars and lying with Sara Pascoe, Jack Whitehall, Adam Hills and Alan Davies.

star 7.94
239 votes
Night

#25 - Night

Season 14 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 2, 2016

Sandi Toksvig has a Night to remember. With Noel Fielding, Holly Walsh, David Mitchell and Alan Davies.

star 7.92
253 votes