Award-winning panel show QI, hosted by Sandi Toksvig and regular panellist Alan Davies, might appear like any other TV comedy panel game but there is a twist. The questions on QI are so difficult that even the panellists almost never get any right, so Sandi only gives points for interesting answers, regardless of whether they are correct or even relevant!
Sandi awards heavy penalties for wrong answers which are also ‘obvious’ such as clichés, misconceptions and ‘accepted wisdom’, much of which is taught in school but is in fact completely untrue.
The subject matter of QI is unique because its remit is the entire universe not the usual quiz-fare of news, sport, television and pop music. In an attempt to reduce the scope of possible subjects, each series focusses on a particular letter of the alphabet.