Who's on QI? | A guide the O series, starting on BBC Two on October 20 © BBC/Fremantle Media/Talkback

Who's on QI?

A guide the O series, starting on BBC Two on October 20

EPISODE 1: Ologies

In the first episode of the ‘O’ series, due to air next Friday (October 20) at 10pm, Sandi Toksvig finds out how an amusement arcade helped to win the Cold War, meets a lizard with three eyes, and much else besides.

Guests: Bill Bailey, Phill Jupitus, Claudia Winkleman, and Alan Davies

EPISODE 2: Organisms

Where else are you going to meet the world’s deadliest hunter, a photographer hidden inside an ox, and a juggling otter, all in the same room?

Guests: Nish Kumar, Holly Walsh, Cariad Lloyd, and Alan Davies

EPISODE 3: Oceans

Tune in to hear one publisher’s suggestion for a radical improvement to Moby Dick.

Guests: Aisling Bea, Joe Lycett, David Mitchell, and Alan Davies

EPSIODE 4: Over and Ova

Learn some tricks you can do with eggs, meet a flying pig and join in as the studio audience sings along with Western film themes.

Guests: Bill Bailey, Jan Ravens, Grayson Perry, and Alan Davies

EPISODE 5: Odorous and Odious

Why is the world’s second-smelliest man so frustrated? Sandi has the answer.

Guests: Sally Phillips, Ross Noble, Nish Kumar, and Alan Davies

EPISODE 6: Odds and Ends

Ever wondered how to tell a schnauzerorgan from a paddywhack? 

Guests: Romesh Ranganathan, Matt Lucas, Liza Tarbuck, and Alan Davies

EPISODE 7: Opposites

Find out how to sort the sheep from the goats, discover the opposite of Tarzan, and meet the telescope that points straight through the Earth.

Guests: Sara Pascoe, Colin Lane, Jimmy Carr, and Alan Davies

EPISODE 8: Operations

If you’ve ever wondered how to turn a muffin into an offensive weapon, this is the show for you.

Guests: Bill Bailey, Katherine Ryan, Rhod Gilbert, and Alan Davies

EPISODE 9: O Christmas

The QI Christmas Special. Learn the best way to wrap an awkwardly-shaped present and get the wine stains out of your carpet.

Guests: Jason Manford, Romesh Ranganathan, Holly Walsh, and Alan Davies

EPISODE 10: Origins and Openings

Tune in to hear what Mr First thought of Mr Second – and much more.

Guests: Josh Widdicombe, Susan Calman, Rich Hall, and Alan Davies

EPISODE 11: Objects and Ornaments

Discover where you can find an actual UFO, and meet the world’s best-dressed crab.

Guests: Sarah Millican, Cariad Lloyd, Alice Levine, and Alan Davies

EPISODE 12: The Occult

Ever wondered how a Hand of Glory can make you rich? Sandi has all the answers.

Guests: Aisling Bea, Russell Brand, Noel Fielding, and Alan Davies

EPISODE 13: Omnishambles

Learn how to throw the two-handed javelin, meet the woman who never knew that she’d won an Olympic gold medal, and much more besides.

Guests: Josh Widdicombe, Stephen K Amos, Cally Beaton, and Alan Davies

EPISODE 14: Oddballs

Tune in for the odd ball games, but be sure to stay for the vegetarian goatsuckers

With: Jason Manford, Jimmy Carr, Victoria Coren-Mitchell, and Alan Davies

EPISODE 15: Occupations and Offices

If you’ve ever wondered what an ornamental hermit does, this is the show for you.

Guests: Deirdre O’Kane, Richard Osman, David Mitchell, and Alan Davies

EPISODE 16: Overseas

Sandi Toksvig ventures overseas to find out about Allotment Annies, who keeps their brothers in a cage, and much else besides.

Guests: Bill Bailey, Colin Lane, Desiree Burch, and Alan Davies

Published: 10 Oct 2017

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