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).
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 Audible.co.uk
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.
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.
To sum it up - HURRAH FOR QI.
Natalie: "Are you finished with your coffee cup Stephen?"
Stephen: "Yes Natalie darling I am, although it's not a coffee cup, it's a teacup..."
*5 minute debate later*
Result: The contents of the cup do not determine the name of the cup. The cup is a cup/mug whether it contains tea/coffee/ribena/hot chocolate or any other beverage.