So successful was Stephen Fry in America that the ABC is rushing his UK panel series Q.I. (Quite Interesting) to screen.
The questions on Q.I. are so difficult that panellists almost never get one right. So Fry, as the Supreme Fiendish Question Master, gives points for interesting answers, regardless of whether they are right or not (some viewers likened Glenn Robbins’ Out of the Question to this format). Conversely, points are deducted from a panellist who gives, “answers which are not only wrong, but pathetically obvious.” The game is even booby-trapped to the disastrous disadvantage of people who believe everything they are told.
The panel consists of four participants including Alan Davies. The first episode also features Rob Brydon, Andy Hamilton and Charlie Higson. In the series Emma Thompson, Pam Ayres and even Sir Terry Wogan will appear.
ABC will kick off this Rose d’OR winning series with the episode “Flotsam and Jetsam” from January 2009.
It airs at 9:30pm Tuesday October 20th at 9:30pm.