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via press release:

STEPHEN FRY JOINS BBC AMERICA THIS FEBRUARY AS HOST OF COMEDY QUIZ SHOW QI AND THE BAFTA FILM AWARDS

 

New York – Friday, January 30, 2015 – BBC AMERICA today announced it has acquired the Rose d’Or-winning and BAFTA-nominated comedy quiz show QI (Quite Interesting) hosted by Stephen Fry (Gosford Park, Bones) who can also be seen hosting The EE British Academy Film Awards on the channel this February.

 

QI is a panel show full of quirky facts in which contestants are rewarded more if their answers are ‘quite interesting.’ Every season is themed around a different letter of the alphabet and each episode has a different theme on which the celebrity guests have to answer questions, avoiding repeating common misconceptions and urban myths. It’s okay to be wrong but don’t be obviously, boringly wrong. BBC AMERICA launches QI Season J with three back-to-back episodes on Thursday, February 19, 8:00pm ET.

 

QI celebrity guests include some of Britain’s most eloquent comedians and smartest experts. They include permanent panelist Alan Davies (Jonathan Creek), Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson, comedians Katy Brand, Rob Brydon, Jimmy Carr, Bill Bailey and Flight of the Conchords’ Rhys Darby, as well as Professor Brian Cox (Wonders of the Universe). QI was created by Executive Producer John Lloyd and distributed by FreemantleMedia International.

 

Ahead of QI’s debut, Stephen Fry will once again host The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015, exclusively broadcast in the US on BBC AMERICA. This marks the 10th time Fry has hosted the ceremony, where Hollywood and Britain’s biggest names in film come together at London’s Royal Opera House. The Grand Budapest Hotel leads the field with 11 nominations. Films with multiple nominations include: Birdman (10), The Theory of Everything (10), The Imitation Game (9) Boyhood (5), Whiplash (5), Mr. Turner (4), Nightcrawler (4), Interstellar (4), and Pride (3). The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015 premieres Sunday, February 8, 8:00pm ET on BBC AMERICAWatch Trailer Here

 

Notes to Editors

 

QI EPISODE DESCRIPTIONS

 

Episode One – Jargon

Thursday, February 19, 8:00pm ET

Stephen Fry looks at words beginning with “J” with celebrity guests Victoria Coren, Bill Bailey, Jimmy Carr and Alan Davies.

 

Episode Two – Jam, Jelly, and Juice

Thursday, February 19, 8:40pm ET

Stephen Fry looks at jam, jelly and juice with celebrity guests Jo Brand, Liza Tarbuck, Sue Perkins and Alan Davies.

 

Episode Three – Journeys

Thursday, February 19, 9:20pm ET

Stephen Fry looks at journeys with celebrity guests Cal Wilson, Rob Brydon, Phill Jupitus and Alan Davies.

 

Episode Four – Jack and Jill

Thursday, February 26, 8:00pm ET

Stephen Fry looks at people whose names start with “J” with Katy Brand, Sue Perkins, David Mitchell and Alan Davies.

 

Episode Five – Joints

Thursday, February 26, 8:40pm ET

Stephen Fry looks at joints with celebrity guests Cal Wilson, Jack Whitehall, Jimmy Carr and Alan Davies.

 

Episode Six – J-Places

Thursday, February 26, 9:20pm ET

Stephen Fry looks at places which start with J with celebrity guests Susan Calman, Sandi Toksvig, Bill Bailey and Alan Davies.

 

Episode Seven – Journalism

Thursday, March 5, 8:00pm ET

Stephen Fry looks at journalism with celebrity guests Shappi Khorsandi, Ross Noble, Johnny Vegas and Alan Davies.

 

Episode Eight – Jumble

Thursday, March 5, 8:40pm ET

Stephen Fry looks into a jumble of things that start with “J” with celebrity guests Jo Brand, John Sessions, Dara O Briain and Alan Davies.

 

Episode Nine – Jeopardy

Thursday, March 5, 9:20pm ET

Stephen Fry looks at jeopardy with celebrity guests Julia Zemiro, Sue Perkins, Ross Noble and Alan Davies.

 

Episode Ten – Jungles

Thursday, March 12, 8:00pm ET

Stephen Fry looks at jungles with celebrity guests Greg Proops, David O’Doherty, Reginald D Hunter and Alan Davies.

 

Episode Eleven – Jumpers

Thursday, March 12, 8:40pm ET

Stephen Fry looks at jumpers with celebrity guests Julian Clary, Ross Noble, Bill Bailey and Alan Davies.

 

Episode Twelve – Justice

Thursday, March 12, 9:20pm ET

Stephen Fry looks at justice with celebrity guests Professor Brian Cox, Rhys Darby, Jason Manford and Alan Davies.

 

Episode Thirteen – Jobs

Thursday, March 19, 8:00pm ET

Stephen Fry looks at jobs with celebrity guests Sarah Millican, David Mitchell, the Revd Richard Coles and Alan Davies.

 

Episode Fourteen – Jolly

Thursday, March 19, 8:40pm ET

Stephen Fry looks at jollity with celebrity guests Julia Zemiro, Tim Vine, Rob Brydon and Alan Davies.

 

Episode Fifteen – Jingle Bells

Thursday, March 19, 9:20pm ET

In a special Christmas edition, Stephen Fry jingles a few bells with celebrity guests Sarah Millican, Phill Jupitus, Danny Baker and Alan Davies.

 

Episode Sixteen – Just the Job

Thursday, March 26, 8:00pm ET

 

Stephen Fry looks at inventions which proved to be “Just the Job” with celebrity guests Sandi Toksvig, Jason Manford, Jeremy Clarkson and Alan Davies.

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