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QI (Quite Interesting) is a British comedy panel game television quiz show created and co-produced by John Lloyd, and features permanent panelist Alan Davies. [1]

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ABC (Australian TV channel)

ABC (formerly known as The ABC National Television Service or ABC-TV from 1956 until 2008, and as ABC1 from 2008 until 2014) is a national public television network in Australia.

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ABC Television

ABC Television is a service of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation launched in 1956.

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Acorn TV

Acorn TV is an American subscription streaming service offering television programming from the United Kingdom, as well as Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

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Advanced Banter

Advanced Banter: The QI Book of Quotations, known as If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren't There More Happy People? in the United States, is the third title in a series of books based on the intellectual British panel game QI, written by series-creator John Lloyd and head-researcher John Mitchinson.

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Aisling Bea

Aisling Bea (born Aisling Cliodhnadh O'Sullivan, 16 March 1984) is an Irish actress, comedian and writer.

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Alan Davies

Alan Roger Davies ("Davis"; born 6 March 1966) is an English stand-up comedian, writer and actor.

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Alan Yentob

Alan Yentob (born 11 March 1947) is an English television executive and presenter.

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Amazon (company)

Amazon.com, Inc., doing business as Amazon, is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company based in Seattle, Washington that was founded by Jeff Bezos on July 5, 1994.

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Amazon Video

Amazon Video is an Internet video on demand service that is developed, owned, and operated by Amazon.com.

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Analogue terrestrial television in the United Kingdom

Analogue terrestrial television in the United Kingdom was originally the method by which the significant majority of viewers in the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man received television.

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Anders Jansson

Lars Anders Jansson, born 9 October 1967 in Staffanstorp, is a Swedish comedian known for such TV-shows as Hipp Hipp and the Swedish version of QI.

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Andy Hamilton

Andrew Neil Hamilton (born 28 May 1954) is a British comedian, game show panellist, television director, comedy screenwriter, radio dramatist, and novelist.

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Annual publication

Annual publications, more often called simply annuals, are periodical publications appearing regularly once per year.

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App Store (iOS)

The App Store is a digital distribution platform, developed and maintained by Apple Inc., for mobile apps on its iOS operating system.

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Arsenal F.C.

Arsenal Football Club is a professional football club based in Islington, London, England, that plays in the Premier League, the top flight of English football.

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Arthur Japin

Arthur Valentijn Japin (born 26 July 1956 in Haarlem) is a Dutch novelist.

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Arthur Smith (comedian)

Brian Arthur Smith (born 27 November 1954) is an English alternative comedian and writer.

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Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

During the final stage of World War II, the United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively.

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Audio frequency

An audio frequency (abbreviation: AF) or audible frequency is characterized as a periodic vibration whose frequency is audible to the average human.

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AudioBoom PLC is a global on-demand audio and podcasting distribution platform.

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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BBC America

BBC America is an American digital cable and satellite television network that is jointly owned by BBC Studios and AMC Networks.

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BBC Entertainment

BBC Entertainment is an international television channel broadcasting comedy, drama, light entertainment, reality and children's programming (some regions only) from the BBC, Channel 4 and other UK production houses.

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BBC Four

BBC Four is a British television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation and available to digital television viewers on Freeview, IPTV, satellite, and cable.

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BBC HD was a high-definition television channel provided by the BBC.

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BBC MindGames

BBC MindGames was a British magazine devoted to puzzles, brainteasers and articles concerning the mind.

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BBC News

BBC News is an operational business division of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) responsible for the gathering and broadcasting of news and current affairs.

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BBC One is the flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

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BBC Radio 4

BBC Radio 4 is a radio station owned and operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history.

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BBC Store

BBC Store was a Video on Demand store that launched in the UK on 5 November 2015 and opened the BBC Archive to consumers, allowing them to buy episodes or series of a show and download them (using dedicated BBC Store apps).

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BBC Trust

The BBC Trust was the governing body of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) between 2007 and 2017.

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BBC Two is the second flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

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BBC UKTV is a subscription television channel in Australia and New Zealand, screening British entertainment programming, sourced mainly from the archives of the BBC, RTL Group (mainly Talkback Thames material) and ITV plc.

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BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide Ltd. was the wholly owned commercial subsidiary of the BBC, formed out of a restructuring of its predecessor BBC Enterprises in 1995.

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A bestiary, or bestiarum vocabulum, is a compendium of beasts.

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Bill Bailey

Mark Robert "Bill" Bailey (born 13 January 1965) is an English comedian, musician, singer, actor, TV and radio presenter and author.

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Blue is one of the three primary colours of pigments in painting and traditional colour theory, as well as in the RGB colour model.

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British Academy Film Awards

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts or BAFTA Film Awards are presented in an annual award show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to honour the best British and international contributions to film.

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British Book Awards

The British Book Awards or Nibbies are literary awards for the best UK writers and their works, administered by The Bookseller.

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British comedy

British comedy, in film, radio and television, is known for its consistently peculiar characters, plots and settings, and has produced some of the most famous and memorable comic actors and characters.

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British Comedy Awards

The British Comedy Awards were an annual awards ceremony in the United Kingdom celebrating notable comedians and entertainment performances of the previous year.

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British Comedy Guide

British Comedy Guide or BCG (formerly the British Sitcom Guide or BSG) is a British website covering all forms of British comedy, across all media.

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Broadcast (magazine)

Broadcast is a weekly magazine for the United Kingdom television and radio industry.

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A buzzer or beeper is an audio signalling device, which may be mechanical, electromechanical, or piezoelectric (piezo for short).

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Cariad Lloyd

Cariad Lloyd (born 21 August 1982) is a British comedian, actress writer, and podcaster who has been performing since 2007.

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The Celsius scale, previously known as the centigrade scale, is a temperature scale used by the International System of Units (SI).

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Chris Addison

Christopher David Addison (born 5 November 1971) is an English comedian, writer, actor and director from Manchester.

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Chris Donald

Not to be confused with Kriss Donald Chris Donald (born 25 April 1960 in Newcastle, England) is the founder of, and one of the principal contributors to, the British comic magazine Viz.

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Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.

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Clangers is a British stop-motion children's television series, comprising short films about a race (or perhaps a family) of creatures who live on, and inside, a small moon-like planet.

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Clive Anderson

Clive Stuart Anderson (born 10 December 1952 in Stanmore, Middlesex) is an English television and radio presenter, comedy writer and former barrister.

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Colin Lane

Colin Stuart Lane (born 25 March 1965) is an Australian comedian, actor and TV host living in Melbourne, best known for being one-half of comedy duo Lano and Woodley.

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In a modern sense, comedy (from the κωμῳδία, kōmōidía) refers to any discourse or work generally intended to be humorous or amusing by inducing laughter, especially in theatre, television, film, stand-up comedy, or any other medium of entertainment.

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Comedy Central

Comedy Central is an American basic cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.

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Comic Relief

Comic Relief is an operating British charity, and an independent sister organization of the United States-based Comic Relief Inc. It was founded in 1985 by the comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in response to famine in Ethiopia.

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Copyright is a legal right, existing globally in many countries, that basically grants the creator of an original work exclusive rights to determine and decide whether, and under what conditions, this original work may be used by others.

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Crikey is an Australian electronic magazine comprising a website and email newsletter available to subscribers.

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Cycle rickshaw

The cycle rickshaw is a small-scale local means of transport; it is also known by a variety of other names such as bike taxi, velotaxi, pedicab, bikecab, cyclo, beca, becak, trisikad, or trishaw.

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Daily Mail

The Daily Mail is a British daily middle-marketPeter Wilby, New Statesman, 19 December 2013 (online version: 2 January 2014) tabloid newspaper owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust and published in London.

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Daily Mirror

The Daily Mirror is a British national daily tabloid newspaper founded in 1903.

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Danny Baker

Danny Baker (born 22 June 1957) is an English comedy writer, journalist, radio DJ and screenwriter.

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Dara Ó Briain

Dara Ó Briain (born 4 February 1972) is an Irish comedian and television presenter based in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Dave (TV channel)

Dave is a British television channel owned by UKTV, which is available in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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David Mitchell (comedian)

David James Stuart Mitchell (born 14 July 1974) is a British comedian, actor, writer and television presenter.

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David Stoten

David Stoten (born in Luton, Bedfordshire) is a short film maker and director and caricaturist on TV's Spitting Image.

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David Walliams

David Edward Williams (born 20 August 1971), known professionally as David Walliams, is an English comedian, actor, author, and presenter known for his partnership with Matt Lucas on the BBC One sketch show Little Britain. Since 2012, Walliams has been a judge on the ITV talent show: Britain's Got Talent.

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The "italic" (English: "Song of Germany",; also known as "italic", or "The Song of the Germans"), or part of it, has been the national anthem of Germany since 1922, except in East Germany, whose anthem was "Auferstanden aus Ruinen" ("Risen from Ruins") from 1949 to 1990.

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Digital Spy

Digital Spy is a British-based entertainment, TV and movies website and brand, and is the largest digital property at Hearst UK.

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Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel (known as The Discovery Channel from 1985 to 1995, and often referred to as simply Discovery) is an American pay television channel that is the flagship television property of Discovery Inc., a publicly traded company run by CEO David Zaslav.

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Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen Lee DeGeneres (born January 26, 1958) is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, producer, and LGBT activist.

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Emperor Yes

Emperor Yes are a band from London, England.

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Encyclopædia Britannica

The Encyclopædia Britannica (Latin for "British Encyclopaedia"), published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., is a general knowledge English-language encyclopaedia.

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Eskimo is an English term for the indigenous peoples who have traditionally inhabited the northern circumpolar region from eastern Siberia (Russia) to across Alaska (of the United States), Canada, and Greenland.

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Faber and Faber

Faber and Faber Limited, often abbreviated to Faber, is an independent publishing house in the United Kingdom.

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Flatulence is defined in the medical literature as "flatus expelled through the anus" or the "quality or state of being flatulent", which is defined in turn as "marked by or affected with gases generated in the intestine or stomach; likely to cause digestive flatulence".

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Flower Pot Men

The Flower Pot Men is a British children's programme, produced by BBC television, first transmitted in 1952, and repeated regularly for more than twenty years.

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A foreword is a (usually short) piece of writing sometimes placed at the beginning of a book or other piece of literature.

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FremantleMedia Group Limited is a British international television content and production/distribution subsidiary of Bertelsmann's RTL Group, founded in 2001, and evolved as Europe's largest TV, radio, and production company.

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Game show

A game show is a type of radio, television, or stage show in which contestants, individually or as teams, play a game which involves answering questions or solving puzzles, usually for money or prizes.

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General knowledge

General knowledge has been defined in differential psychology as "culturally valued knowledge communicated by a range of non-specialist media" and encompassing a wide subject range.

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The giraffe (Giraffa) is a genus of African even-toed ungulate mammals, the tallest living terrestrial animals and the largest ruminants.

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Gyles Brandreth

Gyles Daubeney Brandreth (born 8 March 1948) is an English writer, broadcaster, actor, and former Conservative Member of Parliament.

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Haggis is a savoury pudding containing sheep's pluck (heart, liver, and lungs); minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, traditionally encased in the animal's stomach though now often in an artificial casing instead.

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Harmony Books

Harmony Books is an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, itself part of publisher Penguin Random House.

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Helium (from lit) is a chemical element with symbol He and atomic number 2.

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Herald Sun

The Herald Sun is a morning newspaper based in Melbourne, Australia published by The Herald and Weekly Times, a subsidiary of News Corp Australia, itself a subsidiary of News Corp. The Herald Sun primarily serves Victoria and shares many articles with other News Corporation daily newspapers, especially those from Australia. It is also available for purchase in Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and border regions of South Australia and southern New South Wales such as the Riverina and NSW South Coast, and is available digitally through its website and apps. In March 2009, the paper had a daily circulation of 530,000 from Monday to Friday.

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Holly Walsh

Holly Walsh (born 8 November 1980) is an English comedian and comedy writer, known mainly for her work on TV and radio in the UK.

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Howard Goodall

Howard Lindsay Goodall CBE (born 26 May 1958) is an English composer of musicals, choral music and music for television.

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HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post and sometimes abbreviated HuffPo) is a liberal American news and opinion website and blog that has both localized and international editions.

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Hulu (stylized as hulu) is an American entertainment company that provides over-the-top media services owned by Hulu LLC, a joint venture with The Walt Disney Company (through Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International) (30%), 21st Century Fox (30%), Comcast (through NBCUniversal) (30%),Although NBC Universal is also a major shareholder (30%) of Hulu, by the Federal Communications Commission, NBC Universal and Comcast are required not to exercise any right to influence the conduct or operation of Hulu.

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Ian Lorimer

Ian Lorimer is a television director, most noted for being the director for the British panel game QI.

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Ian Stewart (mathematician)

Ian Nicholas Stewart (born 24 September 1945) is a British mathematician and a popular-science and science-fiction writer.

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Intresseklubben is a Swedish panel show, aired in Sveriges Television since September 2012, based on the long-running BBC panel show QI.

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Jack Dee

James Andrew Innes "Jack" Dee (born 29 September 1961) is an English stand-up comedian, actor and writer known for his sarcasm and deadpan humour.

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Jack Whitehall

Jack Peter Benedict Whitehall (born 7 July 1988) is an English comedian, television presenter, actor and writer.

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Jane Root

Amanda Jane Fairbairn Root (born 18 May 1957) is a creative executive in the media industry, who has run major television networks on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Jason Manford

Jason John Manford Sunday Mercury, 15 August 2010 (born 26 May 1981) is an English comedian, television presenter and radio presenter, best known for being a team captain on the Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats from 2007 until 2010.

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JB Hi-Fi

JB Hi-Fi is an Australian retailer of consumer goods, specialising in video games, Ultra HD Blu-rays, Blu-rays, DVDs, CDs, electronics/hardware, electrical home appliances, mobile phones and a number of Telstra services.

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Jeopardy! is an American television game show created by Merv Griffin.

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Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson (born 11 April 1960) is an English broadcaster, journalist and writer who specialises in motoring.

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Jeremy Hardy

Jeremy James Hardy (born 17 July 1961) is an English comedian.

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Jimmy Carr

James Anthony Patrick Carr (born 15 September 1972) is an English stand-up comedian, presenter, writer, and actor who holds both British and Irish citizenship.

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Jimmy Savile

Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile (31 October 1926 – 29 October 2011) was an English DJ, television and radio personality, dance hall manager, and charity fundraiser.

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Jo Brand

Josephine Grace Brand (born 23 July 1957) is an English comedian, writer and actress.

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Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc (Jeanne d'Arc; 6 January c. 1412Modern biographical summaries often assert a birthdate of 6 January for Joan, which is based on a letter from Lord Perceval de Boulainvilliers on 21 July 1429 (see Pernoud's Joan of Arc By Herself and Her Witnesses, p. 98: "Boulainvilliers tells of her birth in Domrémy, and it is he who gives us an exact date, which may be the true one, saying that she was born on the night of Epiphany, 6 January"). – 30 May 1431), nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans" (La Pucelle d'Orléans), is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years' War and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint.

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Johan Wester

Johan Wester (born 19 December 1967 in Lund, Sweden) is a Swedish comedian and actor.

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John Hodgman

John Kellogg Hodgman (born June 3, 1971) is an American author, actor, and humorist.

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John Lloyd (producer)

John Hardress Wilfred Lloyd (born 30 September 1951) is an English television producer and writer best known for his work on such comedy television programmes as Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Blackadder and QI.

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John Mitchinson (researcher)

John Mitchinson is the head of research for the British television panel game QI, and is also the managing director of Quite Interesting Limited.

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John Sessions

John Gibb Marshall (born 11 January 1953), better known by the stage name John Sessions, is a British actor and comedian.

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Johnny Vegas

Michael Pennington (born 5 September 1970), known professionally as Johnny Vegas, is an English actor and comedian, known for his angry rants, surreal humour, portly figure and high husky voice.

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Josh Widdicombe

Joshua Michael Widdicombe (born 8 April 1983) is an English comedian and radio and television presenter, best known for his appearances on The Last Leg (2012–present), Fighting Talk (2014–2016), Insert Name Here (2016–present), Have I Got News for You (2014–present) and his BBC Three sitcom Josh (2015–present).

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Julia Zemiro

Julia Zemiro (born 14 April 1967) is a French-born Australian television presenter, radio host, actress, singer, writer and comedian.

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Justin Pollard

Justin David Pollard (born 30 January 1968) is a British historian, television producer, writer and entrepreneur.

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Katherine Jakeways

Katherine Jakeways is a British comedian, actor and writer.

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A kilt (fèileadh) is a knee-length non-bifurcated skirt-type garment, with pleats at the back, originating in the traditional dress of Gaelic men and boys in the Scottish Highlands.

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KYW-TV, virtual channel 3 (UHF digital channel 26), is a CBS owned-and-operated television station licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Lee Mack

Lee Gordon McKillop (born 4 August 1968), known as Lee Mack, is an English comedian and actor best known for writing and starring in the sitcom Not Going Out.

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Linda Smith (comedian)

Linda Helen Smith (29 January 1958 – 27 February 2006) was an English comedian and comedy writer.

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Lineus longissimus

The bootlace worm (Lineus longissimus) is one of the longest known animals, with specimens up to long being reported.

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Lion's mane jellyfish

The lion's mane jellyfish, also known as the giant jellyfish or the hair jelly, is the largest known species of jellyfish.

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List of QI episodes

QI (short for Quite Interesting) is a BBC comedy panel game television show that began in 2003.

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Liza Tarbuck

Liza Tarbuck (born 21 November 1964) is an English actress and television and radio presenter.

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Lobsters comprise a family (Nephropidae, sometimes also Homaridae) of large marine crustaceans.

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Lorraine Heggessey

Lorraine Sylvia Heggessey (born 16 November 1956) is a British television producer and executive.

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Lucy Porter

Lucy Donna Porter (born 27 January 1973) is an English actress, writer and comedian.

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Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, (13 October 19258 April 2013) was a British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990.

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Mark Steel

Mark Steel (born 4 July 1960) is an English comedian, broadcaster, newspaper columnist and author.

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Matt Lucas

Matthew Richard Lucas (born 5 March 1974) is an English comedian, screenwriter, actor and singer, best known for his work with David Walliams in the television show Little Britain, as well as for his portrayals of the scorekeeping baby Georgie Dawes in the comedy panel game Shooting Stars, both Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee in Alice in Wonderland and its sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and Nardole in the tenth series of long-running British sci-fi drama Doctor Who.

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Matt Pritchett

Matthew Pritchett MBE (born 14 July 1964) has been the pocket cartoonist on The Daily Telegraph newspaper under the pen name Matt since 1988.

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Michael Palin

Michael Edward Palin (pronounced; born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter.

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Mike Oldfield

Michael Gordon Oldfield (born 15 May 1953) is an English musician and composer.

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Millipedes are a group of arthropods that are characterised by having two pairs of jointed legs on most body segments; they are known scientifically as the class Diplopoda, the name being derived from this feature.

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National Television Awards

The National Television Awards (often shortened to NTAs) is a British television awards ceremony, broadcast by the ITV network and initiated in 1995.

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Netflix, Inc. is an American over-the-top media services provider, headquartered in Los Gatos, California.

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Network Distributing

Network Distributing (formerly Network/Network DVD) is a video publishing company that specialises in classic British television programmes.

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Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Never Mind the Buzzcocks is a British comedy panel game, themed on pop music, that aired between 1996 and 2015.

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New Year's Day

New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

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New Zealand Listener

The New Zealand Listener is a New Zealand magazine which covers a variety of general topics, including current affairs, politics and entertainment.

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Newsnight is a weekday BBC Television current affairs programme which specialises in analysis and often robust cross-examination of senior politicians.

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Nick Newman

Nick Newman (born 17 July 1958) is a satirical British cartoonist and comedy scriptwriter.

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Nish Kumar

Nishant "Nish" Kumar (born 26 August 1985) is a British stand-up comedian, actor, and radio presenter.

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No Such Thing as a Fish

No Such Thing as a Fish is a weekly British podcast series produced and presented by the researchers behind the BBC Two panel game QI.

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No Such Thing as the News

No Such Thing as the News is a British television comedy series on BBC Two, which is a spin-off to the podcast No Such Thing as a Fish, produced and presented by the researchers behind the panel game QI, also on BBC Two.

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Noel Fielding

Noel Fielding (born 21 May 1973) is an English comedian, writer, actor, artist, musician and television presenter.

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Nordic countries

The Nordic countries or the Nordics are a geographical and cultural region in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic, where they are most commonly known as Norden (literally "the North").

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Norman Tebbit

Norman Beresford Tebbit, Baron Tebbit, (born 29 March 1931) is a British politician and life peer.

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Omroepvereniging VARA

The Omroepvereniging VARA, the VARA Broadcasting Association, is a Dutch public broadcasting association of the Netherlands.

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On First Looking into Chapman's Homer

On First Looking into Chapman's Homer is a sonnet written by the English Romantic poet John Keats (1795–1821) in October 1816.

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An onomatopoeia (from the Greek ὀνοματοποιία; ὄνομα for "name" and ποιέω for "I make", adjectival form: "onomatopoeic" or "onomatopoetic") is a word that phonetically imitates, resembles or suggests the sound that it describes.

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An outtake is a portion of a work (usually a film or music recording) that is removed in the editing process and not included in the work's final, publicly released version.

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Panel show

A panel show or panel game is a radio or television game show in which a panel of celebrities participates.

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The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor.

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Peter Fincham

Peter Arthur Fincham (born 26 July 1956) is a British television producer and executive.

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Peter Hawkins

Peter John Hawkins (3 April 1924 – 8 July 2006) was an English actor and voice artist.

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Phill Jupitus

Phillip Christopher Jupitus (born 25 June 1962) is an English stand-up and improv comedian, actor, performance poet, cartoonist and podcaster.

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Philosophy (from Greek φιλοσοφία, philosophia, literally "love of wisdom") is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language.

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Piers Fletcher

Piers Fletcher is a television producer and researcher, mainly working for the British panel game QI, broadcast on the BBC.

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A podcast, or generically netcast, is an episodic series of digital audio or video files which a user can download and listen to.

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Porky Pig

Porky Pig is an animated cartoon character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons.

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Porridge (also historically spelled porage, porrige, parritch) is a food commonly eaten as a breakfast cereal dish, made by boiling ground, crushed or chopped starchy plants—typically grain—in water or milk.

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Prima televize

Prima televize (previously Prima family, originally Premiéra) is a Czech private television station.

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Prime (New Zealand TV channel)

Prime is the second privately owned national free-to-air television broadcaster currently available in New Zealand.

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Private Eye

Private Eye is a British fortnightly satirical and current affairs news magazine, founded in 1961.

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Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly (PW) is an American weekly trade news magazine targeted at publishers, librarians, booksellers and literary agents.

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QI (Czech TV series)

QI (Quite Interesting) is a Czech panel show aired by TV Prima.

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QI (Dutch TV series)

QI is a Dutch panel show, which aired on the television network VARA from December 2008, based on the QI UK format.

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QI News

QI News was an internet television show produced by Quite Interesting Limited, the company which produces the British panel game QI.

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Quite Interesting Limited

Quite Interesting Limited is a British research company, most notable for providing the research for the British television panel game QI (itself an abbreviation of Quite Interesting) and the Swedish version Intresseklubben, as well as other QI–related programmes and products.

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Radio Times

Radio Times is a British weekly television and radio programme listings magazine.

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Raymond Smullyan

Raymond Merrill Smullyan (May 25, 1919 – February 6, 2017) was an American mathematician, magician, concert pianist, logician, Taoist, and philosopher.

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Red Nose Day 2011

Red Nose Day 2011 was a fundraising event organised by Comic Relief.

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Reginald D. Hunter

Reginald Darnell Hunter (born 26 March 1969)Maxwell, Dominic (10 March 2007).

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Rhod Gilbert

Rhodri Paul Gilbert (born 18 October 1968) is a Welsh comedian who was nominated in 2005 for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award.

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Rich Hall

Richard Travis Hall (born 10 June 1954) is an American comedian, writer, and musician, first coming to prominence as a sketch comedian in the 1980s.

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Richard Coles

Richard Coles (born 26 March 1962) is an English musician, journalist and Church of England priest.

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Richard Osman

Richard Thomas Osman (born 28 November 1970) is an English television presenter, producer, comedian and director.

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Roadshow Entertainment

Roadshow Entertainment (formerly Roadshow Home Video) is a division of the Australian media company Village Roadshow (formerly Roadshow Home Video and Roadshow Entertainment).

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Rob Brydon

Robert Brydon Jones, (born 3 May 1965), known professionally as Rob Brydon, is a Welsh actor, comedian, radio and television presenter, singer, and impressionist.

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Robert Wolke

Robert L. Wolke (April 2, 1928) is an American chemist, currently professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Roger Law

Roger Law (born 6 September 1941, Ely) is a caricaturist and one half of Luck and Flaw (with Peter Fluck), creators of the satirical TV puppet show Spitting Image.

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Romesh Ranganathan

Jonathan Romesh Ranganathan (born January 30, 1978) is a British stand-up comedian and actor.

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Ronni Ancona

Veronica Ancona (born 4 July 1968) is a Scottish actress, impressionist and author.

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Ross Noble

Ross Markham Noble (born 5 June 1976) is an English stand-up comedian and actor.

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Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, CBE (born 6 January 1955) is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr. Bean.

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Royal Television Society

The Royal Television Society, or RTS, is a British-based educational charity for the discussion, and analysis of television in all its forms, past, present and future.

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Russell Tovey

Russell George Tovey (born 14 November 1981) is an English actor He is best known for playing the role of a werewolf, George Sands in the BBC's supernatural drama Being Human. His other notable roles include Rudge in both the stage and film versions of The History Boys, Steve in the BBC Three sitcom Him & Her, Kevin Matheson in the HBO original series Looking and its subsequent series finale television film Looking: The Movie, and as Henry Knight on BBC TV series Sherlock.

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Sandi Toksvig

Sandra Birgitte "Sandi" Toksvig, (born 3 May 1958) is a British-Danish comedian, writer, actor, presenter and producer on British radio and television, and political activist.

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Sara Pascoe

Sara Pascoe (born 22 May 1981) is an English writer, stand-up comedian and actress.

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Sarah Millican

Sarah Jane Millican (King; born 29 May 1975) is an English comedian.

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Sean Lock

Sean Lock (born 22 April 1963) is an English comedian and actor.

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Spin-off (media)

In media, a spin-off (or spinoff) is a radio program, television program, video game, film, or any narrative work, derived from already existing works that focus on more details and different aspects from the original work (e.g. particular topics, characters or events).

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Spitting Image

Spitting Image is a British satirical puppet show, created by Peter Fluck, Roger Law and Martin Lambie-Nairn.

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Sport Relief

Sport Relief is a biennial charity event from Comic Relief, in association with BBC Sport, which brings together the worlds of sport and entertainment to raise money to help vulnerable people in both the UK and the world's poorest countries.

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Stephen Colbert

Stephen Tyrone Colbert (born May 13, 1964) is an American comedian, writer, producer, actor, and television host.

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Stephen Fry

Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist.

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Stephen Fry in America

Stephen Fry in America is a six-part BBC television series in which Stephen Fry travels across the United States.

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Stephen Grant (comedian)

Stephen Grant (born 2 July 1973 in Brighton) is a British comedian, comedy writer, and radio presenter.

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Steve Martin

Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician.

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Sue Perkins

Susan Elizabeth Perkins (born 22 September 1969) is an English comedian, broadcaster, actress and writer, born in East Dulwich, south London.

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Superb lyrebird

The superb lyrebird (Menura novaehollandiae) is an Australian songbird, one of two species from the family Menuridae.

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Susan Calman

Susan Grace Calman (born 6 November 1974) is a Scottish comedian, television presenter and panellist on a number of BBC Radio 4 shows including The News Quiz and I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.

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SVT1 (SVT Ett) is the primary television station of the Swedish public service broadcaster Sveriges Television in Sweden.

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Talkback (production company)

Talkback is a British television production company that was established as an independent production company in 1981 by Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones.

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Tartan (breacan) is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours.

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Ted Dewan

Ted Dewan is an American-born British writer and illustrator of children's books who resides in England.

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Thatcher effect

The Thatcher effect or Thatcher illusion is a phenomenon where it becomes more difficult to detect local feature changes in an upside-down face, despite identical changes being obvious in an upright face.

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The Book of Animal Ignorance

The Book of Animal Ignorance is the second title in a series of books based on the intellectual British panel game QI, written by series-creator John Lloyd and head-researcher John Mitchinson.

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The Book of General Ignorance

The Book of General Ignorance is the first in a series of books based on the final round in the intellectual British panel game QI, written by series-creator John Lloyd and head-researcher John Mitchinson,.

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The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The Independent

The Independent is a British online newspaper.

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The London Studios

The London Studios (also known as The South Bank Studios, The London Television Centre, ITV Towers and Kent House) in Waterloo, Central London was a television studio complex owned by ITV plc and originally built for London Weekend Television.

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The Museum of Curiosity

The Museum of Curiosity, formerly titled The Professor of Curiosity, is a comedy panel game on BBC Radio 4 that was first broadcast on 20 February 2008.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The QI Book of the Dead

The QI Book of the Dead (sold as The Book of the Dead in the United States) is the fourth title in a series of books based on the intellectual British panel game QI, written by series-creator John Lloyd and head-researcher John Mitchinson.

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The Second Book of General Ignorance

The Second Book of General Ignorance is the fifth in a series of books based on the final round in the intellectual British panel game QI, written by series-creator John Lloyd and head-researcher John Mitchinson.

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The Unbelievable Truth (radio show)

The Unbelievable Truth is a BBC radio comedy panel game made by Random Entertainment, devised by Graeme Garden and Jon Naismith.

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In music, timbre (also known as tone color or tone quality from psychoacoustics) is the perceived sound quality of a musical note, sound or tone.

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Triple point

In thermodynamics, the triple point of a substance is the temperature and pressure at which the three phases (gas, liquid, and solid) of that substance coexist in thermodynamic equilibrium.

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Tsutomu Yamaguchi

(March 16, 1916January 4, 2010) was a survivor of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings during World War II.

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TV Choice

TV Choice is a British weekly TV listings magazine published by H. Bauer Publishing, the UK subsidiary of family-run German company Bauer Media Group.

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Twitter is an online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets".

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UEFA Champions League

The UEFA Champions League is an annual continental club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and contested by top-division European clubs.

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UKTV Play is a video on demand service owned by UKTV, launched in August 2014.

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Vehicle horn

A horn is a sound-making device that can be equipped to motor vehicles, buses, bicycles, trains, trams (a.k.a. streetcars in North America), and other types of vehicles.

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Vic Reeves

James Roderick Moir (born 24 January 1959), better known by the stage name Vic Reeves, is an English comedian, artist, actor and television presenter, best known for his double act with Bob Mortimer (see Vic and Bob).

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Victoria Coren Mitchell

Victoria Elizabeth Coren Mitchell (18 August 1972) is an English writer, presenter and professional poker player.

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Vincent van Gogh

Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 185329 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art.

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Vitali Vitaliev

Vitali Vitaliev (Виталий Витальев) is a Ukrainian-born journalist and writer who has worked in Russia, England, Scotland, Australia and Ireland.

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Viz (comics)

Viz is a popular British comic magazine founded in 1979 by Chris Donald.

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Vladimir Lenin

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known by the alias Lenin (22 April 1870According to the new style calendar (modern Gregorian), Lenin was born on 22 April 1870. According to the old style (Old Julian) calendar used in the Russian Empire at the time, it was 10 April 1870. Russia converted from the old to the new style calendar in 1918, under Lenin's administration. – 21 January 1924), was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist.

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Vocal register

A vocal register is a range of tones in the human voice produced by a particular vibratory pattern of the vocal folds.

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Warner Home Video

Warner Home Video is the home video distribution arm of Warner Bros. Founded in 1978 as WCI Home Video (standing for Warner Communications, Inc.), the company primarily releases titles from the film and television library of Warner Bros.

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Weblogs, Inc.

Weblogs, Inc. is a blog network of about 90 blogs, covering a variety of subjects, from computers and gaming to the likes of food and independent film.

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Welsh language

Welsh (Cymraeg or y Gymraeg) is a member of the Brittonic branch of the Celtic languages.

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Whisky or whiskey is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash.

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Wikipedia is a multilingual, web-based, free encyclopedia that is based on a model of openly editable content.

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1,227 QI Facts to Blow Your Socks Off

1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off is the sixth in a series of books based on the intellectual British panel game QI, written by series-creator John Lloyd, director of research John Mitchinson, and chief researcher James Harkin.

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1080i (also known as Full HD or BT.709) is an abbreviation referring to a combination of frame resolution and scan type, used in high-definition television (HDTV) and high-definition video.

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16:9 (1.7:1) (16:9.

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2003 in British television

This is a list of British television-related events from 2003.

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2004 in British television

This is a list of British television related events from 2004.

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2005 in British television

This is a list of British television-related events in 2005.

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2006 in British television

The following is a list of British television related events from the year 2006.

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2007 in British television

This is a summary of the year 2007 in British television.

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2008 in British television

This is a list of events that took place in 2008 related to British television.

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2009 in British television

This is a list of events that took place in 2009 related to British television.

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2010 in British television

This is a list of events that took place in 2010 related to British television.

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2011 in British television

This is a list of events that took place in 2011 related to British television.

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2012 in British television

This is a list of events that took place in 2012 related to British television.

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2013 in British television

This is a list of events that took place in 2013 related to British television.

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2014 in British television

This is a list of events that took place in 2014 related to British television.

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2015 in British television

This is a list of events that took place in 2015 related to British television.

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2016 in British television

This is a list of events that took place in 2016 related to Television in the United Kingdom.

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576i is a standard-definition video mode originally used for broadcast television in most countries of the world where the utility frequency for electric power distribution is 50 Hz.

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