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Series L

Episode 1: L-Animals

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Stephen Fry examines the largest and littlest of animal life, from lonely whales to larval locomotives. With Sarah Millican, Ross Noble, Colin Lane and Alan Davies. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Panellist:
Sarah Millican
Panellist:
Ross Noble
Panellist:
Colin Lane
Panellist:
Alan Davies
Director:
Ian Lorimer
Producer:
John Lloyd

QI XL

Series L

Episode 5: Lenses

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Panel quiz. Stephen Fry considers lenses, lungs, legs and other parts of the body beginning with L. With Jo Brand, Josh Widdicombe, Phill Jupitus and Alan Davies.

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Panellist:
Jo Brand
Panellist:
Josh Widdicombe
Panellist:
Phill Jupitus
Panellist:
Alan Davies
Director:
Ian Lorimer
Producer:
John Lloyd

QI XL

Series L

Episode 4: Levity

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Stephen Fry looks at levity, levitation and lights with Josh Widdicombe, Sue Perkins, Frank Skinner and Alan Davies.

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Panellist:
Frank Skinner
Panellist:
Sue Perkins
Panellist:
Josh Widdicombe
Panellist:
Alan Davies
Director:
Ian Lorimer
Producer:
John Lloyd

Ocean Giants

Episode 3: Voices of the Sea

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary series about the intelligence of dolphins and whales. This part looks at how the sea mammals make sounds to catch food, and sing for music's own sake. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Phil Chapman
Executive Producer:
Sara Ford
Series Producer:
Mark Brownlow
Series Producer:
Phil Chapman
Narrator:
Stephen Fry

Ocean Giants

Episode 2: Deep Thinkers

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary focusing on the intelligence of whales and dolphins. Professor Denise Herzing attempts to find out how close their minds are to those of humans. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Sara Ford
Series Producer:
Mark Brownlow
Series Producer:
Phil Chapman
Narrator:
Stephen Fry

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 11 months

Documentary about the extraordinary friendship and collaboration between Winston Churchill and film producer Alexander Korda that helped to bring America into the Second World War. Show more

Contributors

Director:
John Fleet
Interviewed Guest:
Stephen Fry
Interviewed Guest:
Lady Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Charles Drazin
Interviewed Guest:
David Thomson
Interviewed Guest:
Jonathan Rose
Interviewed Guest:
David Lough
Interviewed Guest:
Greg Walker
Interviewed Guest:
Charles Barr

QI XL

Series L

Episode 7: Lethal

Duration: 43 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Stephen Fry looks at the quite interesting side of all things lethal, with a deadly and dangerous panel of Bill Bailey, Sandi Toksvig, Jason Manford and Alan Davies. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Participant:
Bill Bailey
Participant:
Sandi Toksvig
Participant:
Jason Manford
Participant:
Alan Davies
Director:
Ian Lorimer
Producer:
John Lloyd
Production Company:
Talkback Thames

Duration: 57 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One LondonLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales HD

Genevieve is a bright, musically-talented 17-year-old. Her teenage years seem to be panning out just fine, until she experiences the first manic episode of her bipolar disorder. Show more

Contributors

Genevieve Barrett:
Odessa Young
Benjamin Turner:
Benson Jack Anthony
Paul Webster:
Brendan Donoghue
Liz Barrett:
Olivia Pigeot
Isabella Barrett:
Milly Alcock
Andrew Barrett:
Paul Gleeson
Director:
Luke Eve
Producer:
Gina Carter
Executive Producer:
Stephen Fry

Fry's Planet Word

Episode 1: Babel

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Documentary series focusing on language. Stephen Fry seeks to uncover the origins of language and how and why we are the only species on the planet to have this gift. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Director of photography:
Simon Ffrench
Sound Recordist:
Adam Toy
Sound Recordist:
Sean O'Neill
Production Manager:
Lucy Tate
Executive Producer:
Gina Carter
Executive Producer:
Mark Bell
Series Producer:
John-Paul Davidson

Fry's Planet Word

Episode 3: Uses and Abuses

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Documentary series. Stephen learns that swearing plays an important part in human communication, and that slang and jargon can both aid and thwart clarity. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Director of photography:
Simon Ffrench
Sound Recordist:
Adam Toy
Sound Recordist:
Dan Gleich
Sound Recordist:
Sean O'Neil
Production Manager:
Lucy Tate
Executive Producer:
Mark Bell
Executive Producer:
Gina Carter
Series Producer:
John-Paul Davidson
Director of photography:
Mike Garner
Director of photography:
Will Hutchinson
Composer:
Andy Hopkins

Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 11 months

Poignant dramatisation of the life of Oscar Wilde, leading up to the sensational trial that resulted in his ultimate downfall. Stephen Fry stars. Show more

Contributors

Oscar Wilde:
Stephen Fry
Lord Alfred 'Bosie' Douglas:
Jude Law
Lady Speranza Wilde:
Vanessa Redgrave
Constance Lloyd Wilde:
Jennifer Ehle
Marquess of Queensberry:
Tom Wilkinson
Lady Queensberry:
Gemma Jones
Lady Mount-Temple:
Judy Parfitt
Robbie Ross:
Michael Sheen
Ada Leverson:
Zoe Wanamaker
John Gray:
Ioan Gruffudd
Charles Gill:
Peter Barkworth
Vyvyan Wilde:
Laurence Owen
Alfred Wood:
Benedict Sandiford
Rent Boy:
Orlando Bloom
George Alexander:
Robin Kermode
Doorkeeper:
Arthur Whybrow
Director:
Brian Gilbert
Director of photography:
Martin Fuhrer

QI XL

Series J

Episode 10: Jungles

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Comedy quiz show. Stephen Fry looks at jungles, with Greg Proops, David O'Doherty, Reginald D Hunter and Alan Davies.

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Participant:
Alan Davies
Participant:
David O'Doherty
Participant:
Reginald D Hunter
Participant:
Greg Proops
Director:
Ian Lorimer
Producer:
John Lloyd

Ocean Giants

Episode 1: Giant Lives

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Series about whales and dolphins. Explore the ocean's largest creatures - humpback whales, 200-ton feeding blue whales and southern right whales with one-ton testicles. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Sara Ford
Series Producer:
Mark Brownlow
Series Producer:
Phil Chapman
Narrator:
Stephen Fry

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Four months after the BP oil spill, Stephen Fry returns to America's Deep South together with zoologist Mark Carwardine, to see what the impact has been. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Presenter:
Mark Carwardine
Camera Operator:
Toby Strong
Sound Recordist:
Nick Allinson
Musician:
David Ayers
Musician:
Felix Tod
Production Manager:
Louise Binding
Executive Producer:
Adrian Davies
Producer:
Tim Green
Director:
Tim Green
Director:
Ros Edwards

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Host Jo Brand encourages Stephen Fry, who is a stranger to boxing, the sitcom Only Fools and Horses, and the assembly of flat-pack furniture, to try out some new experiences. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Jo Brand
Participant:
Stephen Fry
Director:
John Spencer
Producer:
Darren Sole

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Three

Family adventure based on Mary Norton's books. After being discovered by 'human beans', a family of borrowers - tiny people who live under the floorboards - must leave their home. Show more

Contributors

Homily Clock:
Sharon Horgan
Arrietty Clock:
Aisling Loftus
Granny Driver:
Victoria Wood
Professor Mildeye:
Stephen Fry
Robert Millman:
Shaun Dooley
Dean Karen Richards:
Warona Seane
Director:
Tom Harper

QI XL

Series H

Episode 11: Holidays

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Stephen Fry asks unanswerable questions about Holidays, with Bill Bailey, Rich Hall, Rob Brydon and Alan Davies.

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Participant:
Alan Davies
Director:
Ian Lorimer
Participant:
Bill Bailey
Participant:
Rich Hall
Participant:
Rob Brydon
Producer:
John Lloyd

Last Chance to See

Return of the Rhino: A Last Chance to See Special

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Stephen Fry and the zoologist Mark Carwardine follow attempts to move the world's rarest rhinos from a snowy zoo in the Czech Republic to the expanses of Kenya. Show more

QI XL

Series I

Episode 5: Invertebrates

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Stephen Fry looks at insects and other invertebrates. With Sarah Millican, Jimmy Carr, Johnny Vegas and Alan Davies.

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Participant:
Alan Davies
Participant:
Sarah Millican
Participant:
Johnny Vegas
Participant:
Jimmy Carr
Director:
Ian Lorimer
Producer:
John Lloyd

QI XL

Series H

Episode 8: Hypothetical

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Stephen Fry considers some hypothetical questions with panellists Sandi Toksvig, John Lloyd, Johnny Vegas and Alan Davies.

Contributors

Presenter:
Stephen Fry
Participant:
Alan Davies
Director:
Ian Lorimer
Participant:
Sandi Toksvig
Participant:
John Lloyd
Participant:
Johnny Vegas
Producer:
John Lloyd