8:00pm – Friday, May 18 on ABC1
Be enlightened on tonight’s episode of QI as the theme ‘illumination’ is discussed. Joining QI master Stephen Fry are bright sparks Chris Addison, Jack Dee, Rich Hall and Alan Davies.
To kick the show off Stephen Fry asks, “In 1879 the Blackpool Illumination began. They were visited by up to one hundred thousand people from all over Britain and were so bright that they were described as ‘artificial sunshine’. And my question simply is, how many lamps did they use?”