The researchers behind the hit BBC show QI and their own award-winning podcast No Such Thing As A Fish are to get their own BBC Two show.
No Such Thing As The News aims to "do for the news what QI does for the universe at large: making the apparently dull interesting, the obscure clear and the frightening comprehensible” a QI spokesman told Chortle.
The show will see the QI elves, as the show’s researchers are known, including host Dan Schreiber, Anna Ptaszynski, Andrew Hunter Murray and James Harkin discuss the most interesting things they have found in the news that week.
QI creator and producer John Lloyd is on board to produce the show.
Lloyd was also the producer of hit comedy shows like Blackadder, however So Such Thing As News is his first show with a cast of relative unknowns since Not The Nine O’Clock News, which made household names of Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Griff Rhys Jones and Mel Smith.
BBC News are making five episodes to air in the 11pm slot. The show will be filmed in front of a live audience at Up The Creek comedy club in Greenwich.