Inland Revenue stars on QI tonight
Stephen Fry and the QI team are giving accountants and tax agents a treat tonight with an episode dedicated to the Inland Revenue.
Part of the quirky quiz show's "I" series, it’s a shorter version of an episode that was broadcast on 22 November, so you may have seen it already. If you really can’t drag yourself away from tax returns at 10pm, the British Comedy Guide has provided a quick digest of the episode.
One of the first interesting revelations is that the Pakistani authorities send transgender taxmen to visit those refusing to pay their tax bills, and treat the offenders to a song and dance until they pay up.
"Pub Landlord" comic Al Murray related how he was once investigated by the taxman after he took advice from Harry Hill, whereas Sandi Toksvig said the inspector she spent three days with ultimately confessed that the main reason for the enquiry was because "I just wanted to meet you".
The discussion ranges across window tax the reason and why houses in Amsterdam are so tall and narrow.
If you were sitting on the QI panel, what other facts do you know that would entertain the country?