Sandi Toksvig

News: WOW Festival Announces BBC Deal

The WOW Foundation has today announced a partnership with BBC Arts, as part of its Culture in Quarantine initiative, to curate a brand new digital WOW festival online.


News: Sandi Toksvig Quits Bake Off

After three years and 51 showstoppers Sandi Toksvig is leaving the Bake Off tent.

Sandi is quitting to focus on other work projects, which include hosting the forthcoming Channel 4 series The Write Offs, which looks at the issue of adult literacy.


News: Sandi Toksvig Investigates Illiteracy for C4

The Write Offs is an empowering and uplifting new two-part series hosted by Sandi Toksvig which will explore Britain’s staggeringly low adult literacy rates and offer a group of adults – aged from 22 to 66 years old – a lifechanging opportunity to overcome the one thing that has always held them back.


News: Sandi Toksvig To Be New President Of Writers' Guild of Great Britain

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) has today announced Sandi Toksvig OBE as its new President with immediate effect. 

The announcement was made at a special AGM at the Unicorn Theatre to mark the 60th anniversary of the trade union, which represents professional writers in TV, film, theatre, radio, books, comedy, poetry, animation and videogames. Members also include emerging and aspiring writers. 


News: Sandi Toksvig Reveals QI Pay Gap

Comedian Sandi Toksvig has revealed that she is paid less than half of Stephen Fry’s fee as the host of BBC show QI.

Toksvig took over from Stephen Fry in 2015 and also currently co-presents Great British Bake Off on Channel 4.


News: Are Women Writers Still Missing Out In Comedy?

Female writers are still significantly in the minority in all areas of the arts according to a new report. Comedy is one of the main areas where they lack representation.

The report, entitled Gender Inequality and Screenwriters and commissioned by the Writers' Guild of Great Britain as part of their Equality Writes campaign, says that the percentage of television episodes written predominantly by women over 10 years is just 28%. This drops to 14% for prime-time, 11% for comedy and 9% for light entertainment.


News: Sandi Toksvig to Replace Stephen Fry as QI Host

Stephen Fry is to give up hosting QI. The upcoming ‘M’series will be his last and he will be replaced by Sandi Toksvig.

Originally cast as a team captain opposite Alan Davies, Fry agreed to chair the show as a last minute replacement for Michael Palin ‘just for the pilot’. But, from the first few moments, it was clear that he was born for the role.

News: Sandi Toksvig's Fundraising Tour

Sandi Toksvig has announced a tour of England and Wales in early 2016.

Sandi Toksvig Live! Politically Incorrect  will be an evening of stand-up, stories and fascinating facts, which will raise funds for The Women's Equality Party, which Toksvig co-founded earlier this year. All profits from the shows will go to fund the Party’s work.


News: Final Edition of News Quiz With Sandi Toksvig

The News Quiz recorded its last edition hosted by Sandi Toksvig last night.Toksvig was joined for the emotional episode by regular panellist Jeremy Hardy and guests Andy Hamilton, Phill Jupitus and Francis Wheen. It will be broadcast this evening on Radio 4 at 6.30pm. 


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