Sandi Toksvig




1001 Things You Should Know

Antiques Master

Call My Bluff (team captain)

Darling You Were Marvellous


I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (panellist)

The News Quiz (panellist, later host)

QI (panellist, later host)

The Sandwich Quiz

Whose Line is it Anyway? (performer)

What the Dickens?


Super-cosmopolitan Sandi Toksvig was born in Denmark, brought up in the USA but eventually settled in the UK, becoming a household face in kids' show Number 73, and a household name thanks to Whose Line is it Anyway?.

She was also quite brilliant as a team captain, opposite the late Alan Coren, on Call My Bluff, nearly always managing to score points over him (in more ways than one) and adding plenty more spice to the proceedings by means of the props that she used to use and the mini-plays that she quite often wrote and performed, the latter with the help of host Bob Holness. It was a real shame that Sandi was eventually replaced by Rod Liddle: the show suffered considerably as a result and never fully recovered.

Sandi spent the 2000s writing novels and appearing on talk radio; she hosted travel show Excess Baggage and later presented The News Quiz. Sandi left The News Quiz to work with the fledgling Women's Equality Party; she had previously campaigned for the Liberal Democrats.

She secured British citizenship in 2013, and married her wife Debbie in 2014.


In 1995, she sailed around the coast of Britain with former hostage John McCarthy.

When Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon, she (as an 11-year-old girl) was holding the hand of Neil Armstrong's secretary in Mission Control.

Books / Tapes

The Travels of Lady Bulldog Burton (paperback, fiction)
Flying Under Bridges (paperback, fiction)
Whistling For The Elephants (paperback, fiction)
Gladys Reunited (paperback, non-fiction)


United Agents, 12-26 Lexington Street, London W1F 0LE

Web links

Wikipedia entry

Internet Movie Database entry


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