Have I Got News For You

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Long-running topical panel game with a strong political slant, featuring team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton

AKA:
HIGNFY; Have I Got Old News For You; Have I Got A Bit More News For You; Have I Got A Little Bit More News For You; John Lloyd's Newsround
Genre:
Panel Show
Broadcast:
1990 - 2014  (BBC One / BBC Two)
Episodes:
433 (48 series)
Starring:
Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Angus Deayton
Production:
Hat Trick Productions
& British Broadcasting Corporation

Fill in the missing words: ______ is a popular topical panel game starring Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

Originally on BBC Two before moving to BBC One, each episode of Have I Got News For You features a series of topical rounds. On one side is team captain Ian Hislop, editor of satirical magazine Private Eye; the other team is lead by improv comedian Paul Merton.

Until 2002 the show was hosted by Angus Deayton. However, a series of tabloid scandals involving prostitues and drugs resulted in the the long-time host being forced to resign. Since then, each episode has been hosted by a selection of guest hosts. The list includes Alexander Armstrong, Kirsty Young, Jeremy Clarkson and Jack Dee.

HIGNFY's influence spreads far and wide. MP Boris Johnson's popular appearances on the show may well have helped him become Mayor of London.