Have I Got News For You - Series 50 Page 2

Have I Got News For You. Image shows from L to R: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton.

Have I Got News For You

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

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Sunday 4th October 2015, 11:20am
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I had to laugh when he got himself stuck in a corner with him being told apparently to not talk about cars.

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DougWonnacott

  • Sunday 4th October 2015, 1:50pm
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Quote: TheBlueNun @ 3rd October 2015, 3:44 PM BST

I reckon he follows Michael Foot as his nephew Paul used to work on Private Eye.

I didn't know Paul Foot was related to Michael Foot. I wonder if Michael would have been as successful if he had Paul's haircut.

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TheBlueNun

  • Sunday 4th October 2015, 4:07pm [Edited]
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Quote: DougWonnacott @ 4th October 2015, 1:50 PM BST

I didn't know Paul Foot was related to Michael Foot. I wonder if Michael would have been as successful if he had Paul's haircut.

Are we talking about the namesake comedian or journalist here? The other day I was watching something the other day and thought "that's exactly who the comedian Paul Foot reminds me of.

Back to HIGNFY, I have a feeling in my bones that it's going to be a good series.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

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Quote: TheBlueNun @ 4th October 2015, 4:07 PM BST


Back to HIGNFY, I have a feeling in my bones that it's going to be a good series.

Never fails with me. :D

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Basil Rathbon

  • Tuesday 6th October 2015, 12:47pm
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Quote: TheBlueNun @ 3rd October 2015, 11:31 AM BST

Back to HIGNFY, Richard Osman was good, wasn't he?

Quite the reverse, Osman came across as a rather petulant spoilt child who thinks he's a lot funnier than he actually is.

Much as I love HIGNFY, the left-wing bias of the show doses get very tedious at times. Even Ian Hislop, who's normally quite balanced, had a rather out of character rant about David Cameron.

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plodipop

  • Tuesday 6th October 2015, 3:54pm
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Quote: Basil Rathbon @ 6th October 2015, 12:47 PM BST

Quite the reverse, Osman came across as a rather petulant spoilt child who thinks he's a lot funnier than he actually is.

Much as I love HIGNFY, the left-wing bias of the show doses get very tedious at times. Even Ian Hislop, who's normally quite balanced, had a rather out of character rant about David Cameron.

Couldn't agree more. I actually don't think he's funny at all. He always tries to be and tends to fail. He always signposts when he's going to say something funny, which makes it even less successful.

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Woozie

  • Tuesday 6th October 2015, 4:45pm
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It was a pretty decent episode. I thought Osman and Merton were on top form.

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DougWonnacott

  • Thursday 15th October 2015, 1:41pm
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This may have spoilers for this week's episode.

I just watched the footage of Boris Johnson having a game of street Rugby in Japan, getting carried away and accidentally flattening a 10 year old boy. I can't stop laughing.

Apparently he also did a press conference talking about Britain being a world leader in technology. He talked about contactless payment and how easy it was to pay when using public transport in London. Then someone pointed out that Japan has had contactless payment since 2001.

That's this week's episode sorted.

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Aaron

  • Thursday 15th October 2015, 7:15pm
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Quote: DougWonnacott @ 15th October 2015, 1:41 PM BST

This may have spoilers for this week's episode.

I just watched the footage of Boris Johnson having a game of street Rugby in Japan, getting carried away and accidentally flattening a 10 year old boy. I can't stop laughing.

Apparently he also did a press conference talking about Britain being a world leader in technology. He talked about contactless payment and how easy it was to pay when using public transport in London. Then someone pointed out that Japan has had contactless payment since 2001.

That's this week's episode sorted.

Sounds like two particularly easy jokes to me.

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Gordon Bennett

  • Saturday 17th October 2015, 7:15pm
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Quote: DougWonnacott @ 15th October 2015, 1:41 PM BST

This may have spoilers for this week's episode.

I just watched the footage of Boris Johnson having a game of street Rugby in Japan, getting carried away and accidentally flattening a 10 year old boy. I can't stop laughing.

Apparently he also did a press conference talking about Britain being a world leader in technology. He talked about contactless payment and how easy it was to pay when using public transport in London. Then someone pointed out that Japan has had contactless payment since 2001.

That's this week's episode sorted.

Well, maybe it was too obvious so they avoided these opportunities.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Saturday 17th October 2015, 7:18pm
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Quote: DougWonnacott @ 15th October 2015, 1:41 PM BST

This may have spoilers for this week's episode.

I just watched the footage of Boris Johnson having a game of street Rugby in Japan, getting carried away and accidentally flattening a 10 year old boy. I can't stop laughing.

Apparently he also did a press conference talking about Britain being a world leader in technology. He talked about contactless payment and how easy it was to pay when using public transport in London. Then someone pointed out that Japan has had contactless payment since 2001.

That's this week's episode sorted.

Nope. :P

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TheBlueNun

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Quote: TheBlueNun @ 3rd October 2015, 11:31 AM BST

I'm pretty sure that he is. As for Piers Morgan, he's married (for the second time) to a journalist who's the daughter of a Conservative MP from Thatcher's tenure.

Back to HIGNFY, Richard Osman was good, wasn't he?

My Mum disagreed with me today. She thought, as Basil Rathbon did (the BCG poster, not the late actor) that Osman was unfair to Clarkson.

Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 17th October 2015, 7:18 PM BST

Nope. :P

I cannot really recall most of last night's episode (although I'm probably going dotty) - was it funny?

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TheBlueNun

  • Saturday 17th October 2015, 11:17pm
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Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 17th October 2015, 11:11 PM BST

OK, normal funny episode. :)

I'm racking my brains trying to recall who was on it? Oh yes, Sadiq Khan and Roisin Conaty. Merton, when he woke up, was quite funny I guess?