Have I Got News For You - Series 55

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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Sitcomfan64

  • Monday 9th April 2018, 11:48pm
  • England
  • 549 posts

Well just watched the extended edition and it's the best episode in a long time. I always like it when Paul laughs as much as the audience, and Paxman's stoic seriousness really added to it, best value host since Blessed.

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Chappers

  • Friday 19th October 2018, 9:25pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,322 posts

That woman's laugh is horrendous. A comedian? She's worse than Elaine Paige.

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Billy Bunter

  • Friday 19th October 2018, 10:03pm [Edited]
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 885 posts
Quote: Chappers @ 19th October 2018, 9:25 PM

That woman's laugh is horrendous. A comedian? She's worse than Elaine Paige.

Even worse than Jimmy Carr and Sarah Millican at their most annoying.

They seemed to be scraping the bottom of the guest panellist barrel tonight. As indeed (with one exception) did the programme that followed, "Would I Lie to You?".

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Billy Bunter

  • Friday 19th October 2018, 10:57pm [Edited]
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 885 posts
Quote: Chappers @ 19th October 2018, 10:35 PM

Sara Pascoe?

She was the exception I had in mind, yes. Clearly it couldn't have been any of the others. One re-stocked a shop in Corfe Castle once I seem to recall and I have no idea who the other two were.

Similarly neither did I have any idea of who either of the guests were on HIGNFY.

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fasty

  • Saturday 20th October 2018, 9:34am
  • Derbys, England
  • 301 posts

Kiri Pritchard-McLean? Never heard of her before but even more grating than that Sharon Horgan :(

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Saturday 20th October 2018, 9:43am
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,361 posts

She had a laugh like Twiggy's girlfriend in The Royle Family. Bloody annoying.

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Rood Eye

  • Saturday 20th October 2018, 12:59pm
  • England
  • 2,543 posts

Kiri Pritchard-McLean isn't a household name by any means. In fact, it's a name that is probably completely unknown in most households across the world. Despite her relative anonymity, she is actually a pretty good stand-up comedian.

Grace Dent is a writer and newspaper columnist, restaurant critic for The Guardian and previously a long-time restaurant columnist for the Evening Standard. She has a sense of humour too.

In fairness to both women, I have to say neither is anywhere near the bottom of the professional barrels in which they circulate and, taken as a pair, whoever booked them for the show had every reason to believe they were up to the usual standard of guest panellists.

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Sitcomfan64

  • Wednesday 31st October 2018, 8:55am
  • England
  • 549 posts

Well, I have to say I thought the most recent one was one of the best episodes for a long time, Steph McGovern was great value as host, she even managed to make Paul laugh!

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Wednesday 31st October 2018, 11:29am
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,361 posts

She's getting a lot of unfair jip on twitter for telling the 'Trump called me beautiful' story.

I hope she presents it again, she was very good.

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Rood Eye

  • Wednesday 31st October 2018, 11:39am
  • England
  • 2,543 posts
Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 31st October 2018, 11:29 AM

the 'Trump called me beautiful' story.

I was pleased to hear Trump called her beautiful as, prior to that revelation, I was confident the only man in the world who felt that way was Ray Stevens.

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Wednesday 31st October 2018, 11:42am
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,361 posts

You should join the Twitter trolls.

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Rood Eye

  • Wednesday 31st October 2018, 11:59am
  • England
  • 2,543 posts
Quote: Stephen Goodlad @ 31st October 2018, 11:42 AM

You should join the Twitter trolls.

I believe she's fair game after having made fun of other people before a TV audience of millions.

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Chappers

  • Thursday 1st November 2018, 11:31pm [Edited]
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,322 posts

She was good. I like her. Even though she has got a funny accent.