Have I Got News For You - Series 57 *!*

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

  • Saturday 13th April 2019, 12:04am
  • England
  • 15,197 posts

Missed a thread again. Never mind, brilliant tonight as always and thought Janey Godley (never heard of her before - Brisaid?) was very funny.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Saturday 13th April 2019, 5:52am
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,026 posts

If you listened to Just a Minute you probably would have done.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Saturday 13th April 2019, 6:55am
  • England
  • 15,197 posts

Ahh, I do on Radio 4 Extra, which maybe old repeats. (?) Haven't heard her on there so far.

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lofthouse

  • Saturday 13th April 2019, 5:44pm [Edited]
  • Nowhere, England
  • 8,910 posts

Oh seriously?!

Last night's effort was just utterly dreadful

It was actually painful and embarrassing to watch as Merton's attempt at gags completely misfired to the odd titter from a handful of people in the audience, laughing more out of politeness.

This show used to be a must watch for me on Friday nights - it's now completely appalling.

It needs putting out if its misery and terminating.

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TheBlueNun

  • Saturday 13th April 2019, 10:00pm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 2,536 posts

I watched five minutes of the latest series and deleted it from my series stack. Oh dear, I'd been an on/off fan since the naughty nineties.

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Sitcomfan64

  • Saturday 13th April 2019, 10:38pm
  • England
  • 475 posts

I still think that average HIGNFY is better than a lot of other panel shows. If nothing else it catches me up with the news in a concise manner and still manages to make me chuckle. Whoever that bloke was on Ian's team was funnier than everybody else there!

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Billy Bunter

  • Sunday 14th April 2019, 3:44pm
  • The Sussex Coast, England
  • 683 posts

I liked the girl the previous week. And Henning Wehn & Dimbers were good value too.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Friday 26th April 2019, 11:58pm
  • England
  • 15,197 posts

Seriously funny again this week. Everyone brilliant and bonus points for David Tennant - great in the chair!

Now we know what Ian and Paul earn per show! Double what I thought!! :O

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beaky

  • Saturday 27th April 2019, 9:40am
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,469 posts

Difficult to poke fun at a Tory politician earning a vast sum for very little work when you're getting 20 grand for turning up for two hours...he actually acquitted himself very well.

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Saturday 27th April 2019, 10:52am
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,078 posts

I think everybody's ears pricked up when the fee was mentioned.

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Sitcomfan64

  • Saturday 27th April 2019, 11:14am
  • England
  • 475 posts
Quote: beaky @ 27th April 2019, 9:40 AM

Difficult to poke fun at a Tory politician earning a vast sum for very little work when you're getting 20 grand for turning up for two hours...he actually acquitted himself very well.

I agree but Hislop was very professional and batted it away like it was nothing. Besides which this was the best episode in aeons. Ian Hislop doing better journalism than anyone else at the BBC and so good to see Mercer squirm. Merton was on particularly good form and Zoe Lyons was brilliant value.

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Chappers

  • Saturday 11th May 2019, 5:41pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 29,903 posts

I think somebody should be sacked. They pulled last night's because of the inclusion of a Politician.

Either they can't have any Politicians or they can pick and choose - as in Question time.

Whoever put the lineup together must've been aware that there is another (bloody stupid waste of time) Election in a few weeks.

Bloody disgraceful!

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Sitcomfan64

  • Saturday 11th May 2019, 7:44pm
  • England
  • 475 posts
Quote: Chappers @ 11th May 2019, 5:41 PM

I think somebody should be sacked. They pulled last night's because of the inclusion of a Politician.

Either they can't have any Politicians or they can pick and choose - as in Question time.

Whoever put the lineup together must've been aware that there is another (bloody stupid waste of time) Election in a few weeks.

Bloody disgraceful!

I agree. That it even got to the recording day and nobody knew let alone half and hour before broadcast!

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Sunday 12th May 2019, 12:46am
  • England
  • 15,197 posts
Quote: Chappers @ 11th May 2019, 5:41 PM

I think somebody should be sacked. They pulled last night's because of the inclusion of a Politician.

Either they can't have any Politicians or they can pick and choose - as in Question time.

Whoever put the lineup together must've been aware that there is another (bloody stupid waste of time) Election in a few weeks.

Bloody disgraceful!

:O So that's what it was. I was so f**king pissed off that my digi-box had recorded a repeat of Would I Lie, (which I do like by the way) and then find that it was not available on catch-up.

F**king BBC.