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Have I Got News For You. Copyright: BBC / Hat Trick Productions.

Have I Got News For You

BBC One panel show about the news. 458 episodes (52 series), 1990 - 2016. Stars Ian Hislop, Paul Merton and Angus Deayton.

Catch-up on Episode 3 on BBC iPlayer
Next new episode is on Friday at 9pm. Series 52, Episode 4
(Series 48, Episode 3 is repeated on Dave on Friday at 10pm)

Have I Got News For You. Image shows from L to R: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton. Copyright: BBC / Hat Trick Productions.

Have I Got News For You

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

Panel Show
1990 - 2016
BBC One, BBC Two
458   (52 series), plus 15 specials
Ian Hislop, Paul Merton and Angus Deayton
John F.D. Northover, Ben Fuller, Paul Wheeler and Lissa Evans
Harry Thompson, Colin Swash, Nick Martin, Giles Pilbrow, Steve Doherty, Rebecca Papworth, Jo Bunting, Mark Barrett, Ben Wicks, Danny Carr and Ed Ryland

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 prostitutes 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.

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