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

Have I Got News For You

BBC One and BBC Two panel show about the news. 466 episodes (53 series), 1990 - 2017. Stars Ian Hislop, Paul Merton and Angus Deayton.

Returns in October.
Series 52, Episode 10 is repeated today at 10:45pm
Recording at The London Studios. Tickets

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

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Panel Show
1990 - 2017
BBC One, BBC Two
466   (53 series), plus 17 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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