- Panel Show
- 1990 - 2021
- BBC One, BBC Two
- 553 (62 series), plus 22 highlights / CIN specials / documentary
- Angus Deayton, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton
- John F.D. Northover, Ben Gosling Fuller, Paul Wheeler and Lissa Evans
- Jimmy Mulville, Jo Bunting, Nick Martin, Mark Barrett, Danny Carr, Harry Thompson, Colin Swash, Giles Pilbrow and more
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.
From its launch in 1990 up to 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 of those regularly asked includes Alexander Armstrong, Kirsty Young, Jeremy Clarkson, Jack Dee and Jo Brand.
HIGNFY's influence spreads far and wide. It's been suggested by a number of commentators that Boris Johnson's popular appearances on the show may well have helped him go on to become Mayor of London.
- Also known as
- John Lloyd's Newsround (Pilot)
- Have I Got A Little Bit More News For You
- Have I Got A Bit More News For You
- Have I Got Old News For You
- Have I Got News For You? (Incorrect title)
- HIGNFY (Acronym)
- Camera set-up
- Theme tune written by Big George.
- First broadcast
- Friday 28th September 1990 at 10pm on BBC Two
- Next repeats
- Most recent repeats
- Fountain Studios - First few series.
- The London Studios - Normally recorded on Thursday night
- Elstree Film Studios - Series 56 - 58, 61.
- Riverside Studios - Series 60 - 62
- Zoom (Virtual) - Series 60 - 61