- 29th November: Guz Khan laughs off Have I Got News For You complaints (Chortle)
- 28th November: BBC staff 'lost for words' after Guz Khan announced HIGNFY host after calling Israel 'genocidal' (Daily Mail)
- 4th November: Feargal Sharkey praised for 'powerful' Israel-Palestine speech on HIGNFY (The Independent)
- 9th October: Laurence Fox complained about being the butt of a joke on HIGNFY and these 9 people had news for him (The Poke)
- 1st October: Have I Got News For You producer Hat Trick banks record profits (The Sunday Times)
- Panel Show
- 1990 - 2024
- BBC One, BBC Two
- 590 (66 series), plus 24 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, Mike Rayment, Harry Thompson, Colin Swash 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.
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- 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
- Series 66, Episode 8: Tomorrow at 10:40pm on BBC1
- Series 66, Episode 8: Tomorrow at 11:10pm on BBC1 Wales
- Series 64, Special: Tuesday at 10pm on Dave
- Series 64, Episode 3: Tuesday at 10:40pm on Dave
- Series 64, Episode 7: Tuesday 12th December at 10pm on Dave
- Series 64, Highlights Special: Tuesday 12th December at 11pm on Dave
- Series 66, Episode 9: Tuesday 12th December at 11:10pm on BBC1
- Series 66, Episode 9: Tuesday 12th December at 11:55pm on BBC1 Scot
- Series 66, Episode 10: Monday 18th December at 11:55pm on BBC1
- 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 - 66
- Zoom (Virtual) - Series 60 - 61