Have I Got News For You. Image shows from L to R: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton.

Have I Got News For You

BBC One and BBC Two panel show about the news. 505 episodes (57 series), 1990 - 2019. Stars Angus Deayton, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

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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

Genre
Panel Show
Broadcast
1990 - 2019
Channels
BBC One, BBC Two
Episodes
505   (57 series), plus 18 specials
Starring
Angus Deayton, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton
Directors
John F.D. Northover, Ben Gosling Fuller, Paul Wheeler and Lissa Evans
Producers
Jimmy Mulville, Harry Thompson, Colin Swash, Nick Martin, Giles Pilbrow, Steve Doherty, Rebecca Papworth, Jo Bunting, Mark Barrett, Ben Wicks and others

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.

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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Production Details

Production companies
Also known as
  • HIGNFY (Acronym)
  • John Lloyd's Newsround (Pilot)
  • Have I Got A Little Bit More News For You (Other official name)
  • Have I Got A Bit More News For You (Other official name)
  • Have I Got News For You? (Incorrect title)
  • Have I Got Old News For You (Other official name)
Soundtrack
Theme tune written by Big George.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 28th September 1990 on BBC Two at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 31st May 2019 on BBC One at 9pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 52 Episode 11: Today at 11:55pm on Dave
  2. Series 49 Episode 9: Tomorrow at 2:10am on Dave
  3. Series 52 Episode 4: Tomorrow at 3am on Dave
  4. Series 54 Episode 3: Sunday at 1:20am on Dave
  5. Series 54 Episode 3: Sunday at 9pm on Dave
  6. Series 57 Episode 4: Monday at 11:05pm on BBC1
  7. Series 57 Episode 4: Monday at 11:35pm on BBC1 Wales
  8. Series 49 Episode 1: Tuesday at 12am on Dave
  9. Series 57 Episode 4: Tuesday at 12:05am on BBC1 Scot
  10. Series 49 Episode 2: Wednesday at 12am on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series 54 Episode 10: Wednesday at 10pm on Dave
  12. Series 49 Episode 3: Thursday at 12am on Dave
  13. Series 49 Episode 3: Thursday at 9pm on Dave
  14. Series 49 Episode 4: Friday 3rd May at 12:20am on Dave
  15. Series 57 Episode 5: Friday 3rd May at 9:30pm on BBC1 Wales
  16. Series 49 Episode 5: Saturday 4th May at 12:20am on Dave
  17. Series 49 Episode 6: Sunday 5th May at 12:20am on Dave
  18. Series 49 Episode 6: Sunday 5th May at 9pm on Dave
  19. Series 49 Episode 7: Monday 6th May at 12am on Dave
  20. Series 9 Episode 2: Monday 6th May at 1am on Dave
  21. Series 49 Episode 8: Monday 6th May at 1:40am on Dave
  22. Series 52 Episode 6: Monday 6th May at 2:40am on Dave
  23. Series 9 Episode 2: Monday 6th May at 11:20pm on Dave
  24. Series 49 Episode 8: Tuesday 7th May at 12am on Dave
  25. Series 52 Episode 7: Tuesday 7th May at 2:45am on Dave
  26. Series 52 Episode 6: Wednesday 8th May at 12am on Dave
  27. Series 52 Episode 8: Wednesday 8th May at 2:45am on Dave
  28. Series 52 Episode 7: Thursday 9th May at 12am on Dave
  29. Series 52 Episode 9: Thursday 9th May at 2:45am on Dave
  30. Series 49 Episode 4: Thursday 9th May at 8pm on Dave
  31. Series 52 Episode 8: Friday 10th May at 12am on Dave
  32. Series 52 Episode 9: Saturday 11th May at 12am on Dave

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