- Panel Show
- 1990 - 2015
- BBC One, BBC Two
- 463 (51 series)
- 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
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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