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. 515 episodes (58 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
515   (58 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 20th December 2019 on BBC One at 9pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 56 Episode 8: Today at 8pm on Dave
  2. Series 56 Episode 8: Tomorrow at 12:40am on Dave
  3. Series 53 Episode 1: Tomorrow at 8pm on Dave
  4. Series 53 Episode 1: Saturday at 12:25am on Dave
  5. Series 56 Episode 11: Sunday at 9pm on Dave
  6. Series 56 Episode 11: Monday at 2:45am on Dave
  7. Series 53 Episode 2: Monday at 8pm on Dave
  8. Series 58 Episode 2: Monday at 11:05pm on BBC1
  9. Series 53 Episode 2: Tuesday at 12:40am on Dave
  10. Series 58 Episode 2: Tuesday at 1:05am on BBC1 ScotShow all repeats
  11. Series 53 Episode 4: Tuesday at 8pm on Dave
  12. Series 53 Episode 4: Wednesday at 12:40am on Dave
  13. Series 53 Episode 6: Wednesday at 8pm on Dave
  14. Series 53 Episode 6: Thursday 24th October at 12:40am on Dave
  15. Series 53 Episode 7: Thursday 24th October at 8pm on Dave
  16. Series 53 Episode 7: Friday 25th October at 12:45am on Dave
  17. Series 56 Episode 9: Friday 25th October at 8pm on Dave
  18. Series 56 Episode 9: Saturday 26th October at 12:25am on Dave
  19. Series 54 Episode 5: Sunday 27th October at 9pm on Dave
  20. Series 54 Episode 5: Monday 28th October at 2:35am on Dave
  21. Series 51 Episode 6: Monday 28th October at 8pm on Dave
  22. Series 51 Episode 6: Tuesday 29th October at 12:40am on Dave
  23. Series 54 Episode 1: Tuesday 29th October at 8pm on Dave
  24. Series 54 Episode 1: Wednesday 30th October at 12:45am on Dave
  25. Series 54 Episode 2: Wednesday 30th October at 8pm on Dave
  26. Series 54 Episode 2: Thursday 31st October at 12:40am on Dave
  27. Series 54 Episode 3: Thursday 31st October at 8pm on Dave
  28. Series 54 Episode 3: Friday 1st November at 12:55am on Dave
  29. Series 54 Episode 4: Friday 1st November at 8pm on Dave
  30. Series 54 Episode 4: Saturday 2nd November at 12:40am on Dave

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