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. 543 episodes (61 series), 1990 - 2021. Stars Angus Deayton, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

Series 57, Episode 6 is repeated on Dave on Sunday at 1am.

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 - 2021
Channels
BBC One, BBC Two
Episodes
543   (61 series), plus 21 highlights / CIN specials / documentary
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 4th June 2021 on BBC One at 9pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 57 Episode 6: Sunday at 1am on Dave
  2. Series 58 Episode 5: Sunday at 2:55am on Dave
  3. Series 57 Episode 6: Sunday at 9pm on Dave
  4. Series 58 Episode 5: Monday at 1am on Dave
  5. Series 60 Episode 7: Monday at 11:15pm on BBC1
  6. Series 58 Episode 6: Tuesday at 1am on Dave
  7. Series 58 Episode 7: Wednesday at 12:40am on Dave
  8. Series 58 Episode 8: Thursday at 12:40am on Dave
  9. Series 58 Episode 4: Thursday at 10pm on Dave
  10. Series 58 Episode 9: Friday 6th August at 12:40am on DaveShow all repeats
  11. Series 58 Episode 10: Saturday 7th August at 12:40am on Dave
  12. Series 58 Episode 11: Sunday 8th August at 1am on Dave
  13. Series 58 Episode 11: Sunday 8th August at 9pm on Dave
  14. Series 51 Episode 9: Monday 9th August at 1am on Dave
  15. Series 60 Episode 8: Monday 9th August at 11:15pm on BBC1
  16. Series 55 Episode 2: Tuesday 10th August at 12:20am on Dave
  17. Series 52 Episode 7: Wednesday 11th August at 12:40am on Dave
  18. Series 52 Episode 8: Thursday 12th August at 12:40am on Dave
  19. Series 52 Episode 9: Friday 13th August at 12:40am on Dave
  20. Series 52 Episode 10: Saturday 14th August at 12:40am on Dave

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