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

Have I Got News For You

  • TV panel show
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 1990 - 2021
  • 553 episodes (62 series)

Long-running topical panel game with a strong political slant, featuring team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton. Also features Angus Deayton.

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Series 43, Episode 7

Have I Got News For You. William Shatner. Copyright: BBC / Hat Trick Productions
Star Trek icon William Shatner takes to the Have I Got News For You host's chair. Team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton are joined by guest panellists Andy Hamilton and Charlie Brooker.

Preview clips

Broadcast details

Friday 25th May 2012
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 27th May 2012 10:25pm
45 minute version
Sunday 27th May 2012 10:55pm
45 minute version
BBC1 Wales
Sunday 27th May 2012 11:25pm
45 minute version
BBC1 Scot
Friday 25th January 2013 9:00pm
60 minute version
Sunday 10th March 2013 8:00pm
60 minute version

Cast & crew

Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
William Shatner Host / Presenter
Andy Hamilton Guest
Charlie Brooker Guest
Writing team
Pete Sinclair Writer (Additional Material)
Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
Ged Parsons Writer (Additional Material)
Dave Cohen Writer (Additional Material)
Kevin Day Writer (Additional Material)
Giles Pilbrow Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Paul Wheeler Director
Jo Bunting Producer
Ben Wicks Producer
Richard Wilson Executive Producer
Simon Brook Editor
Jon Ellis Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Mikki Rain Production Designer
George Webley (as Big George) Composer


William Shatner sings a clue

A video of Star Trek actor William Shatner singing in the HIGNFY guest host's chair.

Featuring: Ian Hislop & Paul Merton.

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