Have I Got News For You. Image shows left to right: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton. Credit: Matt Crockett
Have I Got News For You

Have I Got News For You

  • TV panel show
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 1990 - 2024
  • 600 episodes (67 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 8

Have I Got News For You. Alastair Campbell. Copyright: BBC / Hat Trick Productions
Alastair Campbell, best known for working with Tony Blair between 1997 and 2003, makes his much anticipated debut as guest host. Alan Sugar's right-hand man Nick Hewer and funnyman Ross Noble are the guest panellists.

Broadcast details

Friday 1st June 2012
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 4th June 2012 11:10pm
40 minute version
Friday 1st February 2013 9:00pm
60 minute version
Saturday 2nd February 2013 7:00pm
60 minute version
Sunday 10th March 2013 9:00pm
60 minute version
Monday 17th August 2015 11:20pm
45 minute version
Tuesday 18th August 2015 12:05am
45 minute version
BBC1 Scot

Cast & crew

Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
Alastair Campbell Host / Presenter
Ross Noble Guest
Nick Hewer Guest
Writing team
Mark Burton Writer (Additional Material)
Pete Sinclair Writer (Additional Material)
Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
Ged Parsons Writer (Additional Material)
Kevin Day Writer (Additional Material)
Giles Pilbrow Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Lissa Evans 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

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