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 44, Episode 1

Have I Got News For You. Clare Balding. Copyright: BBC / Hat Trick Productions
Clare Balding makes her first appearance in the chair. Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by guests Graham Linehan and Ken Livingstone.

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Broadcast details

Friday 12th October 2012
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 15th October 2012 10:35pm
45 minute version
Monday 15th October 2012 11:05pm
45 minute version
BBC1 Scot
Monday 15th October 2012 11:05pm
45 minute version
BBC1 Wales
Sunday 10th November 2013 8:00pm Dave
Sunday 5th January 2014 9:20pm Dave
Sunday 2nd March 2014 11:40am Dave
Sunday 2nd March 2014 6:40pm Dave
Wednesday 3rd September 2014 11:50pm
40 minute version
Monday 18th May 2015 1:55am Dave
Sunday 28th June 2015 12:55am
40 minute version

Cast & crew

Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
Clare Balding Host / Presenter
Ken Livingstone (as Ken Livingstone MP) Guest
Graham Linehan Guest
Writing team
Pete Sinclair Writer (Additional Material)
Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
Rob Colley Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Gaster Writer (Additional Material)
Kevin Day Writer (Additional Material)
Giles Pilbrow Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Paul Wheeler Director
Nick Martin 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


The Conservative Party Conference

A look at the Conservative Party Conference.

Featuring: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Clare Balding, Graham Linehan & Ken Livingstone MP.

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