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 44 - Highlights Special

A compilation of the popular news quiz, looking back at the big news of 2012. With team captains Paul Merton, Ian Hislop and a variety of guest hosts and panellists.

Broadcast details

Thursday 27th December 2012
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 3rd January 2013 11:35pm
45 minute version
Monday 7th January 2013 12:30am BBC1 Scot

Cast & crew

Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
Jeremy Clarkson Host / Presenter
Charlotte Church Host / Presenter
Alexander Armstrong Host / Presenter
Kirsty Young Host / Presenter
Damian Lewis Host / Presenter
Jo Brand Host / Presenter
David Mitchell Host / Presenter
Kathy Burke Host / Presenter
William Shatner Host / Presenter
Alastair Campbell Host / Presenter
Clare Balding Host / Presenter
Roger Moore (as Sir Roger Moore) Host / Presenter
Jack Whitehall Host / Presenter
Ken Livingstone (as Ken Livingstone MP) Guest
Janet Street-Porter Guest
Richard Bacon Guest
Ross Noble Guest
Andy Hamilton Guest
Charlie Brooker Guest
Reginald D Hunter Guest
Kevin Bridges Guest
Victoria Coren Mitchell (as Victoria Coren) Guest
Miles Jupp Guest
Greg Davies Guest
Graham Linehan Guest
Joe Wilkinson Guest
Nick Hewer Guest
Humphrey Ker Guest
Nancy Dell'Olio Guest
Chris Packham Guest
Susan Calman Guest
Nadine Dorries Guest
Will Smith Guest
Conrad Black Guest
Tony Law Guest
Will Gompertz Guest
Harry Shearer Guest
Jean Barker (as Baroness Trumpington) Guest
Richard Osman Guest
Writing team
Mark Burton Writer (Additional Material)
Pete Sinclair Writer (Additional Material)
Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
Rob Colley Writer (Additional Material)
Ged Parsons Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Gaster Writer (Additional Material)
Dave Cohen Writer (Additional Material)
Kevin Day Writer (Additional Material)
Giles Pilbrow Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Paul Wheeler Director
Lissa Evans Director
John L Spencer Director
Nick Martin Producer
Ben Wicks Producer
Richard Wilson Executive Producer
Jonathan Harvey Producer
Jo Bunting 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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