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. 515 episodes (58 series), 1990 - 2019. Stars Angus Deayton, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

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Series 45, Episode 1

The popular news quiz returns, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Stephen Mangan and guest panellists Richard Osman and Baroness Joan Bakewell.

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Have I Got News For You. Stephen Mangan. Copyright: BBC / Hat Trick Productions.

Episodes star Stephen Mangan in the hot seat as guest host for the first episode in the 45 series of the topical comedy show.

Joining Ian and Paul on the panel are Pointless co-presenter Richard Osman and Labour party peer Dame Joan Bakewell, marking her second appearance on the show since she first appeared in Series 3 in 1992. She laughs: "Exposing myself to the ridicule and mockery of Hislop and Co... can't wait!"

Joan began a long career in the media in the 1960s. She has been BBC Television's arts correspondent, presenter of the BBC's Heart Of The Matter and author of the series My Generation and Taboo. She is the author of four radio plays and two novels and she has published four other books. She was formerly the government's Voice of Older People and now sits on the Labour benches in the House of Lords.

Have I Got News For You. Joan Bakewell. Copyright: BBC / Hat Trick Productions.

Broadcast details

Friday 5th April 2013
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Ian Hislop Team Captain
    Paul Merton Team Captain
    Guest cast
    Stephen Mangan Host / Presenter
    Joan Bakewell Guest
    Richard Osman Guest
    Writing team
    Pete Sinclair Writer (Additional Material)
    Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
    Ged Parsons Writer (Additional Material)
    Giles Pilbrow Writer (Additional Material)
    Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
    Charlie Skelton Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Paul Wheeler Director
    Jo Bunting Series 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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