British Comedy Guide

Have I Got News For You. Image shows from L to R: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton. Copyright: BBC / Hat Trick Productions.

Have I Got News For You

BBC One and BBC Two panel show about the news. 477 episodes (54 series), 1990 - 2017. Stars Angus Deayton, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

Another series is in development.
Series 52, Highlights Special is repeated on Dave on Sunday at 9pm

Series 47, Episode 1

Chaired by Jennifer Saunders, Ian and Paul return to pick over the week's news. The guests are Sadiq Khan and Richard Osman.

Full synopsis

Have I Got News For You. Jennifer Saunders. Copyright: BBC / Hat Trick Productions.

Talking about hosting, Jennifer Saunders says: "It's thrilling to have worked up the courage to take on Have I Got News For You and I shall pitch myself somewhere safely between Kirsty Young and Kathy Burke."

Broadcast details

Friday 4th April 2014
30 minutes


  1. Tuesday 8th April 2014 at 10:35pm on BBC1 (45 minute version)
  2. Tuesday 8th April 2014 at 11:05pm on BBC1 Wales (45 minute version)
  3. Tuesday 8th April 2014 at 11:35pm on BBC1 Scot (45 minute version)
  4. Tuesday 6th January 2015 at 11:05pm on BBC1 (45 minute version)
  5. Thursday 3rd November 2016 at 10:00pm on Dave (60 minute version)
  6. Friday 4th November 2016 at 2:00am on Dave (60 minute version)
  7. Monday 30th January 2017 at 8:00pm on Dave (60 minute version)
  8. Wednesday 6th December 2017 at 11:00pm on Dave (60 minute version)

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
Jennifer Saunders Host / Presenter
Richard Osman Guest
Sadiq Khan (as Sadiq Khan MP) 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)
John-Luke Roberts Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Paul Wheeler Director
Jo Bunting Series Producer
Ben Wicks Producer
Richard Wilson Executive Producer
Pinki Chambers Executive Producer
Simon Brook Editor
Jon Ellis Editor
Andrew Cave Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Mikki Rain Production Designer
George Webley (as Big George) Composer


Ed Miliband's 'media person'

The panel discuss the job advert for Ed Miliband's new 'media person'.

Featuring: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Richard Osman, Jennifer Saunders, Sadiq Khan MP.

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