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 52, Episode 1

Have I Got News For You. Nick Clegg. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions
In the first episode of the new series, former Deputy Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg takes to the host's chair. Stand-up comedians Kevin Bridges and Roisin Conaty are the guests.

Preview clips

Further details

Talking about hosting the show, Nick Clegg says: "Call me a glutton for punishment as I know Hislop and Merton don't pull their punches but I couldn't turn down the offer to present an episode of Have I Got News For You. I like to think five gruelling years of coalition government will have been good preparation."

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 7th October 2016
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 10th October 2016 10:45pm
45 minute version
BBC1
Monday 10th October 2016 11:40pm
45 minute version
BBC1 Wales
Sunday 13th August 2017 9:00pm
60 minute version
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Monday 14th August 2017 1:00am
60 minute version
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Monday 25th December 2017 3:15am
45 minute version
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Tuesday 26th December 2017 1:00am
60 minute version
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Thursday 27th September 2018 12:00am
60 minute version
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Wednesday 2nd January 2019 2:20am
45 minute version
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Tuesday 19th March 2019 12:00am
60 minute version
Dave
Saturday 13th April 2019 12:10am
60 minute version
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Friday 8th May 2020 12:40am
60 minute version
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Wednesday 24th June 2020 12:20am
60 minute version
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Saturday 17th October 2020 2:05am
65 minute version
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Tuesday 1st December 2020 9:00pm
60 minute version
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Sunday 20th December 2020 9:00pm
60 minute version
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Sunday 15th August 2021 1:00am
60 minute version
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Sunday 15th August 2021 9:00pm
60 minute version
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Tuesday 28th September 2021 12:40am
60 minute version
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Cast & crew

Cast
Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
Nick Clegg Host / Presenter
Kevin Bridges Guest
Roisin Conaty Guest
Writing team
Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
Kevin Day Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
Steven Dick Writer (Additional Material)
Fraser Steele Writer (Additional Material)
Karl Minns Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Lissa Evans Director
Mark Barrett Series Producer
Ed Ryland Producer
Richard Wilson Executive Producer
Pinki Chambers Executive Producer
Simon Brook Editor
Jon Ellis Editor
Todd Dalton Editor
Rich Ellis (as Richard Ellis) Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Mikki Rain Production Designer
Karen Jackson Costume Designer
Peter Raby Lighting Designer
George Webley (as Big George) Composer

Videos

Series 52 trailer

Four months ago the Amazing Paul was predicting some topical comedy in your future...

Featuring: Ian Hislop & Paul Merton.

Press

Arriving for a 52nd series, HIGNFY has rarely been more welcome. Over the next 11 weeks, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton will, as ever, captain the teams skewering the increasing ludicrousness of world affairs. They'll be running over the US presidential election, too, which is likely to provide ample quarry for some terrifying hilarity. Nick Clegg has a go in the host's chair, while Kevin Bridges is one of the week's guest panellists.

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 7th October 2016

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