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 10

Have I Got News For You. Gary Lineker. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions
Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by guest host Gary Lineker, panellist Jon Richardson and a handbag.

Preview clips

Notes

MP Nicky Morgan pulled out appearing in this episode. She was replaced by a handbag.

The teams drew, 5 points each.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 16th December 2016
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 19th December 2016 12:10am
45 minute version
BBC1
Monday 19th December 2016 12:55am
40 minute version
BBC1 Scot
Monday 21st August 2017 10:45pm BBC1
Sunday 15th October 2017 9:00pm
60 minute version
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Monday 16th October 2017 1:00am
60 minute version
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Saturday 30th March 2019 9:00pm
60 minute version
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Friday 26th April 2019 12:00am
60 minute version
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Sunday 12th May 2019 1:40am
60 minute version
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Sunday 12th May 2019 9:00pm
60 minute version
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Friday 17th May 2019 3:00am
60 minute version
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Sunday 16th June 2019 9:00pm
60 minute version
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Monday 17th June 2019 1:00am
70 minute version
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Tuesday 19th May 2020 12:40am
60 minute version
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Friday 3rd July 2020 12:20am
60 minute version
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Thursday 29th October 2020 12:20am
60 minute version
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Tuesday 29th December 2020 12:20am
60 minute version
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Saturday 14th August 2021 12:40am
60 minute version
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Friday 8th October 2021 12:40am
60 minute version
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Cast & crew

Cast
Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
Gary Lineker Host / Presenter
Jon Richardson Guest
Writing team
Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
Rob Colley Writer (Additional Material)
Ged Parsons Writer (Additional Material)
Kevin Day Writer (Additional Material)
Giles Pilbrow Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Nathaniel Tapley (as Nat Tapley) Writer (Additional Material)
Karl Minns Writer (Additional Material)
Ed Amsden Writer (Additional Material)
Tom Coles Writer (Additional Material)
Andrew Fawn Writer (Additional Material)
Christopher Armstrong Writer (Additional Material)
Jo Bunting Writer (Additional Material)
Alan Connor Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Paul Wheeler 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

Video

Handbag as a special guest

The panellists are joined by... a handbag.

Featuring: Paul Merton.

Press

Gary Lineker on HIGNFY prompts keyboard fury

Gary Lineker has been accused of "mocking the elderly" and "promoting anti-Brexit propaganda" after making a joke while presenting Have I Got News For You.

Chris York, The Huffington Post, 18th December 2016

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