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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.

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Series 53, Episode 2 is repeated today at 10:45pm

Have I Got News For You. Stephen Mangan.

Series 52, Episode 2

Regular team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by guest host Stephen Mangan and guest panellists Ruth Davidson MSP and Henning Wehn.


Paul and Ruth won, 9 points to 5.

Broadcast details

Friday 14th October 2016
30 minutes


  1. Sunday 16th October 2016 at 10:30pm on BBC1 (40 minute version)
  2. Monday 17th July 2017 at 11:15pm on BBC1 (45 minute version)
  3. Sunday 20th August 2017 at 9:00pm on Dave (60 minute version)
  4. Monday 21st August 2017 at 1:00am on Dave (60 minute version)
  5. Wednesday 27th December 2017 at 12:00am on Dave (60 minute version)

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
Stephen Mangan Host / Presenter
Henning Wehn Guest
Ruth Davidson (as Ruth Davidson MSP) Guest
Writing team
Pete Sinclair Writer (Additional Material)
Colin Swash 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)
Joe Wells 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
Todd Dalton Editor
Rich Ellis (as Richard Ellis) Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Mikki Rain Production Designer
George Webley (as Big George) Composer

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