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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.

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

Have I Got News For You. Image shows from L to R: Ian Hislop, Tim Farron.

Series 52, Episode 3

Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by guest host Jo Brand and guest panellists Tim Farron MP and Chris Kamara.


Paul and Chris won, 8 points to 2.

Broadcast details

Friday 21st October 2016
30 minutes


  1. Friday 21st October 2016 at 9:00pm on BBC2 Wales
  2. Monday 24th October 2016 at 10:45pm on BBC1 (45 minute version)
  3. Monday 24th October 2016 at 11:45pm on BBC1 Scot (45 minute version)
  4. Monday 24th July 2017 at 11:15pm on BBC1 (45 minute version)
  5. Sunday 27th August 2017 at 9:00pm on Dave
  6. Friday 1st September 2017 at 10:00pm on Dave (60 minute version)
  7. Thursday 28th December 2017 at 12:00am on Dave (60 minute version)

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
Jo Brand Host / Presenter
Tim Farron (as Tim Farron MP) Guest
Chris Kamara Guest
Writing team
Pete Sinclair Writer (Additional Material)
Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
Ged Parsons Writer (Additional Material)
Kevin Day Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Steven Dick 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
Jon Ellis Editor
Rich Ellis (as Richard Ellis) Editor
Madhavan Raman (as Maddy Raman) Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Mikki Rain Production Designer
George Webley (as Big George) Composer


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Featuring: Paul Merton, Jo Brand.

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