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

Have I Got News For You. Victoria Coren Mitchell.

Series 52, Episode 5

Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by guest host Victoria Coren Mitchell and guest panellists Andy Hamilton and Tim Loughton.


Paul and Andy won, 7 points to 6.

Broadcast details

Friday 4th November 2016
30 minutes


  1. Monday 7th November 2016 at 10:45pm on BBC1 (45 minute version)
  2. Monday 7th November 2016 at 11:15pm on BBC1 Scot (45 minute version)
  3. Monday 7th August 2017 at 10:45pm on BBC1
  4. Sunday 10th September 2017 at 9:00pm on Dave (60 minute version)
  5. Monday 11th September 2017 at 1:00am on Dave (60 minute version)
  6. Saturday 30th December 2017 at 12:10am on Dave (60 minute version)

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
Victoria Coren Mitchell Host / Presenter
Andy Hamilton Guest
Tim Loughton (as Tim Loughton MP) 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)
Nathaniel Tapley (as Nat Tapley) 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
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


Fight over high court ruling

Ian Hislop and Tim Loughton have a healthy debate about the high court ruling over the government's right to trigger Article 50 for Brexit.

Featuring: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Tim Loughton MP.

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