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 54, Episode 1

Have I Got News For You. Alexander Armstrong
Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by guest host Alexander Armstrong and guest panellists Roisin Conaty and James O'Brien.

Further details

LBC presenter James O'Brien and comedian Roisin Conaty join host Alexander Armstrong, who makes a record-breaking thirtieth appearance as guest host.

Making his debut on the show, O'Brien comments: "Have I Got News For You has always been at the absolute top of my TV wish list, but now that it looks like I'm going to be on it, I'm paralysed with nerves."

Notes

Paul and James won, 5 points to 4.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 6th October 2017
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes
Recorded
  • Thursday 5th October 2017, 19:00 at The London Studios

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 9th October 2017 10:45pm
45 minute version
BBC1
Monday 11th June 2018 10:45pm BBC1
Sunday 16th September 2018 9:00pm
60 minute version
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Monday 17th September 2018 1:00am
60 minute version
Dave
Friday 4th January 2019 8:00pm
60 minute version
Dave
Sunday 14th April 2019 9:00pm
60 minute version
Dave
Tuesday 9th July 2019 7:00pm
60 minute version
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Sunday 25th August 2019 2:20am
45 minute version
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Tuesday 29th October 2019 8:00pm
60 minute version
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Wednesday 30th October 2019 12:45am
60 minute version
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Friday 6th March 2020 8:20pm Dave
Saturday 7th March 2020 1:00am
70 minute version
Dave
Wednesday 3rd June 2020 12:45am
60 minute version
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Monday 3rd August 2020 12:35am
60 minute version
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Wednesday 9th September 2020 3:05am
55 minute version
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Monday 4th January 2021 1:00am
60 minute version
Dave
Thursday 11th February 2021 10:00pm
60 minute version
Dave
Friday 12th February 2021 1:40am
55 minute version
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Wednesday 18th August 2021 12:45am
60 minute version
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Tuesday 2nd November 2021 12:40am
60 minute version
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Sunday 9th January 2022 12:00am
60 minute version
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Cast & crew

Cast
Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
Alexander Armstrong Host / Presenter
Roisin Conaty Guest
James O'Brien Guest
Writing team
Pete Sinclair Writer (Additional Material)
Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
Kevin Day Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Fraser Steele Writer (Additional Material)
Karl Minns Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Paul Wheeler Director
Mark Barrett Series Producer
Ed Ryland Producer
Richard Wilson Executive Producer
Ruby Kuraishe Executive Producer
Simon Brook Editor
Jon Ellis Editor
Rich Ellis (as Richard Ellis) Editor
Ben Leighton Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Mikki Rain Production Designer
Hugo Keating Production Designer
Karen Jackson Costume Designer
Peter Raby Lighting Designer
George Webley (as Big George) Composer

Press

Preview - Have I Got News for You

The BBC's long-running satirical panel show enters its 54th series tonight.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 6th October 2017

As HIGNFY returns for its 54th series, it's hard to know how to feel about this telly institution. It has undoubtedly lost something of its bite with Ian Hislop and Paul Merton having long since adopted roles they could play in their sleep. Plus, the show is probably marginally to blame for the ascent of Boris Johnson. But, still, in these absurd times, someone's got to take the mickey. The urbane Alexander Armstrong hosts.

Phil Harrison, The Guardian, 6th October 2017

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