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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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Have I Got News For You. Katherine Ryan.

Series 54, Episode 8

Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by guest host Katherine Ryan and panellists Richard Osman and Desiree Burch, all from the worlds of comedy, journalism and current affairs.


Paul and Desiree won, 7 points to 5.

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on BBC iPlayer

Friday 1st December 2017
30 minutes
3.64 million viewers (16.90% audience share)
Thursday 30th November 2017, 18:30 at The London Studios


  1. Monday 4th December 2017 at 10:45pm on BBC1 (45 minute version)
  2. Monday 4th December 2017 at 11:40pm on BBC1 Wales (45 minute version)
  3. Monday 4th December 2017 at 11:45pm on BBC1 Scot (45 minute version)

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
Katherine Ryan Host / Presenter
Richard Osman Guest
Desiree Burch Guest
Writing team
Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
Ged Parsons Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Gaster Writer (Additional Material)
Kevin Day Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Alan Connor Writer (Additional Material)
Geoff Norcott 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
Todd Dalton Editor
Rich Ellis (as Richard Ellis) Editor
Nick Pratt Editor
Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
Mikki Rain Production Designer
Hugo Keating Production Designer
George Webley (as Big George) Composer

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