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

Have I Got News For You

BBC One and BBC Two panel show about the news. 553 episodes (62 series), 1990 - 2021. Stars Angus Deayton, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

Returns Friday 8th October at 9pm. Episode Guide
Series 57, Episode 6 is repeated on Dave tomorrow at 12:20am.
Recording at Riverside Studios. Tickets

Have I Got News For You. Jeremy Paxman.

Series 55, Episode 1

Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by guest host Jeremy Paxman and panellists Steph McGovern and Josh Widdicombe.

Further details

Paxman is said to have really enjoyed presenting the show, despite previously telling the show's producer "I'd rather have my testicles crushed between two bricks" when they asked him on a few years ago.

The satirical quiz show has much to debate in this new series, from spy poisonings to Brexit and Cambridge Analytica data breaches. In addition, in this first episode they also covered Teesside's finest culinary delicacy, The Parmo. Steph McGovern commented: "Ah lads you've never had a chicken parmo? [...] You haven't had a good night out until you've woken up with a bit of parmo on your face!"


Ian and Steph won, 8 points to 6.

Broadcast details

Friday 6th April 2018
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
Jeremy Paxman Host / Presenter
Josh Widdicombe Guest
Steph McGovern Guest
Writing team
Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
Rob Colley Writer (Additional Material)
Kevin Day Writer (Additional Material)
Giles Pilbrow Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Fraser Steele Writer (Additional Material)
Karl Minns Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Paul Wheeler Director
Jo Bunting Series Producer
Ed Ryland Producer
Richard Wilson Executive Producer
Ruby Kuraishe Executive Producer

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