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 - 2022
  • 562 episodes (63 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 56, Episode 1

Ian and Paul return for another look at the headlines. Alexander Armstrong hosts, with guests Naga Munchetty and Josh Widdicombe.

Preview clips

Notes

The teams drew, 7 points each.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 5th October 2018
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes
Recorded
  • Thursday 4th October 2018, 18:30 at Elstree Film Studios

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 8th October 2018 10:45pm
45 minute version
BBC1
Monday 1st July 2019 11:00pm BBC1
Monday 12th August 2019 2:55am
65 minute version
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Monday 26th August 2019 8:00pm
60 minute version
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Monday 26th August 2019 11:45pm
45 minute version
BBC1
Tuesday 27th August 2019 8:00pm
60 minute version
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Sunday 22nd December 2019 12:00am
60 minute version
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Sunday 22nd December 2019 9:00pm
60 minute version
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Monday 30th March 2020 8:20pm Dave
Tuesday 31st March 2020 1:00am
70 minute version
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Saturday 13th June 2020 12:40am
60 minute version
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Monday 14th September 2020 10:00pm
60 minute version
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Monday 30th November 2020 12:40am
60 minute version
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Monday 19th April 2021 1:20am
65 minute version
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Friday 25th June 2021 2:25am
45 minute version
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Cast & crew

Cast
Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
Alexander Armstrong Host / Presenter
Josh Widdicombe Guest
Naga Munchetty Guest
Writing team
Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
Ged Parsons Writer (Additional Material)
Kevin Day Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Fraser Steele Writer (Additional Material)
Alan Connor Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Paul Wheeler Director
Danny Carr Series Producer
Mike Rayment 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
Karen Jackson Costume Designer
Peter Raby Lighting Designer
George Webley (as Big George) Composer

Videos

May's Dancing Saga Continues

Ian's team talk the tory conference and the Theresa May dance...

Featuring: Ian Hislop, Alexander Armstrong & Naga Munchetty.

Gay spies

Ian & Paul's teams discuss the relationship between Russia and the UK...

Featuring: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Alexander Armstrong, Josh Widdicombe & Naga Munchetty.

Press

It is a mystery why Alexander Armstrong has not been hired as permanent chair of the spontaneous satirical news quiz - it feels made for his wry timing. In the first of a new run, the comedian, gameshow host and would-be opera singer resumes the role of guest referee, attempting to control captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton, plus BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty and comedian-actor Josh Widdicombe. Hislop is already licking his chops at the prospect of lampooning a shambolic few weeks in British politics.

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 5th October 2018

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