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. 496 episodes (56 series), 1990 - 2018. Stars Angus Deayton, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

Next new episode is on Friday at 9pm. Series 56, Episode 7
Catch-up on Episode 6 on BBC iPlayer   Series 51, Episode 7 is repeated on Dave tomorrow at 2:40am.
Recording at Elstree Film Studios. Tickets

Series 56, Episode 1

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

Notes

The teams drew, 7 points each.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 5th October 2018
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular 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
    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