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. 505 episodes (57 series), 1990 - 2019. Stars Angus Deayton, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

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Have I Got News For You. Image shows from L to R: Ian Hislop, David Dimbleby, Stacey Dooley, Henning Wehn, Paul Merton.

Series 57, Episode 1

Journalist and broadcaster David Dimbleby guest presents Have I Got News For You for the first time. Joining Ian Hislop and Paul Merton as panellists for the first episode of the new series are Stacey Dooley and Henning Wehn.

Further details

The first episode of the brand new series of Have I Got News For You will see journalist and broadcaster David Dimbleby make his HIGNFY guest presenting debut, in what will also be his first presenting role on the BBC since retiring from his role as chair of Question Time.

Joining Dimbleby and regular team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop as the opening episode's guest panellists will be journalist and documentary filmmaker Stacey Dooley and comedian Henning Wehn.

On guest presenting the programme for the first time, Dimbleby said: "It is an intriguing invitation. When chairing Question Time I became used to dealing with difficult panellists - but Ian Hislop and Paul Merton are another matter. They have turned disruptive subversion into an art form. It will be quite a challenge to keep the show on the road but whatever happens it will be fun."

Notes

Paul and Henning won, 8 points to 6.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 5th April 2019
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Ian Hislop Team Captain
    Paul Merton Team Captain
    Guest cast
    David Dimbleby Host / Presenter
    Henning Wehn Guest
    Stacey Dooley Guest
    Peter Snow Self
    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
    Simon Brook Editor
    Jon Ellis Editor
    Jonathan Paul Green Production Designer
    Mikki Rain Production Designer
    Todd Dalton Editor
    Rich Ellis (as Richard Ellis) Editor
    Hugo Keating Production Designer
    Laura Saimre Editor
    Paul Wheeler Director
    Jo Bunting Series Producer
    Mike Rayment Producer
    Richard Wilson Executive Producer
    Pinki Chambers Executive Producer
    George Webley (as Big George) Composer

    Press

    Series we've lost count (it's 57, if you must ask) of the panel show begins with David Dimbleby in the host's chair. Joining Merton and Hislop, meanwhile, are the doc-maker, Stacey Dooley and the German comic Henning Wehn, who is sure to land some digs at his adopted country's omni-Brexit-shambles.

    Gwilym Mumford, The Guardian, 5th April 2019

    One Brexit positive? It may make HIGNFY watchable again

    The panel show hasn't been funny since at least 2012. But the sheer stupidity and self-destructiveness of our politics may just help it rediscover its bite.

    Stuart Heritage, The Guardian, 5th April 2019
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