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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. 534 episodes (60 series), 1990 - 2020. 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

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
Paul Wheeler Director
Jo Bunting Series Producer
Mike Rayment Producer
Richard Wilson Executive Producer
Pinki Chambers Executive Producer
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