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. Image shows from L to R: Ian Hislop, Tim Shipman, Alan Johnson, Janey Godley, Paul Merton.

Series 57, Episode 2

The second episode of Have I Got News For You sees politician Alan Johnson as host, with The Sunday Times's Political Editor and author Tim Shipman and comedian Janey Godley join Ian Hislop and Paul Merton as guest panellists.


The teams drew, 6 points each.

Broadcast details

Friday 12th April 2019
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
Alan Johnson (as Alan Johnson MP) Host / Presenter
Janey Godley Guest
Tim Shipman Guest
Writing team
Pete Sinclair Writer (Additional Material)
Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
Ged Parsons Writer (Additional Material)
Kevin Day Writer (Additional Material)
Giles Pilbrow Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Karl Minns Writer (Additional Material)
Alan Connor Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Paul Wheeler Director
Jo Bunting Series Producer
Mike Rayment Producer
Richard Wilson Executive Producer
Pinki Chambers Executive Producer


Smuggling a Cornish pasty through customs

If you were to smuggle a Cornish pasty through customs, how would you do it?

Featuring: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Alan Johnson MP, Janey Godley, Tim Shipman.


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