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 - 2021
  • 553 episodes (62 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 58, Episode 1

Have I Got News For You. Image shows from L to R: Layla Moran, Ian Hislop, Martin Clunes, Sara Pascoe, Paul Merton
Actor Martin Clunes hosts as the satirical quiz returns for its 58th series, with panellists Layla Moran MP and Sara Pascoe joining regular team leaders Ian Hislop and Paul Merton to poke fun at the week's events.

Preview clips


Paul and Sara won, 6 points to 4.

Broadcast details

Friday 11th October 2019
30 minutes
  • Thursday 10th October 2019, 19:00 at Elstree Film Studios


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 14th October 2019 11:05pm
45 minute version
Tuesday 15th October 2019 12:35am
45 minute version
BBC1 Scot
Sunday 16th August 2020 9:20pm
60 minute version
Monday 17th August 2020 2:40am
45 minute version
Saturday 14th November 2020 11:00pm
60 minute version
Monday 11th January 2021 10:00pm
45 minute version
Thursday 15th July 2021 10:00pm
60 minute version
Friday 16th July 2021 2:00am
55 minute version
Wednesday 13th October 2021 12:40am
60 minute version
Tuesday 14th December 2021 11:40pm
60 minute version

Cast & crew

Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
Martin Clunes Host / Presenter
Sara Pascoe Guest
Layla Moran (as Layla Moran MP) Guest
Writing team
Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
Rob Colley Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Gaster Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
Fraser Steele Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Bowman Writer (Additional Material)
Katie Storey Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Paul Wheeler Director
Mike Rayment Producer
Richard Wilson Executive Producer
Ruby Kuraishe Executive Producer
Simon Brook Editor
Jon Ellis Editor
Rich Ellis (as Richard Ellis) Editor
Chris Clark 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


Boris took Jennifer Arcuri up the Gherkin

Jennifer and Boris have admitted they've been lovers... oh no, wait, wrong WhatsApp group!

Featuring: Ian Hislop & Paul Merton.


It's a new series of the topical panel show - series 58, in fact - and Martin Clunes is in the host's chair, his 16th appearance in total. That's it for the old and familiar; the "new" will be whatever makes the headlines this week, and in these eventful times there should surely be no shortage of conversation.

Ellen E. Jones, The Guardian, 11th October 2019

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