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 2

Have I Got News For You. Image shows from L to R: Ian Hislop, Ross Noble, Victoria Coren Mitchell, Rachel Johnson, Paul Merton
Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts the satirical quiz, as guests including comedian Ross Noble and journalist Rachel Johnson joining regular team leaders Ian Hislop and Paul Merton to poke fun at the week's events.


Ian and Ross won, 10 points to 5.

Broadcast details

Friday 18th October 2019
30 minutes
  • Thursday 17th October 2019, 19:00 at Elstree Film Studios


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 21st October 2019 11:05pm
45 minute version
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 1:05am
45 minute version
BBC1 Scot
Sunday 23rd August 2020 9:00pm
60 minute version
Monday 24th August 2020 2:25am
50 minute version
Sunday 15th November 2020 9:00pm
60 minute version
Monday 18th January 2021 10:00pm
45 minute version
Thursday 22nd July 2021 10:00pm
60 minute version
Friday 23rd July 2021 2:00am
65 minute version
Thursday 14th October 2021 12:40am
60 minute version
Thursday 16th December 2021 12:40am
60 minute version

Cast & crew

Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
Victoria Coren Mitchell Host / Presenter
Ross Noble Guest
Rachel Johnson Guest
Writing team
Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
Ged Parsons Writer (Additional Material)
Giles Pilbrow Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
Mike Shephard Writer (Additional Material)
George Lewis Writer (Additional Material)
Tim Telling 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
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


Being a Have I Got News for You guest host is now a staging post to becoming prime minister so hopefully Victoria Coren Mitchell will one day end up in No 10. Only Connect's high priestess of arcana is in the big chair tonight, helping Paul Merton and Ian Hislop brand some zingers on the bucking bronco of current affairs.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 18th October 2019

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