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. 515 episodes (58 series), 1990 - 2019. Stars Angus Deayton, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

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Series 58, Episode 5

Guest host Adil Ray is joined by panellists comedian Ivo Graham and journalist Helen Lewis, plus Ian and Paul.


Paul and Ivo won, 8 points to 5.

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on BBC iPlayer

Friday 8th November 2019
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Ian Hislop Team Captain
    Paul Merton Team Captain
    Guest cast
    Adil Ray Host / Presenter
    Ivo Graham Guest
    Helen Lewis-Hasteley (as Helen Lewis) Guest
    Writing team
    Pete Sinclair Writer (Additional Material)
    Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
    Kevin Day Writer (Additional Material)
    Giles Pilbrow Writer (Additional Material)
    Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
    Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
    Alan Connor Writer (Additional Material)
    Simeon Courtie Writer (Additional Material)
    Zoƫ Tomalin Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Martin Lord Director
    Danny Carr Series Producer
    Mike Rayment Producer
    Richard Wilson Executive Producer
    Pinki Chambers Executive Producer
    Katie Taylor 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


    Piers Morgan angry after Adil Ray mocks him on HIGNFY

    Adil technically fired the first shot by joking that the best part of replacing Piers on Good Morning Britain is that "you don't have to meet Piers Morgan". Slightly shady, but light-hearted, right? Piers didn't find it funny, going much harsher on Twitter by claiming that Adil was actually hurting the show's ratings.

    Justin Harp, Digital Spy, 8th November 2019

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