Have I Got News For You. Image shows left to right: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton. Credit: Matt Crockett
Have I Got News For You

Have I Got News For You

  • TV panel show
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 1990 - 2024
  • 600 episodes (67 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 6 - Have I Got News For You: The Downing Street Years

On 16 November 1990, the first series of this topical comedy quiz show came to an end. The following week, Margaret Thatcher resigned. In a special programme to start a new series, Angus Deayton, Ian Hislop, Paul Merton and their guests, this week including Derek Hatton, endeavour to make a connection.


Ian and Derek are the winners.

This episode was broadcast as part of an After Margaret programming block.

This episode is considered by Ian Hislop and Paul Merton to be the worst Have I Got News For You episode ever made. Hislop considers sitting next to Hatton to be a career low.

Broadcast details

Friday 29th October 1993
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Angus Deayton Host / Presenter
Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
Edwina Currie (as Edwina Currie MP) Guest
Derek Hatton Guest
Production team
John F.D. Northover Director
Ben Gosling Fuller (as Ben Fuller) Director
Jimmy Mulville Series Producer
Harry Thompson Producer
Colin Swash Producer

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