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.

  • Returns on 5th April on BBC1 at 9pm with Series 67, Episode 1
  • Series 60, Episode 1 repeated at 10pm on Dave
  • JustWatch Streaming rank this week: 1,246

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Series 60, Episode 1

Have I Got News For You. Image shows from L to R: Ian Hislop, Katy Balls, Damian Lewis, Chris McCausland, Paul Merton
Actor and producer Damian Lewis hosts as the satirical quiz returns for its 60th series. Journalist Katy Balls and comedian Chris McCausland join regular team leaders Ian Hislop and Paul Merton to poke fun at the week's events.

Preview clips


Josh Widdicombe appeared in early billings, but was replaced by Chris McCausland.

Paul and Chris won, 8 points to 7.

Broadcast details

Friday 2nd October 2020
30 minutes
  • Thursday 1st October 2020, 19:00 at Riverside Studios


  1. Monday 4th March 2024 at 10:00pm on Dave (60 minute version)

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 5th October 2020 11:35pm
40 minute version
Tuesday 6th October 2020 12:10am
40 minute version
BBC1 Wales
Friday 21st January 2022 9:00pm
60 minute version
Monday 7th March 2022 10:00pm
60 minute version
Monday 23rd May 2022 9:00pm
60 minute version
Friday 27th May 2022 1:00am
60 minute version
Thursday 3rd November 2022 10:00pm
60 minute version
Saturday 31st December 2022 12:00am
60 minute version
Friday 3rd February 2023 9:00pm
60 minute version
Saturday 4th February 2023 3:15am
45 minute version
Tuesday 24th October 2023 11:00pm
60 minute version

Cast & crew

Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
Damian Lewis Host / Presenter
Chris McCausland Guest
Katy Balls Guest
Writing team
Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Gaster Writer (Additional Material)
Kevin Day Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
Katie Storey 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
Nick Pratt 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
Phil Hewson Graphics


The latest COVID-19 rules

The panel talk about the government's latest handling of the coronavirus.

Featuring: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Damian Lewis, Chris McCausland & Katy Balls.

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