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 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.

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Notes

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

Paul and Chris won, 8 points to 7.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 2nd October 2020
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes
Recorded
  • Thursday 1st October 2020, 19:00 at Riverside Studios

Repeats

  1. Friday 21st January 2022 at 9:00pm on Dave (60 minute version)

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 5th October 2020 11:35pm
40 minute version
BBC1
Tuesday 6th October 2020 12:10am
40 minute version
BBC1 Wales

Cast & crew

Cast
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

Video

The latest COVID-19 rules

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

Featuring: Ian Hislop & Paul Merton.

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