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. 534 episodes (60 series), 1990 - 2020. Stars Angus Deayton, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

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Have I Got News For You. Image shows from L to R: Ian Hislop, Armando Iannucci, Richard Ayoade, Roisin Conaty, Paul Merton. Copyright: Hat Trick Productions.

Series 60, Episode 6

Actor and comedian Richard Ayoade hosts the satirical quiz, inviting comedian Roisin Conaty and writer & director Armando Iannucci to join regular team leaders Ian Hislop and Paul Merton as they look at the US election.


Ian and Armando won, 3 points to 2.

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on BBC iPlayer

Friday 6th November 2020
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
Richard Ayoade Host / Presenter
Armando Iannucci Guest
Roisin Conaty Guest
Writing team
Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
Rob Colley Writer (Additional Material)
Kevin Day Writer (Additional Material)
Giles Pilbrow Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
Charlie Skelton Writer (Additional Material)
Fraser Steele Writer (Additional Material)
Katie Storey Writer (Additional Material)
Jon Harvey Writer (Additional Material)
Domenico Farelli Writer (Additional Material)
Emma Moran Writer (Additional Material)
Ian Pike Writer (Additional Material)
Rajnish Razdan Writer (Additional Material)
Eleanor Morton Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Paul Wheeler Director
Danny Carr Series Producer
Mike Rayment Producer
Richard Wilson Executive Producer
Syeda Irtizaali Executive Producer


The US election

The show deals with the election and Nigel Farage.

Featuring: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Armando Iannucci, Roisin Conaty, Richard Ayoade.


TV preview: HIGNFY takes on the US election

It was a busy week for news, with the panel getting stuck into the continued delay to the final result of the US election and the UK re-entering lockdown for the month of November, as well as some lighter stories about a new Guernsey police recruitment video and Cliff Richard announcing that he has stopped swearing.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 6th November 2020

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