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 60, Episode 7

Have I Got News For You. Victoria Coren Mitchell
Victoria Coren Mitchell hosts the satirical quiz, with guests Joan Bakewell and Fin Taylor joining regular team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.


Richard Osman was originally billed, instead of Joan Bakewell.

Paul and Joan won, 7 points to 6.

Broadcast details

Friday 20th November 2020
30 minutes
  • Thursday 19th November 2020, 19:00 at Riverside Studios (Zoom only.)


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 23rd November 2020 11:20pm
40 minute version
Tuesday 24th November 2020 12:35am
40 minute version
BBC1 Scot
Monday 2nd August 2021 11:15pm
45 minute version
Sunday 26th September 2021 9:00pm
60 minute version
Monday 27th September 2021 1:00am
60 minute version
Friday 11th March 2022 9:00pm
60 minute version
Wednesday 4th May 2022 2:25am Dave
Wednesday 4th May 2022 11:00pm
60 minute version
Sunday 5th June 2022 12:20am
60 minute version
Thursday 17th November 2022 10:00pm
60 minute version
Thursday 9th February 2023 10:00pm
60 minute version
Monday 17th April 2023 11:40pm
60 minute version
Wednesday 8th November 2023 12:40am
60 minute version

Cast & crew

Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
Victoria Coren Mitchell Host / Presenter
Joan Bakewell Guest
Fin Taylor Guest
Writing team
Pete Sinclair Writer (Additional Material)
Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
Ged Parsons Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Charlie Skelton Writer (Additional Material)
Fraser Steele Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Bowman Writer (Additional Material)
Monica Long Writer (Additional Material)
Katie Storey Writer (Additional Material)
Jane McCutcheon Writer (Additional Material)
Vivienne Riddoch Writer (Additional Material)
Zoƫ Tomalin Writer (Additional Material)
Simon Alcock 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
Mark Goodwin 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
Jordan Allen Graphics


BBC defends HIGNFY after Jeremy Corbyn joke

The BBC has defended an episode of Have I Got News For You after it featured a joke by Fin Taylor about bombing Glastonbury to get rid of Jeremy Corbyn supporters.

Sherna Noah, Yahoo, 26th November 2020

Fin Taylor blasted for disgusting bomb Glastonbury joke

Comedian Fin Taylor is facing a Twitter backlash after he made a "disgusting" joke about bombing Glastonbury Festival during an appearance on Have I Got News For You. Taylor made the joke, which inferred people who attend the music event are supporters of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, while appearing on the BBC's long-running panel show on Friday (20 November).

Danny Thompson, Yahoo, 21st November 2020

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