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 61, Episode 1

Have I Got News For You. David Tennant
David Tennant guest presents. He will be joined by comedian Jack Dee and journalist Helen Lewis as the programme continues to record in studio, with a virtual audience.

Preview clips

Notes

The episode was originally scheduled to air at 9pm on Friday 9th April, but was postponed due to the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip.

Ian and Jack won, 6 points to 5.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 12th April 2021
Time
10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
45 minutes
Recorded
  • Thursday 8th April 2021, 18:15 at Zoom (Virtual)

Cast & crew

Cast
Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
David Tennant Host / Presenter
Jack Dee Guest
Helen Lewis Guest
Writing team
Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
Rob Colley Writer (Additional Material)
Ged Parsons Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Gaster Writer (Additional Material)
Kevin Day Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose 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)
Charlie Dinkin Writer (Additional Material)
Runi Talwar Writer (Additional Material)
Tom Birts Writer (Additional Material)
Mike Rayment Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Paul Wheeler Director
Jo Bunting Series Producer
Jo Maney Producer
Richard Wilson Executive Producer
Syeda Irtizaali Executive Producer
Simon Brook Editor
Jon Ellis Editor
Rich Ellis (as Richard Ellis) Editor
Nick Pratt Editor
Andrew Selzer 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
David Ward Graphics

Video

Should the NHS give out brave stickers for getting vaccinated?

In the first episode of the new series, the panel take a jab at the NHS vaccination protocol.

Featuring: Ian Hislop & Paul Merton.

Press

Anger at joke saying Israel ignores Arabs on vaccines

A complaint has been lodged to the BBC after actor David Tennant read out a comment on a popular comedy show, saying Israel "ignores the Arab population" when it comes to vaccinations.

Jewish News Online, 14th April 2021

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