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. 543 episodes (61 series), 1990 - 2021. Stars Angus Deayton, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

Series 58, Episode 7 is repeated on Dave today at 12:40am.

Have I Got News For You. David Tennant.

Series 61, Episode 1

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.


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

Monday 12th April 2021
45 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular 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


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, Jack Dee, David Tennant, Helen Lewis.


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