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.

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Have I Got News For You. Alexander Armstrong.

Series 61, Episode 4

Alexander Armstrong takes to the guest host's chair for the 36th time, more than any other guest host. Meanwhile Joe Lycett makes his debut on the programme, and Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark appears too.


Ian and Kirsty won, 7 points to 5.

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on BBC iPlayer

Friday 30th April 2021
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
Alexander Armstrong Host / Presenter
Kirsty Wark Guest
Joe Lycett Guest
Writing team
Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
Rob Colley Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Gaster Writer (Additional Material)
Kevin Day Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
James Farmer Writer (Additional Material)
Fraser Steele Writer (Additional Material)
Monica Long Writer (Additional Material)
Jane McCutcheon Writer (Additional Material)
Vivienne Riddoch Writer (Additional Material)
Alison Spittle Writer (Additional Material)
Rajnish Razdan Writer (Additional Material)
Mike Rayment Writer (Additional Material)
Jules Garnett Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Paul Wheeler Director
Jo Bunting Series Producer
Jo Maney Producer
Richard Wilson Executive Producer
Katie Taylor Executive Producer


John Lewis and Dominic Cummings

The panel discuss the latest scandals in the Conservative Party.

Featuring: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Alexander Armstrong, Kirsty Wark, Joe Lycett.


HIGNFY slammed for "weak & tedious" Welsh language gags

Friday night's episode of Have I Got News For You has been slammed online after cracking 'jokes' claiming that the Welsh language was unpronounceable.

Nation Cymru, 1st May 2021

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