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 61, Episode 5

Have I Got News For You. Steph McGovern
Steph McGovern guest presents - her eighth appearance on the programme, and sixth time in the host's chair. Joining the presenter is Zoe Lyons and Times Radio journalist John Pienaar.

Preview clips

Notes

Paul and John won, 7 points to 5.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 7th May 2021
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes
Recorded
  • Thursday 6th May 2021, 18:15 at Zoom (Virtual)

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 10th May 2021 10:00pm
45 minute version
BBC2
Sunday 6th February 2022 9:00pm
60 minute version
Dave
Monday 7th February 2022 2:00am
60 minute version
Dave
Saturday 2nd July 2022 1:00am
60 minute version
Dave
Monday 8th August 2022 10:40pm
45 minute version
BBC1
Monday 8th August 2022 11:10pm
45 minute version
BBC1 Wales
Sunday 5th March 2023 12:00am
60 minute version
Dave
Tuesday 18th July 2023 11:00pm
60 minute version
Dave
Sunday 26th November 2023 12:05am
60 minute version
Dave
Sunday 26th November 2023 9:00pm
60 minute version
Dave
Sunday 28th April 2024 9:00pm
60 minute version
Dave

Cast & crew

Cast
Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
Steph McGovern Host / Presenter
Zoe Lyons Guest
John Pienaar Guest
Writing team
Pete Sinclair Writer (Additional Material)
Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
Rob Colley Writer (Additional Material)
Giles Pilbrow Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
Dan Bowman Writer (Additional Material)
Mike Rayment Writer (Additional Material)
Charlie George Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Paul Wheeler Director
Jo Bunting Series Producer
Jo Maney Producer
Richard Wilson Executive Producer
Katie Taylor 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

The 2021 Election

There is a problem with recording the show on a Thursday...

Featuring: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Steph McGovern, Zoe Lyons & John Pienaar.

Press

Why Zoe Lyons wore a hat on HIGNFY

For those wondering why Zoe Lyons is wearing a beanie hat on Have I Got News For You on Friday night it is because she has alopecia.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 7th May 2021

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