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. Steph McGovern.

Series 61, Episode 5

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.

Broadcast details

This episode is currently available on BBC iPlayer

Friday 7th May 2021
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular 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


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.


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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