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 62, Episode 7

Have I Got News For You. Jack Dee
Jack Dee presents, with guest comic Phil Wang and former co-Chairwoman of the Conservative Party, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi.

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The guest panellists joined regular team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton in the week that saw prime minister Boris Johnson give an awkward speech at the CBI Conference, changes being made to the Social Care Bill and HS2, NASA attempting to save the planet from extinction and the invention of a phone made for a dog to call its owner.

The panel's attention was first turned to criticism of Boris Johnson this week, after he lost his place in a speech to British business leaders at the CBI conference, before going on to perform an impression of a car and sing the praises of the children's cartoon character theme park Peppa Pig World, which he had recently visited.

Baroness Warsi: "You know what happens? I come on this show, and I'm the sacrificial Tory lamb. Then I go away and I go through months and months of Tory training, I get my '7 commandments of Tory-ism'. Once I've been through all of that retraining and I decide to come back on this show, then my colleagues spend seven days creating the biggest s*** show possible on this earth! And I have to come here and defend it! It doesn't help."

Ian Hislop: "I think that's very unfair on your colleagues. I mean, it's not seven days of 's*** show'. In my estimation, it's about 10 years!"

Baroness Warsi: "I think the positive about the CBI speech is that it clearly showed that all those people who deny the fact that white privilege exists, could see it in action. Because true equality for me will be when I can be as rubbish as a white man, and get away with it and be prime minister."

Jack Dee: "The big question is has anyone here been to Peppa Pig World? Anyone?"

Phil Wang: "No, but it sounds good. He really bigs it up. He bigs up Peppa Pig World so much one has to wonder... has Peppa Pig made a large donation to the Conservative party?"

Jack Dee: "This is Boris Johnson's speech to the CBI, which he clearly confused with CBIBeebies. During his rambling speech to business leaders, Boris Johnson broke off to praise Peppa Pig. The pink-faced, one dimensional cartoon character has been prime minister for two years now."

Later in the episode, the panel looked at the news that NASA had launched a spacecraft in the first ever mission to deflect an asteroid, in a 6.8million-mile test journey to see if future asteroids can be diverted from collision with Earth.

Jack Dee: "NASA are trying to guard against extinction, they always make it out that it was a bad thing that dinosaurs were made extinct."

Ian Hislop: "It's our extinction isn't it?"

Phil Wang: "We're handling our own extinction perfectly well, thank you very much. We're doing a perfectly good job with climate change, so back off comets... the job's taken!"

Jack Dee: "This is the news that an asteroid could strike the earth and destroy human life in a millisecond. According to Al Jazeera, asteroids that are 10km or wider hit the earth every 100 to 200 million years... so that's about as often as Labour winning an election."


Paul and Phil won, 8 points to 7.

Broadcast details

Friday 26th November 2021
30 minutes
  • Thursday 25th November 2021, 19:00 at Riverside Studios


  1. Monday 4th March 2024 at 10:40pm on BBC1
  2. Monday 4th March 2024 at 11:10pm on BBC1 Wales

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 1st December 2021 12:00am
45 minute version
Wednesday 1st December 2021 12:50am
45 minute version
BBC1 Wales
Sunday 14th August 2022 9:00pm
60 minute version
Monday 15th August 2022 3:15am
45 minute version
Tuesday 10th January 2023 12:30am BBC1
Tuesday 10th January 2023 1:00am BBC1 Scot
Sunday 26th March 2023 9:00pm
60 minute version
Tuesday 27th June 2023 11:00pm
60 minute version
Wednesday 28th June 2023 2:45am
75 minute version
Sunday 15th October 2023 12:40am
60 minute version
Monday 5th February 2024 2:20am
50 minute version

Cast & crew

Ian Hislop Team Captain
Paul Merton Team Captain
Guest cast
Jack Dee Host / Presenter
Phil Wang Guest
Sayeeda Warsi (as Baroness Sayeeda Warsi) Guest
Writing team
Pete Sinclair Writer (Additional Material)
Colin Swash Writer (Additional Material)
Rob Colley Writer (Additional Material)
Ged Parsons Writer (Additional Material)
Shaun Pye Writer (Additional Material)
Christine Rose Writer (Additional Material)
Fraser Steele Writer (Additional Material)
Katie Storey Writer (Additional Material)
Ian Smith Writer (Additional Material)
Ken Cheng Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Martin Lord Director
Danny Carr Series Producer
Jo Maney Producer
Richard Wilson Executive Producer
Ruby Kuraishe Executive Producer
Simon Brook Editor
Jon Ellis Editor
Nick Pratt Editor
Daniel Keevil Editor
Balint Szabo 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
David Ward Graphics
Jordan Allen Graphics

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