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. 524 episodes (59 series), 1990 - 2020. Stars Angus Deayton, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

Another series is in development.
Series 54, Episode 6 is repeated on Dave tomorrow at 12:20am.

Press Clippings

HIGNFY: BBC dismiss complaints over Hislop and Cummings

'No one is exempt from satire,' said the corporation in a statement.

Ellie Harrison, The Independent, 4th June 2020

HIGNFY: viewers praise Hislop for ripping into Cummings

Presenter said advisor's press conference was 'utter twoddle'.

Ellie Harrison, The Independent, 30th May 2020

How shows are coping without a studio audience

If somebody tells a joke, and nobody is around to hear it, was it actually funny?

Steven McIntosh, BBC, 28th April 2020

Stephen Mangan: Filming HIGNFY from living room weird

Stephen Mangan says filming Have I Got News For You during lockdown was like a "horrendous Skype call".

Female First, 21st April 2020

Making HIGNFY via video

Jimmy Mulville discusses how Hat Trick is learning a new grammar for BBC One's flagship topical quiz.

Desiree Ibekwe, Broadcast, 17th April 2020

What happens when a joke is followed by silence

Now, I'm not the funniest person in the world. (Maybe the fourth, or fifth? I try to stay humble.) But when I started doing live comedy, I was even worse than I am now. Nothing teaches you how to generate a laugh--or makes you more keen to get one--than ending a sentence and being greeted with the howling sound of absolute silence.

Helen Lewis, The Atlantic, 8th April 2020

Have I Got News For You and The Mash Report reviewed

Many people have had to get used to working from home in recent weeks, and purveyors of topical quips are not exempt, with both Have I Got News For You and The Mash Report returning last night.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 4th April 2020

Have I Got News For You, review

Satire institution proves it can actually thrive on the current chaos.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 3rd April 2020

HIGNFY returns as 'a more elaborate video conference'

The BBC's long-running panel show Have I Got News For You has completed its first episode during the Covid-19 crisis, with all five participants filming themselves from their homes, the show's producer has said, describing the remote show as 'a more elaborate video conference'.

Engineering & Technology, 3rd April 2020

Why it's great news that HIGNFY back

Paul and Ian are exactly what we need right now, says Emma Bullimore.

Emma Bullimore, Radio Times, 3rd April 2020