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. 534 episodes (60 series), 1990 - 2020. Stars Angus Deayton, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

Another series is in development.
Series 54, Episode 6 is repeated on Dave on Sunday at 1am.

Press Clippings

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2020 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2020. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 11th January 2021

Blankety Blank most-watched new TV comedy in 2020

Blankety Blank was the most-watched new British comedy on TV in 2020. 5.2 million viewers tuned in to see the comic game show's revival on Christmas Day. The Graham Norton Show and ITV sitcom Kate & Koji also got over 5 million viewers last year.

British Comedy Guide, 1st January 2021

BBC officially dismisses complaints over Duker & Taylor

The BBC has rejected complaints about Sophie Duker's 'kill whitey' joke on Frankie Boyle's New World Order - and Fin Taylor's gag about 'bombing Glastonbury' on Have I Got News For You.

Chortle, 24th December 2020

BBC defends HIGNFY after Jeremy Corbyn joke

The BBC has defended an episode of Have I Got News For You after it featured a joke by Fin Taylor about bombing Glastonbury to get rid of Jeremy Corbyn supporters.

Sherna Noah, Yahoo, 26th November 2020

Have I Got News For You documentary to celebrate 30 years

Have I Got News For You is to mark its 30th anniversary with a commemorative documentary. Have I Got 30 Years For You will be broadcast on BBC One over the festive period.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd November 2020

Fin Taylor blasted for disgusting bomb Glastonbury joke

Comedian Fin Taylor is facing a Twitter backlash after he made a "disgusting" joke about bombing Glastonbury Festival during an appearance on Have I Got News For You. Taylor made the joke, which inferred people who attend the music event are supporters of former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, while appearing on the BBC's long-running panel show on Friday (20 November).

Danny Thompson, Yahoo, 21st November 2020

TV preview: HIGNFY takes on the US election

It was a busy week for news, with the panel getting stuck into the continued delay to the final result of the US election and the UK re-entering lockdown for the month of November, as well as some lighter stories about a new Guernsey police recruitment video and Cliff Richard announcing that he has stopped swearing.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 6th November 2020

Brexiteers put the boot into Have I Got News For You

Brexit supporters and others have criticised Have I Got News For You after the BBC programme posted a tweet about its future. Noting that today, September 28, is the thirtieth anniversary of the first show's airing, the HIGNFY account tweeted: "So that's 30 years then, but if Paul Dacre and Charles Moore take those jobs we're unlikely to see another five, and nor is the BBC."

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 28th September 2020

HIGNFY renews rivalry with Spitting Image

The BBC's satirical quiz show is turning 30. But in a world of instant online reactions, is it still relevant?

Adam Sherwin, i Newspaper, 25th September 2020

Ian Hislop hopes Donald Trump will host HIGNFY

The Private Eye editor Ian Hislop is hoping that US president Donald Trump will lose out in the presidential election so that he will have time to appear as a guest host on Have I Got News For You.

Nicola Methven, The Mirror, 21st September 2020