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. 496 episodes (56 series), 1990 - 2018. Stars Angus Deayton, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

Next new episode is on tomorrow at 9pm. Series 56, Episode 3
Catch-up on Episode 2 on BBC iPlayer   Series 46, Episode 1 is repeated on Dave tomorrow at 12am.
Recording at Elstree Film Studios. Tickets

Press Clippings

It is a mystery why Alexander Armstrong has not been hired as permanent chair of the spontaneous satirical news quiz - it feels made for his wry timing. In the first of a new run, the comedian, gameshow host and would-be opera singer resumes the role of guest referee, attempting to control captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton, plus BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty and comedian-actor Josh Widdicombe. Hislop is already licking his chops at the prospect of lampooning a shambolic few weeks in British politics.

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 5th October 2018

HIGNFY trusted by viewers more than real news: Hislop

Ian Hislop and Paul Merton said the long-running satirical series now plays a vital role in challenging "fake news."

Adam Sherwin, i Newspaper, 21st September 2018

Is it time to put HIGNFY out of its misery?

Ian Hislop's recent comments about female hosts being too 'modest' to present the show were indicative of the show's tired and flabby complacency.

Fiona Sturges, The Guardian, 14th April 2018

Have I got news for women? Not really.

No wonder female MPs steer clear of a TV show that celebrates smirking buffoonery.

Catherine Bennett, The Guardian, 8th April 2018

The 20 best Have I Got News For You presenters - ranked

Now approaching its 500th episode, the satirical news quiz has clocked up an impressive 110 hosts. In reverse order, here's our top 20.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 6th April 2018

Have I Got News For You and the problem of women

The comedian Bridget Christie has been a team member on HIGNFY twice - the second time in 2014, shortly after winning the Edinburgh Comedy Award. "The second time was not a fun experience. I said, 'I don't think I'll do this again.'"

Alice Jones, i Newspaper, 6th April 2018

HIGNFY: women hit back against 'too modest' claims

Politicians and comics dispute Ian Hislop's comments about reasons for lack of female hosts on panel show.

Bruce Dessau, The Guardian, 6th April 2018

The biggest problem for the makers of a satirical news quiz in 2018 must be knowing where to start. Hislop and Merton's Friday-night fixture has felt slightly flabby in recent series but Brexit, Trump and Cambridge Analytica feel like fish in a barrel, just waiting to be shot. Jeremy Paxman hosts this opener.

Phil Harrison, The Guardian, 6th April 2018

Hislop should ask why women are too modest for HIGNFY

If HIGNFY has created an environment that women are reluctant to enter, that is not on women - that's on Hislop and friends.

Tracy King, The New Statesman, 5th April 2018

Women are too 'modest' to host a comedy quiz show?

From the late 16th century, the word 'modest' when applied to women has meant 'not forward or lewd' - a quality so often policed by men.

Steven Poole, The Guardian, 5th April 2018