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. 515 episodes (58 series), 1990 - 2019. Stars Angus Deayton, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

Next new episode is on Friday at 9:30pm. Series 58, Episode 9
Catch-up on Episode 8 on BBC iPlayer   Series 55, Episode 3 is repeated on Dave tomorrow at 12:20am.
Recording at Elstree Film Studios. Tickets

Press Clippings

BBC defends HIGNFY over bias claims

The BBC has defended Have I Got News For You after receiving scores of complaints that it was biased against the Tories and Brexit. A total of 140 viewers contacted the corporation over the November 8 edition of the topical comedy quiz, which was hosted by Adil Ray. A further 183 people complained about swearing in the previous edition on the programme, when host Jo Brand explained why the Queen liked wearing bright colours.

Chortle, 18th November 2019

Piers Morgan angry after Adil Ray mocks him on HIGNFY

Adil technically fired the first shot by joking that the best part of replacing Piers on Good Morning Britain is that "you don't have to meet Piers Morgan". Slightly shady, but light-hearted, right? Piers didn't find it funny, going much harsher on Twitter by claiming that Adil was actually hurting the show's ratings.

Justin Harp, Digital Spy, 8th November 2019

Being a Have I Got News for You guest host is now a staging post to becoming prime minister so hopefully Victoria Coren Mitchell will one day end up in No 10. Only Connect's high priestess of arcana is in the big chair tonight, helping Paul Merton and Ian Hislop brand some zingers on the bucking bronco of current affairs.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 18th October 2019

It's a new series of the topical panel show - series 58, in fact - and Martin Clunes is in the host's chair, his 16th appearance in total. That's it for the old and familiar; the "new" will be whatever makes the headlines this week, and in these eventful times there should surely be no shortage of conversation.

Ellen E. Jones, The Guardian, 11th October 2019

How Boris became Britain's most successful comedian

On Have I Got News For You, I saw the Conservative frontrunner learn how to joke his way out of trouble.

Dave Cohen, The New Statesman, 18th June 2019

The last show in a riotous run finds Richard Ayoade in charge as regular team leaders Ian Hislop and Paul Merton and their guests, Pointless presenter and producer Richard Osman and the comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean, lampoon the week's events and muse on the spectacle of the Tory leadership race.

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 31st May 2019

Change UK asks BBC to explain pulling HIGNFY

New party writes to BBC director general to demand urgent review of coverage of Change UK.

Mattha Busby, The Guardian, 11th May 2019

Have I Got News For You episode pulled

Tonight's episode of Have I Got News For You has been pulled from broadcast due to election impartiality rules.

British Comedy Guide, 10th May 2019

Johnny Mercer's faces Ian Hislop ire on HIGNFY

The MPs appearance on the BBC comedy show comes just days after a BBC news report into his high-paying second job.

Simon Rushton, i Newspaper, 26th April 2019

One Brexit positive? It may make HIGNFY watchable again

The panel show hasn't been funny since at least 2012. But the sheer stupidity and self-destructiveness of our politics may just help it rediscover its bite.

Stuart Heritage, The Guardian, 5th April 2019