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Have I Got News For You

BBC One and BBC Two panel show about the news. 466 episodes (53 series), 1990 - 2017. Stars Ian Hislop, Paul Merton and Angus Deayton.

Returns Friday 21st April at 9:30pm. Episode Guide
Series 50, Highlights Special is repeated on Dave on Sunday at 9pm
Recording at The London Studios. Tickets

Press Clippings

Fleabag, Alan Partridge and more up for BPG and TRIC awards

TV comedies including Fleabag, Alan Partridge's Mid Morning Matters and Mum have been nominated for more awards, as the Broadcasting Press Guild and Television And Radio Industries Club announce their shortlists.

British Comedy Guide, 20th February 2017 Awards 2016 shortlists announced

The shortlists for the Awards 2016 have been revealed. 60 shows are in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title. Voting is now open.

British Comedy Guide, 16th January 2017

Gary Lineker on HIGNFY prompts keyboard fury

Gary Lineker has been accused of "mocking the elderly" and "promoting anti-Brexit propaganda" after making a joke while presenting Have I Got News For You.

Chris York, The Huffington Post, 18th December 2016

Have I Got News For You uses handbag to replace MP Nicky Morgan

Have I Got News For You has replaced absent guest Nicky Morgan MP with a handbag.

British Comedy Guide, 16th December 2016

Tory MP Nicky Morgan pulls out of HIGNFY

Tory MP Nicky Morgan has pulled out of a planned appearance on Have I Got News for You, days after a row over her criticism of Theresa May's wardrobe.

BBC News, 14th December 2016

Joke's over: how the TV panel show fell from grace

In their day, there was something intoxicating about the no-holds-barred panel show back-and-forth. But there seems to be little room for it in a society that has begun to appreciate empathy - and neither, conversely, in a more brutal political climate that is not particularly suitable for dissecting for cheap laughs. Perhaps, when the world lightens up again, they'll be back.

Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian, 29th November 2016

Arriving for a 52nd series, HIGNFY has rarely been more welcome. Over the next 11 weeks, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton will, as ever, captain the teams skewering the increasing ludicrousness of world affairs. They'll be running over the US presidential election, too, which is likely to provide ample quarry for some terrifying hilarity. Nick Clegg has a go in the host's chair, while Kevin Bridges is one of the week's guest panellists.

Ben Arnold, The Guardian, 7th October 2016

Isabel has news for Hislop

Political journalist Isabel Oakeshott has declined an invitation to appear on HIGNFY in brutal fashion.

Order Order, 15th September 2016

Frankie Boyle's Queen jokes censored by BBC bosses

Frankie Boyle was censored by BBC bosses after a string of offensive jokes on Have I Got News For You. Appearing in the guest presenter slot, the Scottish stand-up star fired off a series of withering political gags but saved his most cutting jibes for the Queen.

The Mirror, 14th May 2016

Ally Ross: HIGNFY should not have won a BAFTA

Have I Got News For You? "They have to be kidding?" I heard myself yelp. It hasn't had an award-worthy episode since William Shatner guest-hosted in 2012 and the decline has been so relentless I can't even remember when it started.

Ally Ross, The Sun, 10th May 2016

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