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Have I Got News For You

BBC One and BBC Two panel show about the news. 476 episodes (54 series), 1990 - 2017. Stars Angus Deayton, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

Next new episode is today at 9pm. Series 54, Episode 3
Catch-up on Episode 2 on BBC iPlayer   Series 52, Highlights Special is repeated on Dave on Sunday at 9pm
Recording at The London Studios. Tickets

Press Clippings

As HIGNFY returns for its 54th series, it's hard to know how to feel about this telly institution. It has undoubtedly lost something of its bite with Ian Hislop and Paul Merton having long since adopted roles they could play in their sleep. Plus, the show is probably marginally to blame for the ascent of Boris Johnson. But, still, in these absurd times, someone's got to take the mickey. The urbane Alexander Armstrong hosts.

Phil Harrison, The Guardian, 6th October 2017

Preview - Have I Got News for You

The BBC's long-running satirical panel show enters its 54th series tonight.

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 6th October 2017

Preview - Have I Got News For You

A General Election campaign is fertile ground for the panel on Have I Got News For You but this one has exceeded expectation in its ludicrosity - with manifesto lies, ministers who can't do basic arithmetic, a prime minister who refuses to debate and caustic interviewers who won't let them get a word in edgeways.

Gareth Hargreaves, On The Box, 2nd June 2017

My strange crush: Ian Hislop

I have never seen into Ian Hislop's eyes. But I can see into his soul, and I know he's a good man.

Sophie Wilkinson, Refinery 29, 30th May 2017

HIGNFY viewers appalled by Andy Hamilton dementia jokes

Have I Got News for You viewers were left "disappointed" by Andy Hamilton's dementia jokes on tonight's episode.

Helen Daly, The Daily Express, 6th May 2017

HIGNFY slammed for 'shamelessly' bashing Jeremy Corbyn

Have I Got News For You viewers have accused the BBC of having a "Tory bias" after a particularly lengthy "bashing" of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

The Daily Express, 29th April 2017

Ian Hislop on Brexit, Trump and a bonkers year for news

The veteran satirist talks about the growth of his industry and the defiance of finding comedy in the worst things.

Michael Hodges, Radio Times, 21st April 2017

While HIGNFY has lost a good deal of its bite, this new series will be intriguing. Will hitherto regular Ken Livingstone be invited on to burble about Hitler? Will any Labour MPs subject themselves to Corbyn-related derision? And, with impartiality more contested than ever, what will be the Brexit angle? Socialist luvvie Patrick Stewart chairs this opener, presumably to the bloviating chagrin of right-wing newspaper columnists everywhere.

Phil Harrison, The Guardian, 21st April 2017

Preview - Have I Got News for You

One of the big questions in the comedy world at the moment is whether we are experiencing a new satire boom?

Ian Wolf, On The Box, 21st April 2017

Patrick Stewart to host HIGNFY

Former Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart has been confirmed as the host of the first episode of the new series of BBC One panel show stalwart Have I Got News for You.

Ben Dowell, Radio Times, 5th April 2017

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