British Comedy Guide

Have I Got News For You. Image shows from L to R: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton. Copyright: BBC / Hat Trick Productions.

Have I Got News For You

BBC One and BBC Two panel show about the news. 486 episodes (55 series), 1990 - 2018. Stars Angus Deayton, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

Returns 6th Apr at 9:30pm. Episode Guide
Series 53, Episode 7 is repeated today at 10:45pm.
Recording at The London Studios. Tickets

Press Clippings

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2017 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2017 have been announced. 60 programmes are in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 15th January 2018

Odd to reflect that not so long ago there were mutterings HIGNFY had run out of steam. Then came Brexit. And Trump. And who knows what lies ahead next year? That said, it can still seem a little stale on those nights when Merton and Hislop rest too heavily on our familiarity with their respective personas. Tonight's episode gathers highlights, including, presumably, Jo Brand's silencing-the-boys admonishment moment.

Jonathan Wright, The Guardian, 22nd December 2017

Paul Merton still fears HIGNFY will be canned

The comedian, who has been on the show since its launch in 1990, says he 'can't afford to be complacent'.

Mark Jefferies and Nicola Methven, The Mirror, 29th November 2017

Viewers complain about Have I Got News For You episode

The episode of Have I Got News For You in which Jo Brand had to rebuke the panel for seemingly not taking allegations of sexual harassment seriously has received over 200 complaints from viewers.

British Comedy Guide, 16th November 2017

HIGNFY attacked for anti-Tory bias

Have I Got News for You makes five times more jokes about the Tories than Labour, a Sun probe discovered. Conservative MPs branded the BBC show propaganda yesterday.

Joe Kasper, The Sun, 9th November 2017

Jo Brand stands up for women on HIGNFY

Jo Brand calls out the Have I Got News For You panel for not taking sexual harassment seriously.

Emma Kelly, Metro, 4th November 2017

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

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