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Have I Got News For You

BBC One and BBC Two panel show about the news. 457 episodes (52 series), 1990 - 2016. Stars Ian Hislop, Paul Merton and Angus Deayton.

Next new episode is on Friday at 9pm. Series 52, Episode 10
Catch-up on Episode 9 on BBC iPlayer   Series 49, Episode 9 is repeated on Dave today at 9pm

Press Clippings

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.

Media Guido, 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

BAFTA TV Award Winners 2016

Michaela Coel, Peter Kay, Leigh Francis, Have I Got News For You and Car Share have won at the BAFTA Television Awards 2016. Meanwhile Galton & Simpson and Lenny Henry picked up special prizes.

British Comedy Guide, 8th May 2016

Ian Hislop: making IDS cry & why we should pay more tax

"If it had been Blair or someone, you would have thought: 'He's been rehearsing this for the last month...' But I just thought: This is very odd."

Harry Wallop, The Daily Telegraph, 5th April 2016

Peter Kay's Car Share leads BAFTA TV Awards comedy nominations

Car Share leads the comedy related nominations in the 2016 BAFTA Television Awards shortlists. Other nominations include Chewing Gum, Peep Show and People Just Do Nothing.

British Comedy Guide, 30th March 2016

Have I Got News For You wins special prize at Broadcast Awards

Have I Got News For You has won special recognition at the Broadcast Awards 2016. Catastrophe, Car Share and So Awkward were amongst the prize winners.

British Comedy Guide, 10th February 2016

Alex Salmond 'highest paid politician' on HIGNFY

A payment of £1,800 Mr Salmond listed in his register of MPs interests as his fee for appearing on the show last month was £300 higher than that recorded by the five other senior UK politicians who featured in the same series.

Andrew Whitaker, The Scotsman, 15th January 2016

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