Have I Got News For You. Image shows left to right: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton. Credit: Matt Crockett
Have I Got News For You

Have I Got News For You

  • TV panel show
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 1990 - 2024
  • 590 episodes (66 series)

Long-running topical panel game with a strong political slant, featuring team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton. Also features Angus Deayton.

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Gary Lineker splits opinion as HIGNFY host

A debate over free speech and BBC impartiality has raged all week.

Simon Rushton, i Newspaper, 15th December 2018

National treasure and succinct David Cameron biographer Danny Dyer lands in the host's chair for that increasingly rare thing: a must-see episode of the game old panel show. Ian Hislop and Paul Merton will patronise him at their peril. In the other guest slots are comic Sara Pascoe and Judy Murray.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 7th December 2018

Danny Dyer hosts Have I Got News for You, review

"I forgot how highbrow this f***ing show is." So said guest host Danny Dyer on Have I Got News For You (BBC One). The EastEnders star's industrial language and nimble natural wit made for an uproarious installment of the hoary old satirical quiz.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 7th December 2018

Danny Dyer to host Have I Got News For You

Dyer will front the popular news quiz on December 7th.

Kimberley Bond, Radio Times, 16th November 2018

HIGNFY fluffed a joke about GCHQ and Greggs

Episode of flagship BBC satirical comedy show, hosted by Victoria Coren Mitchell, didn't know its GCHQ from its MI5

Phil Norris, Gloucestershire Live, 4th November 2018

Steph McGovern: 'Creepy' Trump called me beautiful

McGovern, 36, recalled the exchange while appearing as a guest host on BBC One's Have I Got News For You.

BBC, 26th October 2018

It is a mystery why Alexander Armstrong has not been hired as permanent chair of the spontaneous satirical news quiz - it feels made for his wry timing. In the first of a new run, the comedian, gameshow host and would-be opera singer resumes the role of guest referee, attempting to control captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton, plus BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty and comedian-actor Josh Widdicombe. Hislop is already licking his chops at the prospect of lampooning a shambolic few weeks in British politics.

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 5th October 2018

HIGNFY trusted by viewers more than real news: Hislop

Ian Hislop and Paul Merton said the long-running satirical series now plays a vital role in challenging "fake news."

Adam Sherwin, i Newspaper, 21st September 2018

Is it time to put HIGNFY out of its misery?

Ian Hislop's recent comments about female hosts being too 'modest' to present the show were indicative of the show's tired and flabby complacency.

Fiona Sturges, The Guardian, 14th April 2018

Have I got news for women? Not really.

No wonder female MPs steer clear of a TV show that celebrates smirking buffoonery.

Catherine Bennett, The Guardian, 8th April 2018

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