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
  • 600 episodes (67 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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Have I Got News For You producer Hat Trick banks record profits

The TV production company behind Have I Got News For You and Mastermind made record profits last year, new accounts show. Hat Trick Productions, led by former stand-up comedian Jimmy Mulville, benefited from successful shows such as Derry Girls, with accounts for Hat Trick Holdings (2019) revealing total revenues of £50.3million in 2022, up 15 per cent, and record profits of £5.3million. The company, owned by Mulville and his wife, Karen, paid out dividends of £2.7million.

William Turvill, The Sunday Times, 1st October 2023

What happens to comedy when British politics becomes a joke?

When audiences do want something sharp, they want it to confirm prejudices.

The Economist, 17th August 2023

Have I Got News For You 'not offensive to gingers'

When Diane Abbott said Jewish people did not face racism, but prejudice similar to gingers, it was inevitably going to make Have I Got News For You. But the jokes satirising the Labour MP for her antisemitism angered one viewer who complained to the BBC that the section was offensive... to redheads.

Chortle, 4th August 2023

Clive Myrie pulled from BBC News At Ten over Boris Johnson jokes

Clive Myrie was pulled from the BBC's News At Ten last Friday over fears of an anti-Tory bias because an episode of Have I Got News For You featuring him as the host was being shown that evening.

Alex Farber, The Times, 22nd June 2023

BBC cuts make Have I Got News For You the last satire standing

Topical comedy is the big TV casualty as Romesh Ranganathan faces the axe.

Alex Farber, The Times, 31st March 2023

Have I Got News For You returns 14th April with Charlie Brooker

Have I Got News For You returns on 14th April, and Charlie Brooker will be the first guest host.

British Comedy Guide, 29th March 2023

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2022 shortlist

The 60 TV and radio programmes shortlisted across the 10 categories in the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2022 have been revealed. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 9th January 2023

HIGNFY viewers cringe as Gary Neville ridiculed over Qatar World Cup role

Have I Got News For You viewers were left squirming as Gary Neville was 'ripped to shreds' over his Qatar World Cup role as the panellists and fans branded it 'hypocritical'.

Jasmine Allday, The Mirror, 4th November 2022

BBC 'failed' blind comedian on show

The BBC has defended its decision not to change the format of Have I Got News For You to accommodate Jamie MacDonald, a blind comedian. Several viewers complained about his treatment when he appeared as a guest last week.

Stuart MacDonald, The Times, 3rd November 2022

BBC hits back at Have I Got News For You critics

Blind comic Jamie MacDonald didn't want format changed, so he could make jokes about it.

Chortle, 3rd November 2022

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