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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Rupa Huq pulls out of HIGNFY

Labour MP Rupa Huq has pulled out of a planned appearance on next week's Have I Got News For You after she was suspended from her party for describing Kwasi Kwarteng as 'superficially' black.

Paul Revoir, Daily Mail, 30th September 2022

More comedies dropped from the schedules

Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, Am I Being Unreasonable?, Late Night Mash, The Russell Howard Hour and Stuck have joined the schedule casualties in the wake of the Queen's death. But in some good news, the fourth series of Ghosts has been given a launch date.

Chortle, 13th September 2022

New claims of BBC anti-Tory bias as Jack Dee makes c-word jibe against Boris Johnson

Have I Got News For You was accused of broadcasting a torrent of 'spiteful and crass insults' as it dedicated Friday night's episode to Mr Johnson. In one shocking moment, host Jack Dee quoted a newspaper article that referred to the departing Prime Minister as a 'cosmic ****' - a moment greeted by gales of laughter in the studio. Panellists also suggested that Mr Johnson had taken cocaine.

Chris Hastings, Sam Merriman & Georgia Edkins, Daily Mail, 4th September 2022

The UK TV panel show is dying (but it's probably for the best)

The cancellation of Mock The Week marked another nail in the coffin for UK TV panel shows. Is this the end of an era?

Alice Pattillo, Den Of Geek, 1st September 2022

HIGNFY announces Boris Johnson special

Have I Got News For You will return in September for its 64th series, opening with a Boris Johnson-themed special.

British Comedy Guide, 16th August 2022

Angus Deayton on being sacked from Have I Got News For You

Twenty years since being sacked from Have I Got News For You after a tabloid scandal, the actor and presenter talks truth, ageing and why he'll never write a memoir.

Simon O'Hagan, i Newspaper, 4th August 2022

How does blind comedian Chris McCausland play the HIGNFY picture round?

When blind comedian Chris McCausland appears on Have I Got News For You complaints often follow. The Liverpudlian says viewers get very frustrated on his behalf and regularly turn to Twitter to vent their frustration.

Beth Rose, BBC, 24th June 2022

Sphere launches new collectible series with HIGNFY quiz book

Sphere has signed Have I Got News For You: The Quiz Of 2022 and a second quiz book for publication in November 2022 and 2023 respectively.

Lauren Brown, The Bookseller, 3rd May 2022

Ian Hislop says 'entire Tory party' should resign for supporting PM

Ian Hislop was met with cheers on Have I Got News For You as he said that the "entire Tory party" should resign for defending Boris Johnson amid the partygate scandal.

Isobel Lewis, The Independent, 16th April 2022

Have I Got News For You is living a dreary panel show Groundhog Day

The stalwart BBC series begins its 63rd series tonight, with Ian Hislop and Paul Merton returning as perennial team captains. The series is a British TV institution, writes Louis Chilton - but why does it feel like it's just peddling the same tired schtick?

Louis Chilton, The Independent, 1st April 2022

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