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 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

Victoria Coren Mitchell to guest present HIGNFY

Joining her on the panel for the second episode in the forthcoming series will be Chief Political Commentator at the Sunday Times Tim Shipman and comedian Ria Lina.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 23rd March 2022

Clive Myrie to host Have I Got News For You

The episode will air on Friday 1st April, BBC One, 9pm.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 16th March 2022

Labour MP Jess Phillips is laughing all the way to the bank

Her constituents may struggle to pay their heating costs in the coming weeks - but Labour frontbencher Jess Phillips is likely to have few concerns about her own bills.

The MP for Yardley in Birmingham received an astonishing £15,000 to present a single edition of BBC1's Have I Got News For You.

Emily Prescott, Daily Mail, 6th February 2022

Old clip of Boris Johnson on HIGNFY goes viral & is timely as ever

This old clip of Boris Johnson on Have I Got News For You has just gone viral all over again for reasons which presumably won't need explaining here. It was from Johnson's first appearance on the programme back in 1998.

The Poke, 26th January 2022

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2021 shortlist

The 60 TV and radio programmes shortlisted across the 10 categories in the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2021 have been revealed. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 17th January 2022

BBC under fire for booking Fin Taylor on HIGNFY

The clever clogs over at BBC HQ have decided it's appropriate to rebook a comedian who, last time out, made jokes about blowing up Jeremy Corbyn supporters for a cheap laugh.

Roderick McPhee, The Sun, 25th October 2021

David Amess death prompts BBC1 schedule changes

Have I Got News For You and The Cleaner have been pulled from BBC One's schedules tonight (Friday 15th October) following the death of David Amess MP. If the name of Amess is familiar to comedy fans it may be because he was one of the people duped into condemning the fictional drug "cake" in the Chris Morris comedy Brass Eye in the early 1990s.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 15th October 2021

Geoff Norcott to make HIGNFY debut for 'impartiality'

At last, a BBC programme Nadine Dorries can enjoy.

Geoff Norcott, the UK's "only declared Conservative comedian", will make his debut as a panellist on Have I Got News For You.

Norcott, who claims to be one of the few Tory-voting stand-ups in an industry dominated by left-leaning comedians, will be a guest on the BBC One satirical show on Friday 15th October.

Adam Sherwin, i Newspaper, 8th October 2021

HIGNFY creator wants Angus Deayton to host again

"I think it'd be very nice for him [to come back to Have I Got News For You]," revealed Jimmy Mulville in an interview with BBC Radio 4. "We're all a little older now. He's definitely served his time, and he was a very good host."

Neil Goulding, The Mirror, 29th September 2021

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