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 and The Mash Report reviewed

Many people have had to get used to working from home in recent weeks, and purveyors of topical quips are not exempt, with both Have I Got News For You and The Mash Report returning last night.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 4th April 2020

Why it's great news that HIGNFY back

Paul and Ian are exactly what we need right now, says Emma Bullimore.

Emma Bullimore, Radio Times, 3rd April 2020

HIGNFY returns as 'a more elaborate video conference'

The BBC's long-running panel show Have I Got News For You has completed its first episode during the Covid-19 crisis, with all five participants filming themselves from their homes, the show's producer has said, describing the remote show as 'a more elaborate video conference'.

Engineering & Technology, 3rd April 2020

Have I Got News For You, review

Satire institution proves it can actually thrive on the current chaos.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 3rd April 2020

Producers will build virtual set around Hislop & Merton

Ian Hislop and Paul Merton will be in their seats and the satire promises to be as sharp as ever, but movement restrictions and a ban on studio audiences means the team captains, host Steph McGovern and panellists Miles Jupp and Helen Lewis will trade topical quips from the safety of their front rooms, speaking to remotely-controlled cameras.

Adam Sherwin, i Newspaper, 1st April 2020

Mash Report to be self-filmed from home

The BBC has announced details of new and altered entertainment programming, including the next series of The Mash Report to be filmed at the stars' respective homes.

British Comedy Guide, 24th March 2020

The re-evaluation game: HIGNFY - 3rd November 1995

It might seem odd to re-evaluate an episode of Have I Got News For You from November 1995 but the reason I've chosen it is because it's the one time I was in the audience for the show. A young, innocent, unsexy twenty one year old at the time, I absolutely loved the experience, partially because a fair amount of material was edited out of the aired version for legal reasons but also because it was a real thrill to see Paul Merton and Angus Deayton perform in the flesh.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 17th March 2020

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2019. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 13th January 2020

While it might not have personally opened the gates of our current hell, the programme certainly got the keys cut. Paul Merton and Ian Hislop will be looking back on one of the most chaotic years in modern British history in a compilation show that is sure to be dominated by more than one B word.

Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 27th December 2019

BBC defends HIGNFY over bias claims

The BBC has defended Have I Got News For You after receiving scores of complaints that it was biased against the Tories and Brexit. A total of 140 viewers contacted the corporation over the November 8 edition of the topical comedy quiz, which was hosted by Adil Ray. A further 183 people complained about swearing in the previous edition on the programme, when host Jo Brand explained why the Queen liked wearing bright colours.

Chortle, 18th November 2019

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