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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Being a Have I Got News for You guest host is now a staging post to becoming prime minister so hopefully Victoria Coren Mitchell will one day end up in No 10. Only Connect's high priestess of arcana is in the big chair tonight, helping Paul Merton and Ian Hislop brand some zingers on the bucking bronco of current affairs.

Graeme Virtue, The Guardian, 18th October 2019

It's a new series of the topical panel show - series 58, in fact - and Martin Clunes is in the host's chair, his 16th appearance in total. That's it for the old and familiar; the "new" will be whatever makes the headlines this week, and in these eventful times there should surely be no shortage of conversation.

Ellen E. Jones, The Guardian, 11th October 2019

How Boris became Britain's most successful comedian

On Have I Got News For You, I saw the Conservative frontrunner learn how to joke his way out of trouble.

Dave Cohen, The New Statesman, 18th June 2019

The last show in a riotous run finds Richard Ayoade in charge as regular team leaders Ian Hislop and Paul Merton and their guests, Pointless presenter and producer Richard Osman and the comedian Kiri Pritchard-McLean, lampoon the week's events and muse on the spectacle of the Tory leadership race.

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 31st May 2019

Change UK asks BBC to explain pulling HIGNFY

New party writes to BBC director general to demand urgent review of coverage of Change UK.

Mattha Busby, The Guardian, 11th May 2019

Have I Got News For You episode pulled

Tonight's episode of Have I Got News For You has been pulled from broadcast due to election impartiality rules.

British Comedy Guide, 10th May 2019

Johnny Mercer's faces Ian Hislop ire on HIGNFY

The MPs appearance on the BBC comedy show comes just days after a BBC news report into his high-paying second job.

Simon Rushton, i Newspaper, 26th April 2019

Series we've lost count (it's 57, if you must ask) of the panel show begins with David Dimbleby in the host's chair. Joining Merton and Hislop, meanwhile, are the doc-maker, Stacey Dooley and the German comic Henning Wehn, who is sure to land some digs at his adopted country's omni-Brexit-shambles.

Gwilym Mumford, The Guardian, 5th April 2019

One Brexit positive? It may make HIGNFY watchable again

The panel show hasn't been funny since at least 2012. But the sheer stupidity and self-destructiveness of our politics may just help it rediscover its bite.

Stuart Heritage, The Guardian, 5th April 2019

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 shortlist

The shortlisted TV and radio shows for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2018 have been announced. 60 programmes are now in the running for the Comedy Of The Year title.

British Comedy Guide, 21st January 2019

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