Have I Got News For You. Image shows from L to R: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton
Have I Got News For You

Have I Got News For You

  • TV panel show
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 1990 - 2021
  • 553 episodes (62 series)

Long-running topical panel game with a strong political slant, featuring team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton. Also features Angus Deayton.

Quotes

Angus' opening to "The Angus Show".

"Good evening and welcome to Have I Got News for You, where this week's loser is presenting it."

Angus Deayton in Series 23, Episode 6
Boris Johnson opening the first show he presented.

"Good evening and welcome to Have I Got News for You. My name is Boris Johnson and when I last appeared on this show, I complained that it was fully scripted and rehearsed. I'd now like to complain, in the strongest possible terms, that it isn't."

Boris Johnson in Series 24, Episode 6
Brian Blessed opening his show, referencing his work in the film "Flash Gordon".

"Good evening and welcome to Have I Got News for You. I'm Brian Blessed! Now in the news this week, the polls continues to slide for Gordon Brown and some people are saying, "He's dead and buried". But I think the opposite. I say: "GORDON'S ALIVE!!!"

Brian Blessed in Series 35, Episode 3

Good evening and welcome to Have I Got News for You. My name is Alexander Armstrong, and if I seem familiar to you, it's because I'm a regular on ITV. Footballers' Wives, Coronation Street, Emmerdale. You name it, I've done some adverts in the middle of it.

Alexander Armstrong

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