7.9
219 votes
Have I Got News for You

Have I Got News for You

BBC Two 1990

Based on the week's news, Have I Got News For You is fronted by guest hosts and features two regular team captains, Paul Merton and Ian Hislop. Each week the show invites two guests to cast a jaundiced eye over the week's news, resulting in a fast flow of anarchic, spontaneous and hugely entertaining wit and humour.Guests typically represent the world of politics, comedy, show-business and journalism, and are often themselves particularly newsworthy participants. The final touches of Have I Got News For You are put together only hours before recording, allowing guests to comment on the late-breaking news stories of the day.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Have I Got News for You

Have I Got News for You - S43E8

#1 - Alastair Campbell, Nick Hewer, Ross Noble

8.40

Season 43 - Episode 8

Alastair Campbell, best known for working with Tony Blair between 1997 and 2003, makes his much anticipated debut as guest host. Alan Sugar's right-hand man Nick Hewer and funnyman Ross Noble are the guest panellists.

The episode was rated from 10 votes.

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Have I Got News for You - S43E1

#2 - Stephen Mangan, Grace Dent, Miles Jupp

8.38

Season 43 - Episode 1

Popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Stephen Mangan and guest panellists Grace Dent and Miles Jupp.

The episode was rated from 13 votes.

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#3 - Stephen Mangan, Roisin Conaty, Nigel Farage

8.36

Season 47 - Episode 2

The popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Stephen Mangan and guest panellists Roisin Conaty and Nigel Farage MEP.

The episode was rated from 22 votes.

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#4 - Jack Whitehall, Janet Street-Porter, Richard Bacon

8.33

Season 46 - Episode 7

Jack Whitehall hosts the news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, and guest panellists Richard Bacon and Janet Street-Porter.

The episode was rated from 15 votes.

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Have I Got News for You - S61E1

#5 - David Tennant, Jack Dee, Helen Lewis

8.25

Season 61 - Episode 1

David Tennant is guest host with comedian Jack Dee and journalist Helen Lewis joining team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop as they delve into the news.

The episode was rated from 28 votes.

Have I Got News for You - S47E6

#6 - David Mitchell, Susan Calman, Andy Hamilton

8.24

Season 47 - Episode 6

The popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host David Mitchell and guest panellists Susan Calman and Andy Hamilton.

The episode was rated from 25 votes.

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#7 - Jack Dee, Charlie Brooker, Bridget Christie

8.19

Season 47 - Episode 5

The popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Jack Dee and guest panellists Charlie Brooker and Bridget Christie.

The episode was rated from 21 votes.

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Have I Got News for You - S50E1

#8 - Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Osman, Camilla Long

8.18

Season 50 - Episode 1

Regular team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by guest host Jeremy Clarkson and panellists Richard Osman and Camilla Long.

The episode was rated from 39 votes.

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#9 - Martin Clunes, Bernard Cribbins, Jennifer Saunders

8.16

Season 46 - Episode 10

Martin Clunes hosts the news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop and guest panellists Bernard Cribbins and Jennifer Saunders.

The episode was rated from 25 votes.

Have I Got News for You - S43E4

#10 - Jeremy Clarkson, Nancy Dell'Olio, Kevin Bridges

8.15

Season 43 - Episode 4

Popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Jeremy Clarkson and guest panellists including Nancy Dell'Olio and Kevin Bridges.

The episode was rated from 13 votes.

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Have I Got News for You - S48E11
#11 - 2014 Highlights
8.15
Season 48 - Episode 11

A compilation of highlights from this year's editions of the satirical current affairs quiz, in which regular team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton were joined by a variety of guest hosts and panellists to take on the big news stories of 2014. Those in the presenter's chair over the past few months included Jennifer Saunders, Sue Perkins, Frank Skinner, Victoria Coren Mitchell, Damian Lewis, David Mitchell, Jack Dee and Martin Clunes.

The episode was rated from 13 votes.
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Have I Got News for You - S49E9
#12 - Jack Dee, James Acaster and Janet Street-Porter
8.15
Season 49 - Episode 9

Regular team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by guest host Jack Dee and guest panellists James Acaster and Janet Street-Porter.

The episode was rated from 26 votes.
Have I Got News for You - S45E4
#13 - Ray Winstone, Reginald D. Hunter, Camilla Long
8.11
Season 45 - Episode 4

The popular news quiz returns, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Ray Winstone and panellists Reginald D Hunter and Camilla Long.

The episode was rated from 18 votes.
Have I Got News for You - S46E3
#14 - Stephen Merchant, Hal Cruttenden, Gabby Logan
8.11
Season 46 - Episode 3

The popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Stephen Merchant and guest panellists Hal Cruttenden and Gabby Logan.

The episode was rated from 28 votes.
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Have I Got News for You - S48E8
#15 - Alexander Armstrong, Josh Widdicombe, Germaine Greer
8.05
Season 48 - Episode 8

Alexander Armstrong takes a break from his Pointless podium to quiz Paul Merton, Ian Hislop and their guests - comedian Josh Widdicombe and writer Germaine Greer - on the week's news stories, in the hope of raising a few laughs along the way.

The episode was rated from 21 votes.
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#16 - Victoria Coren Mitchell, Richard Osman, Val McDermid
8.05
Season 55 - Episode 2

Regular team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by guest host Victoria Coren Mitchell and panellists Richard Osman and Val McDermid.

The episode was rated from 43 votes.
Have I Got News for You - S56E11
#17 - Highlights Special: Have I Got 2018 News For You
8.00
Season 56 - Episode 11

Team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by a variety of guest hosts and panellists from the worlds of comedy, journalism and current affairs for a compilation that looks back at the big news of 2018.

The episode was rated from 30 votes.
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Have I Got News for You - S55E3
#18 - Lee Mack, Janet Street-Porter, Sara Pascoe
8.00
Season 55 - Episode 3

Regular team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by guest host Lee Mack and panellists Janet Street-Porter and Sara Pascoe.

The episode was rated from 38 votes.
Have I Got News for You - S48E6
#19 - Jo Brand, Richard Osman, Caroline Lucas MP
8.00
Season 48 - Episode 6

Jo Brand takes charge for another half hour of laughs pulled from the news, with guests including Pointless co-host Richard Osman joining team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton to take potshots at the week's headlines and other stories.

The episode was rated from 29 votes.
Have I Got News for You - S44E1
#20 - Clare Balding, Graham Linehan, Ken Livingstone
8.00
Season 44 - Episode 1

The guest host for the first episode of the show's 44th run is presenter, writer and broadcaster Clare Balding, making her first appearance in the chair. Clare joins regulars Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, plus guest panellists Graham Linehan and Ken Livingstone, for a satirical look at the week's news.

The episode was rated from 10 votes.
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