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Have I Got News for You 

Hilarious, totally-irreverent, near-slanderous political quiz show, based mainly on news stories from the last week or so, that leaves no party, personality or action unscathed in pursuit ... See full summary »
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Ian Hislop Ian Hislop ...  Self - Team Captain 537 episodes, 1990-2020
Paul Merton ...  Self - Team Captain / ... 529 episodes, 1990-2020
Angus Deayton ...  Self - Host 200 episodes, 1990-2012
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Hilarious, totally-irreverent, near-slanderous political quiz show, based mainly on news stories from the last week or so, that leaves no party, personality or action unscathed in pursuit of laughs. Hosted by Deayton, with team captains Hislop (magazine columnist) and Merton (comedian) joined by, typically, a comedian and a politician, journalist or news figure - although an absent Labour politician was once famously replaced by a tub of lard! Regular rounds of Caption Competition, Odd One Out, What Happened Next and Missing Words are interspersed with running jokes: Deayton's senile mother, Hislop's Jimmy Somerville impersonation, the firm belief that all politicians are crooks... Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Game-Show | News

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In his autobiography, Paul Merton said that the worst guest presenters were Neil Kinnock, Charles Kennedy and Ann Widdecombe. The former two for their slow delivery and trouble with the autocue, while Widdecombe for being difficult to work with on her second appearance. He also named Jimmy Savile's appearance as a panellist was a lowpoint, due to his later being revealed as a paedophile and sex offender. See more »

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Ian Hislop says Leonard Nimoy is a great ambassador for Vulcan. Spock's father Sarek was the Vulcan Ambassador, Mr Spock was a Science Officer. See more »

Quotes

Journalist: [2016 US Presidential Election] This is a sad night for the Country. You cannot polish this turd. Technically you cannot polish any turd...
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Alternate Versions

Extended versions of the episode that Boris Johnson hosted (titled "The Full Boris") and Bruce Forsyth's episode have been released on DVD in the UK. See more »

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Featured in 30 Greatest Political Comedies (2006) See more »

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Very good satirical panel game
19 April 2017 | by DavidYZSee all my reviews

This is a very funny BBC panel game with two teams and a host. Angus Deayton hosted it for over a decade, but since he was fired it has had many different guest hosts. One team is led by Paul Merton and the other by Ian Hislop. Each team has different celebrity players each week. However, many celebs have been the host and/or contestants multiple times.

The show has several rounds and is very good at making fun of politicians, current affairs etc.

Some episodes are much better than others, depending on who the participants are.


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Release Date:

28 September 1990 (UK) See more »

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(290 episodes)

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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