Have I Got News for You (1990– )

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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 ... See full summary »

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Ian Hislop ...
 Himself - Team Captain (431 episodes, 1990-2015)
Paul Merton ...
 Himself - Team Captain / ... (423 episodes, 1990-2015)
Angus Deayton ...
 Himself - 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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Exiled ex-MI5 officer David Shayler appeared as a panelist via satellite link. See more »

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[after learning that a series has been tied at an equal number of games for each team]
Stephen Fry: Well, why didn't you have an odd number of programmes, you idiot?
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Biting political and showbiz satire quiz.
13 March 2001 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

Eleven years and still going strong. This is a topical news quiz which is never short of hilarious in its biting satire and ceaseless wit. In the chair is Angus Deyton, and competing are two teams, each made up of a regular captain and a different guest each week. The captains are comedian Paul Merton and Prive Eye editor and former 'Spitting Image' script-writer Ian Hislop. Guests over the years have included a wide range of politicians, celebrities and other well-known faces including Neil Kinnock, Ken Livingstone, Tom Baker, Charles Kennedy, Boris Johnson, Bob Monkhouse, Clive Anderson, Jo Brand, Harry Enfield, Rory Bremner, Jimmy Saville, Peter Hitchens, Trevor McDonald, Cecil Parkinson and many others. Here's to another eleven years.


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