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Ian Hislop ...
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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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28 September 1990 (UK)  »

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Have I Got a Bit More News for You  »

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Paul Merton was absent for the eleventh series because he felt that the show had gotten into a bit of a rut and hoped things would get shaken up. The tactic succeeded, and the show has since been much more popular as a result. He also appeared in the first episode of that series as Ian Hislop's guest. He returned for the following series. See more »

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James May describes a "Science Experiment" on Global Warming where he watched ice cubes melting in a drink and noticed the level in the glass didn't get any higher, which made him skeptical of sea-level rises. The ice displaces its own volume in the drink, and as the melting continues the ice displaces less and less volume as the melting water takes up more and more, so overall the level doesn't change. Sea-level rises are predicted because of melting land ice and because warmer water is expanded compared to colder water. (The same principle applies as when a metal sphere no longer fits through a similar-sized hoop when it is heated.) See more »

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Paul Merton: Well, keep in mind I did Metalwork.
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Referenced in Pointless Celebrities: News (2014) See more »

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so angus has gone but the show must still go on
1 November 2002 | by (England, UK) – See all my reviews

I think Paul Merton is brilliant and so is ian hislop and so WAS angus Deayton but if there is to be a replacement for Deayton it has to be Clive anderson. The show is probably the best comedy show Britain has at the moment and it isn't even a sitcom. I'm surprised that paul merton hasn't done his own sitcoms because he'd be brilliant. The show should never end. Can't wait for the video release in late november to early december. great show.


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