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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An internet-based series featuring highlights and unseen footage from Have I Got News for You (1990).

Stars: Ian Hislop, Paul Merton, Alexander Armstrong
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Ian Hislop ...
 Himself - Team Captain (416 episodes, 1990-2014)
Paul Merton ...
 Himself - Team Captain / ... (408 episodes, 1990-2014)
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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When The Right Honourable Roy Hattersley pulled out at short notice (again) instead of finding a guest celebrity to fill in he was replaced by The Tub of Lard, which lay on the desk throughout the broadcast and was billed as "The Right Honourable Tub of Lard, MP". See more »

Quotes

Des Lynam: Do you know how the police refer to victims of crime?
Ian Hislop: Customers?
Des Lynam: Yes!
Ian Hislop: What does that make criminals - clients?
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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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