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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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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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In November 2002, a memorable episode saw Anne Robinson as guest host. Robinson was frequently ridiculed by the majority of the panel for her work with the Daily Mirror, and also by Ian Hislop for her alleged use of Botox. She also deducted points from Paul Merton and guest panelist John Simpson after showing a clip from an earlier episode in which Merton mocked her. The show ended in the style of Robinson's well-known quiz show, The Weakest Link, in which the two finalists discuss their time on the show during the credits. See more »

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Paul Merton refers to the film "There's something about Mary", but accidentally calls it "The trouble with Mary". See more »

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Paul Merton: I said that, but a bit more fluent. You're whipping me up into a coma, Boris!
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Referenced in The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything (1999) See more »

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Still going strong!
22 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Fourteen years on, and its still hilarious! I love this programme - my Friday evenings aren't quite the same without it. And why? Three things: 1. The sharp comments and satire. 2. Ian Hislop. 3. Paul Merton. Before 'that-unfortunate-incident' there was a fourth reason, that being Angus Deayton. Such a dreadful pity that such a fabulous host had to give up. Ah well, at least most of the guest hosts are good too. My particular favourites were Boris Johnson (who had no control over Paul - but then, who does?) William Hague (surprisingly so) and Ann Robinson (deducting points and giving them, umm can't remember much actually...) Anyway, here's to many more years on the air!


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