Have I Got News for You (1990– )

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Series cast summary:
Ian Hislop ...
 Himself - Team Captain (407 episodes, 1990-2014)
Paul Merton ...
 Himself - Team Captain / ... (399 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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Paul Merton has been team captain, guest and host. See more »

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[at the end of the quiz]
Paul Merton: So Ian wins based on questions about his magazine and people he's met on the train!
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Referenced in Rev.: Episode #1.4 (2010) 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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