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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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Series cast summary:
Ian Hislop Ian Hislop ...  Himself - Team Captain 512 episodes, 1990-2019
Paul Merton ...  Himself - Team Captain / ... 504 episodes, 1990-2019
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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Comedy | Game-Show | News

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1990 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Have I Got a Bit More News for You See more »

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(290 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Ian Hislop says Leonard Nimoy is a great ambassador for Vulcan. Spock's father Sarek was the Vulcan Ambassador, Mr Spock was a Science Officer. See more »

Quotes

Ross Noble: To be fair, "Hardcore Housewives" could just be about Housewives who like to get a lot done, not just your house but the neighbours' too! "I'm not bringing the kids home until it's clean!"
Ian Hislop: I prefer your World!
Ross Noble: Although you would be disappointed if you got "Hardcore Housewives" and were going through it, saying "Look at all these clean Houses..."
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Alternate Versions

Extended versions of the episode that Boris Johnson hosted (titled "The Full Boris") and Bruce Forsyth's episode have been released on DVD in the UK. See more »

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TVs Deayton in Drugs Romp with Vice Girl
9 June 2002 | by mulders_dumblondeSee all my reviews

any one in any country which doesnt have this show i pity you!!! it has to be the funniest show ever broadcast although it can be a little confusing to people who dont keep up with the british news - especially the "news of the world" in light of recent events... it also happens to have the sexiest british man ever as the host ("TVs Mr Sex" angus deayton) with the funniest, most surreal man on the planet (Paul Merton) to his right and the worlds most cynical, witty and prematurely balding monkey (the oh so bitter and adorable Ian Hislop who, allegedly, is only 45)to his left. i love this show and i love the panellists - please watch it if you are able for the good of your heart, health and country!!! every epsiodes a classic but the whole drugs/hooker/elephant scandal was unmissable so was the next episode with the mahogony stain tan guy from bargain hunt !!!


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