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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 ...  Self - Team Captain 540 episodes, 1990-2020
Paul Merton ...  Self - Team Captain / ... 532 episodes, 1990-2020
Angus Deayton ...  Self - 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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Ian Hislop sat through the 2 June 1994 recording of the show with appendicitis, having discharged himself from hospital. He had an appendectomy straight after the show. See more »

Goofs

Whelks are not crustaceans, they are gastropods. See more »

Quotes

Paul Merton: You've heard of Sheep gamboling in the meadows, well it was Poker they were playing!
Host: They all ran away when they saw Alan Shearer!
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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 »

Connections

Version of Ugen der gak (1995) See more »

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The once great and satirical news quiz
3 November 2017 | by kevinmoriceSee all my reviews

Once upon a time this was the most fantastic satirical news show. As it aged it gradually got tired of itself and degenerated to a point that it is no longer recognisable. There isn't any smart satire any more, it is just cheap digs at politicians, occasional rude words, penis references and forced jokes about meme pictures read out by a string of guest hosts.

Losing Angus Deayton was the beginning of the end for the show but in more recent years it has taken a much more significant nose dive in quality. The current state of world politics and clickbait journalism should lend itself to good satire, that they can't manage anything beyond 'Trump is stupid', 'Tories are evil' is just a waste of air time.


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UK

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Release Date:

28 September 1990 (UK) 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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