8.0/10
3,753
19 user 1 critic

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 »
Reviews
Popularity
3,868 ( 1,724)

On Disc

at Amazon

Episodes

Seasons


Years



56   55   54   53   52   51   50   49   48   … See all »
2018   2017   2016   2015   2014   2013   … See all »
12 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Mock the Week (TV Series 2005)
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A comedic look at current events.

Stars: Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons
Never Mind the Buzzcocks (1996–2015)
Comedy | Game-Show | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Music-based comedy quiz show.

Stars: Phill Jupitus, Mark Lamarr, Bill Bailey
Room 101 (TV Series 1994)
Comedy | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Comedy talk/game show in which celebrities present an argument for their pet hates in various categories to be banished forever to Room 101.

Stars: Paul Merton, Frank Skinner, Nick Hancock
8 Out of 10 Cats (TV Series 2005)
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A topical news panel show with Jimmy Carr as host, and team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson.

Stars: Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock, John Pohlhammer
Would I Lie to You? (TV Series 2007)
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Two teams, lead by their team leader (either Lee Mack or David Mitchell), have to try and make the other team believe their crazy stories.

Stars: David Mitchell, Lee Mack, Rob Brydon
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A raunchy spoof edition of Countdown (1982) with the stars of 8 Out of 10 Cats (2005).

Stars: Susie Dent, Jimmy Carr, Rachel Riley
Russell Howard's Good News (TV Series 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

British comedian Russell Howard shares his views on the topical news of the previous week.

Stars: Russell Howard, Colin Hoult, Steve Hall
QI (TV Series 2003)
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A comedy panel game in which being Quite Interesting is more important than being right. Sandi Toksvig is joined each week by four comedians to share anecdotes and trivia, and maybe answer some questions as well.

Stars: Alan Davies, Stephen Fry, Sandi Toksvig
Pointless (TV Series 2009)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A game show where contestants aim to score the fewest points possible by guessing the least popular answers given by people in polls on various subjects.

Stars: Alexander Armstrong, Richard Osman, Lisa Jay Jenkins
The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (TV Special 2010)
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

British television show with a comedy panel in the style of a pub quiz.

Director: Mick Thomas
Stars: Jimmy Carr, Russell Brand, Charlie Brooker
TV Burp (TV Series 2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Harry Hill stars in this surreal comedy show, revolving around the previous week's shows on British television.

Stars: Harry Hill, Steve Benham, Brian Belo
University Challenge (TV Series 1962)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jeremy Paxman hosts this trivia quiz show where colleges from around the UK compete against each other.

Stars: Jeremy Paxman, Roger Tilling, Waldemar Januzczak
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Ian Hislop Ian Hislop ...  Himself - Team Captain 495 episodes, 1990-2018
Paul Merton ...  Himself - Team Captain / ... 487 episodes, 1990-2018
Angus Deayton ...  Himself - Host 200 episodes, 1990-2012
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Game-Show

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

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 »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(290 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In his autobiography, Paul Merton said that the worst guest presenters were Neil Kinnock, Charles Kennedy and Ann Widdecombe. The former two for their slow delivery and trouble with the autocue, while Widdecombe for being difficult to work with on her second appearance. He also named Jimmy Savile's appearance as a panellist was a lowpoint, due to his later being revealed as a paedophile and sex offender. See more »

Goofs

The brain of a clam is so simplified that it seems unfair to make fun of their flatulence, as they don't know that they are doing it. See more »

Quotes

Michael Aspel: I'm not sure where I am, I'm just glad the shouting has stopped.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Frost on Satire (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

The show the politicians fear.
6 April 2001 | by savilleSee all my reviews

Actor Angus Deayton, satirist Ian Hislop and comedian Paul Merton make a very formidable trio on this weekly quiz show. Each week they are joined by guests, with appearances by such people as Paula Yates, John Simpson and Tom Baker being particularly memorable. I don't know what Americans would make of it, because you have to be familiar with British celebrities and British news to understand it. Nevertheless, there is endless humour and it's a delight to watch the regulars score points against each other every episode. The format could go on forever but it wouldn't be the same without Deayton, Hislop and Merton.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 19 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed