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The Very Best of 'Have I Got News for You' (2002)

Compilation of classic moments and unseen outtakes from the first 23 series (1990-2002) of the popular BBC comedy show.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Himself - Host
Ian Hislop ... Himself / Team Captain
... Himself / Team Captain
David Aaronovitch ... Himself (archive footage)
... Himself (archive footage)
Clive Anderson ... Himself (archive footage)
... Herself (archive footage)
Danny Baker ... Himself (archive footage)
... Himself (archive footage)
Baz Bamigboye ... Himself (archive footage)
Tony Banks ... Himself (archive footage) (as Tony Banks MP)
Stephen Bayley ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Blackwood ... Himself (archive footage)
Jennie Bond ... Herself (archive footage)
Frank Bough ... Himself (archive footage)


Compilation of classic moments and unseen outtakes from the first 23 series (1990-2002) of the popular BBC comedy show.

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13 years, 23 series... All the best moments


Comedy | Game-Show





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25 November 2002 (UK)  »

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In the DVD commentary with Ian Hislop and Paul Merton, they burst out laughing when they see Angus Deayton's curtains haircut at the beginning of the first series in 1990. See more »


[the winning entry of a German art contest is shown - a strange picture of some women and a child in a zoo standing behind some rocks with a tiger lying on the other side, it could easily jump over them. Only the child's head is visible above the rocks]
Paul Merton: [indignantly] God, what sort of zoo is this? They've put the rhino behind the cage and they've stuck the kids right next to the tiger! It's eaten that child's body!
Angus Deayton: It's only the rhino that's in the enclosure, you see. The tiger is one of us. Very...
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An fitting tribute to one of Britains BEST comedy shows
29 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

At last. The good people at the BBC have decided to release a compilation DVD for, perhaps, Britains finest comedy show. Not only were its panelists spot on with issues surrounding current affairs, but they delt with it in such an amazing satirical way, that even the hard nosed conservatives found it funny in places.

Spanning 12 years and 22 series(as of 2002), this show has earned a place as Britains longest running comedy show. And its not hard to see why. The regulars comprising of Team Captain #1 (IAN HISLOP), Team Captain #2 (PAUL MERTON) and host (ANGUS DEATON), welcome a 2 guest each episode to mull over the weeks current news affairs. WIth the guest list reading like a Who's Who of Brittish tabloid, each show (since 1990) is kept amazingly fresh. Paul Merton remains unbeleivabley hilarious and, haircuts aside, hasnt changed his surreal/spot on humour. It seems this man gets funnier with age. Ian Hislop, for me evokes a sense of awe, with his anarchic brand of comedy and political awareness directing the show, the way it needs to go. Finally Angus Deaton (there is no other person capable of taking his place) anchors the show SO well (forget the fact he is reading from an auto-cue), ad-libbing fantastically, when appropriate.

The DVD has several extras, but the pick being the audio commentary from Ian Hislop and Paul Merton, which has them recalling each episode and era. They are both on top gag cracking form ,and it fills you with weird sense of chivallry, as you here them getting on like two school kids.

As a plea to the BBC, either get Angus back....or kill this amazing, definative comedy.

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