Have I Got News for You

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TV tonight: Have I Got News for You begins its 62nd series
Ian Hislop and Paul Merton are back, and they will not be short of material. Plus: the finale of The North Water. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Hannah J Davies, Ali Catterall and Simon Wardell

08, Oct, 2021 @5:20 AM

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All white on the night: the perennial problem with TV panel shows
The format should give comic talents a time to shine. So why don’t our flagship shows reflect the diversity of comedy in 2021?

Rachael Healy

09, Apr, 2021 @9:10 AM

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BBC defends comic's 'bomb Glastonbury' joke about Corbyn fans
Fin Taylor said on Have I Got News For You that he hated politician because of ‘fanatics’

Jim Waterson Media editor

26, Nov, 2020 @11:58 AM

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Eid should be a time of togetherness. How should we celebrate when we're apart? | Nosheen Iqbal
This year’s festival to mark the end of Ramadan will be bereft of squabbles and dodgy photos, the stuff of family life

Nosheen Iqbal

24, May, 2020 @6:45 AM

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When it comes to politics, the UK suffers from a chronic disease. It’s called satire | Stuart Jeffries
Shows like Have I Got News for You merely invite audiences to laugh at what they don’t have the gumption to change, says features writer Stuart Jeffries

Stuart Jeffries

18, Oct, 2019 @1:20 PM

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Change UK asks BBC to explain pulling Have I Got News For You
New party writes to BBC director general to demand urgent review of coverage of Change UK

Mattha Busby

11, May, 2019 @2:45 PM

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Heidi Allen asks BBC: why did you pull Have I Got News for You?
Episode with Change UK leader pulled shortly before broadcast over election impartiality fears

Patrick Greenfield

10, May, 2019 @9:46 PM

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The one positive of Brexit? It might make Have I Got News for You watchable again
The panel show hasn’t been funny since at least 2012. But the sheer stupidity and self-destructiveness of our politics may just help it rediscover its bite

Stuart Heritage

05, Apr, 2019 @9:56 AM

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Have I Got News for You: David Dimbleby to host satirical TV show
Former Question Time presenter says return to BBC One is ‘an intriguing invitation’

Jim Waterson media editor

21, Mar, 2019 @12:01 AM

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Is it time to put Have I Got News for You out of its misery?
Ian Hislop’s recent comments about female hosts being too ‘modest’ to present the show were indicative of the show’s tired and flabby complacency

Fiona Sturges

14, Apr, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Have I got news for women? Not really. We already know men make the best clowns | Catherine Bennett
No wonder female MPs steer clear of a TV show that celebrates smirking buffoonery

Catherine Bennett

08, Apr, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Have I Got News For You: women hit back against ‘too modest’ claims
Politicians and comics dispute Ian Hislop’s comments about reasons for lack of female hosts on panel show

Emine Saner

06, Apr, 2018 @10:16 AM

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