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Have I Got News for You

  • 2017
  • Season 54
  • 11 episodes
  • Entertainment
  • Comedy

Summary

Long-running news quiz with Paul Merton, Ian Hislop and guests.

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Episode 1: Have I Got News for You

Summary

New series. Pointless co-host Alexander Armstrong takes the reins as the satirical current affairs quiz returns, with comedian and actress Roisin Conaty and broadcaster James O'Brien joining team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton to poke fun at the week's news.

Review

It hasn’t exactly been a quiet summer on the news front, so team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton will be keen to sharpen their satirical scythes on all sorts of subjects: looming armageddon in Korea, Brexit, Corbyn’s resurgence, Theresa May’s woes and the almost hourly food bank for comics everywhere that is Donald Trump’s Twitter account. Oh yes, and Boris may get a couple of mentions.

Now in its 54th series (no typo), the BBC’s juggernaut has staying power – as does Private Eye editor Hislop, who has still not missed a single one of its nearly 500 editions (even when suffering from appendicitis). Because while the Corporation said recently that it wants to move away from the traditional panel-show format, it has committed to this one long term, which is good news for its favourite chair Alexander Armstrong, who is again in tonight’s hot seat.

Will they make series 100? Unless people in the public eye stop saying and doing stupid things, I wouldn’t bet against it.

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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Team CaptainIan Hislop
Team CaptainPaul Merton
HostAlexander Armstrong
PanellistRoisin Conaty
PanellistJames O'Brien

Crew

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DirectorPaul Wheeler
ProducerEd Ryland
Series producerMark Barrett

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  • Episode 1

    Have I Got News for You

    Summary

    New series. Pointless co-host Alexander Armstrong takes the reins as the satirical current affairs quiz returns, with comedian and actress Roisin Conaty and broadcaster James O'Brien joining team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton to poke fun at the week's news.

    Review

    It hasn’t exactly been a quiet summer on the news front, so team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton will be keen to sharpen their satirical scythes on all sorts of subjects: looming armageddon in Korea, Brexit, Corbyn’s resurgence, Theresa May’s woes and the almost hourly food bank for comics everywhere that is Donald Trump’s Twitter account. Oh yes, and Boris may get a couple of mentions.

    Now in its 54th series (no typo), the BBC’s juggernaut has staying power – as does Private Eye editor Hislop, who has still not missed a single one of its nearly 500 editions (even when suffering from appendicitis). Because while the Corporation said recently that it wants to move away from the traditional panel-show format, it has committed to this one long term, which is good news for its favourite chair Alexander Armstrong, who is again in tonight’s hot seat.

    Will they make series 100? Unless people in the public eye stop saying and doing stupid things, I wouldn’t bet against it.

    Details

    Languages
    English
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Team CaptainIan Hislop
    Team CaptainPaul Merton
    HostAlexander Armstrong
    PanellistRoisin Conaty
    PanellistJames O'Brien

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorPaul Wheeler
    ProducerEd Ryland
    Series producerMark Barrett
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