List of Have I Got News for You episodes

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This is a list of episodes from the BBC's satirical news-based panel game Have I Got News for You.


Contents

History · Frequent guests

Series: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21 · 22 · 23
24 · 25 · 26 · 27 · 28 · 29 · 30 · 31 · 32 · 33 · 34 · 35 · 36 · 37 · 38 · 39 · 40 · 41 · 42 · 43 · 44 · 45 · 46 · 47

Scores · Footnotes · References · External links

History[edit]

From series 1 (1990) until series 10 (1995) the show was chaired by Angus Deayton, with team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton and a guest on each team. For series 11 (1996), Merton – aside from the first episode where he appeared as Hislop's guest – took a sabbatical, and so his team comprised two guests. Clive Anderson, Alan Davies and Eddie Izzard were all assigned 'guest captain' status in their appearances, although there were two episodes where Hislop's opponents were considered a 'double act' and neither was referred to as captain. The original line-up was restored for the following series, and remained that way until series 24 (2002).

Following tabloid newspaper revelations about his private life, Angus Deayton was sacked after two shows of series 24. His spot has been taken since by many different guest hosts. Due to the suddenness of Deayton's dismissal, and with no time to book a seasoned replacement, Merton himself filled the position for the first programme after the departure (with Ross Noble filling the vacant captain's chair).

For its first 19 years, the show was recorded on Thursdays and broadcast the following evening. For the two series in 2010, the show was moved back a day to Thursday (recorded on Wednesday), with the exception of the episode after the 2010 general election, but returned to the original setup the following year.[1]

Frequent guests[edit]

The most prolific post-Deayton host so far has been Alexander Armstrong, whose regular appearances in the central chair saw him quickly become the show's most frequent guest ever. As of May 30, 2014, he has been on 24 editions of the show, each time as the host.[2] He is followed by the most frequent guest panelist in the show's history, Ross Noble, who has made 16 appearances, then Jo Brand and Andy Hamilton with 14, and Marcus Brigstocke and Kirsty Young, each on 13. Hamilton is the person with most appearances without ever being host or captain and Brand holds the record for most appearances by a woman.

The other guests to have reached double figures include Jeremy Clarkson, Martin Clunes, Jack Dee and Ken Livingstone with 12, then Reginald D. Hunter with 11, and Clive Anderson, David Mitchell and Frank Skinner with 10.

With the sacking of Deayton, Ian Hislop became the last remaining person to have appeared in every edition of HIGNFY. To this day, there has still not been an episode without him.[2] This dedication even once saw him temporarily discharge himself from hospital for a recording night in series 7 (1994). Paul Merton, in addition to his break during series 11, has been forced to miss one other episode due to ill health in series 36 (2008). His position on that occasion was taken by Frank Skinner.[2]

Episode list[edit]

As of 30 May 2014, 410 episodes of the show have been broadcast, not including the eleven compilation shows (shown once a year from 1995–2001 and again from 2010 onwards). There have also been two exclusive-to-video editions, three Comic Relief crossovers with fellow BBC panel shows and a 60-minute live webcast version, also for Comic Relief.

The coloured backgrounds denote the result of each of the shows:

     – indicates Ian's team won
     – indicates Paul's team won
     – indicates the game ended in a draw

Series 1[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
01x01 28 September 1990 Sandi Toksvig Kate Saunders 25–21
01x02 5 October 1990 Jan Ravens Martin Young 23–25
01x03 12 October 1990 Tony Slattery Robert Harris 23–25
01x04 19 October 1990 Arthur Smith Gill Pyrah 24–26
01x05 26 October 1990 Dillie Keane Simon Hoggart 22–20
01x06 2 November 1990 Rory McGrath Ken Livingstone MP 22–24
01x07 9 November 1990 Clive Anderson Russell Davies 19–21
01x08 16 November 1990 Germaine Greer Tony Banks MP 18–21

Series 2[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
02x01 4 October 1991 Sandi Toksvig David Thomas [fn 1]
02x02 11 October 1991 Tony Slattery Alan Coren 21–25
02x03 18 October 1991 Rory McGrath Tony Banks MP 25–18
02x04 25 October 1991 John Wells Robert Harris 16–18
02x05 1 November 1991 Nick Hancock Clare Short MP 20–18
02x06 8 November 1991 Stephen Frost Michael White 12–22
02x07 15 November 1991 Craig Ferguson Trevor McDonald 11–14
02x08 22 November 1991 Richard Ingrams Richard Littlejohn 13–19
02x09 29 November 1991 Jan Ravens Martin Young 14–15
02x10 6 December 1991 Kevin Day Edwina Currie MP 23–17
02x11 24 December 1991[fn 2] Harry Enfield Clive Anderson 26–31

1992 General Election Special[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
Sp. 9 April 1992[fn 3] Rory Bremner Alan Coren 20–22

Series 3[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
03x01 24 April 1992 John Wells Tony Slattery 15–23
03x02 1 May 1992 Donna McPhail Joan Bakewell 20–18
03x03 8 May 1992 Jan Ravens Charles Kennedy MP 21–19
03x04 15 May 1992 Harry Enfield John Diamond 16–23
03x05 22 May 1992 Rory McGrath Ken Livingstone MP 11–17
03x06 29 May 1992 Danny Baker Steve Steen 16–21
03x07 5 June 1992 Anne Robinson Griff Rhys Jones 17–19
03x08 12 June 1992 Stephen Frost Stephanie Calman 14–18
03x09 19 June 1992 John Sessions Trevor McDonald 18–23
03x10 26 June 1992 Norman Willis Cecil Parkinson 12–17

Series 4[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
04x01 16 October 1992 John Sessions Griff Rhys Jones 17–16
04x02 23 October 1992 [fn 4] David Baddiel Charles Kennedy MP 16–17
04x03 30 October 1992 Danny Baker Annabel Giles 13–11
04x04 6 November 1992 Frank Skinner Jerry Hayes MP 13–18
04x05 13 November 1992 Rory Bremner Ken Livingstone MP 17–13
04x06 20 November 1992 Sandi Toksvig Nick Hancock 18–16
04x07 27 November 1992 Chris Tarrant Meera Syal 16–18
04x08 4 December 1992 Jo Brand Neil Kinnock MP 18–15
04x09 11 December 1992 Peter Cook Douglas Adams 11–17
04x10 18 December 1992[fn 2] Stephen Fry Frank Skinner 12–18

Have I Got A Question of Sport for You[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
Sp. 12 March 1993[fn 5] Frank Bruno Bill Beaumont

Series 5[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
05x01 16 April 1993 Jonathan Ross Peter Cook 11–13
05x02 23 April 1993 Chris Evans Fiona Armstrong 15–17
05x03 30 April 1993 Frank Skinner Richard Littlejohn 17–15
05x04 7 May 1993 Caroline Quentin Baz Bamigboye 16–17
05x05 14 May 1993 Meera Syal Amanda Platell 17–21
05x06 21 May 1993 Mark Thomas David Steel MP 18–20
05x07 28 May 1993 Alan Coren John Simpson 18–11
05x08 4 June 1993 Tony Slattery The Rt. Hon. Tub of Lard MP[fn 6] 16–20

Series 6[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
06x01 29 October 1993[fn 7] Derek Hatton Edwina Currie MP 18–12
06x02 5 November 1993[fn 8] Tony Hawks Roy Hattersley MP 13–21
06x03 12 November 1993 Alexei Sayle Gerald Kaufman MP 13–17
06x04 19 November 1993 Jo Brand Frank Bough 16–20
06x05 26 November 1993 Jimmy Tarbuck Vitali Vitaliev 20–14
06x06 3 December 1993 Kathy Burke Martin Young 17–19
06x07 10 December 1993 Maria McErlane Jon Snow 13–21
06x08 17 December 1993 Maureen Lipman Lesley Abdela 17–19
06x09 24 December 1993[fn 2][fn 9] Griff Rhys Jones Bob Geldof 10–23

Series 7[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
07x01 22 April 1994 Jonathan Ross Eddie Izzard 15–21
07x02 29 April 1994 Kathy Lette Caroline Quentin 21–14
07x03 6 May 1994 Bob Monkhouse Francis Wheen 13–24
07x04 13 May 1994 Jack Dee Tony Hawks 17–16
07x05 20 May 1994 Hugh Dennis John Stalker 19–17
07x06 27 May 1994 Maureen Lipman Sir Rhodes Boyson MP 15–16
07x07 3 June 1994[fn 10] Mariella Frostrup Neil Kinnock MP 16–18
07x08 10 June 1994 Donna McPhail Salman Rushdie 9–14

Series 8[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
08x01 28 October 1994 Martin Clunes James Pickles 14–15
08x02 4 November 1994 Arthur Smith Richard Coles 13–14
08x03 11 November 1994 Lee Hurst Andrew Morton 12–11
08x04 18 November 1994 Nick Hancock David Icke 19–12
08x05 25 November 1994 Helen Atkinson-Wood Sir Teddy Taylor MP 17–25
08x06 2 December 1994 Hattie Hayridge Glenda Jackson MP 13–14
08x07 9 December 1994 Jack Docherty Moray Hunter 13–15
08x08 16 December 1994 Hugh Dennis Michael Buerk 12–13
08x09 23 December 1994[fn 2] Alexei Sayle Kelvin MacKenzie 13–11

Series 9[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
09x01 21 April 1995 Diane Abbott MP Julian Clary 14–17
09x02 28 April 1995 Eddie Izzard Michael Winner 10–14
09x03 5 May 1995 John Fortune John Bird 15–16
09x04 12 May 1995 Steve Wright Alan Cumming 8–18
09x05 19 May 1995 Fred MacAulay Germaine Greer 14–12
09x06 26 May 1995 Frank Skinner Raoul Heertje 17–10
09x07 2 June 1995 Tim Rice Terry Major-Ball 13–14
09x08 9 June 1995 Spike Milligan Andrew Neil 11–13

Have I Got Unbroadcastable News for You[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
Video 30 October 1995[fn 11] Richard Wilson Eddie Izzard 29–26

Series 10[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
10x01 27 October 1995 Gordon Kennedy Paula Yates 12–13
10x02 3 November 1995 Bob Mills Alex Salmond MP 12–11
10x03 10 November 1995 Melvyn Bragg Mike Yarwood 13–8
10x04 17 November 1995 Alan Coren Terry Christian 11–7
10x05 24 November 1995 Neil Morrissey Teresa Gorman MP 8–13
10x06 1 December 1995 Alan Davies Ken Livingstone MP 11–14
10x07 8 December 1995 Craig Charles P. J. O'Rourke 13–5
10x08 15 December 1995 Lee Hurst Mark Little (and Colin[fn 12]) 10–11
10x09 23 December 1995 1995 highlights

Series 11[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Guest team Score
11x01 19 April 1996 Paul Merton Eddie Izzard, Charles Kennedy MP 13–7
11x02 26 April 1996 Dermot Morgan Eddie Izzard, Janet Street-Porter 8–10
11x03 3 May 1996 Alan Davies Clive Anderson, Mohammad al-Massari 13–15
11x04 10 May 1996 Claire Rayner Martin Clunes, Neil Morrissey 8–7
11x05 17 May 1996 Fred MacAulay Eddie Izzard, Max Clifford 15–11
11x06 24 May 1996 Felix Dexter Clive Anderson, Piers Morgan 11–10
11x07 31 May 1996 Rich Hall Alan Davies, Rupert Allason MP 5–13
11x08 7 June 1996 Richard Wilson John Bird, John Fortune 17–10

Series 12[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
12x01 4 October 1996 Greg Proops Ken Livingstone MP 13–18
12x02 11 October 1996[fn 13] Rhona Cameron Peter Stringfellow 8–11
12x03 18 October 1996 Mark Little Nigel Lawson 9–10
12x04 25 October 1996 Maureen Lipman Tony Parsons 9–11
12x05 1 November 1996 Gordon Kennedy Elvis Costello 14–17
12x06 8 November 1996 Tony Hawks Vincent Hanna 15–13
12x07 15 November 1996 Mark Hurst Francis Wheen 6–19
12x08 22 November 1996 Jack Docherty Austin Mitchell MP 15–8
12x09 29 November 1996 Alan Davies Jennifer Paterson 15–10
12x10 20 December 1996 1996 highlights

Series 13[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
13x01 18 April 1997 Fred MacAulay Swampy 16–11
13x02 25 April 1997 Hugh Dennis Will Self 12–11
13x03 1 May 1997[fn 3] Richard Wilson Nick Ross 13–12
13x04 9 May 1997 Maureen Lipman Neil Hamilton, Christine Hamilton[fn 14] 14–13
13x05 16 May 1997 Jack Docherty Greg Dyke 12–10
13x06 23 May 1997 Sue Perkins Eve Pollard 9–15
13x07 30 May 1997 Martin Clunes Michael Parkinson 10–11
13x08 6 June 1997 Dominic Holland Germaine Greer 8–13

Series 14[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
14x01 24 October 1997 Bob Monkhouse Ken Livingstone MP 9–13
14x02 31 October 1997 Max Boyce Alex Salmond MP 15–16
14x03 7 November 1997 Dermot Morgan Francis Wheen 7–12
14x04 14 November 1997 Graeme Garden Kirsty Young 12–11
14x05 21 November 1997 Arabella Weir Tony Livesey 6–13
14x06 28 November 1997 Hattie Hayridge Warren Mitchell 11–13
14x07 5 December 1997 Jeff Green Brian Sewell 16–9
14x08 12 December 1997 Alan Davies Matthew Parris 20–21
14x09 19 December 1997 1997 highlights

The Official Pirate Video[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
Video 3 November 1997[fn 15] Martin Clunes Neil Morrissey 12–21

Series 15[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
15x01 17 April 1998 Patrick Kielty Stephen Bayley 6–12
15x02 24 April 1998 Janet Street-Porter Boris Johnson 13–12
15x03 1 May 1998 Will Self John Humphrys 10–17
15x04 8 May 1998 Dr. Phil Hammond Patrick Moore 8–13
15x05 15 May 1998 Jonathan King John Sergeant 11–10
15x06 22 May 1998 Germaine Greer Chris Donald 11–15
15x07 29 May 1998 Antony Worrall Thompson Oona King MP 10–16
15x08 5 June 1998 Danny Baker Richard Wilson 10–14

Series 16[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
16x01 23 October 1998 John Simpson Magnus Magnusson 8–13
16x02 30 October 1998 Ian McCaskill Michael Mansfield 7–13
16x03 6 November 1998 Jackie Mason Michael Crick 13–10
16x04 13 November 1998 Alan Titchmarsh Stephen Bayley 10–14
16x05 20 November 1998 Loyd Grossman Bob Marshall-Andrews MP 8–9
16x06 27 November 1998 Linda Smith Gavin Esler 12–15
16x07 4 December 1998 Charles Kennedy MP George Melly 10–11
16x08 11 December 1998 Tom Baker Muriel Gray 10–6
16x09 18 December 1998 1998 highlights

Have I Got Buzzcocks All Over[edit]

Episode Air date Phill Jupitus' team Nick Hancock's team Score
Sp. 12 March 1999[fn 16] Meat Loaf and Jo Brand Carol Barnes and Phil Tufnell 4–5

Series 17[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
17x01 16 April 1999 Richard Whiteley David Aaronovitch 17–8
17x02 23 April 1999 Paul Daniels Charlie Whelan 12–14
17x03 30 April 1999 Trevor Phillips Bill Bailey 16–11
17x04 7 May 1999 Peter Hitchens Clarissa Dickson Wright 14–16
17x05 14 May 1999 Stephen Fry Richard Littlejohn 13–12
17x06 21 May 1999 Meera Syal Brian Sewell 11–13
17x07 28 May 1999 Sir Jimmy Savile Diane Abbott MP 10–14
17x08 4 June 1999 Pauline McLynn Edward Stourton 13–12

Series 18[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
18x01 22 October 1999 Martin Clunes Lembit Öpik MP 11–14
18x02 29 October 1999 Gordon Ramsay Francis Wheen 7–13
18x03 5 November 1999[fn 17] Glenda Jackson MP The Earl of Onslow 12–15
18x04 12 November 1999 John Sergeant Mark Seddon 9–15
18x05 19 November 1999 Gyles Brandreth Michael Cole 13–9
18x06 26 November 1999 Anna Ford Alex Salmond MP 17–10
18x07 3 December 1999 Boris Johnson Janet Street-Porter 9–14
18x08 10 December 1999 Bill Deedes Will Self 13–14
18x09 17 December 1999 1999 highlights

Series 19[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
19x01 14 April 2000 Stephen Fry David Shayler[fn 18] 14–9
19x02 21 April 2000 Dominic Holland David Steel 14–10
19x03 28 April 2000 Michael Brown Max Clifford 11–9
19x04 5 May 2000 Angela Rippon Peter Kilfoyle MP 12–13
19x05 12 May 2000 Sheila Hancock Robert Reed[fn 19] 12–14
19x06 19 May 2000 Clive Anderson Liza Tarbuck 11–12
19x07 26 May 2000 Jon Snow Dr. Phil Hammond 11–16
19x08 2 June 2000 Richard Wilson Michael Brunson 16–10

Series 20[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
20x01 20 October 2000 Richard Blackwood John Simpson 10–13
20x02 27 October 2000 Lauren Booth Andrew Rawnsley 11–13
20x03 3 November 2000[fn 20] Germaine Greer Charles Kennedy MP 10–10
20x04 10 November 2000[fn 21] Rich Hall Siôn Simon 13–12
20x05 18 November 2000[fn 22] Linda Smith Jeremy Bowen 17–15
20x06 24 November 2000 Lembit Öpik MP Lorraine Kelly 12–10
20x07 1 December 2000[fn 23] Sanjeev Bhaskar Matthew Collings 11–10
20x08 8 December 2000 Peter Stringfellow Nigella Lawson 11–10
20x09 15 December 2000 2000 highlights

Have I Got Buzzcocks All Over[edit]

Episode Air date Sean Hughes' team Nick Hancock's team Score
Sp. 16 March 2001[fn 16] Phill Jupitus and Róisín Murphy Stephen Fry and David Gower 9–13

Series 21[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
21x01 20 April 2001 John Humphrys Tracey Emin 11–12
21x02 27 April 2001 Bill Bailey Dermot Murnaghan 8–14
21x03 4 May 2001 Sean Lock Jane Moore 13–12
21x04 11 May 2001 Dom Joly David Aaronovitch 13–15
21x05 18 May 2001 Keith Chegwin Michael Grade 7–9
21x06 25 May 2001 Janet Street-Porter "Sir Elton John"[fn 24] 9–7
21x07 1 June 2001 Will Self Derek Draper 10–9
21x08 8 June 2001[fn 3] Clive Anderson Gyles Brandreth 5–3

Series 22[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
22x01 19 October 2001 Rich Hall Michael Crick 7–8
22x02 26 October 2001 Andrew MacKinlay MP Jennie Bond 8–5
22x03 2 November 2001 Shazia Mirza Boris Johnson MP 4–8
22x04 9 November 2001 Rosie Boycott Richard Bacon 7–9
22x05 23 November 2001 Adam Boulton Carol Thatcher 13–5
22x06 30 November 2001 Omid Djalili Sir Clement Freud 8–9
22x07 7 December 2001 Sara Cox Andrew Marr 8–10
22x08 14 December 2001 Francis Wheen James Naughtie 9–7
22x09 21 December 2001[fn 2] Charles Kennedy MP John Sergeant 10–12
22x10 31 December 2001 2001 highlights

Series 23[edit]

Episode Air date Ian's team Paul's team Score
23x01 19 April 2002 Phill Jupitus Evan Davis 7–6
23x02 26 April 2002 Ben Miller Charlotte Church[fn 25] 5–15
23x03 3 May 2002 Penny Smith Graeme Garden 4–14
23x04 10 May 2002 Matthew Wright Mark Steel 8–10
23x05 17 May 2002 Bill Deedes Neil Fox 8–10
23x06 24 May 2002 Dave Gorman Ken Livingstone 7–7
23x07 31 May 2002 Linda Smith David Dickinson 11–9
23x08 7 June 2002 Ross Noble Katie Derham 6–13

Series 24[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
24x01 18 October 2002 Angus Deayton Christine Hamilton Rod Liddle 12–11
24x02 25 October 2002 Angus Deayton Ross Noble Gerald Kaufman MP 7–12
24x03 1 November 2002 Paul Merton Rich Hall Ross Noble, Andrew Neil 21–19
24x04 8 November 2002[fn 26] Anne Robinson John O'Farrell John Simpson 17–20
24x05 22 November 2002 John Sergeant Germaine Greer Lorraine Kelly 14–18
24x06 29 November 2002 Boris Johnson MP Stephen K. Amos Clive Anderson 13–16
24x07 6 December 2002 Liza Tarbuck Fred MacAulay Janet Street-Porter 15–20
24x08 13 December 2002 Charles Kennedy MP Robert Winston Will Self 10–11
24x09 20 December 2002 Jeremy Clarkson Michael Grade Mo Mowlam 11–16

Series 25[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
25x01 25 April 2003 Martin Clunes Ruby Wax Glenda Jackson MP 9–7
25x02 2 May 2003 William Hague MP Linda Smith Jeremy Clarkson 9–14
25x03 9 May 2003 Charlotte Church Jimmy Carr Jennie Bond 18–9
25x04 16 May 2003 Alexander Armstrong Mark Steel Dr. Phil Hammond 11–7
25x05 23 May 2003 John Sergeant Dara Ó Briain Lembit Öpik MP 9–7
25x06 30 May 2003 Hugh Dennis Gyles Brandreth Martin Freeman 10–9
25x07 6 June 2003 Sanjeev Bhaskar Rebecca Front Nick Robinson 13–10
25x08 13 June 2003 Bruce Forsyth Marcus Brigstocke Natasha Kaplinsky 16–21

Series 26[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
26x01 17 October 2003 Jack Dee Sir Clement Freud Clare Balding 7–10
26x02 24 October 2003 Martin Clunes The Earl of Onslow Linda Smith 7–12
26x03 31 October 2003 John Humphrys Sean Lock Kirstie Allsopp 9–7
26x04 7 November 2003 Jimmy Carr Ross Noble Sir Ian McKellen 12–14
26x05 14 November 2003 Alexander Armstrong Phill Jupitus Julia Hartley-Brewer 13–9
26x06 28 November 2003 Kirsty Young Will Self Jonathan Aitken 8–17
26x07 5 December 2003 Dara Ó Briain John O'Farrell George Galloway MP 12–13
26x08 12 December 2003 Boris Johnson MP Rick Wakeman Kate Garraway 8–10
26x09 19 December 2003 Gyles Brandreth Chris Addison Carol Smillie 11–15

Series 27[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
27x01 16 April 2004 Alexander Armstrong Les Dennis Germaine Greer 10–9
27x02 23 April 2004 Greg Dyke Armando Iannucci Danny Baker 6–8
27x03 30 April 2004 Des Lynam Marcus Brigstocke Robert Kilroy-Silk 7–13
27x04 7 May 2004 William Hague MP Claudia Winkleman Stanley Johnson 7–8
27x05 14 May 2004 Dara Ó Briain Carol Vorderman Sir Michael Gambon 12–7
27x06 21 May 2004 Alexander Armstrong Griff Rhys Jones Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall 9–12
27x07 28 May 2004 Dara Ó Briain Julia Hartley-Brewer Clive James 7–13
27x08 4 June 2004 Kirsty Young Dave Gorman John Bird 10–4

Series 28[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
28x01 15 October 2004[fn 27] Jack Dee Trisha Goddard Adam Hart-Davis 13–14
28x02 22 October 2004 Andrew Marr Shobna Gulati Ross Noble 10–11
28x03 29 October 2004 Robin Cook MP P. J. O'Rourke Dr. Phil Hammond 8–11
28x04 5 November 2004 Jane Leeves Daisy Sampson Mark Steel 9–8
28x05 12 November 2004 Des Lynam Kaye Adams Sean Lock 8–6
28x06 26 November 2004 Marcus Brigstocke Michael Buerk Tony Livesey 10–9
28x07 3 December 2004 Neil Kinnock Will Self Linda Smith 6–8
28x08 10 December 2004 Kirsty Young Julian Fellowes Ian McMillan 10–12
28x09 17 December 2004[fn 2] Ronnie Corbett Amanda Donohoe Tracey Emin 9–12

Series 29[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
29x01 15 April 2005 Jeremy Clarkson Germaine Greer Danny Baker 10–12
29x02 22 April 2005 Alexander Armstrong Michael Winner Jo Caulfield 10–9
29x03 29 April 2005 Nicholas Parsons Julia Hartley-Brewer Chris Langham 6–8
29x04 6 May 2005[fn 3] Kirsty Young Andy Hamilton Peter Oborne 5–6
29x05 13 May 2005 Dara Ó Briain Stephen Frost Stephen Pound MP 3–12
29x06 20 May 2005 Marcus Brigstocke Robert Llewellyn Daisy Sampson 9–12
29x07 27 May 2005 William Hague MP Mark Mardell Peter Serafinowicz 11–7
29x08 3 June 2005 Des Lynam David Mitchell Evan Davis 8–8

Series 30[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
30x01 14 October 2005 Jack Dee Tony Livesey Claudia Winkleman 7–10
30x02 21 October 2005 Michael Aspel Will Self Bill Bailey 10–10
30x03 28 October 2005[fn 28] Chris Langham Ross Noble Alan Duncan MP 8–9
30x04 4 November 2005 Jeremy Clarkson Andy Hamilton Mark Steel 9–10
30x05 11 November 2005[fn 29] Alexander Armstrong Ian McMillan Fi Glover 7–12
30x06 25 November 2005 Boris Johnson MP Dr. Phil Hammond Sara Cox 7–9
30x07 2 December 2005 Anna Ford David Mitchell Bob Marshall-Andrews MP 7–7
30x08 9 December 2005 Lorraine Kelly Robert Webb Nick Robinson 8–9
30x09 16 December 2005[fn 2] Joan Collins Michael Winner Peter Serafinowicz 7–8

Series 31[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
31x01 21 April 2006 Sir Trevor McDonald Lembit Öpik MP Marcus Brigstocke 8–9
31x02 28 April 2006 Sean Lock Shami Chakrabarti Peter Capaldi 9–11
31x03 5 May 2006 Julian Clary Quentin Letts Alun Cochrane 9–11
31x04 12 May 2006 Michael Buerk David Mitchell Diane Abbott MP 7–6
31x05 19 May 2006 Alexander Armstrong Fern Britton Andy Hamilton 14–11
31x06 26 May 2006 Carol Vorderman Richard E. Grant Dr. Phil Hammond 6–9
31x07 2 June 2006 Jeremy Clarkson Julia Hartley-Brewer Mark Steel 7–10
31x08 9 June 2006 Jack Dee John O'Farrell Liza Tarbuck 8–12

Series 32[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
32x01 13 October 2006 Gordon Ramsay Peter Serafinowicz Andrew Neil 4–7
32x02 20 October 2006 Alistair McGowan Alan Duncan MP Fern Britton 8–10
32x03 27 October 2006 Jeremy Bowen June Sarpong Fred MacAulay 7–11
32x04 3 November 2006 Alexander Armstrong Charlie Brooker Ross Noble 13–0
32x05 10 November 2006 Damian Lewis Dom Joly Neil Mullarkey 4–9
32x06 24 November 2006 Ronni Ancona Stewart Lee Andy Hamilton 7–7
32x07 1 December 2006 Ann Widdecombe MP Lucy Porter Danny Baker 7–4
32x08 8 December 2006 Rob Brydon Claudia Winkleman Frankie Boyle 13–7
32x09 15 December 2006[fn 2] Boris Johnson MP Emily Maitlis Sue Perkins 10–7

Series 33[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
33x01 13 April 2007 Jeremy Clarkson Michael McIntyre Krishnan Guru-Murthy 8–6
33x02 20 April 2007 Adrian Chiles Daisy McAndrew Mark Steel 7–10
33x03 27 April 2007 Fern Britton Reginald D. Hunter Adam Boulton 6–10
33x04 4 May 2007 Bill Bailey Adam Buxton Armando Iannucci 4–10
33x05 11 May 2007[fn 30] Kirsty Young Dr. Phil Hammond Bob Marshall-Andrews MP 1–45
33x06 18 May 2007 Chris Tarrant Lembit Öpik MP Andy Hamilton 5–9
33x07 25 May 2007 Alexander Armstrong James May Nick Robinson 6–6
33x08 2 June 2007[fn 31] Moira Stuart Marcus Brigstocke Jim Jeffries 9–7

Series 34[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
34x01 12 October 2007 Kirsty Young Robert Harris Ross Noble 6–7
34x02 19 October 2007 Alexander Armstrong Ed Byrne Bob Marshall-Andrews MP 6–10
34x03 26 October 2007 Omid Djalili Julian Fellowes Danny Baker 7–4
34x04 2 November 2007 Jo Brand Julia Hartley-Brewer Andy Hamilton 7–9
34x05 9 November 2007 Michael Aspel Reginald D. Hunter Sara Cox 7–10
34x06 23 November 2007 Ann Widdecombe MP Jimmy Carr Alex James 5–8
34x07 30 November 2007 Clive Anderson Will Self Chris Addison 7–9
34x08 7 December 2007 Jack Dee Russell Brand Charlie Brooker 4–10
34x09 14 December 2007 Richard Madeley Stephen K. Amos Lauren Laverne 9–10

Series 35[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
35x01 18 April 2008 Jack Dee Bob Marshall-Andrews MP Peter Serafinowicz 8–6
35x02 25 April 2008 Julian Clary Ed Byrne Andrew Neil 7–8
35x03 2 May 2008 Brian Blessed Alan Duncan MP Marcus Brigstocke 7–11
35x04 9 May 2008 Bill Bailey Nick Robinson Reginald D. Hunter 11–5
35x05 16 May 2008 Kirsty Young Charlie Higson Frankie Boyle 7–10
35x06 23 May 2008 Lee Mack Shami Chakrabarti John O'Farrell 5–9
35x07 30 May 2008 Alexander Armstrong Clare Balding Michael McIntyre 8–5
35x08 6 June 2008 Jeremy Clarkson Kate Silverton Ian McMillan 5–5

Series 36[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
36x01 17 October 2008 Fern Britton Tom Bradby Mark Steel 9–7
36x02 24 October 2008[fn 32] Alexander Armstrong Frank Skinner Kevin Maguire 7–8
36x03 31 October 2008 Tom Baker Vince Cable MP Chris Addison 4–5
36x04 7 November 2008[fn 33] Jo Brand Toby Young Reginald D. Hunter 5–7
36x05 21 November 2008[fn 34] Jack Dee Miranda Hart Frank Skinner, Quentin Letts 9–6
36x06 28 November 2008 Al Murray Mark Watson Germaine Greer 4–9
36x07 5 December 2008 David Mitchell Sarah Millican Andy Hamilton 10–7
36x08 12 December 2008 Jerry Springer Ken Livingstone Katy Brand 7–6
36x09 19 December 2008 Jeremy Clarkson Ed Byrne Charles Kennedy MP 4–5
36x10 24 December 2008[fn 2][fn 35] Alexander Armstrong Frank Skinner Noddy Holder 6–8

Series 37[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
37x01 24 April 2009 Frank Skinner Katy Brand Alan Duncan MP 7–5
37x02 1 May 2009 Damian Lewis Chris Addison Janet Street-Porter 5–6
37x03 8 May 2009 Jack Dee Fred MacAulay Clare Balding 2–9
37x04 15 May 2009 Rolf Harris Andy Hamilton Julia Hartley-Brewer 3–4
37x05 22 May 2009 Alexander Armstrong Stuart Maconie Reginald D. Hunter 5–3
37x06 29 May 2009 David Mitchell The Rev. Richard Coles Andrew Maxwell 5–9
37x07 5 June 2009 Ruth Jones Clive Anderson Jo Caulfield 6–7
37x08 12 June 2009 Lee Mack Shappi Khorsandi Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall 5–7

Series 38[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
38x01 16 October 2009 Martin Clunes Charlie Brooker Arlene Phillips 5–9
38x02 23 October 2009 David Mitchell Ed Byrne Grayson Perry 6–7
38x03 30 October 2009 Miranda Hart Andrew Neil Mark Steel 9–8
38x04 6 November 2009 Kirsty Young Kevin Maguire Ross Noble 7–6
38x05 13 November 2009 Jack Dee Rebecca Front Marcus Brigstocke 4–6
38x06 27 November 2009 Alexander Armstrong Jimmy Carr Bob Crow 7–4
38x07 4 December 2009 Jo Brand Jon Richardson Quentin Letts 4–6
38x08 11 December 2009 Dominic West Reginald D. Hunter James May 3–4
38x09 18 December 2009[fn 2] Bill Bailey Mark Watson Charles Kennedy MP 5–6

Series 39[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
39x01 1 April 2010 Lee Mack Kevin Bridges Nigel Farage MEP 5–7
39x02 8 April 2010 Alexander Armstrong Victoria Coren Richard Herring 5–9
39x03 15 April 2010 Robert Webb David Threlfall Marcus Brigstocke 5–9
39x04 22 April 2010 Jeremy Clarkson Clare Balding Andy Hamilton 8–7
39x05 7 May 2010[fn 3][fn 36] Jo Brand Jon Richardson[fn 37] Lembit Öpik 2–7
39x06 13 May 2010 Martin Clunes Julia Hartley-Brewer Chris Addison 7–8
39x07 20 May 2010 Eamonn Holmes Armando Iannucci Robert Peston 5–8
39x08 27 May 2010 Bruce Forsyth Laura Solon Ross Noble 3–6
39x09 3 June 2010 John Prescott John Bishop Penny Smith 2–6

Series 40[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
40x01 14 October 2010 Benedict Cumberbatch Victoria Coren Jon Richardson 5–6
40x02 21 October 2010 Frank Skinner Janet Street-Porter Reginald D. Hunter 7–2
40x03 28 October 2010 John Bishop Miles Jupp Andy Hamilton 6–5
40x04 4 November 2010 Chris Addison James Blunt Nick Robinson 5–5
40x05 11 November 2010 Jo Brand Sally Bercow Charlie Higson 4–5
40x06 18 November 2010 Damian Lewis Clive Anderson Kevin Bridges 7–7
40x07 25 November 2010 Martin Clunes Jimmy Carr Grayson Perry 7–5
40x08 2 December 2010 Lee Mack Sarah Millican Ken Livingstone 6–7
40x09 9 December 2010 Miranda Hart Greg Davies Marcus Brigstocke 3–7
40x10 17 December 2010[fn 2][fn 38] Alexander Armstrong Ross Noble Micky Flanagan 8–6
40x11 24 December 2010 2010 highlights

Comic Relief live special[edit]

Episode Air date Host David Walliams' team Clive Anderson's team Score
Sp. 6 March 2011[fn 39] Patrick Kielty Holly Walsh Lembit Öpik

Series 41[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
41x01 8 April 2011 Jack Dee Caroline Wyatt Jon Richardson 8–9
41x02 15 April 2011 Stephen Mangan Kevin Bridges Bob Ainsworth MP 6–7
41x03 22 April 2011 Rhod Gilbert Louise Bagshawe MP Marcus Brigstocke 5–7
41x04 6 May 2011 Alexander Armstrong Victoria Coren Ross Noble 5–8
41x05 13 May 2011[fn 40] John Torode, Gregg Wallace Samira Ahmed Richard Herring 6–5
41x06 20 May 2011[fn 41] Alan Johnson MP Miles Jupp Graham Linehan 5–7
41x07 27 May 2011 Bill Bailey Jack Whitehall Armando Iannucci 3–9
41x08 3 June 2011 Sharon Horgan Joe Wilkinson Richard Madeley 6–9
41x09 10 June 2011 Jo Brand Joanna Scanlan Reginald D. Hunter 4–7

Series 42[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
42x01 14 October 2011 Jo Brand Victoria Coren Graham Linehan 6–7
42x02 21 October 2011 Alexander Armstrong Louise Mensch MP Danny Baker 6–7
42x03 28 October 2011 Lee Mack Victoria Derbyshire Ross Noble 9–7
42x04 4 November 2011 Stephen Mangan Greg Davies Grace Dent 8–10
42x05 11 November 2011 David Mitchell Roisin Conaty Andy Hamilton 4–9
42x06 25 November 2011 Dan Stevens Miles Jupp Susan Calman 2–5
42x07 2 December 2011 Kirsty Young Gyles Brandreth Marcus Brigstocke 6–10
42x08 9 December 2011 Miranda Hart Tom Watson MP Reginald D. Hunter 5–4
42x09 16 December 2011 Sue Perkins Jack Whitehall Nick Hewer 5–4
42x10 23 December 2011[fn 2] Martin Clunes Rebecca Front David O'Doherty 8–4
42x11 30 December 2011 2011 highlights

Series 43[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
43x01 13 April 2012 Stephen Mangan Grace Dent Miles Jupp 8–7
43x02 20 April 2012 Jo Brand Humphrey Ker Graham Linehan 7–5
43x03 27 April 2012 Damian Lewis Chris Packham Susan Calman 7–8
43x04 4 May 2012 Jeremy Clarkson Nancy Dell'Olio Kevin Bridges 7–9
43x05 11 May 2012 Alexander Armstrong Nadine Dorries MP Reginald D. Hunter 9–5
43x06 18 May 2012 Kathy Burke Ken Livingstone Joe Wilkinson 4–7
43x07 25 May 2012 William Shatner Charlie Brooker Andy Hamilton 6–4
43x08 1 June 2012 Alastair Campbell Ross Noble Nick Hewer 2–55
43x09 8 June 2012 Kirsty Young Greg Davies Victoria Coren 5–8

Series 44[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
44x01 12 October 2012 Clare Balding Graham Linehan Ken Livingstone 6–10
44x02 19 October 2012 Jo Brand Will Smith Richard Bacon 6–10
44x03 26 October 2012 Alexander Armstrong Victoria Coren Conrad Black 5–10
44x04 2 November 2012[fn 42] Jeremy Clarkson Will Gompertz Tony Law 9–14
44x05 9 November 2012 Damian Lewis Nigel Farage MEP Harry Shearer 5–7
44x06 23 November 2012 Sir Roger Moore Rachel Johnson Marcus Brigstocke 8–7
44x07 30 November 2012 Jack Whitehall Baroness Trumpington[fn 43] Nick Hewer 6–8
44x08 7 December 2012 David Mitchell Susan Calman Janet Street-Porter 5–6
44x09 14 December 2012 Charlotte Church Richard Osman Miles Jupp 9–5
44x10 21 December 2012[fn 2] Daniel Radcliffe Andy Hamilton Sara Cox 9–7
44x11 27 December 2012 2012 highlights

Series 45[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
45x01 5 April 2013 Stephen Mangan Joan Bakewell Richard Osman 11–7
45x02 12 April 2013 Brian Blessed Ken Livingstone Bridget Christie 6–6
45x03 19 April 2013 Warwick Davis Joe Wilkinson Gyles Brandreth 6–7
45x04 26 April 2013 Ray Winstone Camilla Long Reginald D. Hunter 8–6
45x05 3 May 2013 Mel Giedroyc The Rev. Richard Coles Ross Noble 5–9
45x06 10 May 2013 Jo Brand Michael Fabricant MP John Cooper Clarke 3–5
45x07 17 May 2013 Robert Lindsay Deborah Meaden Johnny Vegas 7–4
45x08 24 May 2013 Alexander Armstrong Josie Long Jacob Rees-Mogg MP 4–6
45x09 31 May 2013 Frank Skinner Matt Forde Miles Jupp 5–7

Series 46[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
46x01 4 October 2013 David Mitchell Cathy Newman Danny Baker 7–6
46x02 11 October 2013 Richard Osman Dan Snow Mark Steel 7–11
46x03 18 October 2013 Stephen Merchant Gabby Logan Hal Cruttenden 11–5
46x04 25 October 2013 Jo Brand Gyles Brandreth John Prescott 7–9
46x05 1 November 2013 Kirsty Young Max Keiser Tony Law 7–8
46x06 8 November 2013 Alexander Armstrong Victoria Coren Mitchell Godfrey Bloom MEP 12–8
46x07 22 November 2013 Jack Whitehall Janet Street-Porter Richard Bacon 5–10
46x08 29 November 2013 Robert Lindsay Katherine Ryan Alan Johnson MP 7–8
46x09 6 December 2013[fn 44] Kathy Burke Tim Loughton MP Miles Jupp 6–8
46x10 13 December 2013 Martin Clunes Jennifer Saunders Bernard Cribbins 9–5
46x11 20 December 2013 2013 highlights

Series 47[edit]

Episode Air date Host Ian's team Paul's team Score
47x01 4 April 2014 Jennifer Saunders Sadiq Khan MP Richard Osman 10–6
47x02 11 April 2014 Stephen Mangan Roisin Conaty Nigel Farage MEP 7–6
47x03 18 April 2014 Jeremy Clarkson Henning Wehn Camilla Long 8–10
47x04 25 April 2014 Martin Clunes Johnny Vegas Jo Coburn 9–6
47x05 2 May 2014 Jack Dee Bridget Christie Charlie Brooker 4–6
47x06 9 May 2014 David Mitchell Andy Hamilton Susan Calman 10–9
47x07 16 May 2014 Jo Brand Jacob Rees-Mogg MP Kevin Bridges 7–6
47x08 23 May 2014 Kirsty Young Ross Noble John Cooper Clarke 9–4
47x09 30 May 2014 Alexander Armstrong Joe Wilkinson Victoria Coren Mitchell 2–7

Scores[edit]

Ian Paul
Series wins (8 drawn)
4 35
Show wins (10 drawn)
139 261

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The scores were not stated at the end of this episode
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Christmas Special
  3. ^ a b c d e Election Special
  4. ^ The game finished as a tie at 16-16, so the caption competition was used a tie-breaker, where Paul earned the biggest laugh. This is the only time points have ever been awarded for this section.
  5. ^ Special programme for Comic Relief, combining elements of Have I Got News for You with another popular panel show, A Question of Sport.
  6. ^ The tub of lard was a stand-in for Roy Hattersley, who had pulled out of a recording at the last minute for the third time. Angus explained that Hattersley and the lard were "imbued with many of the same qualities." This marks the only occasion to date that the panel has consisted of fewer than five people.
  7. ^ Margaret Thatcher Special, focusing on her period as Prime Minister. Agreed by both Ian and Paul to be the show's 'worst' episode, due to the two guests doing nothing but "spit poison at each other".
  8. ^ The 50th broadcast episode of HIGNFY
  9. ^ In a typical example of the occasional 'end of season japes', Ian and Paul swapped seats – and dress senses – for this episode.
  10. ^ It was during this episode that Ian was suffering from Appendicitis.
  11. ^ Included a special guest appearance by Germaine Greer in the Odd One Out round, and extra features including a video diary from The Rt. Hon. Tub of Lard MP.
  12. ^ Colin was a parrot that had been trained to squawk out various heckles at Angus, but its only contribution was a brief "Hello" towards the end. Paul Merton later explained that gimmicks like this contributed to his decision to take the following series off.
  13. ^ The 100th broadcast episode of HIGNFY
  14. ^ Originally, only Christine had been due to appear, but she requested an extra seat be reserved for husband Neil (only a week after Martin Bell had famously ousted him from Parliament in that year's general election). This marked the first occasion where the panel has consisted of more than five people.
  15. ^ The end of this episode featured a walk-on guest appearance by Mr. Bramley, where he was "awarded" to the losers.
  16. ^ a b Special programmes for Comic Relief, combining elements of Have I Got News for You with the other then-leading comedy quizshows on BBC TV; Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and the now-defunct They Think It's All Over. Although the latter two are/were made by a different production company to HIGNFY, there was one crucial link between all three besides basic format; producer Harry Thompson.
  17. ^ The 150th broadcast episode of HIGNFY
  18. ^ Due to the legal circumstances surrounding him at the time, Shayler's contribution was recorded via satellite linkup from a studio in Paris, which was fed into a monitor on set. Merton was visibly unimpressed with the arrangement, as it left his guest two seconds behind everyone else, affecting the timing of the comedy.
  19. ^ Robert Reed was a member of Conservative Future who, in the footsteps of William Hague (by this point the party's leader), had made a speech at the previous year's Conservative Party Conference at the age of 16. Conservative Conference – Bad day, good day guardian.co.uk, 6 October 1999
  20. ^ The game finished as a draw at 10–10. Ian and Paul were made to play Stone, Paper, Scissors to find a winner. Ian chose Paper and Paul chose Scissors, thus making Paul's team the winners.
  21. ^ Ian's team had won the show 13–12, but as a 'tribute' to American guest Rich Hall, Paul's team were made the winners. This was a reference to the-then ongoing American election controversy, where George W. Bush was going to win the election even though Al Gore had seemingly received more votes than him.
  22. ^ Moved back a day because of BBC One's coverage of Children in Need. All autumn series following this would skip Children in Need week altogether.
  23. ^ The game finished as a draw at 10–10, so Angus asked a tie-break question, which was "What is the capital of Albania?", which Sanjeev correctly answered as Tirana, thus making Ian's team the winners, with the bonus point visibly shown on screen after the correct answer was given.
  24. ^ The real Elton John was due to appear, (Elton has News for You BBC News, 22 May 2001) but pulled out at the last minute. He was replaced by taxi driver Ray Johnson (credited as 'Ray Elton John Son'), who at the time had a side earning as the musician's lookalike. However, Johnson was introduced to the audience as if he genuinely was "Sir Elton John" and kept silent for the whole recording. On-screen captions between rounds were the only part of the show that openly admitted the deception, where the real Elton John was frequently referred to as a "bastard".
  25. ^ Making her first appearance at the age of 16, Charlotte Church holds the record for the show's youngest ever guest (when ranking by age on appearance)
  26. ^ The 200th broadcast episode of HIGNFY
  27. ^ The game actually finished as a tie at 13–13, however Ian complained about leaving the score as a tie and Jack Dee duly awarded an extra point to Paul's team, thus making them the winners.
  28. ^ The 250th broadcast episode of HIGNFY
  29. ^ Dedicated to creator and original producer Harry Thompson, who died before broadcast
  30. ^ Ian's team were winning for the majority of the show (and actually won outright), but at the end the scores were fixed to say 45–1 to Paul's team, on account of Dr Phil Hammond's remarks that he was told he could host the show if his team won.
  31. ^ Moved back a day because of BBC One's coverage of England's first match at the rebuilt Wembley Stadium, against Brazil.
  32. ^ The 300th broadcast episode of HIGNFY
  33. ^ USA Election special
  34. ^ Paul Merton was ill so Frank Skinner took his place
  35. ^ This episode also included a guest appearance by Brian Blessed, dressed as Father Christmas.
  36. ^ Moved back a day to the Friday slot that was regular before this series. If left, as originally scheduled, on voting day itself – before the polls closed – then the programme would have been duty bound by broadcasting impartiality rules to not show any opinionated comment on the key issues of the election.
  37. ^ Temporarily swapped places with Paul Merton, as the two captains accepted the offer of a coalition (in a reference to the election's result of a hung parliament), which lasted for one round.
  38. ^ Moved back a day due to the Royal Variety Performance.
  39. ^ Broadcast live on the BBC website as part of 24 Hour Panel People, a fund-raising day-long marathon of panel shows, all featuring David Walliams, who took the role of captain for HIGNFY. Neither of the regular captains were present, though Paul Merton was originally scheduled to appear, before pulling out because of illness. Clive Anderson took his place in the second captain's seat.
  40. ^ Dedicated to theme composer Big George, who died before broadcast
  41. ^ The 350th broadcast episode of HIGNFY
  42. ^ The show ended in a 6–6 draw, so a quickfire tiebreak round was played where the panel had to identify the waxworks of the Louis Tussaud museum in Great Yarmouth, which had featured as a news item earlier in the show as it was facing closure. The attraction is infamous for the poor quality of its waxworks and the fact that most of the figures are not contemporary.
  43. ^ Making her first appearance at the age of 90, Baroness Trumpington holds the record for the show's oldest ever guest (when ranking by age on appearance)
  44. ^ The 400th broadcast episode of HIGNFY

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Have I Got News For You returns to Friday nights". What's on TV. IPC Media. 17 January 2008. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c John McEntee (9 May 2010). "Still a whizz of a quiz: Why Have I Got News For You hits the target even after 20 years". Mail Online. Retrieved 5 December 2010. 

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