|Written by||Yasir Gaily
|Presented by||Baba Lybeck (2010–)
Peter Nyman (1998–2010)
Tommy Tabermann (1998–2007)
|No. of episodes||> 600|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||YLE TV1|
|Original release||1998 – Present|
Uutisvuoto (Finnish for "newsleak" - the pun works equally in both languages) is the Finnish version of the popular British television quiz show Have I Got News For You. Broadcast on Saturday nights on YLE TV1 since 1998, the show receives very high viewing figures.
Uutisvuoto mainly follows the same format as Have I Got News For You. The guests are usually celebrities, and frequently politicians. In two presidential elections, both of the second-round candidates appeared as guests: to-be-president Tarja Halonen and Esko Aho in 2000, and president Halonen and Sauli Niinistö in 2006. To date, winning the show has correlated with winning the election contest itself. In 2006 the "presidential show" broke all viewing records when it was watched by 1.4 million viewers (in a country of 5.2 million).
The show is so popular in Finland that it was even parodied in the Aku Ankka (Finnish for Donald Duck) comic book as Uutiskuono (news muzzle/snout).
"Haluatteko lukea hyvän vitsin jonka kuulin äsken Yleisradion kahvilassa?" ("Do you want to read a good joke which I just heard at the Yleisradio's cafeteria?") (ISBN 951-0-29690-2) is Peter Nyman's Uutisvuoto joke book. The book's name is a reference to Nyman's way of telling jokes. He opens with the book's name, then, ignoring all answers, continues: "Ei se mitään, kerron sen silti." ("Doesn't matter, I'll tell it anyway.")
The host of Uutisvuoto is journalist Baba Lybeck, who took over from Peter Nyman in 2010, and the team captains are novelist Jari Tervo and comedian Stan Saanila. Each team also includes one guest panelist.
Captain Tervo's original colleague was the poet Tommy Tabermann, who left the show in spring 2007 to join the Parliament of Finland. A series of guest captains ended in captain Saanila's instatement in the autumn of the same year.
In early 2017, Tervo announced he will leave the show after 19 seasons, in June 2017.
- Baba Lybeck (presenter 2010–)
- Peter Nyman (presenter 1998–2010)
- Jari Tervo (captain 1998–2017)
- Stan Saanila (captain 2007–)
- Tommy Tabermann (captain 1998–2007)
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