|Written by||Yasir Gaily|
|Presented by||Baba Lybeck (2010–2018)|
Peter Nyman (1998–2010)
Tommy Tabermann (1998–2007)
|No. of episodes||700|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||Yle TV1|
|Original release||1998 – 2018|
Uutisvuoto (Finnish for "newsleak" - the pun works equally in both languages) was 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 received very high viewing figures. The final episode aired in May 2018.
Uutisvuoto mainly followed the same format as Have I Got News For You. The guests were 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. Winning the show correlated with winning the election contest itself in both instances. 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 was 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 was originally Peter Nyman. In 2010, journalist Baba Lybeck took over. Novelist Jari Tervo was one of the permanent team captains for the entire history of the show until 2017. His pair was originally poet Tommy Tabermann, who resigned after being elected to the Finnish parliament in 2006. Tabermann was eventually replaced by comedian Stan Saanila until 2017. Both teams also included a weekly guest member, often a politician or a journalist.
- Baba Lybeck (presenter 2010–2018)
- Peter Nyman (presenter 1998–2010)
- Jari Tervo (captain 1998–2017)
- Stan Saanila (captain 2007–2017)
- Tommy Tabermann (captain 1998–2007)
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