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List of Have I Got News For You episodes
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List of Have I Got News For You episodes

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

From series 1 until series 10 the show was chaired by Angus Deayton, with team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton and a guest on each team. For series 11, Paul Merton took a break, and so his team consisted of two guests. From series 12 until series 24 it returned to its original format.

Angus Deayton left the show after show two of series 24, and a series of guest hosts have taken his place since then. Paul Merton was guest host for show three of that series.

Table of contents:

Series 1 | Series 2 | Series 3 | Series 4 | Series 5 | Series 6 | Series 7 | Series 8 | Series 9 | Series 10 | Series 11 | Series 12 | Series 13 | Series 14 | Series 15 | Series 16 | Series 17 | Series 18 | Series 19 | Series 20 | Series 21 | Series 22 | Series 23 | Series 24 | Series 25 | Series 26 | Series 27

Series 1

Air date Ian's guest Paul's guest
29 Sep 1990 Sandi Toksvig Kate Saunders
5 Oct 1990 Jan Ravens Martin Young
12 Oct 1990 Tony Slattery Robert Harris
19 Oct 1990 Arthur Smith Gill Pyrah
26 Oct 1990 Dillie Keane Simon Hoggart
2 Nov 1990 Rory McGrath Ken Livingstone
9 Nov 1990 Clive Anderson Russell Davies
16 Nov 1990 Germaine Greer Tony Banks

Series 2

4 Oct 1991 Sandi Toksvig David Thomas
11 Oct 1991 Tony Slattery Alan Coren
18 Oct 1991 Rory McGrath Tony Banks
25 Oct 1991 John Wells Robert Harris
1 Nov 1991 Nick Hancock Clare Short
8 Nov 1991 Stephen Frost Michael White
15 Nov 1991 Craig Ferguson Trevor McDonald
22 Nov 1991 Richard Ingrams Ken Livingstone
29 Nov 1991 Jan Ravens Martin Young
6 Dec 1991 Kevin Day Edwina Currie
24 Dec 19911 Harry Enfield Clive Anderson

Series 3

9 Apr 19922 Rory Bremner Alan Coren
24 Apr 1992 Tony Slattery John Wells
1 May 1992 Joan Bakewell Donna McPhail
8 May 1992 Jan Ravens Charles Kennedy
15 May 1992 Harry Enfield John Diamond
22 May 1992 Rory McGrath Ken Livingstone
29 May 1992 Danny Baker Steve Steen
5 Jun 1992 Anne Robinson Griff Rhys Jones
12 Jun 1992 Steve Frost Stephanie Calman
19 Jun 1992 John Sessions Trevor McDonald
26 Jun 1992 Norman Willis Cecil Parkinson

Series 4

16 Oct 1992 Griff Rhys Jones John Sessions
23 Oct 1992 Charles Kennedy David Baddiel
30 Oct 1992 Danny Baker Annabel Giles
6 Nov 1992 Jerry Hayes Frank Skinner
13 Nov 1992 Rory Bremner Ken Livingstone
20 Nov 1992 Nick Hancock Sandi Toksvig
27 Nov 1992 Meera Syal Chris Tarrant
4 Dec 1992 Jo Brand Neil Kinnock
11 Dec 1992 Peter Cook Douglas Adams
18 Dec 19921 Stephen Fry Frank Skinner

Series 5

16 Apr 1993 Jonathan Ross Peter Cook
23 Apr 1993 Fiona Armstrong Chris Evans
30 Apr 1993 Frank Skinner Richard Littlejohn
7 May 1993 Caroline Quentin Baz Bamigboye
14 May 1993 Meera Syal Amanda Platell
21 May 1993 David Steel Mark Thomas
28 May 1993 Alan Coren John Simpson
4 Jun 1993 Tony Slattery Rt. Hon. Tub of Lard MP4

Series 6

29 Oct 1993 Derek Hatton Edwina Currie
5 Nov 1993 Tony Hawks Roy Hattersley
12 Nov 1993 Alexei Sayle Gerald Kaufman
19 Nov 1993 Jo Brand Frank Bough
26 Nov 1993 Jimmy Tarbuck Vitali Vitaliev
3 Dec 1993 Kathy Burke Martin Young
10 Dec 1993 Maria McErlane Jon Snow
17 Dec 1993 Maureen Lipman Lesley Abdela
24 Dec 1993 Griff Rhys Jones Bob Geldof

Series 7

22 Apr 1994 Jonathan Ross Eddie Izzard
29 Apr 1994 Kathy Lette Caroline Quentin
6 May 1994 Melvyn Bragg Bob Monkhouse
13 May 1994 Diane Abbott Jack Dee
20 May 1994 John Stalker Hugh Dennis
27 May 1994 Maureen Lipman Rhodes Boyson
3 Jun 1994 Mariella Frostrup Neil Kinnock
10 Jun 1994 Donna McPhail Salman Rushdie

Series 8

28 Oct 1994 Martin Clunes James Pickles
4 Nov 1994 Arthur Smith Richard Coles
11 Nov 1994 Lee Hurst Andrew Morton
18 Nov 1994 Nick Hancock David Icke
25 Nov 1994 Helen Atkinson-Wood Teddy Taylor
2 Dec 1994 Hattie Hayridge Glenda Jackson
9 Dec 1994 Jack Docherty Moray Hunter
16 Dec 1994 Hugh Dennis Michael Buerk
23 Dec 1994 Kelvin MacKenzie Alexei Sayle

Series 9

21 Apr 1995 Diane Abbott Julian Clary
28 Apr 1995 Michael Winner Eddie Izzard
5 May 1995 John Bird John Fortune
12 May 1995 Alan Cumming Steve Wright
19 May 1995 Fred Macaulay Germaine Greer
26 May 1995 Frank Skinner Raoul Heertje
2 Jun 1995 Tim Rice Terry Major-Ball
9 Jun 1995 Spike Milligan Andrew Neil

Have I Got Unbroadcastable News for You (video)

30 Oct 1995 Richard Wilson Eddie Izzard
Special guest (in the odd-ones-out round): Germaine Greer.
Extra features include a video diary from series 5 guest "Tub of Lard"

Series 10

27 Oct 1995 Gordon Kennedy Paula Yates
3 Nov 1995 Bob Mills Alex Salmond
10 Nov 1995 Melvyn Bragg Mike Yarwood
17 Nov 1995 Alan Coren Terry Christian
24 Nov 1995 Neil Morrissey Teresa Gorman
1 Dec 1995 Alan Davies Ken Livingstone
8 Dec 1995 Craig Charles P.J. O'Rourke
15 Dec 1995 Lee Hurst Mark Little, Colin the Parrot
23 Dec 1995 1995 highlights

Series 11

Air date Ian's guest Guest team
16 Apr 1996 Paul Merton Eddie Izzard, Charles Kennedy
26 Apr 1996 Dermot Morgan Eddie Izzard, Janet Street-Porter
3 May 1996 Alan Davies Clive Anderson, Mohammad al-Massari
10 May 1996 Claire Rayner Neil Morrissey, Martin Clunes
17 May 1996 Fred MacAulay Eddie Izzard, Max Clifford
24 May 1996 Felix Dexter Clive Anderson, Piers Morgan
31 May 1996 Rich Hall Alan Davies, Rupert Allason
7 Jun 1996 Richard Wilson John Bird, John Fortune

Series 12

Air date Ian's guest Paul's guest
4 Oct 1996 Greg Proops Ken Livingstone
11 Oct 1996 Rhona Cameron Peter Stringfellow
18 Oct 1996 Mark Little Nigel Lawson
25 Oct 1996 Maureen Lipman Tony Parsons
1 Nov 1996 Gordon Kennedy Elvis Costello
8 Nov 1996 Tony Hawks Vincent Hanna
15 Nov 1996 Mark Hurst Francis Wheen
22 Nov 1996 Jack Docherty Austin Mitchell
29 Nov 1996 Alan Davies Jennifer Paterson
20 Dec 1996 1996 highlights

Series 13

18 Apr 1997 Fred MacAulay Swampy
25 Apr 1997 Hugh Dennis Will Self
1 May 19972 Richard Wilson Nick Ross
9 May 1997 Maureen Lipman Neil Hamilton, Christine Hamilton
16 May 1997 Greg Dyke Jack Docherty
30 May 1997 Martin Clunes Michael Parkinson
23 May 1997 Eve Pollard Sue Perkins
6 Jun 1997 Dominic Holland Germaine Greer

Series 14

24 Oct 1997 Bob Monkhouse Ken Livingstone
31 Oct 1997 Max Boyce Alex Salmond
7 Nov 1997 Dermot Morgan Francis Wheen
14 Nov 1997 Graeme Garden Kirsty Young
21 Nov 1997 Arabella Weir Tony Livesey
28 Nov 1997 Hattie Hayridge Warren Mitchell
5 Dec 1997 Jeff Green Brian Sewell
12 Dec 1997 Alan Davies Matthew Parris

The Official Pirate Video

3 Nov 1997 Martin Clunes Neil Morrissey

Series 15

17 Apr 1998 Patrick Kielty Stephen Bayley
24 Apr 1998 Janet Street-Porter Boris Johnson
1 May 1998 Will Self John Humphrys
8 May 1998 Phil Hammond Patrick Moore
15 May 1998 Jonathan King John Sergeant
22 May 1998 Germaine Greer Chris Donald
29 May 1998 Antony Worrall-Thompson Oona King
5 Jun 1998 Danny Baker Richard Wilson

Series 16

23 Oct 1998 John Simpson Magnus Magnusson
30 Oct 1998 Ian McCaskill Michael Mansfield
7 Nov 1998 Jackie Mason Michael Crick
14 Nov 1998 Alan Titchmarsh Stephen Bayley
21 Nov 1998 Loyd Grossman Bob Marshall-Andrews
28 Nov 1998 Linda Smith Gavin Esler
4 Dec 1998 Charles Kennedy George Melly
11 Dec 1998 Tom Baker Muriel Gray
18 Dec 1998 1998 highlights

Have I Got Buzzcocks All Over3

Air date Chair
12 Mar 1999 Angus Deayton

Series 17

16 Apr 1999 Richard Whiteley David Aaronovitch
23 Apr 1999 Paul Daniels Charlie Whelan
30 Apr 1999 Trevor Phillips Bill Bailey
7 May 1999 Peter Hitchens Clarissa Dickson-Wright
14 May 1999 Stephen Fry Richard Littlejohn
21 May 1999 Meera Syal Brian Sewell
28 May 1999 Jimmy Savile Diane Abbott
4 Jun 1999 Pauline McLynn Edward Stourton

Series 18

22 Oct 1999 Lembit Ípik Martin Clunes
29 Oct 1999 Gordon Ramsay Francis Wheen
5 Nov 1999 Glenda Jackson The Earl of Onslow
12 Nov 1999 John Sergeant Mark Seddon
19 Nov 1999 Gyles Brandreth Michael Cole
26 Nov 1999 Anna Ford Alex Salmond
3 Dec 1999 Boris Johnson Janet Street-Porter
10 Dec 1999 Bill Deedes Will Self
17 Dec 1999 1999 highlights

Series 19

14 Apr 2000 Stephen Fry David Shayler
21 Apr 2000 Dominic Holland David Steel
28 Apr 2000 Michael Brown Max Clifford
5 May 2000 Angela Rippon Peter Kilfoyle
12 May 2000 Sheila Hancock Robert Reed
19 May 2000 Clive Anderson Liza Tarbuck
26 May 2000 Jon Snow Phil Hammond
2 Jun 2000 Richard Wilson Michael Brunson

Series 20

20 Oct 2000 Richard Blackwood John Simpson
27 Oct 2000 Lauren Booth Andrew Warnsley
3 Nov 2000 Germaine Greer Charles Kennedy
10 Nov 2000 Rich Hall Si˘n Simon
17 Nov 2000 Linda Smith Jeremy Bowen
24 Nov 2000 Lembit Ípik Lorraine Kelly
1 Dec 2000 Sanjeev Bhaskar Matthew Collings
8 Dec 2000 Peter Stringfellow Nigella Lawson
15 Dec 2000 2000 highlights

Have I Got Buzzcocks All Over3

Air date Chair
16 Mar 2001

Series 21

20 Apr 2001 John Humphrys Tracey Emin
27 Apr 2001 Bill Bailey Dermot Murnaghan
4 May 2001 Sean Lock Jane Moore
11 May 2001 Dom Joly David Aaronovitch
18 May 2001 Keith Chegwin Michael Grade
25 May 2001 Janet Street-Porter Ray Johnson
1 Jun 2001 Will Self Derek Draper
8 Jun 20012 Giles Brandreth Clive Anderson

Series 22

19 Oct 2001 Rich Hall Michael Crick
26 Oct 2001 Andrew MacKinlay Jennie Bond
2 Nov 2001 Shazia Mirza Boris Johnson
9 Nov 2001 Rosie Boycott Richard Bacon
16 Nov 2001 Adam Boulton Carol Thatcher
30 Nov 2001 Omid Djalili Clement Freud
7 Dec 2001 Sara Cox Andrew Marr
14 Dec 2001 Francis Wheen James Naughtie
21 Dec 2001 Charles Kennedy John Sergeant
31 Dec 2001 2001 highlights

Series 23

19 Apr 2002 Phill Jupitus Evan Davis
26 Apr 2002 Ben Miller Charlotte Church
3 May 2002 Penny Smith Graeme Garden
10 May 2002 Matthew Wright Mark Steel
17 May 2002 Neil Fox Bill Deedes
24 May 2002 Dave Gorman Ken Livingstone
31 May 2002 Linda Smith David Dickinson
7 Jun 2002 Ross Noble Katie Derham

Series 24

18 Oct 2002 Christine Hamilton Rod Liddle
25 Oct 2002 Ross Noble Gerald Kaufman

Series 24 (cont.)

Air date Guest host Ian's guest Paul's guest
1 Nov 2002 Paul Merton Rich Hall Andrew Neil, Ross Noble
8 Nov 2002 Anne Robinson John O'Farrell John Simpson
22 Nov 2002 John Sergeant Germaine Greer Lorraine Kelly
29 Nov 2002 Boris Johnson Stephen K. Amos Clive Anderson
6 Dec 2002 Liza Tarbuck Fred MacAulay Janet Street-Porter
13 Dec 2002 Charles Kennedy Robert Winston Will Self
20 Dec 2002 Jeremy Clarkson Michael Grade Mo Mowlam

Series 25

25 Apr 2003 Martin Clunes Ruby Wax Glenda Jackson
2 May 2003 William Hague Linda Smith Jeremy Clarkson
9 May 2003 Charlotte Church Jimmy Carr Jennie Bond
16 May 2003 Alexander Armstrong Mark Steel Phil Hammond
23 May 2003 John Sergeant Dara O'Briain Lembit Ípik
30 May 2003 Hugh Dennis Gyles Brandreth Martin Freeman
6 Jun 2003 Sanjeev Bhaskar Rebecca Front Nick Robinson
13 Jun 2003 Bruce Forsyth Marcus Brigstocke Natasha Kaplinsky

Series 26

17 Oct 2003 Jack Dee Clement Freud Clare Balding
24 Oct 2003 Martin Clunes The Earl of Onslow Linda Smith
31 Oct 2003 John Humphrys Sean Lock Kirstie Allsopp
7 Nov 2003 Jimmy Carr Ross Noble Ian McKellen
14 Nov 2003 Alexander Armstrong Phill Jupitus Julia Hartley-Brewer
28 Nov 2003 Kirsty Young Will Self Jonathan Aitken
5 Dec 2003 Dara O'Briain John O'Farrell George Galloway
12 Dec 2003 Boris Johnson Rick Wakeman Kate Garraway
19 Dec 2003 Gyles Brandreth Chris Addison Carol Smillie

Series 27

16 Apr 2004 Alexander Armstrong Les Dennis Germaine Greer
23 Apr 2004 Greg Dyke Armando Iannucci Danny Baker
30 Apr 2004 Des Lynam Marcus Brigstocke Robert Kilroy-Silk
7 May 2004 William Hague Claudia Winkleman Stanley Johnson
14 May 2004 Dara O'Briain Carol Vorderman Michael Gambon
21 May 2004 Alexander Armstrong Griff Rhys Jones Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
28 May 2004 Dara O'Briain Julia Hartley-Brewer Clive James
4 Jun 2004 Kirsty Young Dave Gorman John Bird

Notes

1 Christmas Special
2 Election Special
3 Special programmes for Comic Relief, combining elements of Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, and They Think It's All Over.
4 The Tub of Lard was a last minute stand-in for Roy Hattersley

Reference