The Best Episodes of Have I Got News for You

Based on the week's news, Have I Got News For You is fronted by guest hosts and features two regular team captains, Paul Merton and Ian Hislop. Each week the show invites two guests to cast a jaundiced eye over the week's news, resulting in a fast flow of anarchic, spontaneous and hugely entertaining wit and humour. Guests typically represent the world of politics, comedy, show-business and journalism, and are often themselves particularly newsworthy participants. The final touches of Have I Got News For You are put together only hours before recording, allowing guests to comment on the late-breaking news stories of the day.

Jo Brand, Victoria Coren, Graham Linehan

#1 - Jo Brand, Victoria Coren, Graham Linehan

Season 42 - Episode 1

The popular news quiz returns, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Jo Brand and guest panellists Victoria Coren and Graham Linehan.

star 8.40
5 votes
Directors: Lissa Evans
Dave Gorman, Ken Livingstone (Angus' Scandal)

#2 - Dave Gorman, Ken Livingstone (Angus' Scandal)

Season 23 - Episode 6

This is the brilliantly cruel and hilarious very public fall of Angus Deayton - "Good evening and welcome to Have I Got News for You, where this week's loser is presenting it."

star 8.33
3 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
2010 Election Special - Jo Brand, Jon Richardson, Lembit Öpik

#3 - 2010 Election Special - Jo Brand, Jon Richardson, Lembit Öpik

Season 39 - Episode 5

2010 election special, aired on Friday instead of Thursday. Chaired by Jo Brand with guests Lembit Opik and Jon Richardson joining Paul Merton and Ian Hislop

star 8.27
7 votes
Alexander Armstrong, Victoria Coren, Richard Herring

#4 - Alexander Armstrong, Victoria Coren, Richard Herring

Season 39 - Episode 2

With host Alexander Armstrong and guest panelists Richard Herring and Victoria Coren.

star 8.20
5 votes
Stephen Mangan, Grace Dent, Miles Jupp

#5 - Stephen Mangan, Grace Dent, Miles Jupp

Season 43 - Episode 1

Popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Stephen Mangan and guest panellists Grace Dent and Miles Jupp.

star 8.15
13 votes
Directors: Lissa Evans
Stephen Merchant, Hal Cruttenden, Gabby Logan

#6 - Stephen Merchant, Hal Cruttenden, Gabby Logan

Season 46 - Episode 3

The popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Stephen Merchant and guest panellists Hal Cruttenden and Gabby Logan.

star 8.00
28 votes
Directors: Lissa Evans
Kirsty Young, Gyles Brandreth, Marcus Brigstocke

#7 - Kirsty Young, Gyles Brandreth, Marcus Brigstocke

Season 42 - Episode 7

Guest host Kirsty Young, comedian Marcus Brigstocke and writer Gyles Brandreth join in the fun on the satirical current affairs quiz, with regular team captains Ian Hislop and Paul Merton.

star 8.00
6 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Jo Brand, Reginald D. Hunter, Joanna Scanlan

#8 - Jo Brand, Reginald D. Hunter, Joanna Scanlan

Season 41 - Episode 9

Team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by guest host Jo Brand and guest panellists Reginald D Hunter and Joanna Scanlan.

star 8.00
3 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
David Mitchell, Roisin Conaty, Andy Hamilton

#9 - David Mitchell, Roisin Conaty, Andy Hamilton

Season 42 - Episode 5

Popular news quiz with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host David Mitchell and guest panellists Roisin Conaty and Andy Hamilton.

star 8.00
7 votes
Directors: Lissa Evans
Alastair Campbell, Nick Hewer, Ross Noble

#10 - Alastair Campbell, Nick Hewer, Ross Noble

Season 43 - Episode 8

Alastair Campbell, best known for working with Tony Blair between 1997 and 2003, makes his much anticipated debut as guest host. Alan Sugar's right-hand man Nick Hewer and funnyman Ross Noble are the guest panellists.

star 8.00
10 votes
Directors: Lissa Evans
Christmas Special - Martin Clunes, Rebecca Front, David O'Doherty

#11 - Christmas Special - Martin Clunes, Rebecca Front, David O'Doherty

Season 42 - Episode 10

Popular news quiz with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Martin Clunes and guest panellists Rebecca Front and David O'Doherty.

star 8.00
8 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Jeremy Clarkson, Nancy Dell'Olio, Kevin Bridges

#12 - Jeremy Clarkson, Nancy Dell'Olio, Kevin Bridges

Season 43 - Episode 4

Popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Jeremy Clarkson and guest panellists including Nancy Dell'Olio and Kevin Bridges.

star 7.85
13 votes
Directors: Lissa Evans
Frank Skinner, Matt Forde, Miles Jupp

#13 - Frank Skinner, Matt Forde, Miles Jupp

Season 45 - Episode 9

The popular news quiz returns, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Frank Skinner and guest panellists Matt Forde and Miles Jupp.

star 7.83
24 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Stephen Mangan, Greg Davies, Grace Dent

#14 - Stephen Mangan, Greg Davies, Grace Dent

Season 42 - Episode 4

Popular news quiz with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Stephen Mangan and guest panellists Greg Davies and Grace Dent.

star 7.83
6 votes
Directors: Lissa Evans
Jeremy Clarkson, Will Gompertz, Tony Law

#15 - Jeremy Clarkson, Will Gompertz, Tony Law

Season 44 - Episode 4

Popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Jeremy Clarkson and guest panellists Will Gompertz and Tony Law.

star 7.83
12 votes
Directors: John L Spencer
John Prescott, John Bishop, Penny Smith

#16 - John Prescott, John Bishop, Penny Smith

Season 39 - Episode 9

With guest host John Prescott and guest panellists John Bishop and Penny Smith.

star 7.80
5 votes
Lee Mack, Kevin Bridges, Nigel Farage

#17 - Lee Mack, Kevin Bridges, Nigel Farage

Season 39 - Episode 1

With guest host Lee Mack and guest panelists Nigel Farage and Kevin Bridges.

star 7.80
5 votes
Alexander Armstrong, Nadine Dorries, Reginald D. Hunter

#18 - Alexander Armstrong, Nadine Dorries, Reginald D. Hunter

Season 43 - Episode 5

Popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Alexander Armstrong and guest panellists Nadine Dorries MP and Reginald D Hunter.

star 7.75
8 votes
Directors: Lissa Evans
Jo Brand, Kevin Bridges, Jacob Rees-Mogg

#19 - Jo Brand, Kevin Bridges, Jacob Rees-Mogg

Season 47 - Episode 7

The popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Jo Brand and guest panellists Kevin Bridges and Jacob Rees-Mogg MP.

star 7.71
28 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Richard Osman, Dan Snow, Mark Steel

#20 - Richard Osman, Dan Snow, Mark Steel

Season 46 - Episode 2

The popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Richard Osman and guest panellists Dan Snow and Mark Steel.

star 7.70
27 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Charlotte Church, Miles Jupp, Richard Osman

#21 - Charlotte Church, Miles Jupp, Richard Osman

Season 44 - Episode 9

Popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Charlotte Church and guest panellists Miles Jupp and Richard Osman.

star 7.70
10 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Clare Balding, Graham Linehan, Ken Livingstone

#22 - Clare Balding, Graham Linehan, Ken Livingstone

Season 44 - Episode 1

The guest host for the first episode of the show's 44th run is presenter, writer and broadcaster Clare Balding, making her first appearance in the chair. Clare joins regulars Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, plus guest panellists Graham Linehan and Ken Livingstone, for a satirical look at the week's news.

star 7.70
10 votes
Directors: Paul Wheeler
Kirsty Young, Max Keiser, Tony Law

#23 - Kirsty Young, Max Keiser, Tony Law

Season 46 - Episode 5

The popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Kirsty Young and guest panellists Max Keiser and Tony Law.

star 7.69
26 votes
Directors: Lissa Evans
Jo Brand, John Prescott, Gyles Brandreth

#24 - Jo Brand, John Prescott, Gyles Brandreth

Season 46 - Episode 4

The popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Jo Brand and guest panellists Gyles Brandreth and John Prescott.

star 7.68
28 votes
Directors: Lissa Evans
Kirsty Young, Kevin Maguire, Ross Noble

#25 - Kirsty Young, Kevin Maguire, Ross Noble

Season 38 - Episode 4

The popular news quiz with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Kirsty Young and guest panellists Kevin Maguire and Ross Noble.

star 7.67
3 votes