The BEST Episodes of Have I Got News for You
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021
Network: BBC One
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.
#1 - 1995 Highlights
Season 10 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 23, 1995
A special edition of the show featuring highlights from the year.
#2 - 1996 Highlights
Season 12 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 20, 1996
#3 - Have I Got Buzzcocks All Over - Meat Loaf, Jo Brand, Carol Barnes, Phil Tufnell
Season 16 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 12, 1999
#4 - 1998 Highlights
Season 16 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 18, 1998
#5 - 1999 Highlights
Season 18 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 17, 1999
#6 - 2000 Highlights
Season 20 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 15, 2000
#7 - Have I Got Buzzcocks All Over - Phill Jupitus, Róisín Murphy, Stephen Fry, David Gower
Season 20 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 16, 2001
#8 - 2001 Highlights
Season 22 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 31, 2001
#9 - Alexander Armstrong, James May, Nick Robinson
Season 33 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 13, 2007
#10 - Have I Got Unbroadcastable News For You - Richard Wilson, Eddie Izzard
Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 30, 1995
Special guests Eddie Izzard and Richard Wilson join regulars Angus Deayton, Ian Hislop and Paul Merton for a special edition of the satirical TV news quiz; an all-out attack on the big news stories of 1995, not to mention a wallow in the year's tabloid sleaze.
#11 - Have I Got A Question of Sport for You - Frank Bruno, Bill Beaumont
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 12, 1993
#12 - Christmas Special - Bill Bailey, Charles Kennedy, Mark Watson
Season 38 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 18, 2009
The popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Bill Bailey and guest panellists Charles Kennedy MP and comedian Mark Watson.
#13 - 2011 Highlights
Season 42 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 30, 2011
A compilation of the popular news quiz, looking back at the big news of 2011. With team captains Paul Merton, Ian Hislop and a variety of guest hosts and panellists.
#14 - 1997 Highlights
Season 14 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 19, 1997
#15 - Jeremy Clarkson, Charles Kennedy, Ed Byrne
Season 36 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 19, 2008
Jeremy Clarkson acts as host, with Ed Byrne on Ian's side and Charles Kennedy on Paul's.
#16 - Boris Johnson, Stephen K. Amos, Clive Anderson
Season 24 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 29, 2002
#17 - Martin Clunes, Charlie Brooker, Arlene Phillips
Season 38 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 16, 2009
The popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Martin Clunes and guest panellists Charlie Brooker and Arlene Phillips.
#18 - Germaine Greer, Charles Kennedy
Season 20 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 3, 2000
#19 - Janet Street-Porter, Ray Johnson
Season 21 - Episode 6 - Aired May 25, 2001
#20 - Kirsty Young, Bob Marshall-Andrews, Dr. Phil Hammond
Season 33 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 13, 2007
#21 - Brian Blessed, Alan Duncan, Marcus Brigstocke
Season 35 - Episode 3 - Aired May 2, 2008
Brian Blessed acts as host, with Alan Duncan on Ian's team and Marcus Brigstocke on Paul's.
#22 - Dominic West, James May, Reginald D. Hunter
Season 38 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 11, 2009
The popular news quiz with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Dominic West and guest panellists James May and Reginald D Hunter.
#23 - Jo Brand, Victoria Coren, Graham Linehan
Season 42 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 14, 2011
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.
#24 - Jo Brand, Reginald D. Hunter, Joanna Scanlan
Season 41 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 10, 2011
Team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are joined by guest host Jo Brand and guest panellists Reginald D Hunter and Joanna Scanlan.
#25 - Kirsty Young, Gyles Brandreth, Marcus Brigstocke
Season 42 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 2, 2011
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.