Hilarious, totally-irreverent, near-slanderous political quiz show, based mainly on news stories from the last week or so, that leaves no party, personality or action unscathed in pursuit ... See full summary »
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Hilarious, totally-irreverent, near-slanderous political quiz show, based mainly on news stories from the last week or so, that leaves no party, personality or action unscathed in pursuit of laughs. Hosted by Deayton, with team captains Hislop (magazine columnist) and Merton (comedian) joined by, typically, a comedian and a politician, journalist or news figure - although an absent Labour politician was once famously replaced by a tub of lard! Regular rounds of Caption Competition, Odd One Out, What Happened Next and Missing Words are interspersed with running jokes: Deayton's senile mother, Hislop's Jimmy Somerville impersonation, the firm belief that all politicians are crooks... Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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28 September 1990 (UK)  »

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Have I Got a Bit More News for You  »

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In April 2003, frequent guest panelist Stephen Fry announced that he was boycotting the show following the sacking of Angus Deayton, a decision described by Fry as "greasy, miserable, British and pathetic". See more »

Goofs

The brain of a clam is so simplified that it seems unfair to make fun of their flatulence, as they don't know that they are doing it. See more »

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Ian Hislop: It's National Poetry Day today, isn't it? Well, not tomorrow when this goes out so that ruins that.
Guest: This isn't Live?
Ian Hislop: It's barely breathing!
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Referenced in Happy Birthday BBC Two (2004) See more »

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Very good satirical panel game
19 April 2017 | by (Essex) – See all my reviews

This is a very funny BBC panel game with two teams and a host. Angus Deayton hosted it for over a decade, but since he was fired it has had many different guest hosts. One team is led by Paul Merton and the other by Ian Hislop. Each team has different celebrity players each week. However, many celebs have been the host and/or contestants multiple times.

The show has several rounds and is very good at making fun of politicians, current affairs etc.

Some episodes are much better than others, depending on who the participants are.


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