David Mitchell, Danny Baker and Cathy Newman Summary
Comedian David Mitchell is in the host's chair for the return of the comedy news quiz, poking fun at the week's headlines along with old hands Paul Merton and Ian Hislop. Their guests on the first show are Channel 4 news presenter Cathy Newman and broadcaster Danny Baker.
Have I Got News for You is a British television panel show produced by Hat Trick Productions for the BBC. It is based loosely on the BBC Radio 4 show The News Quiz, and has been regularly broadcast since 1990. The show has cultivated a reputation for sailing close to the wind in matters of libel with its topical and satirical remit.
Have I Got News for You is often cited as beginning the increasing domination of panel shows in British TV comedy, and remains one of the genre's key standard-bearers.
Angus Deayton was the presenter for episodes 1 to 198. He was sacked and from 199 onwards the guest presenter varies each episode.
Have I Got News for You - David Mitchell, Danny Baker and Cathy Newman Synopsis and Schedule