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I wonder if they'd have done the same if they'd had Diane Abbot on.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48235812

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Friday night's episode of TV panel show Have I Got News For You was pulled by the So-Called BBC as it risked falling foul of its pre-European election rules.

The pre-recorded episode featured Change UK acting leader MP Heidi Allen.

 

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HIGNFY has needed to be taken outside and shot for years. Paul Merton looks like he can barely arsed to participate despite whatever huge sum the beeb are paying him.

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12 minutes ago, ashestoashes said:

as a staunch remainer/anti trump/sjw I can't see anything wrong with it

I would have thought the pale, stale, male, team captains would have got your goat?

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8 hours ago, SNACR said:

HIGNFY has needed to be taken outside and shot for years. Paul Merton looks like he can barely arsed to participate despite whatever huge sum the beeb are paying him.

He's looking rough as arseholes lately. I switched channels to HIGNFY a few weeks ago after a prolonged absence and was quite shocked at the state of him. 

Looks aside, it's amazing how long that guy has got away with the same old shit. I have his brand of comedy listed under 'mild irritant'.

HIGNFY should have been allowed to quietly die after AD was given the boot. I certainly lacks the bite it once had.

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21 minutes ago, Sgt Hartman said:

He's looking rough as arseholes lately. I switched channels to HIGNFY a few weeks ago after a prolonged absence and was quite shocked at the state of him. 

Looks aside, it's amazing how long that guy has got away with the same old shit. I have his brand of comedy listed under 'mild irritant'.

HIGNFY should have been allowed to quietly die after AD was given the boot. I certainly lacks the bite it once had.

It must be tiring for him carrying that whole show singlehanded; desperately trying to think of a flight of fancy to actually bring some comedy to it.  I haven't watched it for years and I ceased to enjoy it after I went to a recording and they had to re-record done of Angus Deayton's "ad libs" at the end.  Ian Hislop isn't at all funny either.

I find him funny and like that he still turns out for Just a Minute for an absolute pittance out of loyalty because that show was the first to regularly feature him.

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12 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

It must be tiring for him carrying that whole show singlehanded; desperately trying to think of a flight of fancy to actually bring some comedy to it.  I haven't watched it for years and I ceased to enjoy it after I went to a recording and they had to re-record done of Angus Deayton's "ad libs" at the end.  Ian Hislop isn't at all funny either.

I find him funny and like that he still turns out for Just a Minute for an absolute pittance out of loyalty because that show was the first to regularly feature him.

Fair point. He's not too bad on JAM however I get the impression he actually enjoys being on that show whereas with HIGNFY he seems less than arsed.

Our of the two of them, I much prefer Hislop, one man's meat etc.

The format is pretty tired now. I don't watch it too often as it sometimes descends into 30 minutes of absolute cringe however in the past it's been responsible for some TV gold. Hislops needling of Jonathan Aitken about his legal fees was priceless. 

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53 minutes ago, Sgt Hartman said:

The format is pretty tired now. I don't watch it too often as it sometimes descends into 30 minutes of absolute cringe however in the past it's been responsible for some TV gold. Hislops needling of Jonathan Aitken about his legal fees was priceless. 

You mean convicted criminal Rev Jonathan Aitken, don't you?

No possibility of reform or redemption in SJW Land - as Danny Baker, sacked from the So-Called BBC for racism, is finding out to his cost. 

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10 hours ago, SNACR said:

HIGNFY has needed to be taken outside and shot for years.

I tried to watch an episode a couple of years ago but it was wall to wall right-on quips about trump and brexit. Never bothered since.

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48 minutes ago, unregistered_guest said:

You mean convicted criminal Rev Jonathan Aitken, don't you?

No possibility of reform or redemption in SJW Land - as Danny Baker, sacked from the So-Called BBC for racism, is finding out to his cost. 

From what I remember Aitken had sued Private Eye for defamation of character when they called him a 'serial liar' or something like that. When he was done for perjury he ended up owing Private Eye quite a few quid which he had neglected to pay.

Therefore appearing on a show alongside the editor of Private Eye who had a bone to pick to the tune of quite a few thousand quid wasn't the sharpest of moves on Aitken's part.

That said, it seemed someone else had been dealing with his affairs as Aitken looked completely out to sea when Hislop challenged him to cough up the money he owed him. Didn't have a clue what he was on about by the looks of it.

Bizarre TV.

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56 minutes ago, assetrichcashpoor said:

They did allow this joke to go out.

 

I got the impression that the whoever is responsible for writing the autocue will put in a gag somewhere that is very close to the bone, if perhaps they're not too keen on the host. *evil cackle* Maybe its because during the recording the host is trying hard not to fluff up their lines that they don't think about what the actual message is. I think they once got Claire Balding like that too.

I stopped watching HIGNFY a year or two ago. It used to be my favourite TV programme. 29 years is a very good innings but maybe it's time for it to end and come up with a fresh new idea. o.O ..... xD

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55 minutes ago, Sgt Hartman said:

That said, it seemed someone else had been dealing with his affairs as Aitken looked completely out to sea when Hislop challenged him to cough up the money he owed him. Didn't have a clue what he was on about by the looks of it.

Bizarre TV.

I thought there were legal channels for recovering monies owed. In fact publicly humiliating one of your creditors is probably against the law. 

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6 minutes ago, eight said:

I thought there were legal channels for recovering monies owed. In fact publicly humiliating one of your creditors is probably against the law. 

I always thought that was most of Private Eyes remit.

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Just now, Sgt Hartman said:

I always thought that was most of Private Eyes remit.

I wouldn't know. Like 99.99999999999% of people, I've never read it.

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1 hour ago, eight said:

I wouldn't know. Like 99.99999999999% of people, I've never read it.

Does that mean I'm in a minority of 00.00000000001?

I feel oppressed.

*flounces to Twitter to start a shitstorm *

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1 hour ago, eight said:

I wouldn't know. Like 99.99999999999% of people, I've never read it.

Oh, that's a bit harsh. I used to enjoy it back in the 90s.

Though like most people I rarely buy any magazines these days.

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3 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

Oh, that's a bit harsh. I used to enjoy it back in the 90s.

Though like most people I rarely buy any magazines these days.

Always bought it for inter city train journeys

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3 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

Oh, that's a bit harsh. I used to enjoy it back in the 90s.

Though like most people I rarely buy any magazines these days.

Not me too.

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13 minutes ago, MrPin said:

Not me too.

The price seems to have gone up in direct proportion to the fall in buyers; a car magazine caught my eye recently and after much searching I finally found the cover price in the smallest of small print: £7. That's a "no" then.

14 minutes ago, Hopeful said:

Always bought it for inter city train journeys

Yes good for those. I usually read it three times: once for the cartoons and quips, once for the text, and once for what I missed the first two times.

A colleague subscribes and has for years so it retains a loyal readership.

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1 minute ago, Frank Hovis said:

The price seems to have gone up in direct proportion to the fall in buyers; a car magazine caught my eye recently and after much searching I finally found the cover price in the smallest of small print: £7. That's a "no" then.

Yes good for those. I usually read it three times: once for the cartoons and quips, once for the text, and once for what I missed the first two times.

A colleague subscribes and has for years so it retains a loyal readership.

Paper magazines must be coming to an end.

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