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The team captain says women often don't want to take part when asked. Hislop: We want more women on HIGNFY The Private Eye editor dismisses Noel Edmonds's plans for a BBC takeover. Hislop: Noel Edmonds not worth contesting Ian Hislop talks to us about the Olden Days and the future of the BBC. Hislop on Twitter, Morgan & Noel Edmonds The Ab Fab creator will be the first guest presenter for the new series. Saunders to host Have I Got News For You Digital Spy takes a look back at the classic ITV comedy series. Spitting Image is 30: Looking back BBC One show draws share of 21.9%, while Piers Morgan also performs well on ITV. 'HIGNFY' leads Friday night ratings Ian Hislop and Fern Britton will also host new factual series for the channel. Idris Elba for BBC Two racing doc Michael Palin and Julian Rhind-Tutt will also appear in The Wipers Times. Ian Hislop pens BBC Two historical drama The broadcaster says: "At no point did we make fun of Lady Thatcher herself." HIGNFY responds to Thatcher complaints The retro pop TV series concludes with big viewing figures. Big Reunion bows out with over 1 million The 76-year-old actor will make his second appearance as guest host. Brian Blessed for 'HIGNFY' return Vernon Kay gameshow wins an audience of 5.1m while BBC One quiz settles for 4.7m. 'Family Fortunes' beats 'HIGNFY' The Fresh Meat star will present this week's episode of the quiz show. Whitehall for 'Have I Got News For You' The BBC comedy panel show is hoping to be picked up by TBS. Have I Got News for You records US pilot A look back at 10 years of guest hosts on the brilliant BBC panel show. 'Have I Got News' best guest hosts The James Bond legend will host the long-running BBC panel quiz next month. Sir Roger Moore to host 'HIGNFY' Cathryn Dresser's exit from the competition peaks with well over 5m viewers. 'Great British Bake Off' rises to 4.8m Sports broadcaster is named as first guest host of new series. Clare Balding to host 'HIGNFY' Have I Got News For You remains a million ahead of ITV's Life Stories. 'News For You' still ahead of Morgan Piers Morgan's Twitter prediction proves incorrect. 'News For You' beats Piers Morgan Hislop reserves praise for Jack Whitehall's Channel 4 sitcom Fresh Meat. Ian Hislop: Ricky Gervais is a turn-off Tube Talk picks out the highlights of this week's television schedule. This Week's Must-See TV The paper's article exposing police blogger Nightjack based on email hack info. Times reporter 'hacked email for story' Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens is lined up to host Have I Got News For You. 'Downton Abbey' star to host 'HIGNFY' Ian Hislop says he enjoys the "frisson" with guests on Have I Got News For You. Ian Hislop 'wants Tony Blair for HIGNFY' A Premier League footballer reportedly gets an injunction after being accused of having an affair. New Premier League star 'gets gagging order' Ian Hislop explains why he challenged a super-injunction granted on behalf of Andrew Marr. Ian Hislop: 'Marr injunction was pretty rank' Have I Got News For You will return to its previous Friday night scheduling, the BBC confirms. 'Have I Got News For You' moves to Friday Gillian McKeith's exit from I'm a Celebrity... averages more than 9.5m on Monday evening. McKeith's 'I'm a Celebrity' exit nabs 9.5m Ian Hislop confirms that he and Paul Merton forced Angus Deayton from Have I Got News For You. Hislop: 'Merton never liked Deayton' Piers Morgan says that people who accuse Jade Goody of "milking" her cancer battle should "shut up". Morgan tells Goody critics to "shut up" Ian Hislop bleeds on TV after Jeremy Clarkson flings a pen at him in retaliation to a ghost-writing joke. Clarkson wounds Hislop after TV spat Supernatural drama Apparitions sheds almost two million viewers. 'Apparitions' takes a ratings dive A programme about trains fronted by Ian Hislop brings in BBC Four's best ever factual ratings. Hislop trains show breaks BBC Four record