Have I Got News For You – tape 2282

It’s the start of a new series on this tape for Have I Got news For You. This tape is earlier than the one we looked at a couple of days ago. On this episode, guests are Ken Livingstone

Ken Livingstone

and Greg Proops.

Greg Proops

The first story discussed is one of the first times Neil Hamilton is mentioned.

And during the missing words round, Paul and Ian unexpectedly discover a shared love for the works of Val Doonican. It sounds like Paul owned the same record that my parents owned – I recognised most of the songs, including the classic ‘Paddy McGinty’s Goat’.

BBC Genome: BBC Two England, 4 October 1996 22.00

The next episode features as guests the delightful Peter Stringfellow

Peter Stringfellow

and the even more delightful Rhona Cameron.

Rhona Cameron

BBC Genome: BBC Two England, 11 October 1996 22.00

Next episode features Nigel Lawson

Nigel Lawson

and Mark Little

Mark Little on HIGNFY

BBC Genome: BBC Two England, 18 October 1996 22.00

Next episode features Maureen Lipman

Maureen Lipman

and Tony Parsons

Tony Parsons

BBC Genome: BBC Two England, 25 October 1996 22.00

Before the next episode, there’s the final credits (featuring Peter Stringfellow) of All Rise for Julian Clary.

Then trailers for the Dawn French series Murder Most Horrid, and a saucy looking drama Look Me in the Eye.

Then, more HIGNFY featuring Gordon Kennedy off of Absolutely.

Gordon Kennedy

and the second appearance in this blog in the last week for Elvis Costello.

Elvis Costello in HIGNFY

BBC Genome: BBC Two England, 1 November 1996 22.00

Before the next episode, a slightly dodgy singing duo on All Rise for Julian ClaryBBC Two England, 8 November 1996 21.30

There’s a trailer for Later with Jools Holland. And a trailer for the very start of Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

Then, in HIGNFY, guests Vincent Hanna

Vincent Hanna

and Tony Hawks

Vincent Hanna

discuss the recent ’60 years of the BBC’ in which, controversially, Doctor Who was voted best drama ever.

BBC Genome: BBC Two England, 8 November 1996 22.00

No preamble for the next episode, as we’re straight in, with comedian Mark Hurst

Mark Hurst

and Francis Wheen

Francis Wheen

BBC Genome: BBC Two England, 15 November 1996 22.00

Following this episode, there’s a trailer for an odd-looking Sandra Bernhard comedy Dallas Doll.

Then, Video Nation Shorts features Len Alderson, a retired salesman from Leeds.

Then, the start of Newsnight with Peter Snow, looking a refugees fleeing Zaire for Rwanda. Obviously, this was when Zaire was a country – as all regular Pointless viewers know, it’s now the Democratic Republic of Congo.

This recording stops shortly after Newsnight starts, and underneath we get – more Newsnight, with (presumably) the end of last week’s episode. BBC Two England, 8 November 1996 22.30

After this, there’s a trailer for the adaptation of Iain Banks’ The Crow Road. Then, the same trailer for Later with Jools we had earlier.

Then, the start of an episode of The A Force a ‘weekly slot featuring the best in black entertainment’. Because distributing black entertainment evenly across the schedules as if it were just regular entertainment would be wrong, somehow?

It’s presented by the much-missed Felix Dexter.

Felix Dexter

After a few minutes of this programme, that recording ends, and we have another recording underneath. It’s The Times of Harvey Milk. BBC Two England, 5 October 1996 0.30

There’s only about 6 minutes of this, the very end of the film. Then there’s a look at forthcoming Saturday Nights, after which BBC2 closes down.


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