Have I Got News For You – tape 1852

A new series of Have I Got News For You (the 8th according to Angus Deayton) with guests Martin Clunes

Martin Clunes

and Judge James Pickles

Judge Pickles

One of the news stories is the emergence of Neil Hamilton as a dodgy politician, prior to his metamorphosis into a third-rate TV personality.

Look at those petrol prices.

Petrol Prices

BBC Genome: BBC Two England, 28 October 1994 22.00

Next episode features guests Arthur Smith

Arthur Smith on HIGNFY

And a post-communards, pre-ordination Richard Coles

Richard Coles

BBC Genome: BBC Two England, 4 November 1994 22.00

We’re missing a couple of episodes here (according to the Radio Times) which skips an episode featuring David Icke, sadly. The next episode here features Angus Deayton’s KYTV colleague Helen Atkinson Wood

Helen Atkinson Wood

And Tory MP Teddy Tylor

teddy Taylor

BBC Genome: BBC Two England, 25 November 1994 22.00

The next episode features Hattie Hayridge

Hattie Hayridge

And Glenda Jackson

Glenda Jackson

BBC Genome: BBC Two England, 2 December 1994 22.00

After this episode, there’s a trailer where they basically throw out an entire published schedule to accomodate Opera from the Royal Opera House. Not sure it’s quite as respectful and pompous as Opera trailers normally are, but I guess that’s all to the good.

I must have been amused by this trailer, as I kept the whole of it, before recording switches to the next episode of Have I Got News For You. Guests on this episode are Jack Docherty

Jack Docherty on HIGNFY

and his Absolutely compatriot Moray Hunter

Moray Hunter

BBC Genome: BBC Two England, 9 December 1994 22.00

Next episode sees guests Hugh Dennis

Hugh Dennis

And Michael Buerk

Michael Buerk on HIGNFY

BBC Genome: BBC Two England, 16 December 1994 22.00

The next episode is a christmas special, and sees two polar opposites as guests. Alexei Sayle

Alexei Sayle

And former Sun editor Kelvin Mackenzie.

Kelvin Mackenzie

BBC Genome: BBC Two England, 23 December 1994 22.00

This is the last episode on the tape. Just after, recording stops, and underneath there’s a 30 minute still caption from Sky One. Gripping stuff.

Friday on Sky

And that’s it for this tape.

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