Ian Hislop is a team captain on Have I Got News for You, appearing opposite Paul Merton. One notable episode, hosted by Alexander Armstrong, featured Vivienne Rook, who was on Paul's team. Rook, in response to the death of Germany's Angela Merkel, made the shocking remark of "good riddance", adding her view that "the world just got a whole lot prettier." This led Hislop to comment that Rook had "a great future in politics", which Rook took as a compliment. (Episode 1)

Ian Hislop appears as himself in Years and Years.

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