Ian Hislop

Ian Hislop is a writer, editor and broadcaster. He has been editor of Private Eye since 1986 and is a regular team captain on the BBC television show Have I Got News for You. Ian has appeared on BBC Question Time and written and presented documentaries for television and radio including Ian Hislop’s Stiff Upper Lip and Victorian Benefits: Workers or Shirkers. He co-wrote a dramatisation of The Wipers Times with Nick Newman, which was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Single Drama of 2014 and he presented Ian Hislop’s Olden Days, which explored in part, an idealised version of the British countryside. Ian has received numerous awards, including a British Academy Lifetime Achievement Award at the British Comedy Awards 2011 and a Liberty Human Rights Award for Private Eye in 2011. Have I Got News For You won a BAFTA in 2016 for Best Comedy Programme. In November 2016, Ian gave the prestigious Orwell Lecture at UCL.