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(May 2019)

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peterh Central (East) East Midlands Today
Why is the John Prescott factory programme not being shown and instead something about beans?
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Blake Connolly Founding member London London
This is the programme on Channel 5, right? No idea and you might not get a specific answer because it tends to be sensitive, but the reasons programmes are dropped late are usually either technical (e.g. something's gone wrong with the file transfer) or compliance (e.g. a legal issue has come up at the last minute).

A complete guess, but no idea if it might have anything to do with us now being in an 'election period' before the European Elections..?

Anyway, a lot more people are about to ask the same question about tonight's Have I Got News For You...
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Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Channel 5 very often pull programmes due to ratings, and reschedule them at random on different days and times.

As you also say HIGNFY seems to have gone missing, replaced by Mrs Brown’s Boys according to the Freeview EPG
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today


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Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today
Election Periods haven't affected Have I Got News For You before have they?

When it's been on during an election, they have gone out of the way to give equal time to the parties in the jokes.

But you are right - Episode 6 from Series 57 (i.e Friday 10th May) is missing from the upcoming editions list..
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AN
Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Massive cockup by the producers then, we’ve known for quite a while that the EU elections are coming up in two weeks!
HC
Hatton Cross Central (West) Midlands Today



O...K...
So a candiate in the Euros. Understandable.
But, the campaining started on Tuesday - more than 48 hours before recording at Elstree last night.
Someone non policital must have been available to step in at short notice?
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Jon Central (West) Midlands Today



O...K...
So a candiate in the Euros. Understandable.
But, the campaining started on Tuesday - more than 48 hours before recording at Elstree last night.
Someone non policital must have been available to step in at short notice?

I don’t think that was the issue. Obviously it was a rather big oversight on their part.
SI
sigma421 Granada North West Today
Jon posted:



O...K...
So a candiate in the Euros. Understandable.
But, the campaining started on Tuesday - more than 48 hours before recording at Elstree last night.
Someone non policital must have been available to step in at short notice?

I don’t think that was the issue. Obviously it was a rather big oversight on their part.

Yup. If you look at the run up to previous elections, MP guests tend to disappear for a few weeks.
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
How far in advance are HIGNFY guests booked?
UK
UKnews
You’d have hoped that, having had the new that the elections were definitely going ahead, the producers of such a long running show would have been aware of such matters. Very strange.
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Andrew Founding member Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
How far in advance are HIGNFY guests booked?

I expect many weeks in advance, before the series starts.

But if they’d booked Danny Baker, they would have easily dropped him and drafted in one of the regular comedians at short notice.

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