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Blake Connolly1,714 posts since 21 Apr 2001
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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VMPhil9,425 posts since 31 Mar 2005
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Hatton Cross3,154 posts since 4 Jan 2003
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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Hatton Cross3,154 posts since 4 Jan 2003
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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Jon7,581 posts since 11 Apr 2005
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.
sigma421145 posts since 12 Feb 2013
Granada North West 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.

Yup. If you look at the run up to previous elections, MP guests tend to disappear for a few weeks.
UKnews774 posts since 26 Apr 2011
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.