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The end of all-male panels on the BBC?

Quick trivia question: What connects Richard Osman, Dan Snow and Mark Steel? They’re the last all-male line-up of guests on Have I Got News For You, if Danny Cohen delivers on his promise: “We’re not going to have panel shows on any more with no women on them. You can’t do that. It’s not acceptable.” […]

Gender bias on Have I Got News For You – updated

I was reminded about this by a Twitter conversation this morning, and realised that I hadn’t updated my spreadsheet about the gender of guests on Have I Got News For You since the last series ended. That the last series was pretty underwhelming may have had something to do with it, but if you’re the […]

The Have I Got News For You gender bias spreadsheet

I haven’t been doing weekly posts about it this series, but I am keeping the HIGNFY gender bias spreadsheet updated – you’ll normally find the updated version of it available on that link by Saturday lunchtime after a show. The problem is finding something new to say about it after every show, when the figures […]

Have I Got News For You returns – and so does my gender bias spreadsheet

As the new series of HIGNFY started on Friday, I’ve updated the spreadsheet I created last year about the gender of guests. You can find it by clicking here, and I’ll endeavour to update it every week during this series. The overall figures remain pretty much as they did through last year – overall 23.49% […]

Series 44 of Have I Got News For You is over

And so the gender balance spreadsheet is up to date for the last time this year. It was a 30% series – 30% of the guests (including 3 out of 10 of the hosts) were women. The overall figures are now that 23.46% of guests and 22.95% of guest hosts have been women. This series […]

The first task of Saturday is complete

And the spreadsheet breaking down Have I Got News guests by gender is now updated. After last night, the figures are now: 29.63% of guests this series, and 23.43% overall, have been women 3 out of 9 guest hosts this season have been women, and 23.08% overall Charlotte Church broke a run of six straight […]

It’s Saturday morning…

…and so the Have I Got News For You spreadsheet has been updated again. Amazingly, despite there being two female guests on it last night, the sky hasn’t fallen and I can now report that: 29.17% of guests this season have been women 23.4% of guests overall have been women 22.65% of guest hosts have […]

After last night’s Have I Got News For You

I’ve updated the gender balance spreadsheet again. The figures now are: 23.26% of guests overall and 23.81% of guests this series are women. 22.78% of guest hosts overall and 2 out of 7 this season are women. Last night’s show was the second in a row to feature a female guest. Baroness Trumpington is the […]

Have I Got News For You gender bias spreadsheet update

I’ve updated the spreadsheet after last night’s show, and it can be downloaded here. After a couple of weeks of all-male lineups, there was actually a female guest last night, so the figures are now that 23.23% of guests have been women, and 22.91% of guest hosts have been. UPDATE: Sorry, got the link wrong […]

Gender bias on Have I Got News For You update

Last night was another show with all male guests, just the 108th time that’s happened since the last time all the guests were female. The averages change to 20% of female guests this series, while overall 23.2% of guests and 23.03% of hosts have been female. You can download the full spreadsheet here.