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Ian Hislop

Ian Hislop

Ian Hislop is an editor, writer and broadcaster.

Ian was educated at Ardingly College and Magdalen College, Oxford.

Ian joined the satirical magazine Private Eye in 1981, becoming editor in 1986.

He has been a columnist for The Listener magazine, The Sunday Telegraph and The Spectator magazine.

Ian appears regularly on Have I Got News for You and has written for Spitting Image and Harry Enfield and Chums.

He also co-wrote a children's comedy series for BBC One called My Dad's the Prime Minister, which ran for two series in 2003 and 2004.

Ian has made a number of documentaries for TV, including Not Forgotten (Channel 4), Ian Hislop Goes Off the Rails (BBC), Ian Hislop's Scouting For Boys (BBC) and Canterbury Tales (Channel Four).

Ian has also presented documentaries for BBC Radio 4, including The Patron Saints, Searching For Middle England, The Choir Invisible, There'll be Bluebirds Over, A short History of Tax, and Lord Kitchener's Image.

Awards include a BAFTA for Have I Got News for You in 1991, Editors' Editor, British Soc. of Magazine Editors in 1991, Magazine of the Year, What the Papers Say 1991, Editor of the Year, British Soc. of Magazine Editors 1998.

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