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Ian Hislop

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Ian sings Bronski Beats Smalltime Boy at the Eye's Karaoke night

Ian Hislop (1960 - ....)

Diminutive editor of Private Eye and long-term team captain on satirical panel show Have I Got News For You. Witty and highly educated (even if short), Hislop is the most sued man in English legal history. Private Eye as a scourge of the establishment is safe in his hands.

A former scriptwriter for Spitting Image, his first major work was as co-writer of the BBC Radio 4 series Gush, a satire based on the first Gulf War, in the style of Jeffrey Archer.

He also wrote and presented Not Forgotten, a four-part series on Channel 4 detailing the lives of numerous individuals lost in the First World War. Two further episodes: Shot at Dawn and The Men Who Wouldn't Fight, were later added.

Looks disturbingly like Jimmy Somerville (a singer in the popular 1980's Middlesex beat combo, Bronski Beat).