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Good evening. Welcome to Have I Got News For You. I'm Jo Brand. In the
news this week: In Coventry, a small manufacturing firm is boosted
about I a high profile customer for its new arse elbow separator.
It's 27 hours into the longest ever final of musical chairs and all
Britain's exhausted contestant has to do to clinch the title of world
And after one garden shed burglary too many, the Godalming
Neighboourhood Watch group get sheerious.
-- serious. With Ian tonight is a comedian who
says all the people who work at the BBC are really nice. Really? That's
odd, all the people I ever worked with at the BBC tell me they
couldn't stand you. Please welcome Humphrey Ker.
Clapton -- With Paul is a comedy writer who
recently created a new verse of The Ladykillers, where a sweet old lady
finds herself surrounded by a gang of misfits. I know the feeling.
Please welcome Natalie Lenton. -- Graham Linehan.
And we start with the bigger stories of the week. Look at this:
It's Abu Qatada. Surrounded by a miasma of hate. She's staying to
become the next Archbishop of Canterbury. This is the week where
the Government was keen to get back its reputation for competence and
it didn't go so well. We announced we were going to get rid of Abu
Qatada. He's off, on Tuesday. Today we find out, oh, we can't, because
he's put in an appeal. The Home Office said he to appeal by Monday
night and the European Court of Human Rights said, no it's Tuesday
night. No-one appears to have checked. It's a classic diary error.
We've all done it. Which day is the 17th? Monday I think. I'll check
when I get home. Well a correct answer actually is when the court
official who's actually set the deadline say it is. I notice his
lawyers only put the appeal in one hour before the deadline. They just
love living on the edge. I imagine it's in the a lot of fun being a
human rights lawyer. You've got to live vicariously when you have the
chance. What Abu Qatada's done wrong is he's not got the right
sort of PR behind him. If you could make him seem a bit more lovable,
people might not be quite so keen to, I think get the cock niz to
like him first. I'd like to have my own theme tune as well. We should
all have one. What would yours be? I'd like the sound of broken
tkphras followed by a high pitched female voice saying, "Leave it Dave,
he's not worth it." Dow know how Abu Qatada has been described in
the press? He's been described as Al-Qaeda's top man in Britain.
Times described him as "radical Muslim cleric" the Sun as "hate
preacher", the Daily Telegraph as Mr Qatada.
The grand chamber of the European Court of Human Rights previously
ruled he couldn't be sent home to Jordan as there was a likelihood
that evidence obtained by torture against him. The government there
send they would bend over backwards to ensure that no evidence gotten
that way would be used. What have they accused Theresa May of?
Dragging her heels. Here's the Because of that we missed the
deadline. Meanwhile, what has the Libyan
military commander Abdel Hakim Belhadj accused Jack Straw of
doing? Sending him after Gaddafi to be tortured. He was basically a
gift to Gaddafi. Blir and Straw needed a present for their
favourite dictator, you know, maybe they'd get one in return, oil
rights or a bun when you leave office. That won't go in.
Extraordinary suggesting that Mr Blair has made a huge amount of
money since leaving a blood stained period when he was in charge. I do
this man is suing Straw personally and he might win. We could find out
what happened in the Blair years, which is quite exciting. For some
of us. I've had my house extraordinarily rendered.
LAUGHTER Or stone clad as the builder called
it. The rendition of Belhadj took place just before Tony Blair met
Gaddafi for the deal in the desert. According to the Sunday Times he
had no recollection of the Belhadj case and went on to ask "What war
in Iraq? "In other terrorism news, I'm sorry, we have to plough this
furrow further, not for long. all for it. We'll have a big knob
on in a minute. What's that? Paul, I don't know, I just said knob to
lighten the atmosphere. I thought it was a marathon all into one word.
That was the only way I would watch the Olympics. What? If there was a
knob on. In other terrorism news, I'm not going to do this, but a
Taliban commander has been arrested. Was this as a result of a
complicated undercover operation? The odds of that must surely be no.
The answer surely is no. Mohammad Ashan walked up to the checkpoint,
held up a wanted poster bearing his own face and demanded the $100
finder's fee. That is a classic mistake.
should have held out for $200. official declared, clearly the man
is an imbecile. How are we getting on with the
noise of the broken glass for my noise. I don't know, is that coming
along? No. Who would like to see the next
President of the World Bank in action? Yes! No, I wouldn't.
His name is Jim Yong Kim and Obama has just announced his appointment
as head of the World Bank. It's in # I've had the time of my life
# And I've never felt this way before
# And I swear it's the truth # And I owe it all to you #
Half man, half pillar box. A real banker. He's down with the interest
What's he in charge of? The World Bank. He's in charge of all the
money? So Abu Qatada has got his own theme tune.
And now we've got lined up for you what you suggested earlier. What
was yours again? I'd like the sound of a goat doing franc Sinatra.
Singing My Way while being pushed through Swansea in a pram.
LAUGHTER Have you got it? I'd like it to be
a lorry driving through Cornwall. APPLAUSE
On a Wednesday. Have you got it? this is the latest attempt to
deport Abu Qatada. Explaining his decision to jail Qatada, the judge
said "There is a real possibility he will abscond." Yes, the last
thing we want him to do is leave the country.
LAUGHTER Theresa May is looking for ways of
speeding up Qatada's extradition and says she will be "examining the
processes and procedures used in Italy". Where they're much tougher.
Any trouble and you're on the first cruise ship out of there.
Talking about his past, the Sun found a school friend who told them
Qatada was a normal young man. He was interested in girls and
listened to Pink Floyd. So very normal, except with him the girls
got stoned after they listened to Pink Floyd.
LAUGHTER Paul and Graham, look at this:
is 100 days to go. These are visitors at the Olympic Stadium.
What the bloody hell is going on here? That's a very bad camera
that's been used bit BBC. You can't see what's happened. This is the
Olympic Games, 97 days to go or if you're watching on a Dave three
years ago, and what an extraordinary Games they turned out
to be. Yeah, this is the news that it's
not long till the Olympics or as it's known in the Independent, the
�11 billion tax funded advertising campaign for some of the world's
worst companies. APPLAUSE
Does anyone know why that VT was pixillated at the end? It's copy
writed. That's right. Beneath that there is the Olympic rings. In some
cultures the rings are considered pornographic. I think that's what's
under there. Are you going to unpixillate it?
I'm not going to chance it. It's pixillated because we can't show
the Olympic logo because it comes under the remit of two acts of
Parliament preventing misuse of Olympic logos. We could have got
permission, but I would have had to jump through all sorts of hoops.
Didn't they go into the toilets, in China and if you get a hand drier
they have to put sticky tape over the name of the company who do the
hand driers. They're doing that here, yes in the toilets, soap
dispensers, wash basins. You can't take in any drifrpbs or product
that isn't sponsored, which will be tough for the Queen. Why? She's a
brand. I see what you mean. I thought you meant she like aid
McDonald's burger. She's having a full Adidas tracksuit run up as we
speak. The athletes aren't allowed to tweet. There's hard core
guidelines about what they can say about what they're doing, like they
can't say, oh, I'm so thirsty, I love water. It has to be like I
love super action megawater. Isn't there something about local
businesses like the Olympic kebab grill or something that's been
forced to change its name in case people think, I wonder if that's
the official kebab shop of the Olympic Games. The Olympic cafe in
Stratford was told he couldn't use the name and he'd have to change
the sign. It would have cost three grand to change it. So he decided
to make the necessary alterations That's very good. He's painted the
"O" out. The cafe Olympic is excellent value at 61 West Ham lane
Stratford. Now there's... Dow have to book? You probably do now.
Little Chef were told they should consider changing the name of their
Olympic breakfast. No, really? as it was unhelpful to the 2012
Olympics. Quite unhelpful describing it as breakfast. There
it is. That's a magnificent effort. Bacon, eggs, mushrooms, sausage,
tomatoes and beans or as I call it the modern heptathalon. Who won't
be able to accept his invitation to the opening ceremony? It's me. I'm
going to be washing my hair. Does that take all day? Would can't
come? The Who's drummer Keith Moon. His mannier was asked by the
organisers if he would take part in a reunion with the other members of
the band, despite having been dead for 34 years.
Doesn't stop the rolling stones! Wouldn't put it past Keith though.
Did you see that documentary where he was so out of it, that he was
playing the drums and he just starts kind of nodding off. A roady
had to crawl onto the stage and inject his heel with amfet mins and
he went... Back to life. Like the rabbit with the long lasting
batteries. BBC coverage of the Olympics will no longer include
what? Rings. Well, sadly, the coverage of the Olympics will no
longer include Ceefax, which was shut down this week. I found out
that Diana died on Ceefax. I still don't know how she died because the
second page hasn't loaded yet. This is the marking of 100 days to
go till the Olympics start. Even more excitingly, 116 till it's all
over. And then we can sit back and enjoy the hundreds of years of
legacy which is Lord Coe's fancy word for debt. The closing ceremony
will feature songs which represent different eras of British music.
According to the Independent an invitation to the Sex Pistols to
represent punk has been declined, as it clashes with the filming of
Johnny Rotten's latest butter advert. And so to round two. It's a
welcome return to the picture spin quiz. Fingers on buzzers.
That's pippa Middleton, with a gun. That's pippa Middleton, with a gun.
So it is. She's not holding the gun. Nicely focused picture for someone
about to be shot. The name's Middleton. This is in Paris. We
presume it's a mock gun. It's unclear. Someone in the car worked
for the gun manufacturing company called heckler and cock. Heckler
and cock? That sounds like a rather rough vasectomy clinic. I think she
had an experience like that at the comedy store. You couldn't go on
for the second half. At the weekend it was considered slightly
distasteful -- tasteful. He got the gun out from the -- distasteful. He
got the gun out and wave today around at the paparazzi, in a good
humoured threat "You might die". What could the punishment be if the
gun turns out to be real? Seven years. In prison for all parties
involved. Everyone in the car? Really. You're looking really
chirpy now. Really? That would be a first. We'd have to extradite pippa.
Apparently, the case is being dealt with at according to the Express, a
very high level. Way over Sarkozy's head then.
This is the news that pippa Middleton has been driving through
Paris with a French Playboy brandishing a gun. Now it's Pippa's
turn to be upstaged by an arse. Kate and Pippa's brother James has
been revealed to be running a saucy cake business. He insists he's a
self--made man and recently said nothing is handed to anyone on a
plate. He clearly knows nothing about cakes then.
Speaking of cakes, the Swedish culture minister was in trouble
this week, after being photographed cutting into an allegedly racist
cake. The cake was designed to highlight abuse of women and was
shaped like a naked black woman. Honestly, even Mr Kipling stopped
making those in the 1970s. Fingers on buzzers. Somebody has
invented a TV channel for dogs, where dogs have nothing to do and
you think, I wish he could watch a TV programme and somebody's done it.
It's dogs looking at pictures of other dogs, balls being chased,
loads of trees, dogs look at it and they are happy. It's Dog TV all the
way. It is indeed. APPLAUSE
According to Sky News Dog TV is an on-demand cable TV pro Graeme...
who, a labrador insists on watching Gone With The Wind? Before
launching the channel, scientists conducted hundreds of hours of
research into what dogs like to see and hear. Any idea what they might
have concluded? They're fond of David Dimbleby, particularly Jack
Russells they like him very much. The smaller the dog, the more they
lean towards Andrew Marr. I must say this about Andrew Marr,
I've said it before, but I love there was a description of Andrew
Marr that said Andrew Marr looks like Martin cluen was some of the
air let out of him. -- cluens with some of the air let
out of him. Any idea what programmes will appear on Dog TV?
Yes, a load of made up programmes with dog puns in the title.
Britain's got lampposts. All right sorry. Are these real? No. What
about Down Boy Abbey? That's good. The channel takes its
responsibilities very seriously. Only after the 9pm water shed does
it show bottom sniffing. Fingers on buzzers.
I know this one. This is a town in Austria that has an unfortunate
name that astrisk and letter upside down letter should give you the
idea. This is the village holding a vote this week on whether to hold
its name. Dow know what's prompted the name change? Is it the name is
(BLEEP). It only became a problem during the
Second World War when American soldiers came in and started
giggling all the time. Apparently some traditionalists want the 16th
century name to the village reinstated which was Fugging.
What's the potential problem? don't fugging know.
According to the mayor, the only problem is we need all of the
(BLEEP) residents to agree. The residents have been told to
lighten up and cash in by the man who runs a guest house in the Swiss
village of Bank. Mr Stohl added the guest house is full all year round.
Single rooms only of course. It's time now for the odd one out round.
Just one between you this week. Mitt Romney's dog, sigh series of
ads claiming homosexuality is curable, a pheasant in
Gloucestershire and a traffic cop in Vietnam. That poster, not gay,
ex-gay, post gay, proud, get over it, was on the side of a bus or it
was going to be and then Boris banned it. That traffic cop, there
ways story about him jumping on a bus trying to give it a ticket. He
was on the side of a bus. Mitt Romney's dog was run over and stuck
to the side of a bus. No, he went on a bus, the dog. He put his dog
in a crate on top of his car and drove it many hundreds of miles.
it's not a bus, it's a moving vehicle. This This pheasant is the
official driver for the 2012 Olympics. I think it's one of those
birds who commutes from Nottingham to Lincoln or something like that.
It's a regular thing. I think the poster is the only thing that's not
been on a moving vehicle. We were getting there! You're all right.
Yes, it's... It's not the Lib Dem conference, come on. I wish it was.
Because I've got a soft spot for Clegg. Really? Yeah, face down on
Hackney marshes. APPLAUSE
You weren't quite right about the pheasant. But the Vietnamese
traffic cop was Man Fan. I know. I'm not gay I'm just a man fan.
he was seen clinging to the front of a bus. Who wants to see him in
It looks like an on the buses, dad's Army mash up. Did anyone
catch what he was shouting there? Stop filming me. When is the next
request stop? According to the Times he was heard yelling "call
the police". A pheasant in Gloucestershire survived a 40 mile
trip after getting hit by a car and wedged in the grill. He's made a
full recovery. They've travelled on the outside of a vehicle apart from
the ad campaign, which wasn't allowed to appear on buses. The
Mayor of London banned the ads having always been a champion of
gay women or as he calls them, a challenge.
Mitt Romney has been criticised for once driving his car with the
family dog on the roof or as his dog called it, the ruuff. Sorry. In
a similar incident George W Bush put his dog on the roof before
travelling. Sadly that was on Air Force One.
LAUGHTER A traffic cop was seen clinging to
the front of a speeding bus. Here he is, as we've seen, the bus was
driven and stopped by a traffic cop. It was captured on video by ang On
Time for the missing words round, which this week features, as its
guest publication, Blaze. The lighter magazine, if it was about
something interesting, which would no doubt be heavier. We start with
flat kick arm with nipple rivet and hex ago nal nut what? Seekuals one
hell of a night! -- Equals one hell of a night! What? Chocolate. That
sounds like a good night out. flat kick arm with nipple rivet and
hex ago nal nut, a pleasant surprise. Next, man wearing
umbrella hat what? Still a virgin at 44. Has umbrella handle sticking
out of his bottom. The answer is man wearing umbrella hat struck by
lightning twice. This is Matt Wilkes who bought a
hat on e bai -- i bay and was hit twice by lite nieng. He was going
it a fancy dress pub crawl. Not sure what he was going as,
presumably a. Shock as what comes back from the dead? Ann Widdicombe.
The answer is hamster. What news does he have of life beyond the
veil. Golden wheels. Run into the light! I can't! After being buried
the hamster dug himself out of his grave. This story has upset a lot
of children, but if you're watching kids, don't worry, it can't happy
with Jimmy Saville. LAUGHTER
So the final scores are: Paul and Graham have five and Ian and
Humphrey have seven. APPLAUSE
Before we go, there's just time for the caption competition. It's a
freeze frame. David Attenborough lives over there, let's see how he
likes it. On which note, we say thank you to our panellists, Ian
Hislop and Humphrey Ker, Paul Merton and Graham Linehan. I leave
you with news that the Japanese government announces that after the
melt down, the rivers round the Fukushima nuclear plant are once
more full of salmon. Just as he thinks he's found the
perfect picnic spot, there's a nasty surprise for Nick Griffin.