Paul Merton is one of Britain’s best-loved comedians. He is best known for his role as a team captain on Have I Got News For You, as well as being a regular panellist on Radio 4’s Just A Minute and a former host of Room 101. He has won numerous awards and honours for his television appearances. He has also presented several documentary series, on subjects including silent comedy, Alfred Hitchcock and China. In 2005, a Channel 4 poll saw him voted by fellow comedians as one of the top twenty greatest comedians in history.