What I watched: Have I Got News For You: S26E04 (original air date: November 7, 2003)
How I watched: YouTube
Snacks: Pound cake
Synopsis: Irreverent comedy political quiz show which highlights (and makes fun of) headline news and political gaffs of the past week.
Why I watched: Because I could see it was an older episode (I don’t watch many of the older episodes) hosted by Jimmy Carr.
Notes: Sir Ian McKellen was one of the guests on this episode and as it was November 2003 this would have been amid the publicity tour leading up to the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, I imagine. This is exciting only inasmuch as I was an avid fan of these films, and obsessed during the period of their theatrical releases. I was surprised how many gay jokes there were in this episode, but not surprised how many Gandalf jokes there were.
As I said in this post, I do find it interesting to watch these old episodes as snapshots of a certain week in time. Maybe going forward I will seek out episodes that followed events I know about.
Recommend: Yes. Especially if you like politics.