Star Stories

Star Stories. Copyright: Objective Productions.

Star Stories

Satirical Channel 4 series that purports to tell the true stories behind the world's biggest celebrity stars

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mikew

  • Friday 15th September 2006, 1:52am [Edited]
  • England
  • 34 posts

From the makers of Peep Show, starts on Friday for 6 weeks. Wickedly funny trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5lwHhJQFcM

Official blurb is:

A new six-part comedy series from the makers of Peep Show that forces open the doors of the closely guarded world of celebrity. The lives and loves of Hollywood actors and international pop stars will be comically reconstructed. Now there's a chance to see what may have happened at those talked about weddings, launches, back-stage parties and family feuds.
The cast will include Matt King, Kevin Bishop, Daisy Beaumont, Olly Maltman, Laura Patch, Alice Lowe and Harry Peacock.
Star Stories will raise laughs and ruffle feathers in equal measure. Celebrities beware!

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Aaron

  • Friday 15th September 2006, 4:18am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,934 posts

Hmmm, I'm not sure about this one. Whilst it certainly looks interesting, I'm not sure that the celebrity thing hasn't been done-to-death a bit already? Oh well, we shall see later on tonight.

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Thomps

  • Friday 15th September 2006, 11:41am
  • England
  • 172 posts

It doesn't look very good from the trailer - the usual Posh and Becks gags that were amusing around five years ago when Alistair MacGowan did them but not anymore.

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hotzappa11

  • Saturday 16th September 2006, 2:42pm
  • Northampton, England
  • 2,445 posts

This was kind of funny, here and there really.

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earman2009

  • Saturday 16th September 2006, 8:00pm [Edited]
  • Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
  • 1,244 posts

I never bothered with it. The trailer put me off. It looked rubbish. :(

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Mike88

  • Saturday 16th September 2006, 10:20pm
  • Bedford, England
  • 243 posts

Watched it and thought it was awful.

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mikew

  • Tuesday 19th September 2006, 2:44am
  • England
  • 34 posts

the trailer did not do it justice at all, have a look at the next trailer it does look much better.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmQwTS0MzRc

It was funny -not all the time but I places and random. I liked it

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frostyboy

  • Wednesday 27th September 2006, 8:49pm
  • England
  • 408 posts

I watched the George Micheal episode last Friday, and I found it disappointing.

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logboy

  • Wednesday 27th September 2006, 10:04pm
  • England
  • 5 posts

i cant figure out who from the 'peep show' team is involved... doesnt seem the writers, director or producer are. same production company? bit tenuous if you ask me. looks reasonable as a show, but its nothing like you would expect it on the basis of the 'peep show' as a selling point...

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Mark

  • Thursday 28th September 2006, 5:05am
  • Hampshire, England
  • 2,688 posts

Whoever the actor is who played George Michael is fairly talented IMHO based on watching him take on these varied roles in Star Stories. He seems pretty versatile. Last thing I remember seeing him in before this was one of the early series of "My Family" where he played Stupid Brian (Janey's dumb boyfriend). Oh and that C4 sketch show "Spoons" too actually.

UPDATE: I stopped being lazy and just looked him up. Kevin Bishop is his name. A fair few bit parts by the looks of it. Remember him in Peep Show now too.

Also, for anyone interested, Channel 4 sent the following YouTube link to us. It's the trailer for episode three: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt8XoOa2f64

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hotzappa11

  • Thursday 28th September 2006, 2:23pm
  • Northampton, England
  • 2,445 posts
Quote: logboy @ September 27, 2006, 5:04 PM

i cant figure out who from the 'peep show' team is involved... doesnt seem the writers, director or producer are. same production company? bit tenuous if you ask me. looks reasonable as a show, but its nothing like you would expect it on the basis of the 'peep show' as a selling point...

I think it is just the production company.

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mikew

  • Thursday 28th September 2006, 3:07pm
  • England
  • 34 posts

I think I read it was from the makers of the peep show so that would be Objective productions?

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zooo

  • Thursday 28th September 2006, 10:40pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,239 posts

I actually quite liked the George Michael one.
Although I only watched it by accident, the trailers for it make it look terrible.