Shooting Stars. Image shows from L to R: Bob Mortimer, Ulrika Jonsson, Vic Reeves. Copyright: Channel X / Pett Productions
Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars

  • TV panel show
  • BBC Two / BBC Choice
  • 1993 - 2011
  • 72 episodes (8 series)

Possibly the world's barmiest, weirdest, surreal and off-the-wall panel show. Presented by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. Also features Ulrika Jonsson, Mark Lamarr, Will Self, Jack Dee, Johnny Vegas and more.

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A specially recorded quiz show in which Jonathan Ross, Wendy Richard and Martin Clunes test their celebrity-recognition skills against Danny Baker, Ulrika Jonsson and Noddy Holder.

Further details

Team captains Danny Baker and Jonathan Ross are joined by Ulrika Jonsson, Wendy Richard, Martin Clunes and Noddy Holder. Charlie Chuck guest stars as Uncle Peter.

Round 1 - True or False

The teams answer "true or false" questions.

Round 2 - Commercials

The teams are asked questions about adverts, including what year they're from, who's doing the voiceover and what happens next.

Round 3 - Impressions

Vic and Bob do impressions of celebrities and the teams have to guess who they are.

Round 4 - Category

Similar to later round The Dove From Above.

At the end of the show, the Star Birds have 10 points while the Helicopters have 9.

Din In The Bin

The Star Birds and team captain Jonathan Ross have already won £10 (£1 for each point), but they could win another £10 if Ross gets in a giant bin while Vic and Bob hit the bin with cricket bats. For every second, the team wins another £1. Ross stays in the bin for the full 10 seconds.


This pilot was broadcast as part of At Home With Vic And Bob, a special night of programming dedicated to the stars.

Matt Lucas and Mark Lamarr were not part of the show at this pilot stage.

Broadcast details

Monday 27th December 1993
25 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 6th January 2015 12:15am Gold
Thursday 3rd December 2015 11:50pm Gold
Friday 4th December 2015 1:25am Gold
Tuesday 26th January 2016 12:30am Gold
Tuesday 26th January 2016 3:25am Gold
Friday 19th October 2018 1:15am Gold
Tuesday 13th November 2018 12:40am Gold
Saturday 8th December 2018 2:05am Gold

Cast & crew

Vic Reeves Host / Presenter
Bob Mortimer Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Jonathan Ross Team Captain
Danny Baker Team Captain
Martin Clunes Guest
Wendy Richard Guest
Noddy Holder Guest
Dave Kear (as Charlie Chuck) Uncle Peter
Ulrika Jonsson Guest
Writing team
Vic Reeves Writer
Bob Mortimer Writer
Production team
Janet Fraser-Crook Director
Charlie Higson Producer
Franny Moyle Producer
David Housham Producer
John Whiston Executive Producer
Charlie Higson Associate Producer
Perry Widdowson Editor
James Campbell Lighting Designer
John Asbridge Production Designer
Pete Baikie Music Arranger

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