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.

Episode menu

Series 2, Episode 12


Welcome to Shooting Stars
Welcome, whoever you are
The stars have been greeted
I like peas, but
Come along and let's start Shooting Stars

Round 1 - True or False

The round includes questions about Brian May and Crunchie bars.

At the end of the round, Team A have 2 points and Team B have 1 point.

Round 2 - Clips

The clips are an old black and white clip about things you're not allowed to bring through the border control unit and a Vic and Bob sketch (Riverdance).

At the end of the round, Team A and Team B both have 2 points.

Round 3 - Impressions

The impressions include Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da sung in the club style and a cat's bum.

At the end of the round, Team A have 5 points and Team B have 4 points.

Round 4 - The Crow From Below

The categories are Music, Londoners, Dinner Parties, Apples + Balls, Benders and Animation. There wasn't a star prize behind any of the categories, unlike with the usual Dove From Above round.

At the end of the round, Team A have 15 points and Team B have 7 points.

Round 5 - Quickfire

The round includes questions about Nanette Newman and The Good Life.

At the end of the round, Team A have won with 17 points. George Dawes doesn't say Team B's final score.

The consolation prize for Team

Challenge - Pied Piper-thon

Dervla Kirwan has to rescue some mice. Using a big red wig, she has to get the mice into the pots on top of a brick wall.

Broadcast details

Friday 13th December 1996
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Monday 20th July 2015 12:20am Gold
Monday 20th July 2015 3:00am Gold
Wednesday 24th February 2016 12:20am Gold
Wednesday 24th February 2016 3:15am Gold
Tuesday 21st February 2017 2:55am Gold
Tuesday 4th April 2017 3:00am Gold
Friday 23rd November 2018 1:30am Gold

Cast & crew

Vic Reeves Host / Presenter
Bob Mortimer Host / Presenter
Ulrika Jonsson Team Captain
Mark Lamarr Team Captain
Matt Lucas George Dawes
Graham Skidmore Announcer
Guest cast
Roy Walker Guest
Zoe Ball Guest
Eric Hall Guest
Dervla Kirwan Guest
Writing team
Vic Reeves Writer
Bob Mortimer Writer
Charlie Higson (as Charles Higson) Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Mark Mylod Director
Alan Marke Producer
Charlie Higson Producer
Alan Marke Executive Producer
Mark Wybourn Editor
Gina Parr Production Designer
Verity Lewis Costume Designer
Jane Walker Make-up Designer
Annie McEwan Make-up Designer
Mark Kenyon Lighting Designer
Pete Baikie Composer

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