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 13

Preview clips


Welcome to Shooting Stars
Welcome, whoever you are
I like windows
I like whittling
Come along and let's start Shooting Stars

Round 1 - True or False

The round includes questions about King Charles VI of France and duelling.

At the end of the round, Team A have 3 points and Team B have 1 point.

Round 2 - Clips

The clips are an old clip about a young couple and a Vic and Bob sketch (The Omen).

At the end of the round, Team A have 4 points and Team B have 2 points.

Round 3 - Impressions

The impressions include 9 to 5 sung in the club style and Emma Thompson.

At the end of the round, Team A have 6 points and Team B have 4 points.

Round 4 - George Dawes From The Upper Floors

The categories are 3 (Movies), 2 (Plonk), 5 (Who, What, When, Where, Peanuts) and 1 (Macarena). The categories that weren't chosen were 4 and 6.

At the end of the round, Team A have 8 points and Team B have 6 points.

Round 5 - Quickfire

The round was ended by George Dawes before any questions were asked.

Challenge - Fruit-a-thon

Clare Grogan is standing on an orange podium and holding a shield. Vic is going to be hurling increasingly large pieces of fruit at her. All she has to do is stay on the podium.

Broadcast details

Friday 20th December 1996
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 21st July 2015 12:20am Gold
Tuesday 21st July 2015 3:00am Gold
Thursday 25th February 2016 12:10am Gold
Thursday 25th February 2016 2:55am Gold
Wednesday 22nd February 2017 2:35am Gold
Wednesday 5th April 2017 2:20am Gold
Sunday 16th December 2018 2:20am 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
Frank Bough Guest
Clare Grogan Guest
John Thomson Guest
Sarah White Guest
David Walliams Soft Alan
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


Fruit Defence

Clare Grogan attempts to defend herself from various fruits.

Featuring: Bob Mortimer, Vic Reeves, Clare Grogan & David Walliams (Soft Alan).

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