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 - Christmas Special

Round 1 - True or False

The round includes questions about cigars and Catherine the Great of Russia's dandruff.

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 clip about going to the toilet and a Vic and Bob sketch (The Adams Family).

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

Round 3 - Impressions

Vic sings River Deep - Mountain High in the club style.

At the end of the round, George Dawes says that both teams have large egos.

Round 4 - The Dove From Above

The categories are Kitchens, Fuses, Benders, Cults, Pulling and Men.

Ewen Bremner chooses Fuses and wins tonight's star prize - a traffic report from The Big Breakfast's Denise Van Outen.

At the end of the round, Team A have 7 points and Team B have 8 points.

Round 5 - Quickfire

Vic reads out the questions and doesn't give anyone the chance to answer any of them.

The consolation prize for Team A is some carp-sichords.

Challenge - Finnigan's Face

Jarvis Cocker has to hurl babybels at Judy Finnigan. Vic asks him to throw the babybels like a girl.

Broadcast details

Friday 27th December 1996
35 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 10th December 2010 11:20pm Gold
Sunday 1st May 2011 12:35am Gold
Friday 11th December 2015 11:10pm Gold
Saturday 12th December 2015 2:25am Gold
Friday 7th December 2018 2:30am Gold
Sunday 9th December 2018 2:25am Gold
Monday 24th December 2018 2:15am 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
Jarvis Cocker Guest
Ian Kelsey Guest
Emma Forbes Guest
Ewen Bremner Guest
Denise Van Outen Self
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
Kim Gavin Choreographer

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