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 2

Round 1 - True or False

The round includes questions about acid and a very light cake.

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

Round 2 - Impressions

The impressions include Seal and Orville.

At the end of the round, Team A have 2 points and Team B have 5 points.

Round 3 - The Dove From Above

The categories are Moses, Bones and Fish.

Ulrika chooses Moses and wins tonight's star prize - she can have either the contents of a small locker or a bag of sweets. She chooses the locker. Inside the locker is a box of After 10 Mints.

At the end of the round, Team A have 4 points and Team B have 8 points.

Round 4 - Quickfire

The round includes questions about the theme of Euro 96 and pigeons.

At the end of the round, Team B has 11 points. George Dawes didn't announce Team A's score.

The consolation prize for Team A is some robots [brooms] from Indonesia.

Wall Of Dog

Gordon Burns has to knock cleaning products off of a wall of tins of dog food. He has to do this with a trombone, making a noise with it at the same time. The only exception is the Jif bottle, which he isn't supposed to knock.

Broadcast details

Friday 4th October 1996
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 17th March 2015 1:20am Gold
Monday 13th July 2015 12:20am Gold
Monday 13th July 2015 3:00am Gold
Thursday 11th February 2016 12:10am Gold
Thursday 11th February 2016 3:25am Gold
Wednesday 15th February 2017 1:45am Gold
Wednesday 29th March 2017 2:25am Gold
Tuesday 20th November 2018 1:25am 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
Dermot Morgan Guest
Robbie Williams Guest
Gordon Burns Guest
Alice Beer 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
David White Editor
Gina Parr Production Designer
June Nevin Costume Designer
Jane Walker Make-up Designer
Mark Kenyon Lighting Designer
Pete Baikie Composer
Jayne Buxton Make-up Designer

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