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 3

Round 1 - True or False

The round includes questions about snakes and stains.

At the end of the round, Team A have 0 points and Team B have 2 points.

Round 2 - Clips

The clips are of Paul Shane singing on Pebble Mill and a Vic and Bob sketch parodying Kes.

At the end of the round, Team A have 0 points and Team B have 3 points.

Round 3 - Maverick Round

Gary Rhodes is asked to represent fire through the medium of dance.

George Dawes doesn't give Gary any points.

Round 4 - Impressions

The impressions include Bernard Manning and Gayle Tuesday.

At the end of the round, Team A have 2 points and Team B have 3 points.

Round 5 - The Dove From Above

The categories are Legs, Spuds, Mars and Tramps. The categories that weren't chosen were Cartoons and People.

Jo Brand picks Legs and wins tonight's mystery prize. She can choose the locker or some colouring pens. She chooses the colouring pens.

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

Round 6 - Quickfire

The round includes questions about dogs and the National Lottery.

At the end of the round, Team A have 7 points and Team B have 9 points.

The consolation prize for Team A is some eye spoons - pairs of glasses with spoons on the end.


Ulrika is on top of a car and needs to clear the dust off the windscreen, but she can only use the cheeks of either her bottom or her face.

Broadcast details

Friday 11th October 1996
30 minutes

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
Jo Brand Guest
Carol Smillie Guest
Gary Rhodes Guest
Russell Grant 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
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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