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 4

With Eric Bristow, Sara Cox, Stephen Fry and Michael "Wolf" Van Wijk.

Round 1 - True or False

The round includes questions about merry-go-rounds and herons.

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

Round 2 - Clips

The clips are of a Vic and Bob sketch (Peter, Paul and Mary) and someone at a urinal.

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

Round 3 - Impressions

The impressions include Enoch Powell and Oliver Postgate.

At the end of the round, Team A have 3 points and Team B have 4 points.

Round 4 - The Dove From Above

The categories are Hats, Disney, Helicopters, Years and Body. The category that wasn't chosen was Visage.

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

Round 5 - Quickfire

The round includes questions about monkeys and The Big Breakfast.

At the end of the round, Team A win, with 8 points. George Dawes doesn't say Team B's score.

The consolation prize for Team B is some crispbread bibles.

Challenge

Stephen Fry has 20 seconds to collect some tomatoes. He's sitting on a swivel chair and isn't allowed to touch the floor with his feet.

Broadcast details

Date
Friday 18th October 1996
Time
9pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 18th March 2015 1:05am Gold
Wednesday 18th March 2015 3:05am Gold
Tuesday 14th July 2015 12:20am Gold
Tuesday 14th July 2015 3:00am Gold
Friday 12th February 2016 12:30am Gold
Friday 12th February 2016 3:20am Gold
Wednesday 15th February 2017 2:15am Gold
Wednesday 29th March 2017 3:00am Gold
Wednesday 21st November 2018 12:50am Gold

Cast & crew

Cast
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
Stephen Fry Guest
Sara Cox Guest
Eric Bristow Guest
Michael Van Wijk (as Wolf) 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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