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.

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Series 2, Episode 8


Welcome to Shooting Stars
Welcome, whoever you are
I like the theatre
I like rum
Come along and let's start Shooting Starts

Round 1 - True or False

The round includes questions about road accidents and yo-yos.

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

Round 2 - Clips

The clips are an old black and white video (TV sponger) and a Vic and Bob sketch (Brookside).

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

Round 3 - Impressions

The impressions include Boom Bang A Bang sung in the club style and Violet Elizabeth from Just William.

At the end of the round, Team A have 5 points and Team B have 7 points.

Round 4 - The Dove From Above

The categories are Yeast, Creatures, Men and Beans. The categories that weren't chosen were Rivers and Optics.

Sonya Madan chooses Yeast and wins tonight's star prize - a snack sock with mashed potato in it.

At the end of the round, Team A have 5 points and Team B have 9 points.

Round 5 - Quickfire

The round includes questions about The Professionals and The Price Is Right.

At the end of the round, Team B have won with 11 points. George Dawes doesn't say Team A's final score.

The consolation prize for Team A is some finger-brellas - umbrellas for your finger.

Challenge - Egg Skiing

Richard Wilson has a ski attached to him which he has to roll some eggs down. He has to get the eggs to land on the Hollywood stars.

Broadcast details

Friday 15th November 1996
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 26th March 2015 1:20am Gold
Sunday 19th July 2015 12:20am Gold
Sunday 19th July 2015 3:00am Gold
Tuesday 23rd February 2016 12:30am Gold
Tuesday 23rd February 2016 3:25am Gold
Tuesday 21st February 2017 2:20am Gold
Tuesday 4th April 2017 2:20am Gold
Friday 23rd November 2018 12:50am 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
Richard Wilson Guest
Gareth Jones Guest
Tamara Beckwith Guest
Sonya Madan 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
Verity Lewis Costume Designer
Jane Walker Make-up Designer
Annie McEwan Make-up Designer
Mark Kenyon Lighting Designer
Pete Baikie Composer

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