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 3, Episode 3

Round 1 - True or False

The round includes questions about mice watching Grandstand and whether Jimmy Savile's hair is whiter than milk.

At the end of the round, Team A have 3 points and Team B have 1 point.

Round 2 - Clips

The clip is a Vic and Bob sketch (Geordie Jeans).

At the end of the round, Team A have 4 points and Team B have 2 points.

Round 3 - Impressions

Vic sings Some Girls in the club style. Glenn Hugill does an impression of Pingu. Eddie Izzard does an impression of Leonid Brezhnev.

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

Round 4 - The Dove From Above

The categories are Pish Posh, Assistance, Poo Pah, Pen Pal and Pity.

Carol Vorderman chooses Assistance and wins tonight's star prize - road safety peppers. "They tell you when or when not to enter the kitchen".

At the end of the round, Team A have 6 points and Team B have 7 points.

Round 5 - Quickfire

The round includes questions about Minder and car doors.

At the end of the round, Team B have won with 10 points. George Dawes doesn't say what Team A's final score is.

Challenge - The Trichotomy Challenge

Melanie Sykes is asked to put three different things in three different bum cracks, using a device that Vic calls a "crevice snatcher".

Broadcast details

Friday 10th October 1997
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 15th September 2009 8:30pm Ch One
Thursday 2nd April 2015 1:15am Gold
Thursday 23rd July 2015 12:20am Gold
Thursday 23rd July 2015 3:00am Gold
Tuesday 1st March 2016 12:30am Gold
Thursday 23rd February 2017 2:30am Gold
Thursday 6th April 2017 2:20am Gold
Monday 26th November 2018 2:20am Gold
Tuesday 27th November 2018 12:40am 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
Carol Vorderman Guest
Eddie Izzard Guest
Melanie Sykes Guest
Glenn Hugill Guest
Writing team
Vic Reeves Writer
Bob Mortimer Writer
Iain Coyle Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
David G. Croft Director
Alan Marke Producer
Alan Marke Executive Producer
Mykola Pawluk Editor
Gina Parr Production Designer
Rosie Cheshire Costume Designer
Lisa Cavalli-Green Make-up Designer
James Campbell Lighting Designer
Jason McDermid Composer
Pete Baikie Composer
Bernard Heyes Production Designer
Paul Baguley Production Designer

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