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 5

Round 1 - True or False

The round includes questions about giraffe's eggs and David Kossoff.

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

Round 2 - Clips

The clip is a sketch (The Search For Bigfoot).

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

Round 3 - Impressions

Vic sings I Remember You in the club style, Sue Cook does an impression of Olive from On The Buses. Robbie Coltrane does an impression of Marlon Brando.

At the end of the round, Team A have 6 points and Team B have 5 points.

Round 4 - The Vest From The West

The categories are Dirty Boy, Egg Love, Burrowing Mites and River Dust.

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

Round 5 - Quickfire

The round includes questions about Stephen Fry and birds.

At the end of the round, Team A have 10 points and Team B have 11 points.


A very naughty boy went to the zoo and got scratched by the tortoises. The boy is suspended in the air, in a harness. Sue Cook, in the style of a car mechanic, has to sit on a platform and put some plasters on his cuts before he's lowered onto her.

Broadcast details

Friday 24th October 1997
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 29th September 2009 10:30pm Ch One
Tuesday 7th April 2015 12:05am Gold
Saturday 25th July 2015 12:20am Gold
Saturday 25th July 2015 3:00am Gold
Thursday 3rd March 2016 12:50am Gold
Friday 24th February 2017 2:25am Gold
Friday 7th April 2017 2:20am Gold
Wednesday 28th 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
David Hamilton Guest
Robbie Coltrane Guest
Sue Cook Guest
Denise Van Outen Guest
Writing team
Vic Reeves Writer
Bob Mortimer Writer
Production team
David G. Croft Director
Alan Marke Producer
Charlie Higson 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

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