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 4, Episode 1

Round 1 - True or False

The round includes questions about Bananarama and Guernsey.

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

Round 2 - Clips

The clips are 2 sketches. A short sketch (Genesis) and a longer sketch (Hernia Hotline).

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

Round 3 - Car

The first question from the car is the club singer question. Vic sings Fog On The Tyne in the club style.

The second question is a picture question.

George Dawes sings a song about lesbians. The third question is "what is a lesbian?".

The fourth question is a true or false question.

The fifth question is "how does a chicken make an egg?".

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

Round 4 - Quickfire

The round includes questions about Winston Churchill and rhubarb.

At the end of the round, Team A have 3 points and Team B have 5 points.


Vic and Bob attach 8 hoovers to Johnny Vegas's face.

Broadcast details

Sunday 13th January 2002
BBC Choice
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 20th October 2009 10:30pm Ch One
Thursday 22nd January 2015 12:25am Gold
Tuesday 26th May 2015 11:40pm Gold
Wednesday 27th May 2015 3:15am Gold
Tuesday 28th July 2015 12:15am Gold
Tuesday 28th July 2015 2:50am Gold
Wednesday 9th March 2016 12:25am Gold
Tuesday 28th February 2017 2:50am Gold
Tuesday 11th April 2017 3:00am Gold

Cast & crew

Vic Reeves Host / Presenter
Bob Mortimer Host / Presenter
Ulrika Jonsson Team Captain
Will Self Team Captain
Johnny Vegas Regular Panellist
Matt Lucas George Dawes
Graham Skidmore Announcer
Guest cast
Simon Day Guest
Katie Price (as Jordan) Guest
Clifford Price (as Goldie) Guest
Writing team
Vic Reeves Writer
Bob Mortimer Writer
Rhys Thomas Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Richard Valentine Director
Lisa Clark Producer
Alan Marke Executive Producer
Jon Plowman Executive Producer
Mykola Pawluk Editor
Alex Craig Production Designer
June Nevin Costume Designer
Lisa Cavalli-Green Make-up Designer
Martin Kempton Lighting Designer
Dan McGrath Composer
Pete Baikie Composer
Kevan Frost George Dawes Music

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