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 4

Round 1 - True or False

The round includes questions about Willie Thorne and French numbers.

Round 2 - Clips

The clips are 2 sketches, parodies of Nigella Bites and Crocodile Dundee.

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

Round 3 - Car

George Dawes sings The Greatest Love of All. The first question is about Russ Abbot's Sherlock Holmes character.

The second question is a picture question.

Will Self has won tonight's star prize - a Pro Life box. The third question about whether white or brown bread is heavier.

The fourth question is a clip question. A celebrity is about to be run over by a truck.

The fifth question is the club singer question. Vic sings Maggie May by Rod Stewart in the club style.

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

Round 4 - Quickfire

The round includes questions about Inspector Frost and filthy habits.

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


There are some items in the gaps of a brick wall. Debbie McGee, on a zipline, has to kick the items into the rucksacks behind the wall.

Broadcast details

Sunday 3rd February 2002
BBC Choice
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 28th January 2015 12:20am Gold
Friday 31st July 2015 12:20am Gold
Friday 31st July 2015 3:00am Gold
Tuesday 15th March 2016 12:45am Gold
Tuesday 15th March 2016 2:55am Gold
Thursday 2nd March 2017 2:15am Gold
Thursday 13th April 2017 2:20am Gold
Friday 30th November 2018 12:55am 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
David Dickinson Guest
Debbie McGee Guest
Bradley Walsh 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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