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 5

Round 1 - True or False

The round includes questions about puddings and double egg yolks.

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

Round 2 - Clips

The sketches are Freddie Mercury about to be run over by a truck and a parody of Carry On Camping.

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

Round 3 - Car

The first question is the club singer question. Vic sings Space Oddity in the club style.

Ulrika wins tonight's star prize - a long, double-ended toothbrush. The second question is the picture question.

The third question is about peach halves.

The fourth question concerns a celebrity cemetery.

At the end of the round, Team A have 4 points and Team B have 5 points.

Round 4 - Quickfire

The round includes questions about dogs and absenteeism.

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


Using only his sense of smell, Michael Winner has to identify whether 5 boxes, respectively, have a dirty boy inside or not.

Broadcast details

Sunday 10th February 2002
BBC Choice
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 29th January 2015 12:25am Gold
Thursday 29th January 2015 2:30am Gold
Saturday 1st August 2015 12:20am Gold
Saturday 1st August 2015 3:00am Gold
Wednesday 16th March 2016 12:30am Gold
Wednesday 16th March 2016 3:30am Gold
Thursday 2nd March 2017 2:45am Gold
Thursday 13th April 2017 2:50am 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
Michael Winner Guest
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Guest
Nell McAndrew 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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