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.

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Series 6, Episode 1

Christine Bleakley from The One Show, comic Paddy McGuinness, pop star DJ Ironik and a television newcomer, burger van owner Angelos Epithemiou, feature in tonight's opening episode.

Preview clips

Further details

Vic and Bob try to cheer up grumpy Jack Dee, while Vic tries to chat up Christine with a very special presentation and Bob finds out more about Ulrika's new boobs. Viewers can be sure of a visit from the Dove From Above and the much-awaited comeback of the catchphrase "uvavu".

Round 1 - True or False

The round includes questions about Jeremy Kyle and saliva.

At the end of the round, Team A have 1 point and Team B have 0 points.

Round 2 - Clips

The sketch is "You've Been Filmed".

At the end of the round, Team A have 1 point and Team B have 0 points.

Round 3 - The Dove From Above

The categories are Bye Bye, Box, Who and Apu.

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

Round 4 - Quickfire

The round includes questions about Van Morrison and sardines.

At the end of the round, Team A have won. George Dawes doesn't say the final scores of either team.

Challenge - Travelmaster 9000

Christine Bleakley is holding two plates and has a pork pie on her head. She has to keep these things steady while the time machine is on. The prize is a reggae CD.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 26th August 2009
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 29th August 2009 9:40pm BBC2
Saturday 26th December 2009 11:45pm BBC2
Wednesday 24th August 2011 10:20pm Dave
Thursday 25th August 2011 1:00am Dave
Tuesday 27th December 2011 10:40am Dave
Wednesday 28th December 2011 2:05am Dave
Sunday 1st April 2012 1:40pm Dave
Sunday 1st April 2012 7:40pm Dave
Sunday 22nd July 2012 9:40am Dave
Monday 24th September 2012 4:00pm Dave
Tuesday 25th September 2012 2:05am Dave
Friday 20th February 2015 12:20am Gold
Friday 20th February 2015 2:30am Gold
Friday 14th August 2015 12:20am Gold
Friday 14th August 2015 3:00am Gold
Thursday 7th April 2016 12:30am Gold
Thursday 7th April 2016 3:10am Gold
Thursday 9th March 2017 3:10am Gold
Tuesday 25th April 2017 2:30am Gold
Sunday 4th November 2018 2:35am Gold

Cast & crew

Vic Reeves Host / Presenter
Bob Mortimer Host / Presenter
Ulrika Jonsson Team Captain
Jack Dee Team Captain
Matt Lucas George Dawes
Dan Skinner Angelos Epithemiou
Nico Tatarowicz Announcer
Guest cast
Christine Bleakley Guest
Paddy McGuinness Guest
James Charters (as DJ Ironik) Guest
Writing team
Vic Reeves Writer
Bob Mortimer Writer
Production team
Ian Trill Director
Andy Delaney Location Director
Lisa Clark Producer
Katie Taylor Executive Producer
Charlie Phillips Editor
Jane Tomblin Production Designer
June Nevin Costume Designer
Lisa Cavalli-Green Make-up Designer
Martin Kempton Lighting Designer
Pete Baikie (as Peter Baikie) Composer
Dan McGrath Composer
Josh Phillips Composer


Behind the Scenes - Episode 6.1

A quick look behind the scenes of the first episode of the new series of Shooting Stars.

Featuring: Matt Lucas (George Dawes), Bob Mortimer, Vic Reeves, DJ Ironik & Paddy McGuinness.

Vic's Tattoo

Vic Reeves has got a rather disgusting tattoo of Christine Bleakley on his bum.

Featuring: Bob Mortimer, Vic Reeves & Christine Bleakley.

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