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 5

On captain Jack Dee's team tonight is comic Lenny Henry and singer-songwriter Mutya Buena, while Ulrika is joined by designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and the not-so-famous regular guest Angelos Epithemiou.

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Further details

This week, George attempts to fly around the studio; Vic makes a special effort to take Mutya out on a date in his car; and Lenny Henry struggles to keep a straight face. Mutya is the lucky contestant to be chosen to take on the final challenge involving the input of some exotic live animals. Will she win the special prize on offer or go home empty-handed?

Round 1 - True or False

The round includes questions about Joan Collins and Jodie Marsh.

At the end of the round, Team A have 0 points and Team B have 3 points.

Round 2 - The Dove From Above

The categories are Trunk, Ring, £3@;<>40Plums and Flight.

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

Round 3 - Quickfire

The round includes questions about Noel Edmonds and Danny Glover.

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

Challenge - Whose Face Is It Anyway

Mutya Buena has to put her hand through a cork board and identify the animals she's touching. The prize involves a lovely view of the seaside.


Episodes 5 and 6 of this series were repeated on BBC HD the other way round.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 23rd September 2009
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 27th September 2009 10:45pm BBC2
Wednesday 31st August 2011 10:20pm Dave
Thursday 1st September 2011 1:00am Dave
Tuesday 25th October 2011 12:00am Dave
Thursday 27th October 2011 1:45am Dave
Monday 28th November 2011 7:20pm Dave
Monday 28th November 2011 10:20pm Dave
Sunday 5th August 2012 10:40am Dave
Tuesday 3rd March 2015 12:20am Gold
Tuesday 3rd March 2015 2:30am Gold
Tuesday 18th August 2015 12:20am Gold
Tuesday 18th August 2015 3:00am Gold
Thursday 14th April 2016 12:30am Gold
Thursday 14th April 2016 3:40am Gold
Tuesday 14th March 2017 3:10am Gold
Thursday 27th April 2017 2:20am Gold
Tuesday 13th November 2018 3:00am 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
Mutya Buena Guest
Lenny Henry Guest
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Guest
Writing team
Vic Reeves Writer
Bob Mortimer Writer
Production team
Ian Trill Director
Ben Wheatley 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
Pete Baikie (as Peter Baikie) Composer
Dan McGrath Composer
Josh Phillips Composer
Martin Kisner Lighting Designer


Whose Face is it Anyway?

The final challenge.

Featuring: Matt Lucas (George Dawes), Dan Skinner (Angelos Epithemiou), Ulrika Jonsson, Jack Dee, Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, Zoe Salmon, Tony Blackburn & Noel Fielding.

Pump Up the Head

Bob's head gets inflated.

Featuring: Bob Mortimer & Vic Reeves.

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