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.

Press clippings

Interview: Will Self

The author talks about, among other things, working on Shooting Stars, including talking about a sketch about Bob Mortimer wearing brown-face.

David E. J. A. Bennett, Capers Magazine, 31st August 2021

Vic Reeves on 25 years of Shooting Stars

"It's wrong, but I did like rubbing my legs at the ladies".

Tom Fordy, The Telegraph, 22nd September 2020

The best of Reeves & Mortimer

Our rundown of their finest moments.

Mark Gibbings-Jones, The Guardian, 27th November 2018

Top 5 Moments... Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars is without doubt the greatest panel show ever made, with it lasting for a healthy six series and spanning from 1993 to 2011. It remains a source of frustration for me that the programme was cancelled in 2011 as it definitely hadn't exhausted itself in any way. The best justification for this may very well be that the comedic style of Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer was a tad too strange for a new and evolving audience, though there is still a gap in my life ever since its cancellation. I have very fond memories of being only nine or ten years old and absolutely crying with laughter at the madness that is Shooting Stars, from its Dove From Above round to Vic's pub singing.

Becca Moody, Moody Comedy, 22nd October 2014

Will Self: Vic & Bob cut my best jokes

Will Self has claimed that Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer cut his best lines from hit BBC quiz show Shooting Stars.

George Oliver, Teesside Gazette, 6th October 2014

What went wrong with Shooting Stars?

As the show limped into its eighth series last August, Bob Mortimer believed that the show was relevant once again. So far, the key broadcasters have countered with a resounding 'Uvavu!'

Brian Donaldson, The Scotsman, 6th January 2012

Shooting Stars turned down by Sky

Sky TV bosses have turned down the chance to screen Shooting Stars after it was dumped by the BBC.

The Sun, 5th January 2012

BBC was right to axe Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars has been cancelled. Few people (other than those involved) are likely to seriously mourn its passing: the BBC already has too many panel shows and Shooting Stars was well past its best.

Chris Hallam, Chortle, 23rd November 2011

Save our Shooting Stars petition

Hundreds of readers have signed our petition to get Vic and Bob's show Shooting Stars back on BBC2.

The Sun, 18th November 2011

Axe for Shooting Stars is no joke

The Beeb's axing of Vic Reeves' and Bob Mortimer's bonkers TV gameshow has left fans stunned and angry.

The Sun, 17th November 2011

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