List of Shooting Stars Episodes

This is a list of episodes for the BBC2 game show Shooting Stars hosted by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.

The two teams are referred to as Team A and Team B, with the exception of the pilot episode (where they were referred to as the Starbirds and the Helicopters). Mark Lamarr was team A's captain for the first three series, after which Will Self took over. From the 2008 Anniversary Special, comedian Jack Dee became captain of team A.

Ulrika Jonsson has been team B's captain for the programme's entire run, with the exceptions of the pilot episode (in which Jonsson appeared as a guest) and the 2002 summer special, where Sara Cox assumed the captaincy due to illness, Jonsson did appear in a pre-recorded sketch used in the special.

In series 4 and 5 Johnny Vegas was a permanent panelist on team B, and Angelos Epithemiou (played by comedian Dan Skinner), appeared in the same capacity in series 6 before replacing George Dawes (played by Matt Lucas) as scorekeeper thereafter.

Table of contents:

Pilot | Series 1 | Series 2 | Series 3 | Series 4 | Series 5 | Series 6 | Series 7 | Series 8

Episode list

As of 12 September 2011, 72 episodes of the show have been broadcast, not including the exclusive-to-video episode.

The coloured backgrounds denote the result of each of the shows:

     – indicates Starbirds/Team A won.
     – indicates Helicopters/Team B won.
     – indicates the game ended in a draw


Episode First broadcast Jonathan Ross' team Danny Baker's team
Pilot 27 December 1993 Martin Clunes and Wendy Richard Noddy Holder and Ulrika Jonsson

Series 1

Episode First broadcast Mark's team Ulrika's team
1x01 22 September 1995 Martine McCutcheon and Peter Stringfellow Caryn Franklin and Rowland Rivron
1x02 29 September 1995 Jarvis Cocker and Carol Vorderman Martin Clunes and Noah Huntley
1x03 6 October 1995 John Peel and Jonathan Ross John Craven and Chris Evans
1x04 13 October 1995 Leslie Ash and Syd Little Eddie Large and Bill Oddie
1x05 20 October 1995 Kathy Lloyd and Norman Pace Gareth Hale and Patsy Palmer
1x06 27 October 1995 Caroline Aherne and Shane Richie Danny Baker and Simon Bates
1x07 3 November 1995 Annabel Giles and Muriel Gray David Baddiel and Paul Shane
1x08 10 November 1995 Samantha Janus and Richie Wermerling Noddy Holder and Chris Rea
1x09 29 December 1995 [fn 1] Anna Friel and Clive Mantle Neil Morrissey and Alvin Stardust

Series 2

Episode First broadcast Mark's team Ulrika's team
2x01 27 September 1996 Samantha Beckinsale and Tommy Cannon Bobby Ball and Richard E. Grant
2x02 4 October 1996 Alice Beer and Robbie Williams Gordon Burns and Dermot Morgan
2x03 11 October 1996 Jo Brand and Carol Smillie Russell Grant and Gary Rhodes
2x04 18 October 1996 Sara Cox and Stephen Fry Eric Bristow and Wolf
2x05 25 October 1996 Jo Guest and Lynne Perrie Philippa Forrester and Sarah Greene
2x06 1 November 1996 Darcus Howe and Rose-Marie Richard Whiteley and Gabrielle
2x07 8 November 1996 Belinda Carlisle and Dennis Pennis Tim Brooke-Taylor and Reg Presley
2x08 15 November 1996 Sonya Aurora Madan and Tamara Beckwith Gareth Jones and Richard Wilson
2x09 22 November 1996 Anneka Rice and Dave Lee Travis Ardal O'Hanlon and Carol Vorderman
2x10 29 November 1996 Donna Air and Griff Rhys Jones Morwenna Banks and Stephen Tompkinson
2x11 6 December 1996 Vanessa Feltz and Mark Williams Fred Talbot and Louise Wener
2x12 13 December 1996 Eric Hall and Dervla Kirwan Zoë Ball and Roy Walker
2x13 20 December 1996 Clare Grogan and Sarah White Frank Bough and John Thomson
2x14 27 December 1996 [fn 1] Ewen Bremner and Emma Forbes Jarvis Cocker and Ian Kelsey
Shooting Stars: Unviewed and Nude
VHS sp. 4 November 1996 Julia Carling and Robbie Williams Martin Clunes and Les Dennis

Series 3

Episode First broadcast Mark's team Ulrika's team
3x01 26 September 1997 Tania Bryer and Leo Sayer Mariella Frostrup and Antony Worrall Thompson
3x02 3 October 1997 Daniela Denby-Ashe and Janet Street-Porter Rolf Harris and Tony Mortimer
3x03 10 October 1997 Glenn Hugill and Carol Vorderman Eddie Izzard and Melanie Sykes
3x04 17 October 1997 Sid Owen and Tara Palmer-Tomkinson Stephen Fry and Kate Robbins
3x05 24 October 1997 Robbie Coltrane and Denise van Outen Sue Cook and David Hamilton
3x06 31 October 1997 Adam Ant and Melinda Messenger Fern Britton and Wayne Hemingway
3x07 7 November 1997 Mark Homer and Lisa Stansfield David Emanuel and Judith Hann
3x08 22 December 1997 [fn 1] Melvyn Hayes and Louise Nurding Lorraine Kelly and Mark Owen

Series 4

Episode First broadcast Will's team Ulrika and Johnny's team
4x01 13 January 2002 Simon Day and Jordan Goldie
4x02 20 January 2002 Gail Hipgrave and Paul Whitehouse Larry Hagman
4x03 27 January 2002 Keith Duffy and Jasmine Lowson Paul Daniels
4x04 3 February 2002 Bradley Walsh and Debbie McGee David Dickinson
4x05 10 February 2002 Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Nell McAndrew Michael Winner
4x06 17 February 2002 Nicky Clarke and Tania Strecker Quentin Willson
4x07 24 February 2002 Craig Cash and Lisa Rogers Chris Greener
4x08 3 March 2002 Geoff Capes and Patsy Kensit Damon Hill

Summer special

Episode First broadcast Will's team Sara Cox & Johnny's team
Sp. 10 June 2002 Liz Smith and Lisa Snowdon Neil Hamilton

Series 5

Episode First broadcast Will's team Ulrika and Johnny's team
5x01 13 October 2002 Amanda Donohoe and Jeremy Edwards Curtis Stigers
5x02 20 October 2002 Cat Deeley and Magnus Magnusson Vernon Kay
5x03 27 October 2002 Clement Freud and Myleene Klass Claire Goose
5x04 3 November 2002 Lucy Benjamin and Jessica Taylor Jo Whiley
5x05 10 November 2002 Eddy Grant and Victoria Silvstedt Sabrina Washington
5x06 17 November 2002 Tess Daly and Stuart Hall Nick Moran
5x07 24 November 2002 Zoë Ball and Valerie Singleton Norman Cook
5x08 1 December 2002 Alex Sibley and Penny Smith Les Dennis
5x09 8 December 2002 Mo Mowlam and Miranda Richardson Dr. Chris Steele
5x10 15 December 2002 Lisa Barbuscia and Frankie Fraser Barry McGuigan
5x11 22 December 2002 [fn 1] Robin Gibb and Anthea Turner Hugh Laurie

Anniversary Specials

Episode First broadcast Details
Sp. 30 December 2008 The Inside Story A nominally 'behind the scenes' special which included clips from the previous series, interviews with previous guests and also appearances by Vic and Bob characters from their non-Shooting Stars series.
Episode First broadcast Jack's team Ulrika's team
Sp. 30 December 2008 Kate Garraway and Dizzee Rascal Peter Jones and Christine Walkden

Series 6

Episode First broadcast Jack's team Ulrika and Angelos' team
6x01 26 August 2009 Christine Bleakley and DJ Ironik Paddy McGuinness
6x02 2 September 2009 Liz McClarnon and Ricky Wilson Gregg Wallace
6x03 9 September 2009 Julia Bradbury and Martin Freeman Paddy Considine
6x04 16 September 2009 Lee Mack and Kim Woodburn Dave Myers
6x05 23 September 2009 Mutya Buena and Lenny Henry Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen
6x06 30 September 2009 Noel Fielding and Zöe Salmon Tony Blackburn

Series 7

Episode First broadcast Jack's team Ulrika's team
7x01 13 July 2010 Linda Henry and Example Camilla Dallerup and Simon King
7x02 20 July 2010 Trisha Goddard and Kimberly Wyatt David Gest and Ben Miller
7x03 27 July 2010 Tulisa Contostavlos and John Simpson Brendan Cole and Chris Kamara
7x04 3 August 2010 Cheryl Fergison and Dominic Littlewood Jean Christophe Novelli and Luke Pasqualino
7x05 10 August 2010 Alex Reid and Penny Smith Mathew Horne and Tim Lovejoy
7x06 17 August 2010 Paloma Faith and Louie Spence James Buckley and James May
7x07 30 December 2010 [fn 1] Thandie Newton and Ronnie Wood Joanna Page and Ricky Tomlinson

Series 8

Episode First broadcast Jack's team Ulrika's team
8x01 8 August 2011 Graeme Hawley and Brigitte Nielsen James Martin and Ross Noble
8x02 15 August 2011 Tess Daly and Chris Packham Mark Benton and Alexa Chung
8x03 22 August 2011 Gabby Logan and Jake Wood Jimmy Anderson and Matt Berry [fn 2]
8x04 29 August 2011 John Humphrys and Lisa Snowdon Scott Mills and Peter Serafinowicz [fn 3]
8x05 5 September 2011 Ronni Ancona and Sam Faiers Ashley Banjo and Chris Tarrant
8x06 12 September 2011 Tamzin Outhwaite and Mani Micky Flanagan and Charlie Higson



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