Shooting Stars

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For the astronomical event, see shooting star.

Shooting Stars was a satirical and surreal comedy panel game broadcast on BBC television from 1995 until 2002, hosted by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. It features two teams of celebrities - usually two guests and a regular. The regular hosts included the television presenter Ulrika Jonsson, novelist and journalist Will Self, and comedians Mark Lamarr and Johnny Vegas. The comedian Matt Lucas played "George Dawes", who would play the drums and keep the score while wearing adult-sized baby clothing, and interjecting offbeat commentary.

Most of the rounds involved the guests having to answer questions (true and false, multiple-choice etc.), but other rounds required them to remember things from video clips, sing in the "Club Singer" round, and suffer humilating tasks or scenarios. The prize usually did not exceed £10-£20 ($20-$40).