Moving on from Shooting Stars

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  • 16:34 on 17th Feb 2012
  • By Daniel J McLaughlin

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are moving on from the BBCs cancellation of surreal panel show Shooting Stars. How? By working on a new show similar to Shooting Stars. They are also embarking on a film project where we will see the pair create a comedy in a hotel.

Reeves has said that the BBCs decision to axe the 20 year old comedy panel show may be a blessing in disguise because it forces the pair to be more inventive in their work. He told The Sun that their new show would not be with the BBC:

I didn't think we were required at the BBC any more so that's why we decided to go elsewhere."

Shooting Stars is getting on for 20 years old so it was probably a good thing the BBC didn't want it anymore. We can go on to be more creative.


We are probably doing something that is similar but better. We have had a few ideas for names - one is Lucky Winners. I think that probably is the worst name for it ever but we like it.

Reeves also revealed to the tabloid that Dan Skinner better known as Angelos Epithemiou, the scorekeeper on Shooting Stars will be part of the new show, alongside some new talent you would have never heard of.


Reeves and Mortimer are also working on a comedy film set in a hotel. A comedy set in a hotel? Hasnt that been done before? The duo have promised that it will be a world away from the classic sitcom Fawlty Towers:

We're writing a film. It's probably going to be about a hotel and some people trying to make a hotel work.

Its going to be nothing like Fawlty Towers, it's going to be more like a Mike Leigh film.

If, by any chance, you missed Shooting Stars over the last twenty years, you can watch clips of the surreal show on the BBC page here


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