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Star Stories is a British television comedy programme that takes a satirical look at celebrities and their lives. It was first shown on Channel 4 on September 15, 2006.

Star Stories is made by Objective Productions commissioned for Channel 4 by Shane Allen and Andrew Newman with Lee Hupfield producing, Elliot Hegarty directing and Phil Clarke and Andew O'Connor as executive producers.

The Sun has reported that Channel 4 has axed Star Stories to free up cash to invest in other shows.

Cast



Guest Starring:

Narration was commonly by Simon Greenall. However the second and third episodes of the third series were narrated by Dolly Wells and Kevin Bishop in the guise of the lead characters Heather Mills and Peter Andre respectively.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2006 British Comedy Awards Best New Comedy Star Stories Won
Best Newcomer Kevin Bishop Nominated
2008 BAFTA TV Award Best Comedy Programme Lee Hupfield, Elliot Hegarty, Kevin Bishop, Philip Clarke Nominated


Viewing figures

  • Episode one: 3 million (14%)
  • Episode two: 2.6 million (11%)
  • Episode three: 2.9 million (13%)
  • Episode four: 3.1 million (14%)
    • Average: 2.8 million (13%)


The show's second series attracted over 2 million viewers.

Episodes

Series One

  1. David & Victoria - 'Our Story'
  2. George Michael - 'Watch Without Prejudice vol.1'
  3. Catherine Zeta-Jones - 'Her Quest To Prove Herself... And Also Find Love'
  4. Guy Ritchie - 'The Wife's Life'
  5. Sadie Frost - 'My Side Of The Story'
  6. Jennifer Aniston - 'The One Where Jen's Husband Dumps Her For A Total Bitch'


Series Two

  1. Take That - 'Gary Barlow Productions Presents: Take That - Why Our Success was nothing to do with Robbie Williams'
  2. Tom Cruise - The Church of Scientology Presents: 'Being Tom Cruise - How Scientology isn't In Any Way Mental'
  3. Simon Cowell - SyCo Productions Presents: 'Simon Cowell - My Honesty, My Genius'
  4. Britney Spears - The State of Louisianamarker Presents: 'The Ballad of Britney Jean'


Series Three

  1. Elton John - David Furnish Presents Elton John 'The Patron Saint of Celebrities'
  2. Heather Mills - Heather Mills Presents Mills and McCartney 'Why Paul is a total bastard'
  3. Peter Andre and Jordan - Peter Andre Presents Me and Katie 'How the moneymoon never ends'
  4. Kate Moss - Top Shop Presents Kate Moss 'My rise, fall, rise, fall again and then rise'
  5. Bono - Bono Presents Christ 2 'My story'


DVD releases

In the UK a DVD containing all six episodes from Series One, an on-set diary, out-takes, music videos, deleted scenes and rehearsals was released on 30 July 2007. The second series was released on DVD on 17 November 2008. On the same day a boxset was also released containing both series. A DVD with all five episodes from Series 3 was released on 27 July 2009.

Overseas

In the United Statesmarker, Star Stories began airing on BBC America on 15 August 2008.

In Australia it is shown on ABC1 and repeated on ABC2.

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