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Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing. Image shows from L to R: Bob Mortimer, Paul Whitehouse. Copyright: Owl Power.

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Comedy series observing Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer fishing together

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jsg

  • Monday 14th December 2020, 5:08pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 465 posts

I love the way Bob tells stories.

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Definitely Tarby

  • Monday 8th February 2021, 11:00pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 2,223 posts

Just ordered series 1 and should get it by Friday ready for a binge watch Saturday. Hopefully there's a blanket of snow outside and I can get some supplies in and do all six in one go. I've only seen odd episodes from all the series so will be buying the others as well.

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Definitely Tarby

  • Thursday 11th March 2021, 12:53am [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 2,223 posts

Finally watched all of series one last night with headphones on so I could hear every sound and it's such an enjoyable experience seeing two British comedy legends hanging out. I like how it feels like a lot of the music is composed on demand by freelance musicians working for the BBC to fit the tone of each episode rather than using library music. At least I hope.

Seeing all the drone work and how they combine the background sounds with them talking makes me wish I had done audio/visual editing at college so I could do jobs like that. As a kid I used to read all the names of people on end credits of sitcoms wondering what they did. Gaffer, Best Boy, Dolly Grip, Boom Operator etc. I used to want to grow up to be a Vision Mixer even though I didn't have a clue what it was. It just sounded like an interesting job and what I like about Gone Fishing is that it makes me reminisce about things like that. It's rejuvenating viewing and it seems 100% genuine with them catching fish but even if that part was set up I wouldn't care. Like the Sea Bass episode. I have no reason to believe anything like that is set up but I used to believe The Trip was a real documentary. If the catches are set up I don't care because it's worth it for Bob's excitable reactions to the chance of reeling one in.

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Sitcomfan64

  • Monday 30th August 2021, 8:47am
  • England
  • 878 posts

A joy to have this back. Bob's giggle is life enhancing (though the bit where he fell on the rock, hurt his arm and shrieked I was genuinely worried!).

I hope this series runs and runs.

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Aaron

  • Tuesday 31st August 2021, 11:26am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,905 posts

And away.

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fasty

  • Wednesday 8th September 2021, 11:45am [Edited]
  • Derbys, England
  • 369 posts

This passed me by completely, probably due to the 'Gone Fishing' bit. I went down the local cut twice with my Grandad in the late 50s - didn't catch anything and left him to it.

But a nudge from one of my lads t'other night put me onto iPlayer and now all the episodes are on a stick and being binged. As he said the fishing bit is background, it's just like when one of your mates pops round for a cuppa and you just talk happy shite for half an hour.

Lovely stuff.

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beaky

  • Wednesday 8th September 2021, 2:42pm
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
  • 2,884 posts

I watched the latest episode and I swear they caught the same fish three times.

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tenbeersbold

  • Wednesday 8th September 2021, 4:27pm
  • Germany
  • 44 posts
Quote: beaky @ 8th September 2021, 2:42 PM

I watched the latest episode and I swear they caught the same fish three times.

Exactly what I thought! Probably was,that pond probably never gets fished so the lazy fish just keeps coming back.

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paulted

  • Wednesday 8th September 2021, 6:26pm
  • 127 Inkerman Terrace, Newcastle, England
  • 693 posts
Quote: beaky @ 8th September 2021, 2:42 PM

I watched the latest episode and I swear they caught the same fish three times.

Bloody repeats!

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jsg

  • Monday 13th September 2021, 10:05am
  • United Kingdom
  • 465 posts

The funniest thing on at the moment. Bob Mortimer lightly messing around is consistently great. Wonderful turns of phrase.

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paulted

  • Monday 13th September 2021, 8:45pm
  • 127 Inkerman Terrace, Newcastle, England
  • 693 posts

Bob Mortimer's personality is similar the childlike quality of Eric Morecambe, messing about, with no hint of cruelty or offense. Great fun.