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Paul Whitehouse warns of 'big problem' for rivers

Paul Whitehouse has issued a rallying call to protect Britain's rivers as he warned there is going to be a "big problem" in the next decade because of water extraction.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, 7th October 2019

The Personal History of David Copperfield review

The London film festival opened with Armando Iannucci's larger-than-life adaptation of the Dickens crowdpleaser, starring Dev Patel as Copperfield.

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 2nd October 2019

Jumpers for goalposts: 'The Fast Show' at 25

"And then, the BBC2 sketch series The Fast Show turned 25, giving a whole generation of comedy lovers a chance to reflect on the enormous impact the series, and its cast, have had on British culture ever since. Which was nice."

Paul Holmes, We Are Cult, 28th September 2019

To bring a cackling close to another collection of angling adventures, the comedians head to the Yorkshire Dales on a quest to lure "the lady of the stream" - the increasingly scarce grayling - from the shallows of the River Ure. Topics include "angling Subbuteo", plus we meet a surprise guest.

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 6th September 2019

Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing review

Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse make a splash with this effortlessly funny, profoundly life-affirming meditation on friendship, leisure and mortality.

Jack Seale, The Guardian, 23rd August 2019

Installed on the banks of the Upper Tamar lake on the Cornwall-Devon border, the two chums josh joyfully as they await a bite from "Percy perch". Later comes a day of sea angling that yields a monster of the deep so magnificent it sends Bob's heart rate monitor through the roof. Endlessly funny.

Mike Bradley, The Guardian, 23rd August 2019

Review - Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

There is a relaxing element to the series and shots of the countryside are undoubtedly beautiful, but that's not what I come to a show like this for. As much as I love these two men the gag rate just isn't high enough, and as I have absolutely no interest in fishing that side of proceedings doesn't work either, even on the rare occasion that they catch one of the bloody things. It's a real shame as there have been times that this series has been a delight, but due to the far too many banal moments it's something I can't really recommend, and I doubt I'll watch another episode after this.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 17th August 2019

The pair pitch up at the wild lakes of Essex, armed with hi-tech fishing equipment ("Old men with modern methods: a lethal combination"). Bob shows Paul how to make perfect scrambled eggs and they visit a beauty clinic, amid much meditation on ageing.

Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 9th August 2019