Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing Series 6 start date

Saturday 26th August 2023, 9:13pm

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing. Image shows left to right: Bob Mortimer, Paul Whitehouse

Gone Fishing returns next week, it has been announced.

The hit BBC Two series - mixing comedy chat, angling, cooking and stunning natural scenery - returns on Sunday 3rd September.

Having debuted in 2018, 2023's Series 6 will air at 9pm for six weeks, and is expected to be followed by a Christmas special.

A seventh series has already been ordered to air next year.

This year's episodes include overnight camping on the shores of a carp lake and a visit to the oldest pub in the UK, as the duo cast their lines in Wales, Shropshire, Wiltshire, the Scottish Borders, Driffield Beck in Yorkshire and Burgh Island off the Devon coast.

Episode 1 will see them in Mid-Wales, fishing for chub in the Irfon and Wye rivers. They also meet David Lyons, the founder of charity Tackling Minds, which helps people with depression, anxiety or who are recovering from addiction, to get out to rivers and lakes to fish.

Mortimer & Whitehouse - Gone Fishing

Two comedy greats talk life, friendship and the joys of fishing...

Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse have been friends for 30 years, but when life intervened, what was once a joyous and spontaneous friendship dwindled to the odd phone call or occasional catch up. Then, Glory Be! They were both diagnosed with heart disease and realised that time is short. They'd better spend it fishing...

So they dusted off their kits, chucked on their waders and ventured into the achingly beautiful British countryside to fish, rediscover the joys of their friendship and ruminate on some of life's most profound questions, such as: How did we get so old? Where are all the fish? What are your favourite pocket meats? What should we do if we find a corpse?

Following the success of the BBC's Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing series, this wonderful book by two lifelong friends is a love letter to the joys of angling, the thrill of the catch and the virtue of having a right daft laff with your mates. On the fish, the equipment, the food, and the locations, Gone Fishing is the perfect book for fans of Bob Mortimer, Paul Whitehouse and for anyone who wants to read a brilliantly written and endlessly funny joint memoir on life, friendship and joys of fishing.

First published: Thursday 30th May 2019

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  • Published: Thursday 28th May 2020
  • Publisher: Blink Publishing
  • Pages: 352
  • Catalogue: 9781788702942

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Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - The Big Boxset: Series 1-5

The first five series of the hit BBC series. The idea for the show started after Bob Mortimer had a triple heart bypass and Paul, who himself has had a number of stents put in, decided to help him get out of the house and take him fishing.

In each episode the pair head off to do a new location, mostly in the UK but increasingly abroad with Paul taking the role of teacher and Bob irritating him as much as possible, while also cooking up some heart-healthy meals and arranging the accommodation.

Whilst fishing is some glorious and relaxing locations the friends talk about everything, from their childhoods, to things they can't have anymore (cheese and biscuits mostly) as well as life and the effect their health scares have had on them. And then there are the bream, pike, roach, tench, salmon, grayling, rudd who all star across each series.

First released: Monday 7th November 2022

  • Distributor: Dazzler
  • Region: B
  • Discs: 7
  • Minutes: 1,020
  • Subtitles: English
  • Catalogue: DAZB1212

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  • Distributor: Dazzler
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 7
  • Minutes: 979
  • Subtitles: English
  • Catalogue: DAZD1212

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If you order from a UK store, please note that the UK is in Region 2 and B, respectively, for DVDs and Blu-rays - check your player's compatibility, or look for multi-region products if you are located in another region.

If you are in Australia or New Zealand (DVD Region 4), note that almost all DVDs distributed in the UK by the BBC and 2entertain are encoded for both Region 2 and Region 4. The UK and Australasia are in the same Blu-ray region (B).

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