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

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

  • TV factual
  • BBC Two
  • 2018 - 2021
  • 26 episodes (4 series)

Comedy series observing Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer fishing together.

  1. 17th January via British Comedy Guide: Comedy.co.uk Awards 2021 shortlist
Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing. Image shows from L to R: Bob Mortimer, Paul Whitehouse. Copyright: Owl Power

Key details

Genre
Factual
Broadcast
2018 - 2021
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
26 (4 series)
Features
Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer
Directors
Leo McCrea, Will Yapp and Rob Gill
Producers
Nicky Waltham, Stephanie Fyfe, Luke Holland, Lisa Clark, David Brindley and Max Gogarty
Companies

Paul Whitehouse is an experienced fisherman; Bob Mortimer is a complete novice. Their friendship stretches back for decades, but they've recently reconnected after both suffering very serious heart problems and each staring death in the face.

Paul has suggested to Bob that he take up fishing to help recover from his triple heart bypass. Now, these two much loved comedians tour the country to fish side by side in some of the most picturesque landscapes the UK has to offer.

Across the half-hour episodes they dissect life, death and comedy. Paul is in charge of the fishing while Bob is in charge of the accommodation and cooking heart-healthy food. From recipes, regrets, relationships and rituals; to childhood, comedy and the countryside, the pair discuss everything alongside the ever-present shadows of showbiz and mortality.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Christmas Fishing
  • Paul And Bob Go Fishing (Working title)
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 20th June 2018 at 10pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats

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