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

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

BBC Two factual with Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2018. Features Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer.

Another series is in development.

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

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Comedy series starring Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer

Genre
Factual
Broadcast
2018
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Features
Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer
Director
Leo McCrea
Producers
Nicky Waltham and Stephanie Fyfe

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.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Paul And Bob Go Fishing (Working title)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 20th June 2018 on BBC Two at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 25th July 2018 on BBC Two at 10pm
Last repeat
Thursday 11th April 2019 at 7:30pm

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