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. 19 episodes (3 series), 2018 - 2020. 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.

Gone Christmas Fishing

Gone Christmas Fishing follows Bob Mortimer as he returns to his childhood roots in Middlesbrough to fish and reminisce with his dear friend and angling mentor Paul Whitehouse.

Further details

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Christmas Fishing is an hour-long festive special which will follow Bob Mortimer as he returns to his childhood roots in Middlesbrough to fish the River Esk and Tees with his dear friend and angling mentor Paul Whitehouse.

As well as trying to catch the glorious Grayling, Bob is also going to try to ignite the joy of Christmas in Paul, who thinks the magic of the season has been long lost to commercialism.

Bob will help to cook a memorable turkey dinner with all the trimmings and host their office party for two, featuring a special guest appearance by a secret Santa who has a rather familiar face.

Together they will chat to fellow Middlesbrough lad, singer Chris Rea about his unique memories of yuletide... before he drives home for Christmas.

They stay in fishermen's cottages in the beautiful harbour village of Staithes and take to the North Sea to see what they can catch before moving further North to stay in a very magical place on the moors.

Will Paul finally begin to see the pleasure of Christmas through Bob's eyes? A big surprise at the end of the programme could guarantee it!

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 13th December 2020
Time
8:10pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Paul Whitehouse Host / Presenter
Bob Mortimer Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Chris Rea Self
David Henry Self
Tom Bennett Self
Ryan Hutton Self
Ashleigh Gray Self
Pippa Duffy Self
Jeff Nicholson Self
Samantha Seager Self
Production team
Rob Gill Director
Stephanie Fyfe Series Producer
Lisa Clark Executive Producer
Max Gogarty Executive Producer

Video

Bob Mortimer Gone Cooking: Corned beef hash

In the words of Bob: "This is the corned beef hash recipe I cooked for Paul on the banks of the River Esk. It didn't make it into the show so I've filmed it by a pond in Surrey."

Featuring: Bob Mortimer.

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