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. 12 episodes (2 series), 2018 - 2019. Features Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer.

Another series is in development.
Series 2, Episode 1 is repeated on Friday 27th December at 6pm.

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing. Copyright: Owl Power.

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Following the success of the Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing BBC TV series, Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse have created a book that 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 read for fans of the duo and for anyone who wants to enjoy a brilliantly written and endlessly funny joint memoir on life, friendship and joys of fishing. Along the way they ask questions like: 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?

Mortimer & Whitehouse - Gone Fishing is available now in print, ebook and as an enhanced audio edition. The audiobook version contains lots of bonus material. Here's an exclusive extract from the off-piste audiobook edition in which we listen in to the comedy stars as they try and catch rainbow trout in Surrey:

Although the book is about just the two of them, here's a bonus video in which Mortimer & Whitehouse contemplate who they'd like to go fishing with - dead or alive - if they had a chance:


Mortimer & Whitehouse - Gone Fishing

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: Monday 3rd June 2019