Third series for Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Thursday 7th November 2019, 4:15pm

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

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing is to return for a third series.

The BBC Two programme will run for another six episodes in 2020, seeing comedians Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse fishing and admiring some of the UK's most beautiful countryside.

Featuring the comedians and friends engaging in the art of angling, cooking, and exploring locations across Britain, a second series broadcast at the end of the Summer reached a consolidated audience of 2.2 million viewers. The series exists against the backdrop of the pair both having had major heart surgery in recent years.

The format will continue to centre each episode on catching a key species of fish, with Paul using his extensive knowledge of fishing to guide amateur angler Bob, and with Bob hunting out places to stay and creating heart-healthy menus through-out their travels.

Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two says: "When Paul and Bob first came to see us three years ago with the idea of making a series about fishing, we couldn't have imagined their daft idea would become one of the most loved shows on TV. Brimming with friendship, care, beauty, escape and a bit of fishing, it's a show we are so proud of on BBC Two."

Executive producer Lisa Clark adds: "With Bob and Paul we capture something very special. Genuine, authentic conversation. Much has been said about the magic of the series and all I can add is that making the series is unlike any other programme I've worked on. Bob and Paul are a sheer joy to work with and I'm delighted we're returning to eavesdrop on their riverbank conversations in some of the most beautiful locations in the British countryside."

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