Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing returns

ExclusiveWednesday 11th May 2022, 10:50am by Jay Richardson

  • Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse are returning to the UK's riverbanks for their hit BBC Two show
  • Filming for a new series will resume after the pair's live tour this week
  • The show was nominated for a BAFTA on Sunday but missed out for the fourth time
Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing. Image shows from L to R: Paul Whitehouse, Bob Mortimer. Copyright: Owl Power

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing is returning, British Comedy Guide can exclusively reveal.

Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse are appearing in Southampton tonight on the first night of their live, six show mini-tour, An Evening With Mortimer & Whitehouse, before resuming filming on an undisclosed number of episodes of the popular BBC Two angling series.

Pre-production began last month, and it is believed that both a Christmas special and full fifth series have been commissioned.

Locations for the new episodes currently remain under wraps, with the show having grown its audience from an average of 1.96 million over the course of the third series in 2020, to 2.31 million for the fourth last year.

It was nominated in the best features category of the BAFTAs on Sunday night but lost to Big Zuu's Big Eats, missing out for a fourth time at the awards.

Made by Mortimer and Whitehouse's production company, Owl Power, the series follows the comics, who have been friends since the 1980s and both undergone major heart surgery in recent years, navigating the nation's riverbanks whilst discussing life, comedy, and indulging in 'heart-healthy' foods.

Whitehouse, an enthusiastic and experienced angler, tutors Mortimer, a keen but novice fisherman, on the art of the catch - with frequently mixed results - as they take in the beautiful countryside scenery, cook and savour the slower pace of life that angling affords them. A tie-in book for the series, Mortimer & Whitehouse - Gone Fishing: Life, Death And The Thrill Of The Catch, was published by Blink Publishing in 2019.

Series 4 of the show is currently being repeated on BBC Two and all episodes are available on iPlayer.

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

Not in the UK?

Fear not! Many items can still be ordered. Amazon in the UK delivers to many international territories, whilst their Australia, USA and Canada stores also supply many equivalent or imported items.

If you are in the North America, look out for US/Canadian flag icons on popular product listings for direct links.

If you order from a UK store, please note that the UK is in Region 2 and B, respectively, for DVDs and Blu-rays - check your player's compatibility, or look for multi-region products if you are located in another region.

If you are in Australia or New Zealand (DVD Region 4), note that almost all DVDs distributed in the UK by the BBC and 2entertain are encoded for both Region 2 and Region 4. The UK and Australasia are in the same Blu-ray region (B).

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - The Complete First Series

After life-changing heart surgeries, comedians and lifelong friends Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse embark on a relaxing yet epic journey around Britain, eating great food and attempting to catch some of the nation's iconic fish.

First released: Monday 27th May 2019

Not in the UK?

Fear not! Many items can still be ordered. Amazon in the UK delivers to many international territories, whilst their Australia, USA and Canada stores also supply many equivalent or imported items.

If you are in the North America, look out for US/Canadian flag icons on popular product listings for direct links.

If you order from a UK store, please note that the UK is in Region 2 and B, respectively, for DVDs and Blu-rays - check your player's compatibility, or look for multi-region products if you are located in another region.

If you are in Australia or New Zealand (DVD Region 4), note that almost all DVDs distributed in the UK by the BBC and 2entertain are encoded for both Region 2 and Region 4. The UK and Australasia are in the same Blu-ray region (B).

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - The Complete Second Series

We follow Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse once again as they fish side by side in some of the most stunningly beautiful locations in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Across six episodes, cameras will look-on as they dissect life & death against a backdrop of some of the prettiest places in the British countryside. Bob is still a keen apprentice and eager to learn how to catch fish while experienced angler Paul once again has his patience tested as he tries to teach Bob the rules of the river.

First released: Monday 7th October 2019

  • Distributor: Dazzler
  • Region: B
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 180
  • Subtitles: English

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  • Distributor: Dazzler
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 180
  • Subtitles: English

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If you are in the North America, look out for US/Canadian flag icons on popular product listings for direct links.

If you order from a UK store, please note that the UK is in Region 2 and B, respectively, for DVDs and Blu-rays - check your player's compatibility, or look for multi-region products if you are located in another region.

If you are in Australia or New Zealand (DVD Region 4), note that almost all DVDs distributed in the UK by the BBC and 2entertain are encoded for both Region 2 and Region 4. The UK and Australasia are in the same Blu-ray region (B).

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - The Complete Third Series

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing Series 3 sees long-term friends and comedic royalty, Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse, return to the riverbanks.

Across six episodes, this new series takes Bob & Paul to Scotland, Lea, Norfolk, Test, Somerford Lakes and Wye.

First released: Monday 2nd November 2020

  • Distributor: Dazzler
  • Region: B
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 180
  • Subtitles: English

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  • Distributor: Dazzler
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 2
  • Minutes: 180
  • Subtitles: English

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If you are in the North America, look out for US/Canadian flag icons on popular product listings for direct links.

If you order from a UK store, please note that the UK is in Region 2 and B, respectively, for DVDs and Blu-rays - check your player's compatibility, or look for multi-region products if you are located in another region.

If you are in Australia or New Zealand (DVD Region 4), note that almost all DVDs distributed in the UK by the BBC and 2entertain are encoded for both Region 2 and Region 4. The UK and Australasia are in the same Blu-ray region (B).

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - The Complete Fourth Series

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing Series 4 sees lifelong friends and comedic royalty, Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse return to the riverbanks.

Features six episodes and the fabled 2020 Christmas special featuring Chris Rea.

First released: Monday 1st November 2021

  • Distributor: Dazzler
  • Region: B
  • Discs: 1
  • Minutes: 240
  • Subtitles: English

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  • Distributor: Dazzler
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 2
  • Minutes: 240
  • Subtitles: English

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Not in the UK?

Fear not! Many items can still be ordered. Amazon in the UK delivers to many international territories, whilst their Australia, USA and Canada stores also supply many equivalent or imported items.

If you are in the North America, look out for US/Canadian flag icons on popular product listings for direct links.

If you order from a UK store, please note that the UK is in Region 2 and B, respectively, for DVDs and Blu-rays - check your player's compatibility, or look for multi-region products if you are located in another region.

If you are in Australia or New Zealand (DVD Region 4), note that almost all DVDs distributed in the UK by the BBC and 2entertain are encoded for both Region 2 and Region 4. The UK and Australasia are in the same Blu-ray region (B).

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