Preview: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Mortimer and Whitehouse
It was this big! The timeless duo catch something huge in this one-of-a-kind programme. Photo: BBC

A brand new series of the sleeper smash hit show starring Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer. The pair are old friends, and have decided to cast away their later years with a peaceful hobby: fishing. But this doesn’t mean they won’t get their lines crossed sometimes, with hilarious consequences.

In this episode, Paul and Bob travel to the picturesque River Usk in Wales, where Paul’s father first taught him to fish as a young child. Their quarry is the wild brown trout. They discuss their respective childhoods and reflect on their own family lives.

In their cosy cottage accommodation in the heart of the countryside they compare school photographs and Paul serenades Bob with his guitar.

Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing – Sunday at 8.30pm on BBC Two

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