Mortimer & Whitehouse go Christmas Fishing

Bob Mortimer and Paul WhitehouseThe much-loved, critically acclaimed and award-winning, Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing has been commissioned for a fourth BBC Two series.

The most recent series, which finished in October, once again entertained the nation, bringing some much-needed cheer to BBC Two audiences. The series has consolidated at an average audience of 1.8m across the first five episodes to date (not including Sunday night’s final episode), with viewers delighted to watch Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse return to the riverbanks of the UK.

Now fans of the show will be treated to a Christmas special: Gone Christmas Fishing follows Bob Mortimer returning to his childhood roots in Middlesbrough where he will 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 lost to commercialism.

Bob will host their office party for two, help cook a memorable Christmas dinner and together they will chat to fellow Middlesbrough lad Chris Rea.

They also meet Laurie, from a national charity organisation, who tells us how we can all look out for lonely people over the holidays.

Will Paul finally see the magic of Christmas through Bob’s eyes? A very big surprise at the end of the programme could guarantee it!

The programme airs on Sunday, 13 December at 8:10PM on BBC Two.

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