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Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing | Series 5 Preview (BBC Two)

The much loved, critically acclaimed and award-winning Mortimer And Whitehouse: Gone Fishing  returns to BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.

The popular series, produced by Owl Power, continues to delight audiences, and the further six episodes will see Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse enjoy capers and countryside as they return to fish more rivers, lakes and canals across the UK.

Executive Produced by Lisa Clark and directed by Rob Gill, the next series of six half-hour episodes explore more of the UK’s beautiful countryside to seek out the finest fishing spots.

Bob and Paul start the series by fishing the beautiful river Exe in Devon, looking for Grilse, also known as the ‘summer silver’. After a day of limited success, they enjoy a game of cricket before having a go at some shore fishing at Bossington Beach in Somerset.

BBC Commissioning Editor Max Gogarty says: “Paul and Bob have a unique ability to create a half hour of televisual perfection, transporting us to a place with them on the side of a riverbank where all is calm and joyful. We are delighted to have a further six episodes coming later this year to BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.”

Lisa Clark says: “The love for the show continues to grow and Bob and Paul are thrilled to be back filming - with of course the new star of the show, terrier Ted. He cannot wait to join them once again to explore all the new sights and smells on offer.”

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

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, a 6x30’ for BBC Two and BBC iPlayer, is made by Owl Power.


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