Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing: Life, Death and the Thrill of the Catch by Bob MortimerTWO 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. Theyd 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 lifes 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 BBCs 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.
Gone Fishing by Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer - Audible Sessions
Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse cast off for second series of Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
Gone Fishing with Mortimer and Whitehouse is back for a second series — catch up with its stars in this funny and poignant interview. The series begins in August Sign up to receive our newsletter! Already have an account with us? Sign in to manage your newsletter preferences. By entering your details, you are agreeing to Countryfile. You can unsubscribe at any time.
1.Brown trout on the Usk
As the surprise BBC 2 hit returns for a second series, here's everything you need to know about the reality show that's about so much more than fishing. There are six episodes in this series. Lifelong friends and comedic royalty Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer were reunited by a common experience of heart disease, and after Paul invited Bob out fishing, the series was born.
Please refresh the page and retry. Which, some of the time, it is. As they tried to catch wild brown trout, the pair discussed their respective childhoods, reflecting on mortality, parental love, the wonders of nature and the fragility of life. Gags flew by about bears and Bruce Springsteen, cous-cous and prunes. The peaceful Brecon Beacons backdrop resembled a Constable painting.
But one beautiful filming location for series two, the River Usk in Wales, was particularly poignant for one of the comics at the helm of the BBC Two series. The star, who was born in Wales but grew up in London, continues: "That means a lot to me, that river. I did put some of my dad's ashes in the Usk. The premise is simple: viewers follow keen fisherman Whitehouse and his long-time pal Bob Mortimer as they cast their rods in a different spot each episode. This series sees them visit England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with each trip centred around one key species of fish. But it's as much about the chats they have, in their deckchairs on the riverbank, as it is what they catch.