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Fans are "bereft" at the end of Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Series three of the hit BBC Two fishing show has ended. Will it return for a fourth?

Mortimer and Whitehouse
Published: Sunday, 27th September 2020 at 8:40 pm

After another whimsical, philosophical, humorous season of Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, fans of the BBC Two fishing show are already anguished about its departure.


The gentle half-hour about two old mates – comedians Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse – irritating and amusing each other as they traverse the country's waterways has become the unlikeliest of essential weekly watches since it premiered in 2018.

Viewers took to social media to express their sorrow that the show had finished season three, with an episode of the duo fishing for chub on the Lower Wye river in Herefordshire.

The producers and crew came in for special mention.

Not least the drone camera operator, who got to capture the amazing aerial views of the British countryside.

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing had become even more important in these days of social distancing. It was "the hug we are all missing".

As both Mortimer and Whitehouse have suffered serious heart problems, the "old fellas" chatted to a special guest, Dr Anand Patel from the Centre for Men's Health, about the importance of sharing problems, a discussion that hit home for many.

It was a conversation that "could save lives".

Earlier, Bob had caused a flurry of mild discontent when he said he was "indifferent" to David Bowie, a musician loved by Paul and many in the watching audience, it seems.

"Don't do this to me Bob."

Bob's river-craft was exceptional in the finale, although possibly not something anyone should try to recreate.

Too late!

Will there be a season four of Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing? Find out everything we know about the show's future.


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