Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing gets a third series | Bob and Paul will return to the riverbank

Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing gets a third series

Bob and Paul will return to the riverbank

The BBC has ordered a third series of Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing.

Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse are to make six more episodes for BBC Two after the second series, which aired over the summer, attracted  consolidated audiences of 2.2 million

BBC Two controller Patrick Holland, who commissioned the series, said: ‘When Paul and Bob first came to see us three years ago with the idea of making a series about fishing, we couldn’t have imagined their daft idea would become one of the most loved shows on TV.  

‘Brimming with friendship, care, beauty, escape and a bit of fishing, it’s a show we are so proud of’

Executive producer Lisa Clark, added: ‘With Bob and Paul we capture something very special. Genuine, authentic conversation. 

‘Much has been said about the magic of the series and all I can add is that making it is unlike any other programme I’ve worked on. 

‘Bob and Paul are a sheer joy to work with and I’m delighted we’re returning to eavesdrop on their riverbank conversations in some of the most beautiful locations in the British countryside.’

The show is made by the comedians’ production company Owl Power, and the pair also released a short video showing their excitement at the new series:

Published: 7 Nov 2019

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