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Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing: Episode 4 (S4EP4 BBC Two Sun 19 Sep 2021)

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It’s the start of the coarse fishing season, and to celebrate Paul and Bob are in the Norfolk Broads to fish in some of East Anglia’s most historic and celebrated waterways.

They’re here to try for rudd – but who knows what other species they might catch in these rivers, which are rich in flora and fauna? As is the way with a trip to the Broads, Paul and Bob do away with the car and instead get around by boat. It’s the quintessential Broads experience, although Paul does wonder whether he should have been captain instead of Bob…

Airdate: Sun 19 Sep 2021 at 20:00 on BBC Two

Season 4 Episode 4

Lifelong friends Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer have more in common than just their love of comedy – they have both recently suffered from heart disease and directly faced their own mortality.

This series follows them as they re-connect with each other and share their personal and often hilarious experiences of life while testing the parameters of true friendship … on a soggy riverbank.

Experienced angler Paul takes Bob to some of the most tranquil and naturally beautiful places in the UK to try to teach him the peaceful art of fishing, while Bob reveals his new found culinary skills by cooking health conscious meals for Paul.