BBC Orders an Eighth Series of ‘Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing’

Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse sitting on grass on embankment with river behind them. Bob is lifting his fishing hat and smiling while Paul sits beside him smiling
Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse (Credit: BBC/Jonathan Jacob)

Great news for fans of the award-winning show, ‘Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing’! BBC Factual has announced that it has commissioned an eighth series of the heartwarming and hilarious show for BBC Two and iPlayer.

The popular series, produced by Owl Power, will see the hilarious duo, Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse, continue their fishing adventures across the UK, exploring more of the country’s stunning countryside and sharing even more laughs, antics, and heartfelt conversations.

This new series will take on a more personal tone, with each fishing location chosen for its significance to either Paul or Bob, reflecting their lives and experiences. As always, each episode will revolve around a theme that prompts insightful and often very personal discussions between the pair.

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“We’re delighted to welcome Paul and Bob back for another slice of fishing, friendship and riverbank philosophy,” said BBC Commissioning Editor Patrick McMahon. “Following their adventures and spending time in their company is always a treat, and this series promises to be the most personal and pleasurable yet”.

The eighth series builds on the success of the show, which has seen strong viewership on both BBC Two and iPlayer, with the Christmas special being a particular hit with audiences. The upcoming seventh series, set to air later this year, will also be an expanded one, with eight episodes taking viewers to Bedfordshire, North Norfolk, and Northern Ireland.

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Paul Whitehouse commented on the announcement, quipping, “I can’t wait to get back to Gone Fishing with that other bloke in tow.” Bob Mortimer added, “I’m looking forward to visiting old haunts from my younger years as Paul and I will be traveling back in time for this series, going to fish in places which shaped our lives.”

Executive Producer, Lisa Clark, shared her excitement, emphasizing the unique blend of stunning locations, merriment, and meaningful conversations that the show is known for.

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