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Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
MWGF is a multi BAFTA-nominated show that first aired on BBC2 in 2018 and all three series are available to view on BBC iplayer
MWGF is the fishing show that is not really about fishing. In each episode comedians, Bob Mortimer (61, portly, unskilled) and Paul Whitehouse (62, slender, highly skilled) spend a couple of days by the river in pursuit of that week's target fish.
Whilst fishing they meditate on life, friendship, and death.
They fish to help each other get over treatment for nearly fatal heart problems: three stents for Whitehouse and a triple bypass for Mortimer.
Paul is the teacher and the river guide, Bob organises their accommodation and heart-healthy cooking for each episode.
The series showcases the timeless beauty of the British countryside and gives a unique insight into the nature of male friendship and the importance of companionship to a fulfilling life.
Over the last few years, Paul and Bob have been inundated with questions about the show... we hope this website can become a resource that provides the answers and also celebrates this wonderful show.