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Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer tour the country's finest fishing spots and talk a lot of nonsense. Paul and Bob fish for barbel in Hay-on-Wye and sample the great outdoors.

Lifelong friends and comedic royalty Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer have more in common than just their love of laughter - on a more serious note, they have both suffered complex heart disease. Paul is an experienced fisherman, Bob a complete novice. Paul thought a tour of the country's finest fishing spots might help Bob's recovery, and along the way maybe they would learn something about each other. In this funny and poignant six-part series, we eavesdrop on their expedition as they reconnect with each other and share their personal experiences of life, while testing the parameters of true friendship.

They also fish, and talk nonsense. A lot.

On soggy riverbanks, they candidly discuss everything from show business to solitude, relationships and romance, while trying to catch some of the most significant species of fish in the country. This is as much an insight into the hearts and minds of two of the UK's best-loved comics as it is about capturing the extreme exhilaration and occasional monotony of one of the most popular pastimes in the UK.

Paul and Bob fish for the mighty barbel in Hay-on-Wye. Passing a graveyard, they muse about the future and chat to a local vicar about death, and their own funerals. To lighten the mood back in their wooden fishing cabin, Bob promises Paul a very special treat if they are successful in their angling efforts.

29 minutes

Last on

Sat 16 Mar 2019 19:00

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Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    Chuck Berry

    Mad lad

  • 00:14

    Pascale Roge (Piano)

    Franz Liszt: Liebestraum No 3 In A Flat Major

Credits

Role Contributor
Participant Paul Whitehouse
Participant Bob Mortimer
Executive Producer Lisa Clark
Series Producer Nicky Waltam
Production Company Owl Power TV

Broadcasts

  • Wed 27 Jun 2018 22:00
  • Sun 1 Jul 2018 19:30
  • Thu 26 Jul 2018 01:15
  • Thu 14 Mar 2019 19:30
  • Sat 16 Mar 2019 19:00

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