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Gone Christmas Fishing

Gone Christmas Fishing follows Bob Mortimer as he returns to his childhood roots in Middlesbrough to fish and reminisce with his dear friend and angling mentor Paul Whitehouse.

Gone Christmas Fishing is an hour-long festive special following Bob Mortimer as he returns to his childhood roots in Middlesbrough to fish the Rivers Esk and Tees with his dear friend and angling mentor Paul Whitehouse.

As well as trying to catch the glorious grayling, Bob also attempts to ignite the joy of Christmas in Paul, who thinks the magic of the season has been long lost to commercialism.

Bob helps to cook a memorable turkey dinner with all the trimmings and hosts their office party for two, featuring a special guest appearance by a secret Santa who has a rather familiar face.

Together they chat to a fellow Middlesbrough lad, singer Chris Rea, about his unique memories of yuletide, before he drives home for Christmas.

They stay in fishermen’s cottages in the beautiful harbour village of Staithes and take to the North Sea to see what they can catch, before moving further north to stay in a very magical place on the moors.

Will Paul finally begin to see the pleasure of Christmas through Bob’s eyes? A big surprise at the end of the programme could guarantee it!

9 months left to watch

59 minutes

Signed Audio described

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Christmas Day 2020 02:50

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Music Played

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

  • 00:05

    Boy Who Trapped The Sun, The Boy Who Trapped The Sun, The Boy Who Trapped The Sun

    Fireplace

  • 00:16

    Richar Hawley

    Ashes On The Fire

  • 00:17

    Richard Hawley

    The Sea Calls

  • 00:19

    The Divine Comedy

    Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World

  • 00:20

    Chris Rea

    Driving Home For Christmas

  • 00:25

    Pretenders

    Hymn To Her

  • 00:25

    Julie London

    I'd Like You For Christmas

  • 00:26

    Julie London

    I'd Like You For Christmas

  • 00:30

    Tracey Thorn

    River

  • 00:35

    Cattle & Cane

    Red

  • 00:36

    The Waitresses

    Christmas Wrapping

  • 00:47

    Mud

    Lonely This Christmas

  • 00:54

    Chris Rea

    Gone Fishing

Credits

Role Contributor
Featured Artist Bob Mortimer
Featured Artist Paul Whitehouse
Executive Producer Lisa Clark
Editor Doug Bryson
Series Producer Stephanie Fyfe
Production Manager Louise Meager
Director Rob Gill
Production Coordinator Poppy Seekins
Consultant John Bailey
Production Company Owl Power TV

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