BBC Two catches fourth season of Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing
James R | On 30, Sep 2020
BBC Two is keeping Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing on its hook, with a fourth season of the show on the way.
The most recent season, which finished on Sunday night, once again entertained the nation, following the actors and comics as they, well, go fishing. The format continues to centre on each episode catching a key species of fish, with Paul using his extensive knowledge of fishing to guide Bob, and with Bob hunting out places to stay and creating heart-healthy menus throughout their travels.
The latest season has consolidated at an average audience of 1.8m across the first five episodes to date (not including Sunday night’s final episode). It’s no surprise, then, that within days, the programme has already been renewed.
Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two, says: “With so many rivers left to fish, so many stories to be told, and so many new ways for Bob to fall over, it was inevitable that this glorious series would return. Thank you Bob and Paul for making a truly unique series.”
Paul says: “The fish of the UK needn’t worry too much as Bob and I return for another series of Gone Fishing. I love Bob and he needs me more than ever so we’re back on the river bank for more high jinks and another series basking in the timeless wonder of the glorious British countryside.”
Bob adds: “I love doing this show and am over the moon to get the chance to go fishing with Paul again. I am already working on heart healthy recipes to cook and new ways to irritate him.”
All episodes of Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing are available to view now on BBC iPlayer.