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Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - BBC2

Bob Mortimer in Mortimer and Whitehouse: gone Fishing
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In episode two of BBC2's Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, the veteran comics brave the wild lakes of Essex in search of the mighty carp

In this week's Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing on BBC2, likely lads Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse are off to Bentley Lake in Essex this week in search of carp.

Bob, who turns up wearing camouflage clothing and his wife’s wellies, is impressed when he claps eyes on Paul’s ‘techno-fishing’ kit.

Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer in Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Paul's 'techno-fishing' kit impresses Bob in BBC2's Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

Eventually they do land an impressive specimen, and during the hours where nothing is biting, the chat turns to the ageing process.

In the spirit of ‘when in Essex…’ this prompts an amusing outing to a local beauty parlour to investigate Botox and hair-transplant treatments.

After a consultation, let’s just say there’s good and bad news for both of them.

If you’re a new convert to the delights of Mortimer and Whitehouse, the whole of the first series is available on BBC iPlayer.

TV Times rating: ****