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
Bob, who turns up wearing camouflage clothing and his wife’s wellies, is impressed when he claps eyes on Paul’s ‘techno-fishing’ kit.
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: ****
Ian writes about TV and film for TV Times, What’s on TV and TV & Satellite Week magazines. He co-hosts the weekly TV streaming podcast, Bingewatch.
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