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Paul and Bob fish for grayling on the stunning River Ure in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales as they wind up the second series of Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

It’s not often that you see open-heart surgery being demonstrated on a table in a pub.

But that’s exactly what happens this week in the last episode of Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing, while visiting Yorkshire to fish for grayling in the River Ure, local lad Bob Mortimer meets the surgeon who performed – and now re-enacts – his triple-bypass operation.

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Elsewhere, there’s a night in spent playing an angling board game, an exchange of presents, and some sound, cookery-related advice from Gone Fishing’s resident chef, Bob: ‘If you’re feeling defeat, reach for the meat!’

MORE: Four things Bob and Paul have learnt from each other

Can he and Paul Whitehouse finish the series in style by landing the elusive, pewter-coloured grayling? Bring on series three – we’re hooked!

TV Times rating: ***

Ian MacEwan
Senior Writer

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.