Gone fishing with Mortimer and Whitehouse

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  1. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

  2. YouSir

    YouSir Look out Laika, it's Earth.

    Anything with Bob Mortimer is good with me, Athletico Mince is better mind.
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  3. Rosemary Jest

    Rosemary Jest Wrong and Unstable

    Watched it last night, was very relaxing tv, well filmed and will be watching the rest.
  4. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Mortimer and Whitehouse putting the fun into heart attacks :)

    Good TV
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  5. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    I love Bob. He really has funny bones.

    My mum is a funeral director and a little while ago did his mother-in-law's funeral in Tunbridge Wells.

    He rang the buzzer and she said it was odd seeing him on the doorstep politely asking for details. She gave him an appointment for that afternoon and he went home and put a suit on for it.
    After the funeral he sent her a thank you card for taking care of it all.
    A Prince amongst men.
  6. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    Just watched this. Thought it was good. Gentle telly.

    It's a bit "youth hostelling with Chris Eubank" but I like it.
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  7. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Gentle is probably right. Those two are so funny/talented they could sit in a dark room and make good telly/radio.

    It came across as a low budget version of The Trip to me.

    Will still watch and enjoy it
  8. Infidel Castro

    Infidel Castro Producto Falso

    A lovely way to spend half hour.
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  9. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    Yes. It reminded me of that too. But with less testosterone.

    Also a bit Detectorists. Which is another really nice comedy.

    I like watching Jeff Minter feeding his sheep on twitter sometimes, there's a lot to be said for something relaxing.
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  10. The Fornicator

    The Fornicator Well-Known Member

    I'm also getting to the age when you might start to think about mortality. Men tend to do that stuff alone so I think it was a good thing for Whitehouse to get in touch after they'd both had huge ops. I'm sure it will get better as they ease into things. Fishing seems a perfect mechanism.
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  11. bellaozzydog

    bellaozzydog rolling turds in glitter

    I like the idea, I kind of like the two of them, although Mortimer exudes a faint whiff of darkness to me.

    My real issue with it is I'm a fisherman and obviously the fishing is just a vehicle/prop for the show but fuck me its so slapdash and pointless as to really annoy me. they should just sit in a pub and play dominoes
  12. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    Lovely again tonight. I don't get the darkness with Bob thing at all - look how charming he was with the vicar and shopworkers, in a non smarmy way.
    Paul seems to be ever so slightly caustic to him I've noticed though
  13. The Fornicator

    The Fornicator Well-Known Member

    Finding it's stride. Themes becoming clearer for those who hadn't quite got there. They're not really riffing off each other (yet!) but it's all good. Felt better produced as well.
  14. 8ball

    8ball Bar Bore Silver Medallist

    Fishing geeks. :D
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  15. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Fuck off Grammarly !

    No landing mat for large barbel - how could their fishing adviser have missed that ?
  16. bellaozzydog

    bellaozzydog rolling turds in glitter

    I just want him to say "stop fucking around, watch what I do, OK cast it properly with out the fucking pantomime":D

    I've taken 3 year olds fishing who absorb it quicker than Mr Mortimer:D

    I know, I know. its just tellybox:D
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2018
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  17. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver


    Bob took pains to explain it's not about fishing, when I saw him on Sunday Brunch or one of them type of shows.

    I used to love Go Fishing with John Wilson mind- there is room for a gentle fishing show defo. I wanna see a bearded chubby middle aged man bumbling around east Anglia with lots of camera shots of floats in situ. A long shot of a dragonfly landing on a float in late summer haze with gentle acoustic guitar music playing.
    I've no time for this extreme fishing bollocks we see on telly these days
  18. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    Do barbels make good eating? :hmm:
  19. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Fuck off Grammarly !

    It's in the carp family, so probably.. . apparently the roe is toxic ...

    But some fish are just too pretty to eat ...

    watch from about 9:17
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2018
  20. bellaozzydog

    bellaozzydog rolling turds in glitter

    That river monsters bloke needs Thumping with a large salmon

    And that Geordie squealer.

    More Henry gilby and Rex hunt required
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  21. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Fuck off Grammarly !

    For solid old-school instructive stuff with respect given to the fish :-

    This guy is also very good - he catches mostly to eat :-
    Cornish Shore and Kayak Fisherman

    For exotic catch and cook :-
    Andy's Fishing Wild Cook

    I'm hoping to meet spartiate29 (upthread) one day because I'm hoping to become his neighbour in a few years' time :)
    He's fuelled by pastis and cigarettes and puts most of the fish back after a petit bisou :)
    Spartiate 29
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  22. not-bono-ever

    not-bono-ever Alles hat ein Ende nur eine Wurst hat zwei

    when i was growing up, there used to be a programme on Beeb2 called the fishing race- small teams scarpering around the UK in order to catch as many species as possible. that and the great egg race were essential viewing for a young mind
  23. Mumbles274

    Mumbles274 running from law and the press and the parents

    Catching the Impossible is still a classic. Martin Bowler is much more in the mold of his uncle, John Wilson than the adrenaline fishing shows but only really available on DVD
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  24. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Share knowledge, don't weaponize it

    I like that Fishing with John - the Tom Waits episode. It's silly and relaxing.
  25. The Boy

    The Boy danny la rouge is probably wrong.

    Paul Young's Hooked on... series are still the pinnacle of fishing telly for me.

  26. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    just caught up with this on iplayer - it is a lovely , gentle programme, really relaxing:thumbs:
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  27. 8ball

    8ball Bar Bore Silver Medallist

    Lovely gentle mutilation of innocent animals for fun and poses. :(

    edit: and trophy photos
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2018
  28. The Fornicator

    The Fornicator Well-Known Member

    So after the op, PW is on about 5 different meds and BM isn't on any we know about and he had the triple bypass. Interesting. For what it's worth Paul has just turned 60 and Bob is a year younger.

    Can't help but make comparisons as I'm their age; I've never had a physical illness worse than man flu but then I've never won a bunch of BAFTAs either. Heh.
  29. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

    They don't kill the fish tbf
  30. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    how do you know its innocent? It could be trout hitler
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