‘Gone Fishing’ is the ultimate comfort watch, even if you really don’t care about fish


Two men, visiting various rivers across the UK, making small talk as they wait around to catch fish.

Let’s be honest – the synopsis of the BBC factual entertainment show Gone Fishing doesn’t exactly sound like a thrill a minute.

When I first heard about the series, I didn’t fancy it at all. I never go fishing, and the thought of watching others do it didn’t interest me in the slightest.

In the end it was only the fact that the fishers in question were Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse – two British comedians whose work I’d enjoyed growing up – that persuaded me to give it a go.

And I’m really, really glad I did. Read more…


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