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Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« on: August 02, 2019, 06:02:09 PM »
Couldn’t see a thread. Starts tonight at 8:00 on bbc2. Isn’t it great to have something to look forward to on telly for the next six weeks?


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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2019, 06:10:39 PM »
Cheers, I would have missed it.

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2019, 08:45:14 PM »
Ah....lovely as ever. Bit of a weird scheduling slot though.

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2019, 08:47:32 PM »
ooh it's so cosy and nice - perfect TV - Daily Mail

oh lovely! this gentle, warm show returns with these two lovable old chaps! put the kettle on - Daily Express

quietly moving and funny - yes put down your knitting! it's back - Daily Telegraph

oh oooh nice - Hello!

ooooh lovely oh

oh

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2019, 08:48:41 PM »
ooh it's so cosy and nice - perfect TV - Daily Mail

oh lovely! this gentle, warm show returns with these two lovable old chaps! put the kettle on - Daily Express

quietly moving and funny - yes put down your knitting! it's back - Daily Telegraph

oh oooh nice - Hello!

ooooh lovely oh

oh

Do fuck off.

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2019, 08:58:08 PM »
I hate fishing with a passion, but I’d watch Whitehouse in a river with Mortimer pratting around him all day.

It’s great telly.

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2019, 08:59:04 PM »
Loved that. Paul seems more relaxed, and they seem to have put more focus on the chat and less on the fishing. Beautiful scenery too. Agree with the weird scheduling, would suit a Sunday night 10pm slot I think.

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2019, 09:59:37 PM »
Paul seems more relaxed

Yes - Paul was definitely a lot more cantankerous in the first series. It always used to put me on edge as if he knew something about Bob that meant he couldn't conscionably act like he was the most-lovable funnyman known to Earth.

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2019, 10:13:37 PM »
ooh it's so cosy and nice - perfect TV - Daily Mail

oh lovely! this gentle, warm show returns with these two lovable old chaps! put the kettle on - Daily Express

quietly moving and funny - yes put down your knitting! it's back - Daily Telegraph

oh oooh nice - Hello!

ooooh lovely oh

oh

Do you feel better now?

Yes - Paul was definitely a lot more cantankerous in the first series. It always used to put me on edge as if he knew something about Bob that meant he couldn't conscionably act like he was the most-lovable funnyman known to Earth.

In series one, I think Paul was sometimes genuinely quite narked with Bob for not really taking the fishing aspect seriously. I can only assume that he's now settled into an understanding of what the show is - two funny old mates having a natter, with fishing used merely as a backdrop.

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2019, 12:06:18 AM »
Any bumming?

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2019, 12:07:46 AM »
Yes Bob is up to his nuts in Paul for approx. 70% of the episode but you never really see it going in.

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2019, 12:26:13 AM »
Quite a melancholic episode but lovely all the same

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2019, 10:42:04 AM »
The cameraman shaking when Bob nearly fell in the river was ace.

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2019, 06:40:29 PM »
unexpectedly moving at the end there.

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2019, 06:59:58 PM »
I found season one very dull. Does it improve?

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2019, 08:43:45 PM »
You don't deserve to know

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2019, 09:09:26 AM »
I found season one very dull. Does it improve?

It has improved. I found S1 a little dull too but this was better. I think as someone mentioned above, Paul Whitehouse has got more into the right spirit of the thing

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2019, 09:17:20 AM »
It has indeed improved from the somewhat boring S1, it's got this Robin and Marian elegiac feel to it now. Just needs a few more Mortimer jokes to take the edge off the melancholy.

Really like how they didn't go anywhere near filming Whitehouse dropping off his dad's ashes. Tasteful. Hope they can sustain an entire series. 

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2019, 09:23:14 AM »
I'm currently finding it the opposite way round. The series two opener was good but as others have said Whitehouse has mellowed a bit, which is a shame as I quite liked the dynamic of childlike Mortimer slightly irritating his more cantankerous old pal.

But more than anything I'm just glad it's back. Absolutely lovely telly. I still find it difficult to say feta cheese without saying it like Bob. Fet-a cheeeese.

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2019, 09:27:06 AM »
I can't notice any real appreciable difference between the two. they pick some great spots though. the Usk is gorgeous. looked like they were near Crickhowell.

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2019, 01:18:11 PM »
I’m sure these will have been linked to but only just found Bob’s alter ego Keith phoning into Iain Lee, Superb!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGlPr2Hcp7E&list=PLg7_eVZ2UgqlYGDsDzJSJ9suxua1nM4lx

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2019, 02:46:27 PM »
It seems like they find their destinations by going through Half Man Half Biscuit songs

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2019, 04:06:18 PM »
I found season one very dull. Does it improve?

Very slightly. If you didn’t like the 1st series you probably won’t like this one. The whole thing’s as thin as their fishing lines. I find it pleasant enough.

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2019, 04:11:37 PM »
Monkey Tennis.

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2019, 11:07:22 PM »
I liked the first series well enough but I thought the first episode of the second series was better somehow, maybe they have a better idea of what they want it to be.

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2019, 06:12:56 PM »
I wonder whether the mention of ‘one of the four meats’ was a nod to the beef and dairy podcast?  Might be just a coincidence though. 

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2019, 12:12:55 PM »
I wonder whether the mention of ‘one of the four meats’ was a nod to the beef and dairy podcast?

I thought the same, and I was sure it was...

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Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2019, 01:35:50 PM »
Didn't notice much difference from Series 1, but that's not a criticism. Chuckled at "yer a good lad, Paul".

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2019, 05:09:31 PM »
I thought the same, and I was sure it was...

Might be but Vic and Bob have a long standing thing about meat products.

Re: Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing - Series 2
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2019, 11:05:29 PM »
I thought the same, and I was sure it was...

Did he not say one of the four main meats? I imagine even now, Bob is well beyond five, and is classifying them into a periodic table of meat. He's probably going to have chicken, guinea fowl and turkey in one column, beef, venison and lamb in another, then pork as a transition meat.