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News: Bob Mortimer's Train Guy Pulls Into The BBC

Bob Mortimer's online character Train Guy is coming to the BBC.

He is one of the characters in the new lockdown series Comedians: Home Alone, which starts on BBC Two on June 1 at 10.15pm. 

Mortimer's clips of his over-sharing "Yah yah, for sure, you are as always, ciao, Col" commuter, often talking loudly and annoyingly about his business partner Geoff Linton, have become a massive hit on social media, regularly notching up millions of views. In this new show his character appears in animated form.


News: Bob Mortimer, Kerry Godliman, Tom Allen, Sanjeev Bhaskar Star In BBC Shorts

In Comedians Playing With Themselves some of the nation’s favourite comics including Bob Mortimer, Kerry Godliman, Tom Allen, Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar, Tez Ilyas, Russell Kane, Sally Phillips, Mat Horne, and a whole host of others, will be tasked with entertaining and enlightening the nation in their own unique way.


News: Live Shows For Vic Reeves And Bob Mortimer

Comic legends Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are to do a series of live shows with a difference next year.

In An Evening With Vic and Bob the duo will discuss why they do what they do, how they do what they do and hopefully much more.

The tour will start on February 10 at Nottingham Playhouse and ends on February 18 in Newcastle at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House.

The evening will include a question and answer session too.


News: More Fishing With Bob Mortimer And Paul Whitehouse

The critically acclaimed, Mortimer And Whitehouse: Gone Fishing is to return with six episodes for a third BBC Two series.

Over the summer, Gone Fishing once again charmed the nation with consolidated audiences of 2.2 million tuning in to see lifelong friends and comedic royalty, Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse return to the riverbanks.

The series received universally positive reviews and audiences that increased throughout the series run.


News: Bob Mortimer's Prank Call Past?

Before Bob Mortimer made his name as a star contributor to BBC television's yarn-spinning series Would I Lie To You? it looks like he was honing his fictitious storytelling skills on late night radio.

It has been a not particularly well-kept rumour that Mortimer used to phone up late night radio DJ Iain Lee regularly over a five-week period in the guise of someone called "Keith" and spin various flights of fancy about his friends and his family. 


News: More Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out For BBC Four

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are making a second series of Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out for BBC Four. 

Bob will once again preside over the Wheel of Justice and Novelty Island will be back. There will also be the return of hit sketches The Free Runners and Mostly UnHaunted alongside a host of new characters and guest stars.

The legendary comedy duo will be joined once again by hapless Vaun (Vaun Earl Norman).

News: Broadcasting Press Guild Wins for Mortimer/Whitehouse, Romesh Ranganathan, Derry Girls

The Bob Mortimer & Paul Whitehouse series ‘Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing’ has won the Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Entertainment.

Derry Girls won the award for Best Comedy.

Romesh Ranganathan picked up the prize for Podcast of The Year for 'Hip Hop Saved My Life'.


News: Book, Line & Sinker – Publishing Deal for Fishermen Mortimer & Whitehouse

Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse have written a book inspired by their BBC2 series Mortimer & Whitehouse Gone Fishing.

The book, which has the same title as the BBC2 series, was published by Blink Publishing on May 30. In it the two comedy greats "talk life, friendship and the joys of fishing." The comedians are also currently working on a second series which will be broadcast in summer 2019.

News: Wins for Vic & Bob, Inside No. 9 & More At The Awards

British Comedy Guide has revealed the results of its thirteenth annual TV and radio awards, the Awards 2018. The results are based entirely on a public poll, with hundreds of thousands of votes cast over the last month. The winners are as follows.

Best New TV Sitcom:
Derry Girls

News: What Bob Mortimer Wants Vic Reeves To Sing At His Funeral

Bob Mortimer has asked Vic Reeves to sing a classic pop song at his funeral.

Mortimer revealed on Desert Island Discs to host Lauren Laverne that he would like Vic – real name Jim Moir – to sing Squeeze's Some Fantastic Place when he dies. "He hasn’t asked me to sing it at his though, so he obviously knows he is going to last a little bit longer,” added Mortimer.



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