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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'.

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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 Comedy.co.uk Awards

British Comedy Guide has revealed the results of its thirteenth annual TV and radio awards, the Comedy.co.uk 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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TV Review: Vic & Bob's Big Night Out, BBC4

Following the success of Vic and Bob's Big Night Out "reimagining" last Christmas here are four brand new episodes revisiting their early unique screwball lunacy. And while I had a few misgivings about the Christmas special there are no complaints here. I don't know how they've done it but Vic and Bob really have recaptured the old magic again.

TV Preview: Vic & Bob's Big Night Out, BBC4

Following the success of Vic and Bob's Big Night Out "reimagining" last Christmas here are four brand new episodes revisiting their early unique screwball lunacy. And while I had a few misgivings about the Christmas special there are no complaints here. I don't know how they've done it but Vic and Bob really have recaptured the old magic again.

News: Watch The (Almost) Complete Works Of Bob Mortimer On Would I Lie To You?

On the first episode of the new series of Would I Lie To You? last week a clip of Bob Mortimer's claim that he cracks an egg into his bath following Chris Rea's advice went viral.

Mortimer fan Chris Rubery tweeted: "At some point Would I Lie To You? is going to do an hour long compilation episode of Bob Mortimer's bits, and it will be the highest rated tv show of all time."

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News: Bob Mortimer's Chris Rea Story On Would I Lie To You? Goes Viral

Bob Mortimer's latest appearance on Would I Lie To You? has made everyone who saw it smile.

Mortimer claimed that he cracks an egg in the bath because it's what musician Chris Rea did once for him after they had been recording a single together for their beloved Middlesbrough FC.

The appearance set social media alight.

Journalist Janine Gibson tweeted: "Everything’s terrible, there’s honestly little nicer than watching Bob Mortimer tell a story"

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News: BBC Recommissions Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing

David Brindley, Head of Commissioning, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment, and Patrick Holland, Controller, BBC Two, has announced the recommission of hit series Mortimer And Whitehouse: Gone Fishing.

Airing on BBC Two earlier this summer, it will return next year along with a second series of The Misadventures Of Romesh Ranganathan.

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News: Bob Mortimer – "I would most likely have gone down in Southampton"

Bob Mortimer has talked about how close he was to having a heart attack onstage in 2015.

In an interview with The Big Issue to promote his new series Mortimer And Whitehouse: Gone Fishing he said it was discovered that 95% of his arteries were blocked. He had to have a triple heart bypass and postpone the first leg of his 25th anniversary tour with Vic Reeves.

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