Bob Mortimer

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Have we fallen out of love with celebrity memoirs?
The year’s autobiography big-hitters haven’t sold as well as expected, with buyers disenchanted by pricing and lack of feelgood topics

Sarah Shaffi

09, Dec, 2022 @10:52 AM

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The Satsuma Complex by Bob Mortimer review – the sleuth is out there
The much-loved comic proves adept at noirish fiction in a debut whose surrealist humour sets it apart

Killian Fox

16, Oct, 2022 @3:00 PM

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‘The comedy was a distraction’: Jim Moir on leaving Vic Reeves behind to paint rocks all day
Edging away from the spotlight as a comedian, Moir has devoted himself to painting birds, rocks and punch-ups in dinghies. Is he one of Britain’s most prolific artists?

Andy Welch

20, Sep, 2022 @9:18 AM

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TV tonight: tributes to Queen Elizabeth II
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, some of tonight’s scheduling may change

Hollie Richardson, Ellen E Jones, Graeme Virtue, Ali Catterall and Simon Wardell

09, Sep, 2022 @5:20 AM

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Pinch of Nom narrowly beats Richard Osman to top Christmas book chart
The food bloggers’ fourth book Comfort Food outsold Osman’s second cosy crime novel by just over 1,000 copies

Alison Flood

21, Dec, 2021 @3:49 PM

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Bob Mortimer: ‘I’m comfortable with getting older, but I try not to look in the mirror’
The comedian, 62, tells Katherine Hassell about growing up shy in Middlesbrough, losing his dad, meeting Vic Reeves, and the deep contentment of fishing

Katherine Hassell

09, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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The week in audio: Allen Stanford: The Man Who Bought Cricket; Poison; And Away…; Athletico Mince
Take your pick from an amusing spin on how Allen Stanford conned cricket, Jacob Zuma’s fear of being poisoned, and a doubly delightful Bob Mortimer

Miranda Sawyer

02, Oct, 2021 @4:00 PM

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And Away… review – how Bob Mortimer went from sidekick to standalone
An often moving memoir examines the comedian’s unlikely journey from Big Nights Out to riverbank ruminations with Paul Whitehouse

Stephanie Merritt

26, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Net profit: tackle shop sales soar as UK catches fishing bug in lockdown
Covid physical-distancing rules also reel in more women to apply for rod licence applications

Sarah Butler

15, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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'Gone ballistic': village of Staithes basks in BBC fishing limelight
Interest in North Yorkshire beauty spot has rocketed since Mortimer & Whitehouse’s Christmas special

Rhi Storer

20, Dec, 2020 @4:08 PM

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Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing is like The Trip on statins
Two comedians chat about their health and try to catch salmon – a simple premise but, as their Christmas special shows, one that’s utterly charming

Joel Golby

12, Dec, 2020 @11:00 AM

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'I had no idea how touching it would be': how a fishing show put men's health in focus
Mortimer and Whitehouse: Gone Fishing began as one friend helping another and has gone on to explore issues many older men might find hard to discuss

Sam Wollaston

02, Oct, 2020 @11:30 AM

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