Lifelong friends and comedic royalty Paul Whitehouse and Bob Mortimer have more in common than just their love of laughter – on a more serious note, they have both suffered complex heart disease.
Paul is an experienced fisherman, Bob, a complete novice. Paul thought a tour of the country’s finest fishing spots might help Bob’s recovery, and along the way maybe they’d learn something about each other.
In this funny and poignant new six-part series, we eavesdrop on their expedition as they re-connect with each other and share their personal experiences of life, while testing the parameters of true friendship.
They also fish, and talk nonsense. A lot.
On soggy riverbanks, they candidly discuss everything from show business to solitude, relationships and romance, while trying to catch some of the most significant species of fish in the country. This is as much an insight into the hearts and minds of two of the UK’s best loved comics as it is about capturing the extreme exhilaration and occasional monotony of one of the most popular past times in the UK.
While in Norfolk fishing for tench, Bob tries to impress Paul with his childhood fishing rod – and fails. They share nostalgia for their younger years and reveal how they recently came face to face with their own mortality.
After a brief respite in a local brewery, they reluctantly camp down in Yurts before fishing again the next day where the elusive tench seems to evade them until the very last minute.
Combining traditional crafts and creative child-led makes, Junk Rescue makes sustainability fun, showing how the things we throw away can be turned into something useful.
Episode One – CAFÉ BANNER, Monday 18th June
Danny, Zoe and the Junkyard Helpers find an old banner from a local café. Danny takes it to his friend Katy the Product Designer who can turn it into something useful. Zoe and the Junkyard Helpers make use of a stack of old flower pots and there are three new ideas for fun games you can make at home using old paper cups.
Episode Two - GLASS BOTTLES, Tuesday 19th June
Danny, Zoe and the Junkyard Helpers are rummaging in the junkyard and find a box of empty glass bottles. Danny takes them to his friend Aimee the Stained Glass Artist who can do wonderful things with glass. Zoe and the Junkyard Helpers have fun transforming empty plastic bottles into fun things and there are three ideas for you to make from junk at home.
Episode Three – TRAMPOLINE FRAME, Wednesday 20th June
Danny, Zoe and the Junkyard Helpers find a broken trampoline frame in the junkyard. Danny takes it to his friend Kevin the Blacksmith who turns it into something exciting for the garden. Zoe and the Junkyard Helpers give a new lease of life to some old sports equipment and there are three ideas for you to make from home with corks.
Episode Four – WOODEN PALLET, Thursday 21st June
Danny has found an old pallet in the junkyard and takes it to his friend Bruce the Joiner who turns it into something really fun for the junkyard. Zoe and the Junkyard Helpers have an ambitious plan to transform a pile of old fruit crates and there are three ideas for you to make from junk at home.
Episode Five – PLASTIC BAGS, Friday 22nd June
Danny, Zoe and the Junkyard Helpers are rummaging in the junkyard and find a bundle of worn plastic bags. Danny takes them to his friend Karl the Engineer who turns them into something that flies. Zoe and the Junkyard Helpers have fun giving old cardboard egg boxes a new lease of life and there are three new ideas for you to make at home using junk.
In a quiet rural village in Leicestershire, a utility truck has got stuck in the mud in a local resident’s garden and Adam and his team are under pressure to get it out without causing thousands of pounds worth of damage to the property.
But releasing it from its muddy grave is a logistical nightmare as a 10 foot hedge is stopping the rescue truck from getting anywhere near.
Meanwhile Rory is dispatched to a broken down lorry on a busy motorway slip road. It’s a simple lift and shift, but Rory needs to get the job done, and out of the danger zone, fast.
And Jim’s driving skills are tested to the max as he’s sent out to tow a 70 foot long car transporter in rush hour traffic.
In tribute to one of Britain’s best-loved personalities, ‘Dale Winton’s Florida Fly Drive’ returns to the schedules. Dale packs his bags, rents a car and heads off on a four week road trip around America’s Sunshine State. His 1,500-mile journey takes him everywhere wonderful, wild and weird that Florida has to offer.