COMEDIANS Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse have been filming at the River Tweed.

The pair were at the Bemersyde Estate, near Melrose, to create an episode of Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing.

Bemersyde ghillie Ian Farr described the shoot as “great fun”, adding: “Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse were absolutely friendly and the Tweed was looking terrific that day.”

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing sees the two lifelong friends attempt to catch a different species each week, while reminiscing about their careers and talking about their mental and physical health.

The Bemersyde episode – the first of the third BBC series – features Mortimer bidding to finally catch a salmon.

The pair tried their luck line fishing at Bemersyde, but they also did some boat fishing at Bridge Pool, Kelso, in their efforts to land the elusive “bar of silver”.

Mr Farr, who guided the film crew to the best fishing spots, said: “The crew said that one of the great things about making the programme is all the beautiful places they get to visit.

“I understand that it’s a very exciting episode although obviously I can’t give anything away.”

He added: “Gone Fishing is about the joy of fishing and how good it is for body and soul.

“Often people come to Bemersyde quite knotted and stressed but a day on the river calms them down.”

Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing returns to BBC Two on Sunday, August 23, at 8pm.