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Worth a Watch: Fishing with John

Published: Wed Aug 13 2014

What do you get when you combine Twin Peaks with Robson Green’s Extreme Fishing? No, not a dwarf talking backwards in a geordie accent — you get Fishing with John. Originally broadcast back in 1992, Fishing with John is a slightly strange series in which jazz cat and actor John Lurie takes his mates on fishing expeditions. They don’t catch many fish, but the supernatural interludes and heartfelt narration more than make up for their pathetic bounty.