Mr Crabtree and Peter, as they were. A TV series will go in their footsteps... the hunt is on to find four juniors to star in a show each!

A UNIQIUE new competition has just launched to find four youngsters to star in a new TV series alongside our brilliant columnist, John Bailey.

And with the entries all now in (closing date was March2) the judges will soon be going closely through all the short-listed contenders.

Who will star with Angler's Mail columnist John Bailey (right) in the new TV series?

Mr Crabtree Goes Fishing sold millions of copies and the cartoon character was alive in the pages of the Daily Mirror for 25 years.

Now he’s back! In the Footsteps of Mr Crabtree will appear on TV later this year.

Filming starts in March.

The hunt has been  on for youngsters between eight and 14 to appear in the shows.

Entries were done online by a parent or guardian and enter online.

Angler's Mail magazine has regular updates on the "Search for Peter".

More details of this project will be seen in Angler’s Mail magazine, the top weekly. It all started with the issue pictured with the special Mr Crabtree cover.

The Daily Mirror newspaper is also covering this exciting project.

Follow our lively Angler’s Mail magazine (priced £1.80) over the weeks and months ahead for more Mr Crabtree project news. And of course you’ll be able to enjoy our experienced angling expert, John Bailey’s regular column.



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