The Trip

Improvised comedy series starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. The duo, playing versions of themselves, tour the north of England and then Italy

AKA:
The Trip To Italy (Series 2)
Genre:
Sitcom
Broadcast:
2010 - 2014  (BBC Two)
Episodes:
12 (2 series)
Starring:
Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rebecca Johnson, Margo Stilley
Writers:
Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon
Production:
Baby Cow Productions
& Arbie

Improvised food-based travel tours with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. The stories are fictional but based around their real personas.

When Steve is commissioned by the food supplement of a Sunday newspaper to review half a dozen restaurants, he decides to mix work with pleasure and plans a trip around the north with his food-loving American girlfriend. But when she decides to leave him and return to the States, Steve is faced with a week of meals for one; not quite the trip he had in mind.

Having exhausted all other options, he reluctantly calls Rob, the only person left he can think of who might be available. Never one to turn down a free lunch (let alone six), Rob agrees and together they set off for a culinary adventure.

Over the course of six meals at six different restaurants in and around the Lake District, Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales, the ultimate odd couple find themselves debating the big questions of life, such as how did I get to be here and where do I go next, over a series of culinary delights.

Series 2 - The Trip To Italy: This time the pair head abroad. They visit restaurants in Piemonte, Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi and Capri.