The Trip To Italy expected to start on BBC2 in April
An improvised tour of the north of England starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon playing versions of themselves
- The Trip To Italy (Series 2)
- 2010 (BBC Two)
- 6 (1 series)
- Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rebecca Johnson, Elodie Harrod, Dolya Gavanski, Claire Keelan, Justin Edwards, Margo Stilley
- Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon
- Baby Cow Productions
An improvised tour of the north of England with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. In the style of Curb Your Enthusiasm, the story is 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.
Reluctantly, he calls Rob, the only person he can think of who will 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.
This six-part comedy series is directed by Michael Winterbottom and builds on the success of previous collaborations between Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan, including A Cock And Bull Story and 24 Hour Party People.
Note: For the American market, the show was re-edited to become a 112 minute film. Trailer