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BCG Features

Making Stan & Ollie

Friday 11th January 2019

An in-depth feature in which the cast and crew of Stan & Ollie explain how they brought Laurel & Hardy's story to the big screen. Details include how they re-created the 1950s in modern day England, and the work that went into the make-up and costumes.

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I, Partridge autobiography sequel

Wednesday 15th April 2015

Orion Publishing has announced that it will publish a follow-up book to Alan Partridge's hit 2011 autobiography, I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan.

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Press Clippings

The Trip To Greece, series finale review

Farce, vanity and profound seriousness somehow hang together.

Adam Sweeting, The Arts Desk, 31st March 2020

The final series of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's all-expenses culinary jolly has proved more sombre than previous outings, albeit bookended by the pair's trademark celebrity impressions and extravagant meals. As it comes to an end, there is a trip to an Ottoman fortress, and bad news for Coogan.

Hannah J Davies, The Guardian, 31st March 2020

Review: The Trip The Greece - Sky One

I'm going to do a thing that I don't think I've ever seen a critic do before. I'm going to say that my review was wrong. When I reviewed the first episode of the latest series of The Trip, set in Turkey and Greece, I wrote how I was disappointed by it. Having watched the first episode I felt that the tone had changed. There had always been a running theme about the rivalry between Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon but here I thought there was too much needle and nastiness. The joke wasn't all that funny any more. But that review was only based on the opening episode.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 23rd March 2020

The Trip To Greece is Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan's last outing as micro-upped versions of themselves, commissioned to jaunt with wit and impunity, and eat daringly expensive, mouthwatering food, around the loveliest locations in Europe, by something called the Observer. (I bloody wish. Even Jay Rayner has to keep the bus receipts to break even, and regurgitate neglected starters to the newsdesk like a cormorant.)

And it's all very spoilt and very lovely, with just-so direction by Michael Winterbottom and music by Michael Nyman, but it's probably about time for a lie-down for this unlikeliest of hits. The impressions-off still impress - the pair, sitting outside the Hotel Lesbian, imaging Moore-as-Bond faced in the 70s with a lesbian - evinced guilty chortles, but even Coogan ponders whether they should still be trying Ronnie Corbett. The tiny premise is recreating Homer's Odyssey, so we get way too much bloody Byron, but also some teeny and huggable knowledge and insights amid swank hotels and to-die-for balcony lunches.

Euan Ferguson, The Observer, 8th March 2020

The Trip to Greece review

This Greek Odyssey is delicious even before we get to the food.

Hugo Rifkind, The Times, 5th March 2020

How death enlivened British TV comedy

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have gone all existential in The Trip to Greece. But they're far from the only British comics riffing on the brevity of our existence

Alex Hess, The Guardian, 4th March 2020

TV review: The Trip, series 4, episode 1

It's a gentle, warm affair, and though if it's a series you've not had any time for then this latest instalment won't win you over. But for fans it's a delightful half hour spent in the company of two masters of comedy, who talk about a number of fascinating subjects and four series in even though the concept is a simple one it's not something I'm getting bored of in the slightest, to the extent that it will be a real shame if they don't ever do any more after this.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 4th March 2020

The Trip To Greece review

Several times, Brydon's inspired improvisations reduced Coogan to authentically helpless mirth.

Adam Sweeting, The Arts Desk, 4th March 2020