Cruise Of The Gods. Image shows from L to R: Nick Lee (Steve Coogan), Jeff Monks (David Walliams), Andy van Allen (Rob Brydon), Russell (James Corden), Jenny (Helen Coker). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions.

Cruise Of The Gods

BBC Two comedy drama. 1 episode in 2002. Stars Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, David Walliams, James Corden, Helen Coker, Niall Buggy, Philip Jackson and others.

Cruise Of The Gods

The former heroes of a cult 80s futuristic TV show are invited on a cruise by fans of the show. Starring Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan and David Walliams

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2002
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
1
Starring
Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, David Walliams, James Corden, Helen Coker, Niall Buggy, Philip Jackson, Robin Weaver and others
Writer
Tim Firth
Director
Declan Lowney
Producer
Alison MacPhail

Andy Van Allen (Rob Brydon), the former hero of a cult 1980s futuristic TV show, Children of Castor, is now working as an hotel porter. In contrast, his ex co-star, Nick Lee (Steve Coogan), has since shot to fame in the USA starring in a blockbuster mini-series, Sherlock Holmes in Miami.

Things start to look up for Andy when an unusual offer comes along; the Children of Castor Fan Club has organised a fan cruise and invite him to attend as the principal celebrity. Once aboard however, a combination of Andy's cynicism, his fans' adoration, a misguided sexual encounter and an unexpected death ensure the paradise cruise is far from plain sailing.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 23rd December 2002 on BBC Two at 9pm
Episode length
90 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 4th October 2011 at 9:00pm on BBC4

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