The Cruise. Image shows from L to R: Jacky (Jane Horrocks), Andy (Jason Watkins). Copyright: Emu Films.

The Cruise

Sky Arts comedy drama about a middle-class couple. 1 episode in 2014. Stars Jane Horrocks, Jason Watkins, Kulvinder Ghir, Shila Iqbal and others.

The Cruise. Image shows from L to R: Andy (Jason Watkins), Jacky (Jane Horrocks). Copyright: Emu Films.

The Cruise

One-off comedy drama starring Jane Horrocks and Jason Watkins as a couple preparing to go away on a holiday cruise

Comedy Drama
Sky Arts
Jane Horrocks, Jason Watkins, Kulvinder Ghir, Shila Iqbal, Alice Barry, Betty Webster and Jessica Forrest
Stewart Sugg
Stewart Sugg
Mike Elliott

A story about the tumultuous build-up to a couple's once-in-a-lifetime holiday.

To celebrate their silver wedding anniversary, hairdresser Jacky and mobile mechanic Andy book a cruise around the continent. As Jacky anticipates her dream holiday, not even her clients' terrible and humorous tales of the miserable cabins, food and company they experienced on their recent cruises can ruin her excitement.

Jacky packs her bags and enters herself and her unwitting husband in an on-board talent contest. However, as their grand departure draws nearer, Andy grows more and more cynical about his impending and extravagant holiday and orders her to cancel it.

With all her hopes dashed, Jacky begins to worry that her husband is having an affair and follows him to the door of a young woman's house. Could she be the reason he has had such a dramatic change of heart? Or is there a far more peculiar reason behind his reluctance to sail the high seas?

Production Details

Part of

Playhouse Presents

Production company
Also known as
  • Playhouse Presents... The Cruise (Other official name)
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 15th May 2014 on Sky Arts at 9pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 25th May 2015 at 10:30pm

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