The Trip. Image shows from L to R: Steve (Steve Coogan), Rob (Rob Brydon). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions / Arbie
The Trip

The Trip

  • TV sitcom
  • Sky One / BBC Two / Sky Atlantic
  • 2010 - 2020
  • 24 episodes (4 series)

Improvised comedy with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on a series of road trips. Also features Rebecca Johnson, Claire Keelan, Margo Stilley, Marta Barrio and Timothy Leach

The Trip. Image shows from L to R: Rob (Rob Brydon), Steve (Steve Coogan). Copyright: Baby Cow Productions / Arbie

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2010 - 2020
Channels
Sky One, BBC Two, Sky Atlantic
Episodes
24 (4 series)
Stars
Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rebecca Johnson, Claire Keelan, Margo Stilley, Marta Barrio and Timothy Leach
Writers
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon
Director
Michael Winterbottom
Producers
Andrew Eaton, Melissa Parmenter, Stefano Negri, Josh Hyams, Henry Normal, Simon Lupton, Gregor Sharp, Jon Mountague and more
Companies

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 (BBC Two): This time the pair head abroad. They visit restaurants in Piemonte, Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi and Capri.

Series 3 - The Trip To Spain (Sky Atlantic): Just as Don Quixote undertook three journeys, Steve and Rob set off on a third jaunt of their own, this time travelling over 1,000 miles down the entire length of Spain. Following in the footsteps of poet and novelist Laurie Lee, Steve and Rob's semi-fictional alter egos hit the road in search of culture, history, breathtaking vistas and, of course, some of the finest food in Europe.

Series 4 - The Trip To Greece (Sky One): The duo lock horns over tragedy, comedy, myth and history. All while dining on cuisine traditional to beautiful Greek hot spots including; Assos, Kavala, Stagira, Athens, Epidaurus, Hydra and Plyos among many many others.

Additional details

Also known as
  • The Trip To Greece (Series 4)
  • The Trip To Spain (Series 3)
  • The Trip To Italy (Series 2)
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 1st November 2010 at 10pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats

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