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

The Trip

Sky One and BBC Two and Sky Atlantic sitcom starring Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan. 18 episodes (3 series), 2010 - 2017. Stars Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rebecca Johnson and Margo Stilley.

Another series is in development.

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

The Trip

Improvised comedy series starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. The duo, playing versions of themselves, tour north England, Italy, Spain and Greece

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
2010 - 2017
Channels
Sky One, BBC Two, Sky Atlantic
Episodes
18   (3 series)
Starring
Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rebecca Johnson and Margo Stilley
Writers
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon
Director
Michael Winterbottom
Producers
Andrew Eaton, Melissa Parmenter, Stefano Negri and Josh Hyams

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.

Production Details

Production companies
Also known as
  • The Trip To Italy (Series 2)
  • The Trip To Spain (Series 3)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 1st November 2010 on BBC Two at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 11th May 2017 on Sky Atlantic at 10pm
Last repeat
Wednesday 17th October 2018 at 9:00pm on Sky Atlantic

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