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

The Trip

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

The Trip. Image shows from L to R: Rob (Rob Brydon), Steve (Steve Coogan).

The Trip To Spain, Episode 1 - Txoko

The pair disembark from the ferry at Santander and take in the Cave of Altamira before visiting the picturesque port of Getaria - home to the acclaimed restaurant Txoko, and also the occasional rainstorm.

Further details

Director Michael Winterbottom brings the BAFTA Award nominated series to Sky Atlantic, reuniting Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on a culinary coast-to-coast odyssey.

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. All the while serving up sparkling, free-flowing conversation, peppered with barbed back-and-forths, in-car singalongs and their peerless trademark impersonations.

Location Guide

As you disembark from the ferry at Santander, take some time to admire the busy ports of the coastal city before hitting the road to reach your first destination.

Along the way, you may want to visit the famous Cave of Altamira, renowned for its cave paintings of fauna dated back to the Upper Palaeolithic era - making them about 14,000 years old.

While tours are given through the replica cave built nearby, access into the actual cave is sadly very limited. Even for an Academy Award-nominated writer and a comedian who does a very plausible imitation of a man trapped in a cave.

Based 25km west of San Sebastian, Getaria is a charming fishing village founded in 1209 and sheltered by the humpback islet of El Ratón (The Mouse), known for its gastronomy and local white wine, txakoli. It's by its picturesque port that you'll find Txoko Getaria.

Established in 1953, Txoko is famed for its grilled seafood caught fresh from the port. Although the coastal setting may invite flash rainstorms on occasion, it is still the ideal place to sit and discuss matters of the heart, or perfect your Mick Jagger impersonation.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 6th April 2017
Time
10pm
Channel
Sky Atlantic
Length
35 minutes

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    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Steve Coogan Steve
    Rob Brydon Rob
    Rebecca Johnson Sally
    Guest cast
    Kyle Soller Jonathan
    Tessa Walker Chloe
    Charlie Jeffreys Charlie
    Aurore Delion Aurore
    Victor M. Magaldi Altamira Guide
    Ida Camara Txoko Waiter
    Itxaso Roteta Waitress in Bar
    Writing team
    Steve Coogan Writer
    Rob Brydon Writer
    Production team
    Michael Winterbottom Director
    Melissa Parmenter Producer
    Stefano Negri Producer
    Josh Hyams Producer
    Jon Mountague Executive Producer
    Mags Arnold Editor
    Paul Monaghan Editor
    Marc Richardson Editor

    Video

    The Trip To Spain - Teaser

    Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan sing about the Spanish coast in this teaser trailer for The Trip To Spain, which starts on Sky Atlantic in April.

    Featuring: Steve Coogan (Steve), Rob Brydon (Rob).

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