The Trip To Spain, Episode 1 - Txoko
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.
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.
- Thursday 6th April 2017
- Sky Atlantic
- 35 minutes
Cast & crew
|Victor M. Magaldi||Altamira Guide|
|Ida Camara||Txoko Waiter|
|Itxaso Roteta||Waitress in Bar|
|Jon Mountague||Executive Producer|