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. 24 episodes (4 series), 2010 - 2020. Stars Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rebecca Johnson, Claire Keelan and others.

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

The Trip To Spain, Episode 3 - La Posada del Laurel

While taking in some local cuisine, the pair have time to reminisce over those who sadly left us in 2016, and then compete over who can do the better impersonation of them. Later they visit one of the many attractions down the 'Dinosaur Road', allowing Rob to pose for a picture in front of a fibreglass iguanodon. "Which one is the dinosaur?" quips Steve.

Further details

Location Guide

Upon leaving Sos del Rey Católico, you may want to take a detour to visit the Monasterio de San Juan de la Peña, popular with pilgrims due to it being thought to have once housed the Holy Grail. Or if the 90-minute trip is too far (even for a chance of finding the Holy Grail) you can head straight to your next destination, cutting through the rocky terrain of the region to the small Riojan town of Prejano, with a population of just 200 people.

Here you'll find a restaurant considered a gastronomic treasure by those who've frequented it. La Posada del Laurel specialises in traditional Riojan cuisine, preparing and presenting its dishes with a creative spark, with food being harvested from the restaurant's own orchard. It's the perfect place to sit and pay respects to those who left us in 2016, or have a slightly barbed discussion regarding a very successful former Gavin & Stacey co-star.

While you're in the area, why not take a drive through the region's many sites of prehistoric significance along what is known as the Dinosaur Route, featuring a great number of dinosaur footprints dating back to the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Once you're tired of posing with the fiberglass dinosaurs that proliferate the region, get back on the road to spend the night at the imposing medieval castle - now a luxury hotel - that overlooks the historic town of Sigüenza.

Broadcast details

Date
Thursday 20th April 2017
Time
10:05pm
Channel
Sky Atlantic
Length
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Steve Coogan Steve
Rob Brydon Rob
Rebecca Johnson Sally
Guest cast
Kyle Soller Jonathan
Tessa Walker Chloe
Charlie Jeffreys Charlie
Pedro Parejo Manager, Posada Del Laurel
Enrique Lopez Hidalgo Hotel Receptionist
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
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