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.

Press Clippings

10 best UK TV comedy film adaptations over 30 years

In the past 30 years there has been a trend in British comedy involving attempted transitions from TV to film, all the way from Keith Lemon to The Thick Of It - very much an obvious time and money saver when no original idea is forthcoming.

Katie Doyle, The Film Magazine, 23rd September 2020

Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan: The Trip must end

In the final installment of their fictional travel series, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon let us live vicariously one last time.

Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, 8th April 2020

The Trip To Greece, series finale review

Farce, vanity and profound seriousness somehow hang together.

Adam Sweeting, The Arts Desk, 31st March 2020

The final series of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's all-expenses culinary jolly has proved more sombre than previous outings, albeit bookended by the pair's trademark celebrity impressions and extravagant meals. As it comes to an end, there is a trip to an Ottoman fortress, and bad news for Coogan.

Hannah J Davies, The Guardian, 31st March 2020

Review: The Trip The Greece - Sky One

I'm going to do a thing that I don't think I've ever seen a critic do before. I'm going to say that my review was wrong. When I reviewed the first episode of the latest series of The Trip, set in Turkey and Greece, I wrote how I was disappointed by it. Having watched the first episode I felt that the tone had changed. There had always been a running theme about the rivalry between Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon but here I thought there was too much needle and nastiness. The joke wasn't all that funny any more. But that review was only based on the opening episode.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 23rd March 2020

The Trip To Greece is Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan's last outing as micro-upped versions of themselves, commissioned to jaunt with wit and impunity, and eat daringly expensive, mouthwatering food, around the loveliest locations in Europe, by something called the Observer. (I bloody wish. Even Jay Rayner has to keep the bus receipts to break even, and regurgitate neglected starters to the newsdesk like a cormorant.)

And it's all very spoilt and very lovely, with just-so direction by Michael Winterbottom and music by Michael Nyman, but it's probably about time for a lie-down for this unlikeliest of hits. The impressions-off still impress - the pair, sitting outside the Hotel Lesbian, imaging Moore-as-Bond faced in the 70s with a lesbian - evinced guilty chortles, but even Coogan ponders whether they should still be trying Ronnie Corbett. The tiny premise is recreating Homer's Odyssey, so we get way too much bloody Byron, but also some teeny and huggable knowledge and insights amid swank hotels and to-die-for balcony lunches.

Euan Ferguson, The Observer, 8th March 2020

TV review: The Trip To Greece

It has got to the point, in The Trip To Greece, now on its fourth series, where the only joke is how awful Coogan is. I know it is meant to be a joke, but I'm beginning to think I'd much rather watch Brydon alone, or two Brydons talking to each other about something that isn't anything to do with Coogan for a moment, please God.

Camilla Long, The Sunday Times, 8th March 2020

The Trip to Greece review

This Greek Odyssey is delicious even before we get to the food.

Hugo Rifkind, The Times, 5th March 2020

How death enlivened British TV comedy

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have gone all existential in The Trip to Greece. But they're far from the only British comics riffing on the brevity of our existence

Alex Hess, The Guardian, 4th March 2020

TV review: The Trip, series 4, episode 1

It's a gentle, warm affair, and though if it's a series you've not had any time for then this latest instalment won't win you over. But for fans it's a delightful half hour spent in the company of two masters of comedy, who talk about a number of fascinating subjects and four series in even though the concept is a simple one it's not something I'm getting bored of in the slightest, to the extent that it will be a real shame if they don't ever do any more after this.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 4th March 2020