The Trip (2010– )

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Steve is a food critic for the UK's Observer who is joined on a working road trip by his friend Rob who fills in at the last minute when Coogan's romantic relationship falls apart.

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 Steve (12 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Rob (12 episodes, 2010-2014)
Rebecca Johnson ...
 Sally (11 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Emma (9 episodes, 2010-2014)
Marta Barrio ...
 Yolanda (7 episodes, 2010-2014)
Timothy Leach ...
 Joe (6 episodes, 2010-2014)
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 Lucy (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Donna (5 episodes, 2014)
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 Mischa (5 episodes, 2010)
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When Steve is asked by The Observer to tour Northern England's finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob. Series two finds the men touring Italy. Written by Anonymous

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Just the best TV comedy series I've ever seen
18 September 2011 | by (Czech Republic) – See all my reviews

Since my major interests are conversation, food and scenery (And it helps that I was brought up in Yorkshire) then this hit every nail on the head.

I got hold of the DVD with all the extras, and after loving watching the series with its perfect execution of the relationship between the two main characters, then the extras provided a great insight into the amount of improvisation that was going on throughout.

It won't appeal to everyone, particularly those who have some sort of grudge against Coogan and the BBC as a whole (although how you can lump the two together is a mystery to me), but I thought that the willingness of Coogan and Brydon to caricature themselves as perceived by the media and seriously take the mick out of each other was not only brave, but quite touching.

The "To bed Gentleman, for we rise at daybreak!" scene was a highlight, as was the "Michael Caine-off" competition, for want of a better description.

But there is also pathos, as the Coogan and Brydon characters are at very different points in their respective relationships, and that's what holds the whole thing together.

Well, basically, it's brilliant.

Cheers, Will


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