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1 November 2010 (UK) See more »
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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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 9)

Steve Coogan ... Steve (6 episodes, 2010)

Rob Brydon ... Rob (6 episodes, 2010)
Rebecca Johnson ... Sally (6 episodes, 2010)

Margo Stilley ... Mischa (5 episodes, 2010)

Claire Keelan ... Emma (4 episodes, 2010)

Series Directed by
Michael Winterbottom (6 episodes, 2010)
Series Produced by
Andrew Eaton .... producer / executive producer (6 episodes, 2010)
Henry Normal .... executive producer (6 episodes, 2010)
Melissa Parmenter .... producer (6 episodes, 2010)
Simon Lupton .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2010)
Anthony Wilcox .... associate producer (5 episodes, 2010)
Michael Winterbottom .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2010)
Series Cinematography by
Ben Smithard (6 episodes, 2010)
Series Film Editing by
Mags Arnold (6 episodes, 2010)
Paul Monaghan (5 episodes, 2010)
Series Casting by
Shaheen Baig (5 episodes, 2010)
Series Costume Design by
Celia Yau (6 episodes, 2010)
Series Production Management
Amy Jackson .... production manager (6 episodes, 2010)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Groom .... third assistant director (6 episodes, 2010)
Anthony Wilcox .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2010)
Series Art Department
James Harrington .... props buyer (5 episodes, 2010)
Series Sound Department
Richard Davey .... dubbing mixer / sound re-recording mixer (6 episodes, 2010)
Simon Koelmeyer .... additional sound / boom operator / ... (6 episodes, 2010)
Joakim Sundström .... supervising sound editor (6 episodes, 2010)
Will Whale .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 2010)
Chris Treble .... dubbing mixer (5 episodes, 2010)
Per Boström .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2010)
Christer Melén .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2010)
Fredrik Stålne .... sound effects editor (2 episodes, 2010)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
David Penfold .... first assistant camera (6 episodes, 2010)
Simon Tindall .... camera operator (6 episodes, 2010)
James Clarke .... camera operator (5 episodes, 2010)
Jack Holmes .... first assistant camera (5 episodes, 2010)
Henry Landgrebe .... first assistant camera (5 episodes, 2010)
James Stormer .... digital imaging technician (5 episodes, 2010)
Series Editorial Department
Giuseppe Circelli .... first assistant editor (6 episodes, 2010)
Dan Coles .... colorist / digital colorist (6 episodes, 2010)
Sion Penny .... on-line editor (6 episodes, 2010)
Marc Richardson .... first assistant editor (6 episodes, 2010)
Series Other crew
Josh Hyams .... head of development / script editor (6 episodes, 2010)
Sophie Neave .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2010)
Martha Skelly .... production assistant / set production assistant (6 episodes, 2010)
Ruth Breslaw .... office manager (5 episodes, 2010)
Al Eales .... camera equipment account manager (5 episodes, 2010)
Andrew Georgiou .... production accountant (5 episodes, 2010)
Anna Stockton .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2010)

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172 min

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Coogan and Brydon give their impressions on the meals laid out before them., 12 August 2011
Author: tyler-and-jack from Edinburgh.

A TV comedy drama from director Michael Winterbottom, The Trip is superficially about Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon visiting various restaurants around the country to enjoy a meal and review the food. But, of course, it's not really about that at all.

Food IS consumed and discussed but The Trip is more about the two men, bravely playing interpretations of themselves (Coogan is arrogant, insecure and womanising while Brydon is always happy and always ready with an impression to relieve any tense moments), and their relationship as both friends and colleagues in that old business called show.

At times it's a little lightweight and meandering but, sometimes from out of nowhere, there's always some barb that hurts all the more or some joke made that reveals a bitter truth.

Coogan and Brydon, whether comparing Michael Caine impressions or trying to outdo one another while singing in the car, are both excellent and no episode actually has the air of something improvised and quickly made up. Paradoxically, nothing ever feels false or overly affected either. The performances from the two leads are pretty flawless.

A few other people do appear on screen but only for a very limited time. Coogan's current partner is played by Margo Stilley while the more important and dependable woman in his life, his assistant, is played by Claire Keelan.

Winterbottom has constructed a little gem here, with each episode containing a good mix of drama and humour and the overall story arc moving forward nicely to the final scenes, despite the lack of any real surprises. The food is given it's due, and looks pretty damn good, but the focus is always quickly moved back to the two men. Two friends who know each other so well, though neither would probably admit to it.

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