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The Trip 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2010– )
Steve is asked to review restaurants 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:
Steve Coogan ...  Steve 24 episodes, 2010-2020
Rob Brydon ...  Rob 24 episodes, 2010-2020
Claire Keelan ...  Emma 14 episodes, 2010-2020
Rebecca Johnson ...  Sally 14 episodes, 2010-2020
Tim Leach Tim Leach ...  Joe 10 episodes, 2010-2020


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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On this trip, first impressions are everything. (season 1) See more »




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The dialogue is largely improvised. See more »

Alternate Versions

A 90-minute feature version was shown at film festivals a few months before the screening of the TV series. See more »


Edited into The Trip to Greece (2020) See more »

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What? Am I watching the same TV series?
17 December 2011 | by jonb-29See all my reviews

I simply don't understand it. I've just listened to Coogan for 7hrs on his audio-book "...We need to Talk About Alan". And very, very funny it is too.

So if I like that, why do I find this hardening-artery of a TV series so bloody dire? It's true I'm not that keen on impersonations, and especially when they get repeated episode after episode as they do in The Trip. Maybe people who absolutely love impersonations wet themselves watching The Trip? But I doubt it.

Is it funny or just tragic? Well it isn't comedy and it's not tragedy. It's just two bloody boring self-absorbed gits sitting around gobbling at each other when they're not shagging/attempting-to-shag anything in a skirt.

Coogan needs to take a long, long look in the mirror. Oh wait, he does (and so do we). But it's just not funny and it's not sad, it's just boring and incredibly tedious.

There's a reason most TV shows have writers. That's because actors have about 15 minutes of talent when it comes to improvisation and that's exactly what you'll find here in The Trip. Fifteen minutes of entertainment and the rest should be sent to some digital equivalent of the cutting-room floor.

It's rubbish. But it could have been brilliant. The Trip owes me a few hours of my life back.

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1 November 2010 (UK) See more »

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