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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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Steve Coogan states in his autobiography that he and Rob Brydon both initially disliked the pitch for the series, but went along with it anyway due to their friendship with Michael Winterbottom. 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 »

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4 August 2015 | by adi-59541See all my reviews

I'm always on the lookout for comedy series to entertain me during my short lunch break whilst sat in my little office on my own far from civilisation. So far.. Green Wing, Mitchell and Webb, the excellent Big Train, the surreal Garth Marenghis Darkplace, The Great Outdoors, and others have stood the test of my thirty minute sandwich break.

This time, its 'The Trip' , and I don't expect to get through it, as its already becoming tedious after three episodes. This is clearly nothing more than a marketing gimmick for the restaurants involved.. its certainly not a comedy. Its basically Rob and Steve sat at a table, doing impressions, and that's as far as the plot goes. They're not comedy impressions though, just regular, everyday impressions. The type of impressions that impressionists with no comedy talent (such as Alistair McGowan) think are funny... ie, they're not funny at all.

The best thing about this series is actually the scenery that the UK has to offer. They go to some stunning locations and some nice hotels and restaurants. But, the restaurants clearly have some kind of marketing involvement going on here, as we are treated to full menu breakdowns, shots of the kitchens and chefs, history of said restaurant or hotel, and as yet, not a bad word to be said about any of them by Steve or Rob.

Odd program.. sometimes uncomfortable viewing.. certainly not funny.

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1 November 2010 (UK) See more »

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