The pair return for their fourth gastronomic odyssey following in the footsteps of the Ancients
Ever since Seinfeld, story arcs in comedy centred on nothing in particular have grown to become something of a genre standard. No show took that quite as literally as The Trip, starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, which first aired on BBC Two in 2010. The original conceit, and the comedy, were simple: two well-established comedians (and quasi-friends) have expensive meals at fancy Lake District restaurants while doing impressions of the likes of Michael Caine, Marlon Brando and Ronnie Corbett. On paper that doesn’t sound like comedy gold, but something in the chemistry of Brydon and Coogan’s easy banter and Michael Winterbottom’s skilful direction made for an immediate hit.
Sadly, that journey – or, this time, that Odyssey – looks to have reached its conclusion. Ten years, four series and three more countries Continue reading
Rob Brydon has revealed when fans can expect to see the new series of The Trip. It’s been over two years since Brydon and Steve Coogan were last seen on screen together – in 2017’s The Trip to Spain.
The Trip – co-created by Brydon, Coogan and director Michael Winterbottom – began on BBC Two in 2010. The series saw them embark on a restaurant tour of northern England.
Later outings saw them repeat the formula in Italy and Spain.
In the series, the actors play fictional versions of themselves.
This year, Coogan reprised the character of Alan Partridge for This Time, a BBC series that was acclaimed by critics and viewers alike.
Read the full interview with Brydon here.
The Trip To Greece will be broadcast on Sky One and NOW TV in Spring 2020. Gavin & Stacey returns for a one-off special on Christmas Day on BBC One.
In 2009, Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon teamed up with Sir Tom Jones for the Comic Relief Red Nose Day charity single – (Barry) Islands in the Stream.
Gavin and Stacey stars Ruth Jones and Rob Brydon team up with Sir Tom Jones and Robin Gibb for this special charity single release for Red Nose Day.
Support Comic Relief and Red Nose Day by buying the track from i-tunes and all good music retailers across the country