Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.
Today we will be looking at a comedy that won Steve Coogan a BAFTA – The Trip
About the Show
Summary of Plot
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. – IMDB
Number of Seasons / Episodes
Steve Coogan – Steve
Rob Brydon – Rob
rebecca Johnson – Sally
Claire Keelan – Emma
- The dialogue is largely improvised.
- Michael Winterbottom came up with the idea for the series after working with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on A Cock and Bull Story (2005). He was specifically inspired by the opening scene, where the two actors, playing fictionalized versions of themselves, make fun of each other in a completely ad-libbed conversation.
- 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.