On the face of it, this new journey is all about the search for Spanish culture, cuisine and the perfect Mick Jagger impersonation, but in reality Brydon is seen desperately trying to escape his mundane domestic life whilst Coogan is, allegedly, on a mission to improve his literary knowledge.
The Trip is often described as the comedy couple's best work, and, naturally, the success of the show lies firmly with the undoubted comedic, mimicking skill of the starring duo (although Spain looks set to make an especially lovely, show-stealing backdrop, perhaps topping even that of the Lake District and the Italian coast of earlier incarnations). Coogan is self-congratulory and pompous, but, as ever, fails to hide his insecurity and desperation in the search for yet more adulation and approval. Brydon remains a reliably limp people-pleaser.
Where The Trip to Spain is a Sky Atlantic airing, The Trip to Italy was a BBC show, and you can catch up on clips from the last series here.
The Trip to Spain, Sky Atlantic, 6 April,10pm
|What||The Trip to Spain, Sky Atlantic|
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06 Apr 17 – 31 May 17, 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM