In series two old friends Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon (playing slightly exaggerated versions of themselves) are once again approached by The Observer to do another series of restaurant reviews. This time they are following in the footsteps of Lord Byron, Percy Shelley and other romantic poets, from Liguria to the island of Capri, eating at some of the classiest restaurants Italy has to offer.
It's the perfect excuse for the pair to get away from it all. Steve's on a hiatus from his failing US series and Rob's simply looking to relax during his time away from the family.
The cold and misty Lake District has been replaced with the sun-drenched Mediterranean. And seeing as they're in Italy, it's only fitting that the Range Rover of series one has been swapped out for a convertible Mini Cooper. But the excellent food and endless supply of hilarious impressions still remain.
The follow-up to The Trip sees Steve and Rob have trouble navigating the roads of Rome city centre, sing along to Alanis Morissette, discuss Michael Bublé and of course, exchange insults and impersonations aplenty. But while in Italy Steve is keen to reconnect with his teenage son and arranges to have him flown out so they can spend some quality time together. Meanwhile, Rob is offered a part in a big Hollywood movie, much to Steve's displeasure.
So climb into the back seat of their Mini Cooper and enjoy an Italian road trip with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in Michael Winterbottom's semi-improvised comedy drama.
Watch The Trip to Italy every Friday at 11pm as part of Gold After Dark.