The Trip to Spain: first look

As Michael Nyman’s familiar melancholy notes accompany the rolling credits, I have already begun forming a kind of review in my head. I’m not really in the habit of reviewing anything to be honest. That much is clear from my ham-fisted attempts at critiquing the food on our Trip last year. However, it seems remiss […]

Hipping Hall and The Angel at Hetton

It has been a feature of the hotels and accommodation up here that the central heating is cranked up to a level that would be banned as torture under the Geneva Convention. Still ravaged by sickness this morning I felt as discombobulated as Rob does at the start of episode 4, ‘Hipping Hall’, which is […]

The Trip: setting off

I suppose the idea began the first time I saw The Trip, inasmuch as it started from an idle thought  along the lines of “I’d like to do that one day”. The first time I saw it was on its first airing in the UK, on BBC2, back in the autumn of 2010. Life was different […]