Cruise of the Gods
|Cruise of the Gods|
Michael Marshall Smith
|Directed by||Declan Lowney|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Running time||90 mins|
|Production company(s)||Baby Cow Productions|
|Original network||BBC Two|
|Picture format||SDTV 576i|
|Original release||23 December 2002|
A Cock and Bull Story|
Cruise of the Gods was a one-off comedy/drama produced by Baby Cow Productions for the BBC. It starred Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, David Walliams and James Corden. It aired in 2002 and has since been released on BBC DVD.
Written by Tim Firth, with additional material by Michael Marshall Smith and Peter Baynham, it told the story of a fan cruise held in honour of The Children of Castor, a fictitious 1980s post-apocalyptic sci-fi TV series, starring Andy Van Allen (Brydon) and Nick Lee (Coogan). Twenty years after the show's cancellation, Van Allen is the reluctant special guest on the fan cruise. For Van Allen, The Children of Castor was the height of his fame, whilst Lee went on to bigger and better things, currently Sherlock Holmes in Miami.
- "Steve Coogan Set to Sail Again in 'Cruise of the Gods' Remake". firstshowing.net. 21 July 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
- "Coogan has still God it". thesun.co.uk. 16 July 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2013.