Ricky & Ralf's Very Northern Road Trip

Ricky & Ralf's Very Northern Road Trip

Series 1 - Episode 2



“A two-bob version of The Trip,” is how Ralf Little describes his campervan adventure with Ricky Tomlinson. And he’s bang on the money, what with the duo spending a lot of time in this second episode doing impersonations of bombastic Brian Blessed, just because it takes their fancy. What I’m most enjoying, though, is the fact that the pair of them aren’t pretending to have been living in each other’s pockets since The Royle Family ended. At one point, over a taster menu at a Michelin-starred restaurant in the Lakes, an atypically reflective Tomlinson compliments his former co-star on how much he’s changed: “You’ve matured beyond all recognition,” he says in a rather sweet aside, which Little obviously appreciates.


Royle Family co-stars Ralph Little and Ricky Tomlinson explore the beauty of Cumbria on their quest to unearth the spirit of the north of England, with mint cake in Kendal, boating on Lake Windermere and a bet at Carlisle races.

Cast & Crew

Contributor Ralph Little
Contributor Ricky Tomlinson