Cruise of the Gods

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Cruise of the Gods
Written by Tim Firth
Michael Marshall Smith
Peter Baynham
Directed by Declan Lowney
Starring Rob Brydon
Steve Coogan
David Walliams
James Corden
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Running time 90 mins
Production company(s) Baby Cow Productions
Distributor BBC Worldwide
Original network BBC Two
Picture format SDTV 576i
Original release 23 December 2002
Related shows A Cock and Bull Story
The Trip

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.

Brian Conley and Jack Jones made cameo appearances as themselves.


Plans for a film based on the television show, titled The Great Beyond,[1] were announced in 2010, with David Guion and Michael Handelman attached to the project to write and direct the film.[2]


  1. ^ "Coogan has still God it". 16 July 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Steve Coogan Set to Sail Again in 'Cruise of the Gods' Remake". 21 July 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 

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