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Top Gear
275px-TopGearLogo.jpg
Genre Motoring Action
Presented by Jeremy Clarkson
(2002–)
Richard Hammond
(2002–)
James May
(2003–)
The Stig (Black)
(2002–03)
The Stig (White)
(2003–)
Jason Dawe
(2002)
Opening theme "Jessica"
Composer(s) Dickey Betts
Country of origin United Kingdom
Language(s) English
No. of series 14
No. of episodes 117 and 6 specials
(List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Andy Wilman
Editor(s) Guy Savin
Location(s) Dunsfold Park, Guildford, Surrey, England
Running time 60 min. (approx.)
Production company(s) BBC
Distributor BBC Worldwide
Broadcast
Original channel BBC Two
BBC HD (2009–present)
Picture format 576i, anamorphic 16:9
(2002–09)
1080i (Polar Special 2007, 2009–)[1]
First shown in 1977–2001
Original run 20 October 2002 –
Present
Status Returning series
Chronology
Preceded by Top Gear
Related shows Top Gear (US)
Top Gear Australia
Top Gear Russia
Stars in Fast Cars
Top Gear of the Pops
Top Ground Gear Force
External links
Official website
Production website
.Top Gear is a BBC television series about motor vehicles, primarily cars.^ Brit car series Top Gear .
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^ Top Gear is an out and out motto series.
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^ Re: Top Gear new series .
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.It began in 1977 as a conventional motoring magazine show.^ It began in 1977 as a conventional motoring magazine show.
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.Over time, and especially since a relaunch in 2002, it has developed a quirky, humorous style.^ Over time, and especially since a relaunch in 2002, it has developed a quirky, humorous style.
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^ "Top Gear," which airs on BBC 2, originally launched in 1977 but has gained wider popularity since its relaunch in 2002.
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.The show is currently presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, and also features a test driver known as The Stig.^ Or Jeremy Clarkson in a car racing against Richard Hammond and James in anything.
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^ SBS has proven that the show will not work without Clarkson, Hammond and May.

^ It must have been a very early start for Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May yesterday.
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.The programme is estimated to have 350 million viewers worldwide.^ The programme is estimated to have 350 million viewers worldwide.
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^ The programme is estimated to have 350 million viewers worldwide and 8 million viewers each week in the UK on BBC Two.

^ For those of you who are unfamiliar with the British TV show Top Gear, it's a multi-award winning motoring program that has over 350 million viewers worldwide.
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[2]
.First run episodes are broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two, and since Series 14, also on BBC HD.^ BBC - BBC Two Programmes - Top Gear, Series 14, Episode 1 Looks like it .
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^ First run episodes are broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two.
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^ The new series was first broadcast in 2002.
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.Top Gear is also shown on Dave, BBC America, BBC Canada, RTÉ Two in Ireland, Channel 9 in Australia (formerly SBS One who showed the program until the end of the 13th series shown in 2009), Prime TV in New Zealand, and a number of other television channels around the world.^ Top Gear returning to BBC America this month .
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^ BBC shows make it to the top of this list!
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^ Top Gear world.
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.The popularity of the show has led to the creation of two international versions, with local production teams and presenters for Australia and Russia.^ The popularity of the show has led to the creation of two international versions, with local production teams and presenters for Australia and Russia.
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^ The show is enormously expensive for the public broadcaster, and while it doesn’t pull the same figures of the UK original, it remains the network’s most popular local production, averaging around 600,000 viewers.
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^ Its immense popularity led to the show being adopted by various networks in different countries across the globe.
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[3] .Episodes of the Australian version premièred on 29 September 2008 and NBC was holding the American version for broadcast in February or March 2009, as a possible mid-season replacement, but later dropped it from their schedule before production resumed.^ Episodes of the Australian version premiered on 29 September 2008 and NBC was holding the American version for broadcast in February or March 2009, as a possible mid-season replacement, but later dropped it from their schedule before production resumed.
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^ To date, NBC has not placed the program on its schedule, holding it as a spring/summer season replacement.
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^ Episodes of the Australian version premiered on 29 September 2008 and NBC was holding the American version for broadcast in February or March 2009, as a possible mid-season replacement, but was later cancelled.
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[4]
.The show has received acclaim for its visual style and presentation, as well as considerable criticism for its content and comments made by presenters.^ The show has received acclaim for its visual style and presentation, as well as considerable criticism for its content and comments made by presenters.
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^ The show started in 1977 as a motor magazine show, but it has evolved into a program with humor and visual style.
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^ Despite enduring criticism that the show is overly macho, encourages irresponsible driving behaviour, and ignores the environment, under Clarkson's presentation it pulled in huge audiences.

Columnist A. A. Gill described the show as "a triumph of the craft of programme making, of the minute, obsessive, musical masonry of editing, the french polishing of colourwashing and grading".

Contents

History

.Jeremy Clarkson, who helped the original series reach its peak in the 1990s, along with producer Andy Wilman, successfully pitched a new format for Top Gear to the BBC, reversing a previous decision to cancel the show in 2001. The new series was first broadcast in 2002. Top Gear's studio is located at Dunsfold Aerodrome and business park in Waverley, Surrey.^ The original Top Gear was a half-hour show produced by BBC Birmingham that ran from 1977 to 2001.
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^ Top Gear' s studio is located at Dunsfold Park , a privately-owned aerodrome [ 6 ] and business park [ 7 ] in Waverley, Surrey .
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^ Top Gear: who really is The Stig?
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.Top Gear uses a temporary racing circuit which was designed for the show by Lotus and is laid out on parts of Dunsfold's runways and taxiways.^ Top Gear is an out and out motto series.
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^ In the recent Top Gear show.
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^ Top Gear uses a temporary racing circuit which was designed for the show by Lotus and is laid out on parts of Dunsfold's runways and taxiways.
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.A large hangar is used for studio recording with a standing audience.^ A large hangar is used for studio recording with a standing audience.
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^ A large hangar is used for studio recording with a standing audience who apply to the BBC for free tickets.

^ The heavily damaged (but still driveable, without the use of any new parts) Hilux now stands on a plinth in the Top Gear studio.
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.The new series format incorporates a number of major changes from the old show.^ The new series format incorporates a number of major changes from the old show.
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^ And don’t change the format of the show.
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^ The format incorporated a number of major changes.
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.The running time was extended to one hour and two new presenters were introduced: Richard Hammond and Jason Dawe, with James May replacing Dawe after the first series.^ So what if Jeremy Clarkson , Richard Hammond and James May were replaced by members of the opposite sex?
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^ Jeremy Clarkson · Jason Dawe (series 1) · Richard Hammond · James May (series 2 onwards) · The Stig .
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^ The running time was extended to one hour and two new presenters were introduced: Richard Hammond and Jason Dawe, with James May replacing Dawe after the first series.

.The Stig, an anonymous, helmeted racing driver, was introduced as the test driver.^ The Stig, an anonymous masked racing driver, was introduced as the test driver.

^ The Stig , an anonymous, helmeted racing driver, was introduced as the test driver.
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^ The Stig (or tame racing driver to some) .
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.New segments were also added, including "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car", "The Cool Wall", "The News", "Power Laps", and one off features such as races, competitions and the regular destruction of caravans and, more recently, Morris Marinas.^ Occasionally, many cars are featured and reviewed inside one segment.
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^ Guy Ritchie is this weeks star in a reasonably priced car.
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^ New segments were also added, including "Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car", the "Cool Wall", "Car News", "Power Laps" as well as numerous one-off features such as races, competitions and the frequent destruction of caravans.
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.In early 2006, the BBC had planned to move the filming site from Dunsfold to Enstone, Oxfordshire for filming of the eighth series of Top Gear, but the move was rejected by West Oxfordshire council due to noise and pollution concerns.^ In early 2006, the BBC had planned to move the filming site from Dunsfold to Enstone, Oxfordshire for filming of the eighth series of Top Gear , but the move was rejected by West Oxfordshire council due to noise and pollution concerns.
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^ Brit car series Top Gear .
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^ Top Gear is an out and out motto series.
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[5] .Filming of the series went ahead at Dunsfold in May despite not having a permit to do so,[6] with a revamped studio set, a new car for the "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" segment, and the inclusion of one of Hammond's dogs, named "Top Gear Dog", in a few studio and film segments of that series.^ The sixth series of Top Gear began on May 22, 2005.
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^ The new one is just a car.

^ The Stig stars in new Top Gear video .
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.On 20 September 2006, Richard Hammond was seriously injured while driving a Vampire turbojet drag racing car at up to 314 miles per hour (505 km/h) for a feature in the show.^ Other DVDs featuring Richard Hammond .
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^ On 20 September 2006, Richard Hammond was seriously injured while driving a Vampire turbojet drag racing car at up to 314 miles per hour (505 km/h) for a feature in the show.
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^ Richard Hammond shows you how!
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.The BBC indefinitely postponed the broadcast of Best of Top Gear and announced that production of the show would be delayed until Hammond had recovered.^ Top Gear , arguably the best car show in the world, ...
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^ The BBC indefinitely postponed the broadcast of Best of Top Gear and announced that production of the show would be delayed until Hammond had recovered.
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^ In the recent Top Gear show.
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.Both the BBC and the Health and Safety Executive carried out inquiries into the accident.^ Both the BBC and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) carried out inquiries into the accident.
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^ Both the BBC and the Health and Safety Executive carried out inquiries into the accident.
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^ The BBC pointed out that they would act if such statements and actions were carried out with any degree of seriousness or if the programme breached legal and safety requirements.
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[7] .Filming resumed on 5 October 2006.[8] The ninth series began on 28 January 2007 and included footage of Hammond's crash.^ Filming resumed on 5 October 2006.
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^ On 5 October, filming resumed on features for the new series that Hammond was not involved with.
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^ The ninth series began airing on 28 January 2007, and footage of Hammond's crash was shown with Hammond's commentary and reaction from the presenters.
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[9] .The first show of the ninth series attracted higher ratings than the finale of Celebrity Big Brother[10] and the final episode of the series had 8 million viewers — BBC Two's highest ratings for a decade.^ The first show of the ninth series attracted higher ratings than the finale of Celebrity Big Brother [ 13 ] and the final episode of the series had 8 million viewers — BBC Two's highest ratings for a decade.
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^ First run episodes are broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two.
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^ The first show of the ninth series attracted higher ratings than the finale of Celebrity Big Brother[7] and the final episode of the series getting 8 million viewers — BBC2's biggest ratings for a decade.
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  1. Top Photo: Series 1 host lineup from left to right: Jason Dawe, Richard Hammond, and Jeremy Clarkson.
  2. Bottom Photo: The presenters from Series 2 onward: James May, Richard Hammond, and Jeremy Clarkson.
.A special programme, Top Gear: Polar Special, was broadcast in the UK on 25 July 2007 and was the first episode to be shown in high-definition.^ Top Gear is Definitely going to be back.
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^ Top Gear is an entertainment programme.
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^ When did they broadcast the polar special?
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.It involved a race to the North Magnetic Pole[11] from Resolute, Nunavut, Canada, with James May and Jeremy Clarkson travelling in a 'polar modified' Toyota Hilux, and Richard Hammond on a dog drawn sled.^ Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May compete in a Fifties-style race from London to Edinburgh.
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^ The Arctic adventure Richard Hammond by sled, Jeremy Clarkson and James May by car.
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^ So what if Jeremy Clarkson , Richard Hammond and James May were replaced by members of the opposite sex?
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.All three presenters had experienced explorers with them, and Clarkson and May became the first to reach the 1996 North Magnetic Pole by car, using the vehicle's satellite navigation.^ All three presenters had experienced explorers with them, and Clarkson and May became the first to reach the 1996 North Magnetic Pole by car, using the vehicle's satellite navigation .
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^ All three presenters had experienced explorers with them, but Clarkson and May became the first people to reach the magnetic North Pole by car, using the vehicle's satellite navigation to pinpoint their co-ordinates with the known coordinates of the pole.

^ In past shows, the three have raced to the North Pole, driven across the African continent and sailed cars across the English Channel.
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.Since 1996, the North Magnetic Pole had moved approximately 100 miles (160 km).^ Its a 400 mile expedition from ‘Resolute’ a north Canadian town to the north pole in a Toyota Hilux pick up truck.
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.The recorded 1996 location is the target used by Polar Challenge and was used by the Top Gear team as their destination; the Geographic North Pole is approximately 800 miles (1,300 km) further north.^ Since 1996, the North Magnetic Pole had moved approximately 100 miles (160 km).
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^ Alfa challenge on Top Gear .
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^ The recorded 1996 location is the target used by Polar Challenge and was used by the Top Gear team as their destination; the Geographic North Pole is approximately 800 miles (1,300 km) further north.
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.On 9 September 2007, Top Gear participated in the 2007 Britcar 24-hour race at Silverstone, where the hosts (including The Stig) drove a race prepared, second hand diesel BMW 330d to come 3rd in class and 39th overall.^ Top Gear: 0 to offensive in 6.5 seconds .
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^ Top Gear: who really is The Stig?
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^ On 9 September 2007, Top Gear participated in the 2007 Britcar 24-hour race at Silverstone , where the hosts (including The Stig ) drove a race prepared, second hand diesel BMW 330d to come 3rd in class and 39th overall.
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.The car was fuelled using biodiesel refined from crops shown during a tractor review in the previous series.^ The car was allegedly fuelled using bio diesel refined from crops sown during a tractor review in the previous season.
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^ These reviews are distinct from the various challenges involving old cars, because the subject matter is addressed in a more serious and factual manner.
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^ Originally the show used part of the original recording of the song, although in recent years (and as of the previous series in 2004) it has used a different recording which has different instruments and is not performed by the original artists.
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.In 2008, the show was adapted into a live format called Top Gear Live.^ Australia moves into top gear ".
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^ In the recent Top Gear show.
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^ In 2008, the show was adapted into a live format called Top Gear Live .
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.The tour started on 30 October 2008 in Earls Court, London, moving on to Birmingham in November then at least 15 other countries worldwide.^ The tour started on 30 October 2008 in Earls Court, London , moving on to Birmingham in November then at least 15 other countries worldwide.
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^ November 2009 October 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 September 2008 August 2008 .
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^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 .
  • Japanese Nostalgic Car – Blog » Blog Archive » Top Gear Lexus LFA Test 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC japanesenostalgiccar.com [Source type: General]

.Produced by former Top Gear producer Rowland French[12] the events were described as an attempt to "bring the tv show format to life...^ Top Gear Season 12 .
  • Top Gear Episode List - TVLoop 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

^ Tags: download top gear episodes , Top Gear tv show , watch top gear .
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^ Tags: Jeremy Clarkson , Top Gear tv show .
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featuring breath-taking stunts, amazing special effects and blockbusting driving sequences featuring some of the world’s best precision drivers".[13]
.On 17 June 2008, in an interview on BBC Radio 1's The Chris Moyles Show, Hammond and May confirmed that in Series 11 there would be a new "occasional regular host".[14] This was revealed to be Top Gear Stunt Man.^ The sixth series of Top Gear began on May 22, 2005.
  • TOP GEAR JEREMY CLARKSON RICHARD HAMMOND 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.bluebird-electric.net [Source type: News]
  • BBC TV TOP GEAR JEREMY CLARKSON, TIFF NEEDLE, QUENTIN WILSON, VIKKI BUTLER HENDERSON, WILLIAM WOOLARD, NOEL EDMUNDS | PROGRAM ABOUT CAR PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS | CAR TESTS 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.speedace.info [Source type: General]

^ Top Gear back in June?
  • Up Your Ego | top gear 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.upyourego.com [Source type: General]

^ Top Gear Season 11 .
  • Top Gear Episode List - TVLoop 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.tvloop.com [Source type: General]

The series' executive producer, Andy Wilman, also revealed that future programmes will have less time devoted to big challenges:
."We've looked back at the last two or three runs and noticed that a programme can get swallowed up by one monster film — a bit like one of those Yes albums from the 70s where side one is just one track — so we're trying to calm down the prog-rock side.^ And you're just like, ahhhnn ahhnn ahhnnnn, trying to catch them up!"
  • Top Gear - Wikiquote 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ Yes, we're referring to those nutty British gents who drive all the cool cars.
  • Video: First Episode of Top Gear Season 14 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC blogs.insideline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Richard Hammond races a Bugatti Veyron against a Eurofighter Typhoon to see which one can travel two miles (up and down a runway) faster.
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.We'll inevitably still have big films, because it's the only way you can enjoy the three of them cocking about together, but they'll be shorter overall, and alongside we'll be inserting two- or three-minute punk songs."^ We'll inevitably still have big films, because it's the only way you can enjoy the three of them cocking about together, but they'll be shorter overall, and alongside we'll be inserting two- or three-minute punk songs".
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:36 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

^ But with all these ups and downs, the internet has been the only reliable way of watching the show enjoyed by car nuts world wide.
  • Top Gear — Autoblog 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.autoblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Unfortunately Gran Turismo 5 still looks to be a long way off in Europe, with only a tentative date of July 2008 mentioned for Japan so far.
  • GT5 signs deal with Top Gear News | PS3 | Eurogamer 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.eurogamer.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[15]
.Series 14, broadcast in autumn 2009, attracted criticism from some viewers, who perceived that the show was becoming predictable with an over-reliance on stunts and forced humour at the expense of serious content.^ The first show of the ninth series attracted higher ratings than the finale of Celebrity Big Brother[7] and the final episode of the series getting 8 million viewers — BBC2's biggest ratings for a decade.
  • bebo.com - Profile from The Offical Top Gear Fanclub 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC top-gear-2007.bebo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ June 22, 2009 at 05:14 PM Report this comment hii its the guy who does 5th gear he is not allowed to show his face because he does another show with a differnt show.
  • Top Gear: who really is The Stig? - Telegraph 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Saturday March 21, 2009 at 3:14 pm Link to comment Report comment some say that he has a tatoo of the google logo on his left bumcheek….
  • Stig puts us on the map « The Cupholder – BBC Top Gear 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC cupholder.blogs.topgear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On the BBC's Points of View broadcast 13 December 2009, Janice Hadlow, the controller of BBC Two, rejected such comments, observing that she was still pleased with Top Gear's ratings and audience appreciation figures.^ Top Gear Seasons 1 - 13 MKV .
  • Top Gear - S14 - E01 - E07 - KHOA HOC PHO THONG 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.khoahocphothong.net [Source type: Academic]

^ December 6th, 2009 Meelu 4 comments .
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^ December 27th, 2009 Choppa 9 comments .
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[16] .However, on 20 December, Andy Wilman admitted that the three presenters were now "playing to their TV cartoon characters a bit too much". He added, "It’s fair to say this incarnation of Top Gear is nearer the end than the beginning, and our job is to land this plane with its dignity still intact.^ If Top Gear Australia loves a car, then the presenters will say so.
  • Top Gear slams damage claim | Review | carsguide.com.au 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.carsguide.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Dec 2009: Chris Tryhorn: Show's producer admits 'this incarnation of Top Gear is nearer the end than the beginning' .
  • Top Gear | Television & radio | guardian.co.uk 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Top gear ad too graphic .
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.But ironically, that does mean trying new things to the last, even if they screw up, because, well, it means you never stopped trying."^ I don't mind trying new things, even if they fail.
  • Top Gear USA hosts announced! — Autoblog 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.autoblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Last night they reran the episode with Richard trying to drive a F1 > Renault, and with Lewis Hamilton driving the old "reasonably priced > car."
  • space-modelers : Message: Re: [space-modelers] OT: U2 Flight 70,000 Feet - "Top Gear" launch 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC groups.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I hope they'll speed up this week, but last week was almost a 2 1/2 hour wait between the SD release and the 720 release.
  • Top Gear S 'I could tell you' E - 'but I'd have to kill you' - ClubSi 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC forums.clubsi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[17]

Broadcasts

.New episodes of Top Gear are broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on Sunday evenings at 8:00 pm, unless sporting events such as snooker run into that time, in this case it is shown at 9pm or the week after.^ BBC - BBC Two Programmes - Top Gear, Series 14, Episode 1 Looks like it .
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^ Top Gear's back on Sunday .

^ Re: Top Gear new series .
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.Each show is an hour in length with no interruptions for advertisements as the BBC is funded by the annual TV licence.^ Each show is an hour in length with no interruption for adverts as the BBC is funded by the annual TV licence and not by advertisements.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:36 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

^ This guide is from the new era of Top Gear , after the BBC cancelled the hit TV show and then started it again a few years later.
  • Watch Top Gear Online - Full Episodes of Top Gear & More TV Shows Online with blinkx Remote 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC tv.blinkx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How can you compare the coolest car show on tv to a no name show.
  • Top Gear Versus Fifth Gear: Which British Car Show Is Better? 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.ededition.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Repeats of earlier series are currently shown on Dave, cut to 46 minutes to allow it to fit in an hour-long slot while leaving room for advertisements.^ Repeats of earlier series are currently shown on Dave , cut to 46 minutes to allow it to fit in an hour-long slot while leaving room for advertisements.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:36 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

^ The YouTube open thread for the one-hour-and-fifteen-minute-long Top Gear South America special.
  • Top Gear - Jalopnik 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC jalopnik.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ The new episodes are also shown in an edited 46-minute version.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:36 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

.Since mid-October 2007 the channel Dave has begun showing new episodes of Top Gear only three weeks behind BBC Two.^ BBC - BBC Two Programmes - Top Gear, Series 14, Episode 1 Looks like it .
  • Top Gear new series - AVForums.com 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.avforums.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tags: download top gear episodes , Top Gear tv show , watch top gear .
  • Download Top Gear Episodes | Watch Top Gear Season, Episode Now – Edogo.Com 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC topgears.edogo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When is the new series of Top Gear starting again?
  • Stig puts us on the map « The Cupholder – BBC Top Gear 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC cupholder.blogs.topgear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The new episodes are also shown in an edited 46-minute version.^ The new episodes are also shown in an edited 46-minute version.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:36 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Repeats of earlier series are currently shown on Dave , cut to 46 minutes to allow it to fit in an hour-long slot while leaving room for advertisements.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:36 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

^ There is a trimmed down 30 minute version of the show which omits the news, the celebrities, and trims the filmed reviews for time.
  • "Top Gear" (1978) 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Top Gear has been broadcast in other countries either in its original format, in a re-edited version, or with specially shot segments in front of the UK audience.^ It has had different versions like the Australian version of Top Gears, among many others.
  • Download Top Gear Episodes | Watch Top Gear Season, Episode Now – Edogo.Com 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC topgears.edogo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Re: Top Gear new series .
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^ Top Gear has been broadcast in other countries either in its original format, in a re-edited version, or with specially shot segments in front of the UK audience.
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.For example, Canvas, the Flemish public broadcaster, picked up the show after the success of the Top Gear: Polar Special programme.^ For example, Canvas , the Flemish public broadcaster, picked up the show after the success of the Top Gear: Polar Special programme.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:36 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

^ When did they broadcast the polar special?
  • Top Gear? - Straight Dope Message Board 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC boards.straightdope.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I love Top Gear… great show.
  • » Top Gear reviews the Tesla Roadster Dvorak Uncensored: General interest observations and true web-log. 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.dvorak.org [Source type: General]

.The BBC version of the programme is broadcast by RTÉ Two in Ireland.^ The BBC version of the programme is broadcast by RTE Two in Ireland .
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^ The third, titled Top Ground Gear Force , was broadcast on BBC Two at 10:00 pm on 14 March 2008 as part of Sport Relief .
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^ BBC America also broadcasts repeats of Top Gear , with two episodes shown back-to-back, but with segments edited to allow for commercials.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:36 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

.The BBC version is to debut on German television in 2010. The show will air in a dubbed format on Kabel Eins[18].^ Friday at 08:00 pm BBC (ch 26) All Upcoming Airings The guys put on their own version of a fox hunt in a Daihatsu Terios.
  • Top Gear (NBC) Television show - Top Gear (NBC) TV Show - Yahoo! TV 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Recently, BBC World has changed from showing edited versions of the current series to "best of" collections of the previous series.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:36 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

^ The 13th series of the iconic BBC Two show will be pretty much business as usual – but when that usual business leads to some of the best television in the world – I say keep on keeping on!
  • Up Your Ego | top gear 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.upyourego.com [Source type: General]

.The BBC also broadcasts edited Top Gear programmes on its international BBC World TV channel.^ We get to watch BBC Top gear on satellite tv.
  • Top Gear Versus Fifth Gear: Which British Car Show Is Better? 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.ededition.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The BBC also broadcasts edited Top Gear programmes on its international BBC World TV channel.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:36 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

^ BBC Top Gear in US TV deal talks ".
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.Episodes are shortened to 30 minutes, often leaving dangling references and inconsistencies.^ Episodes are shortened to 30 minutes, often leaving dangling references and inconsistencies.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:36 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

.Additionally, the original transmission order is sometimes not adhered to, so references to un-aired events are common.^ Additionally, the original transmission order is sometimes not adhered to, so references to un-aired events are common.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:36 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

.The only footage specially shot for the international version is for the end of each episode, when Clarkson bids his goodbye to BBC World viewers, instead of BBC viewers.^ The only footage specially shot for the international version is for the end of each episode, when Clarkson bids his goodbye to BBC World viewers, instead of BBC viewers.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:36 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Following a bad drive by former Formula One world champion Schumacher at the end of the show, host Jeremy Clarkson told viewers: "I don't think Michael Schumacher is the Stig."
  • Top Gear: who really is The Stig? - Telegraph 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Recently, BBC World has changed from showing edited versions of the current series to "best of" collections of the previous series.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:36 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

.BBC America also broadcasts repeats of Top Gear, with two episodes shown back-to-back, but with segments edited to allow for commercials.^ Top Gear returning to BBC America this month .
  • Top Gear — Autoblog 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.autoblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Top Gear back in June?
  • Up Your Ego | top gear 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.upyourego.com [Source type: General]

^ BBC - BBC Two Programmes - Top Gear, Series 14, Episode 1 Looks like it .
  • Top Gear new series - AVForums.com 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.avforums.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Recently, BBC World has changed from showing edited versions of the current series to "best of" collections of the previous series.^ Recently, BBC World has changed from showing edited versions of the current series to "best of" collections of the previous series.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:36 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Best series on the BBC by far!
  • Top Gear Belfast stunts bill may top £200,000 - News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Top Gear Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May host the best automotive television show in the world.
  • Top Gear - FinalGear.com Forums 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC forums.finalgear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Top Gear Guides and Resources ** SEARCH HERE FIRST PLEASE ** - FinalGear.com Forums 11 September 2009 11:31 UTC forums.finalgear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Detailed Episode Guide - FinalGear.com Forums 11 September 2009 11:31 UTC forums.finalgear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In both cases the BBC World edition mainly features the challenges and races from the normal episodes, with Clarkson's 'stronger' remarks removed.^ In both cases the BBC World edition mainly features the challenges and races from the normal episodes, with Clarkson's 'stronger' remarks removed.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:36 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Episode 4 Episode 4 is an episode-length feature taking place in Botswana, Africa, similar to the American challenge of Series 9.
  • Top Gear : Watch Episodes Online 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I personally love the legendary episode in which they raced an F1 car, Colin McRae in his rally car and the Ford Cougar driven by Clarkson himself.
  • Top 14 Top Gear Moments | Hecklerspray 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.hecklerspray.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Interviews and "Car of the Year" are generally not shown.^ Interviews and "Car of the Year" are generally not shown.
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.The show's episodes from Series 7, Series 10, Series 11, Series 12 and Series 13 are also available on iTunes.^ Top Gear - Seasons 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 - HDTV .
  • Top Gear - S14 - E01 - E07 - KHOA HOC PHO THONG 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.khoahocphothong.net [Source type: Academic]

^ Dec 07 Series 10 Episode 10 Season 11 92.
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^ The show's episodes from Series 11 and Series 12 are also available on iTunes.
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.They are edited for content, often pixelating swear words and "bleeping" them out, but the timing indicates they match with the full BBC2 version (with the exception of Series 10, which use the version broadcast on BBC America with up to 10 minutes of content missing).^ They are edited for content, often pixelating curse words and "Beeping" them out, but the timing indicates they match with the full BBC2 version.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:36 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Due to all the fake files, I’ve given up downloading from links on RLSLOG. The only links I’ll use are the ones from “Staff”, like Frado at #10 above.
  • Releaselog | RLSLOG.net » Top Gear 14×01 HDTV XviD-FoV 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.rlslog.net [Source type: General]

^ The BBC pointed out that they would act if such statements and actions were carried out with any degree of seriousness or if the programme breached legal and safety requirements.
  • Boston University School of Theology 17 September 2009 2:36 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: General]

.On 22 September 2009, the BBC confirmed that future episodes of Top Gear (from Series 14 onwards) would be filmed in high-definition and available to view on BBC HD.^ The sixth series of Top Gear began on May 22, 2005.
  • TOP GEAR JEREMY CLARKSON RICHARD HAMMOND 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.bluebird-electric.net [Source type: News]
  • BBC TV TOP GEAR JEREMY CLARKSON, TIFF NEEDLE, QUENTIN WILSON, VIKKI BUTLER HENDERSON, WILLIAM WOOLARD, NOEL EDMUNDS | PROGRAM ABOUT CAR PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS | CAR TESTS 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.speedace.info [Source type: General]

^ Brit car series Top Gear .
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^ BBC - BBC Two Programmes - Top Gear, Series 14, Episode 1 Looks like it .
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[1]

Episodes

Charity specials

.As of July 2008, Top Gear has produced three specials for Comic Relief.^ As of July 2008, Top Gear have produced three specials for Comic Relief .
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^ Main article: Top Gear Australia On 19 November 2007, it was revealed that a localised Australian series of Top Gear would be produced by the Special Broadcasting Service network in conjunction with Freehand Productions, BBC Worldwide's Australasian partner.
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^ After a period of doing other programmes, Clarkson and producer Andy Wilman pitched a new format for Top Gear to the BBC, who consequently brought it back.
  • TOP GEAR JEREMY CLARKSON RICHARD HAMMOND 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.bluebird-electric.net [Source type: News]
  • BBC TV TOP GEAR JEREMY CLARKSON, TIFF NEEDLE, QUENTIN WILSON, VIKKI BUTLER HENDERSON, WILLIAM WOOLARD, NOEL EDMUNDS | PROGRAM ABOUT CAR PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS | CAR TESTS 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.speedace.info [Source type: General]

.The first, titled Stars in Fast Cars, was broadcast on 5 February 2005, and starred Hammond and May as presenters, with Clarkson and five other British television personalities racing against each other.^ The first, titled Stars in Fast Cars , was broadcast on 5 February 2005, and starred Hammond and May as presenters, with Clarkson and five other British television personalities racing against each other.
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^ Clarkson, May and Hammond are superb!!
  • Top Gear: 0 to offensive in 6.5 seconds | Media | guardian.co.uk 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Cars move depending on which 'cocks' are driving them — the presenters consider 'cocks' to be footballers, footballers' wives, those Clarkson describes as the 'televisual elite' and any other centre of attention for Britain's tabloid press.
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.It spawned a short-lived series presented by Dougie Anderson.^ It spawned a short-lived series presented by Dougie Anderson .
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.The second was filmed for Comic Relief's Red Nose Day 2007 fund-raising event, and is titled Top Gear of the Pops.^ Top Gear track is Dunsfold airfield based raceway setup developed by Lotus and used by BBC to film popular motoring show "Top Gear".
  • Top Gear Track lap records - FastestLaps.com 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC fastestlaps.com [Source type: Academic]

^ It's a shame that you can't access a channel called " Dave " out there, it basically just shows Top Gear and Red Dwarf all day.
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^ Known as the working man's vehicle of choice, Top Gear Australia decides to design utes for ever day Australians.
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.It mixed the show's typical format with music and appearances from artists Lethal Bizzle, Travis, Supergrass, and McFly, who were challenged to write a song including the words "sofa", "administration" and "Hyundai", which they later recorded and included as a B-side to their single "The Heart Never Lies". It concluded with a performance by Clarkson, Hammond and May with Justin Hawkins of "Red Light Spells Danger" by Billy Ocean.^ It mixed the show's typical format with music and appearances from artists Lethal Bizzle , Travis , Supergrass , and McFly who were challenged to write a song including the words "sofa", "administration" and " Hyundai ", which they later recorded and included as a B-side to their single " The Heart Never Lies ".
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^ Clarkson, May and Hammond are superb!!
  • Top Gear: 0 to offensive in 6.5 seconds | Media | guardian.co.uk 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ The success of the show is the banter between the Clarkson, May & Hammond.
  • Top Gear: your female presenting team - Blogs - Radio Times 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.radiotimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The third, titled Top Ground Gear Force, was broadcast on BBC Two at 10:00 pm on 14 March 2008 as part of Sport Relief.^ The third, titled Top Ground Gear Force , was broadcast on BBC Two at 10:00 pm on 14 March 2008 as part of Sport Relief .
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^ BBC - BBC Two Programmes - Top Gear, Series 14, Episode 1 Looks like it .
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^ Dec 14, 2009 4:00 PM .
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.This programme, which borrowed the Ground Force format,[19] saw presenters 'Alan Clarkmarsh', 'Handy Hammond' and 'Jamesy Dimmock May' undertake a one-day makeover of Olympic rower Sir Steve Redgrave's garden, an attempt that failed spectacularly.^ This programme, which borrowed the Ground Force format, [ 19 ] saw presenters 'Alan Clarkmarsh', 'Handy Hammond' and 'Jamesy Dimmock May' undertake a one-day makeover of Olympic rower Sir Steve Redgrave 's garden, an attempt that failed spectacularly.
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^ Presenters Richard Hammond, 40, Jeremy Clarkson, 49, and James May, 46, will attempt to drive around the globe in old bangers.
  • Daily Star: Simply The Best 7 Days A Week :: News :: Top Gear to hit big screen 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.dailystar.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Motoring magazine presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.
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Segments

Races

.The show regularly features long-distance (or, as Clarkson refers to them, "epic") races.^ A show which often involves Jeremy (I can make car noises) Clarkson racing the other 2 muppets across Europe, in the most expensive and exclusive cars on the planet........
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^ Main article: Top Gear Races The show regularly features long-distance (or, as Clarkson refers to them, "epic") races.
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^ In both cases the BBC World edition mainly features the challenges and races from the normal episodes, with Clarkson's 'stronger' remarks removed.
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[20][21] .These typically feature Clarkson (or one of the other presenters) driving a car against other forms of transport.^ These typically feature Clarkson (or one of the other presenters) driving a car against other forms of transport.
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^ Other DVDs featuring Jeremy Clarkson .
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^ Cars move depending on which 'cocks' are driving them — the presenters consider 'cocks' to be footballers, footballers' wives, those Clarkson describes as the 'televisual elite' and any other centre of attention for Britain's tabloid press.
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.The challenges usually involve Hammond and May taking the same journey by combinations of plane, train or ferry.^ The challenges usually involve Hammond and May taking the same journey by combinations of plane, train or ferry.
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^ The show will star the same cast as the British version — Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.
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^ Professionals who were involved in the stunt - which may or may not have included a dinosaur - say there was a professional airship pilot at the controls of the caravan, taking over from May for any difficult manoeuvres...
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.A number of smaller scale 'novelty' races have also taken place that demonstrate various strengths and, more often, weaknesses of cars.^ Ignoring that large scale electricity production is much more efficient then burning fuel in a small car engine.
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.These races involve one of the presenters, in a carefully chosen car, racing head-to-head against an athlete in conditions that favour the latter.^ These races involve one of the presenters, in a carefully chosen car, racing head-to-head against an athlete in conditions that favour the latter.
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^ The presenters have no prior knowledge of what the tests will be, although the tests typically involve long journeys to determine the reliability and fuel economy of the cars, and a race track event to determine performance.
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^ Among Clarkson's contemporary presenters were Quentin Willson, a former used car salesman, Tiff Needell, a keen racing driver, and Vicki Butler-Henderson, also a racing driver.

.The programme has also featured a variety of small races, typically lasting a couple of minutes, that pit two similar cars against each other, for example, old and very powerful racing cars against new showroom cars.^ The programme has also featured a variety of small races, typically lasting a couple of minutes, that pit two similar cars against each other, for example, old and very powerful racing cars against new showroom cars.
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^ In today's example of why this is one of the sweetest shows on TV in any country, we see a race between a souped-up remote-control electric car and a regular old remote-control car.
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^ Richard Hammond races a Bugatti Veyron against a Eurofighter Typhoon to see which one can travel two miles (up and down a runway) faster.
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Challenges

.In the first few seasons, the series featured novelty challenges and short stunt films, typically based on absurd premises, such as a bus jumping over motorcycles (as opposed to the more typical scenario of a motorcycle jumping over buses) or a nun driving a monster truck.^ In the first few seasons, the series featured novelty challenges and short stunt films, typically based on absurd premises, such as a bus jumping over motorcycles (as opposed to the more typical scenario of a motorcycle jumping over buses) or a nun driving a monster truck.
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^ Starting with series four, one episode of each series has featured a film built around the premise of "Cheap cars", whereby the presenters are given a budget (typically around £1,500, but it has been between £100 and £10,000 depending on the type of car) to buy a used car conforming to certain criteria.
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^ Episode 4 Episode 4 is an episode-length feature taking place in Botswana, Africa, similar to the American challenge of Series 9.
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.No stunt films appeared between series seven and ten, but series eleven saw the introduction of segments with an anonymous stunt man (credited as "Top Gear Stunt Man") performing car jumps.^ I saw top before fifth gear.
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^ No stunt films appeared between series seven and ten, but series eleven saw the introduction of segments with an anonymous stunt man (credited as "Top Gear Stunt Man") performing car jumps.
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^ Brit car series Top Gear .
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.Starting with series five, many of the show's challenges were introduced with the tag-line "How hard can it be?". These included challenges where the presenters attempt to build a convertible Renault Espace, being roadies for The Who, and participating in the Britcar 24-hour endurance race at Silverstone Circuit.^ These included challenges where the presenters attempt to build a convertible Renault Espace , being roadies for The Who , and participating in the Britcar 24-hour endurance race at Silverstone Circuit .
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^ Starting with series five, many of the show's challenges were introduced with the tag-line, "How hard can it be?"
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^ On 9 September 2007, Top Gear participated in the 2007 Britcar 24-hour race at Silverstone , where the hosts (including The Stig ) drove a race prepared, second hand diesel BMW 330d to come 3rd in class and 39th overall.
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.Starting with series four, one episode of each series has featured a film built around the premise of "Cheap cars", whereby the presenters are given a budget (typically around £1,500, but it has been between £100 and £10,000 depending on the type of car) to buy a used car conforming to certain criteria.^ Starting with series four, one episode of each series has featured a film built around the premise of "Cheap cars", whereby the presenters are given a budget (typically around £1,500, but it has been between £100 and £10,000 depending on the type of car) to buy a used car conforming to certain criteria.
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^ Episode 4 Episode 4 is an episode-length feature taking place in Botswana, Africa, similar to the American challenge of Series 9.
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^ (I'll probably start with series 5 and work my way backwards) However, I will attempt to add future episodes in a timely manner (probably withing a week after airing).
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.Once purchased, the presenters compete against each other in a series of tests to establish who has bought the best car.^ Once purchased, the presenters compete against each other in a series of tests to establish who has bought the best car.
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^ These races involve one of the presenters, in a carefully chosen car, racing head-to-head against an athlete in conditions that favour the latter.
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^ Top gear is informative, has a unique touch of comedy and is presented by three guys who have a true passion for cars..
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.The presenters have no prior knowledge of what the tests will be, although they typically involve long journeys to evaluate the cars' reliability and fuel economy, and a race track event to determine performance.^ The presenters have no prior knowledge of what the tests will be, although the tests typically involve long journeys to determine the reliability and fuel economy of the cars, and a race track event to determine performance.
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^ Although I enjoy the formulaic bit of testing each car around the track, the items show very little fresh vision these days, so why not just go into more detail?
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^ I've recorded a couple of the new Fifth gears (with tim Lovejoy) ...uummm ...Not too impressed ...they are trying now to copy 'Top gears' format ..by having a celebrity every week racing a car on the track.!
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Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car

.In each episode, a celebrity is interviewed by Clarkson.^ Main article: Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car In each episode, a celebrity is interviewed by Clarkson.
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.Then, they and the studio audience watch footage of the guest's fastest lap around the Top Gear test track.^ Then, Clarkson, the guest and the studio audience watch footage of the guest's fastest lap around the Top Gear test track .
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^ I am watching top gear as I write this..
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^ Top Gear Track lap records - FastestLaps.com .
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.The times are recorded on a leader board.^ The times are recorded on a leader board.
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^ Afterwards their lap timings are noted down and displayed on a leader board, so that they can see that where they stand among their community.
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.For the first seven series of Top Gear's current format, the car driven was a Suzuki Liana.^ When is the new series of Top Gear starting again?
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^ Not that we'd ever name a car on Top Gear.
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^ It'd be from the old format Top Gear.
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.At the beginning of the eighth series, the Liana was replaced by a Chevrolet Lacetti.^ At the beginning of the eighth series, the Liana was replaced by a Chevrolet Lacetti .
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.Consequently, as the Lacetti is more powerful, the leader board was wiped clean, which has allowed several celebrities to return, including Boris Johnson, now Mayor of London.^ Consequently, as the Lacetti is more powerful, the leader board was wiped clean.
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^ Boris Johnson is the mayor in our Reasonably Priced Car.
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.The format for setting a lap time was also changed: each celebrity is allowed five practice laps, then a final timed lap.^ The format for setting a lap time was also changed: each celebrity is allowed five practice laps, then a final timed lap.
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^ Ellen MacArthur set the fastest lap time of any celebrity in the Liana.
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^ As of July 2008 Jay Kay set the fastest lap time of any celebrity in the Chevrolet Lacetti in the final episode of series 11, knocking Simon Cowell off the top.
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.No allowance is made for any errors on this final timed lap.^ No allowance is made for any errors on this final timed lap.
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^ The format for setting a lap time was also changed: each celebrity is allowed five practice laps, then a final timed lap.
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.Clarkson hinted in the final episode of the fourteenth series that the Lacetti may be replaced with a new reasonably-priced car for the fifteenth series.^ Main article: Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car In each episode, a celebrity is interviewed by Clarkson.
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^ New car price quote .
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^ Jeremy drives the new 500bhp Jaguar XFR. Sienna Miller is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
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.Ellen MacArthur set the fastest lap time in the Liana.^ Ellen MacArthur set the fastest lap time of any celebrity in the Liana.
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^ In spite of the weather conditions, the Seven managed to grab the fifth fastest time slot of Top Gear Lap replacing the Bugatti Veyron.
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^ All Formula One times, even those set after the seventh series, are set in the Suzuki Liana.
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.As of the end of Series 14, Jay Kay is fastest in the Chevrolet Lacetti.^ As of July 2008 Jay Kay set the fastest lap time of any celebrity in the Chevrolet Lacetti in the final episode of series 11, knocking Simon Cowell off the top.
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^ As of the end of the twelfth series, the fastest road legal car that met the ' sleeping policeman ' requirement was the Gumpert Apollo S in a time of 1:17.1.
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^ At the beginning of the eighth series, the Liana was replaced by a Chevrolet Lacetti .
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.His performance in the final episode of series 11 replaced Simon Cowell's at the head of the leader board.^ As of July 2008 Jay Kay set the fastest lap time of any celebrity in the Chevrolet Lacetti in the final episode of series 11, knocking Simon Cowell off the top.
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^ The show's episodes from Series 11 and Series 12 are also available on iTunes.
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Brian Johnson of AC/DC was second with a time of 1:45.9 to Jay Kay's 1:45.8.
.There have been several mishaps in the past with this feature.^ There have been several mishaps in the past with this feature.
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.Sir Michael Gambon went around the final corner of the track on two wheels, prompting Clarkson to rename the corner in Gambon's honour.^ Sir Michael Gambon went around the final corner of the track on two wheels, prompting Jeremy to rename the corner in Gambon's honour.
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^ I thought it was interesting how much Clarkson bitched about how the Vette couldn't go around corners and the Stig seemed to have ZERO problems with it.
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^ [Michael Schumacher as the Stig is driving the Reasonably Priced Car very badly] Jeremy : Here he is, final corner......
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.Lionel Richie and Trevor Eve each lost a wheel and David Soul destroyed the clutches of both the main car and the back-up car.^ Lionel Richie and Trevor Eve lost a wheel and David Soul destroyed the clutches of both the main car and the back-up car.
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^ If I put my car along his rear wheel and push his back end out, he counter-steers, I then brake...
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.Several celebrities have come off the track in practice, with Clarkson showing the footage to the audience.^ I’ve enjoyed seeing Clarkson do the show from time to time, but he’s too over-the-top for me and I think he comes off as a jackass quite often.
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^ An example of how much the audiences trust the views presented on the show is that several of my friends’ purchased their automobiles based on the reviews of the show.
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^ Jeremy Clarkson , who has been associated with the show as a presenter, since its early days, continues to mesmerize the audiences with his quick witted humor and knowledge of motor technology.
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.There is a separate Formula One drivers' leader board, because of the considerable skill advantage F1 drivers have.^ There is a separate Formula One drivers' leader board.
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^ In June 2005, previous Formula 1 racing driver Damon Hill took the lead with a time of 1:46.3s, but his time was recorded separately from other celebrities since he was a former F1 driver, and there is now a separate board for such drivers.
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^ There is a separate unofficial board of times for non-production cars, such as the Aston Martin DBR9 Le Mans racer.
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.The Stig is top of this board, but the presenters consider Lewis Hamilton's time to be more impressive; despite being set on a very wet and oily track, Hamilton's time was only three tenths of a second slower than The Stig's, which was set in dry conditions.^ Lewis Hamilton, driving on a wet and oily track, posts a time of 1.44.7 in the Suzuki Liana.
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^ The Stig is top of this board, but the presenters consider Lewis Hamilton 's time to be more impressive; despite being set on a very wet and oily track, Hamilton's time was only three tenths of a second slower than The Stig's, which was set in dry conditions.
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^ Rachel Konrad said, on December 15th, 2008 at 4:50 pm For the record: Thanks to The Stig’s impressive turn behind the wheel, the Tesla Roadster gets a higher ranking in Top Gear’s performance board than a Porsche 911 GT3.
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.In the past Clarkson has told drivers that they may deduct three seconds for a wet lap in the Suzuki Liana, making Hamilton's lap even more impressive.^ In the past Clarkson has told drivers that they may deduct three seconds for a wet lap in the Suzuki Liana, making Hamilton's lap even more impressive.
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^ Lewis Hamilton, driving on a wet and oily track, posts a time of 1.44.7 in the Suzuki Liana.
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^ The Stig is top of this board, but the presenters consider Lewis Hamilton 's time to be more impressive; despite being set on a very wet and oily track, Hamilton's time was only three tenths of a second slower than The Stig's, which was set in dry conditions.
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.All Formula One times, even those set after the seventh series, are set in the Suzuki Liana.^ All Formula One times, even those set after the seventh series, are set in the Suzuki Liana.
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^ And to finish off a few words on this weeks Top Gear ratings – a pretty impressive one for Top Gear and BBC Two – but not the highest of all time.
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^ Maybe he is, but what we do know is he set a time of one minute, ten seconds in a Ferrari FXX round our track, top of our leaderboard.
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Power Laps

Top Gear Test Track.
.In the Power Laps segment, The Stig completes a lap around the Top Gear test track to gauge the performance of various cars.^ The top ten power laps, or laps where a car is driven round the track by the Stig are held by: .
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^ Not that we'd ever name a car on Top Gear.
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^ Tags: Top Gear , top gear cars .
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.The qualifications for the normal Power Lap Board are that the car being tested must be road-worthy, commercially available, and able to negotiate a speed bump[22] (sometimes referred to as a 'sleeping policeman').^ The qualifications for the normal Power Lap Board is that the car being tested must be road-worthy, be able to buy it, and be able to go over a speed bump [ 22 ] which is sometimes referred to as a 'sleeping policeman'.
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^ The road tests are often just an excuse to poke fun at perceived stereotypes (either of the manufacturer or the sort of person that would purchase the model being tested).
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^ TheHeartbreakKid15 wrote Did anyone notice that during David Tennant's lap, the car kept changing from the normal car, to the spare one?
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.There is a separate unofficial board of times for non-production cars, such as the Aston Martin DBR9 Le Mans racer.^ There is a separate unofficial board of times for non-production cars, such as the Aston Martin DBR9 Le Mans racer.
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^ In the first episode of series four, a separate fridge section, the "DB9 Super cool Fridge", on a table to the right of the board, was introduced after Jeremy declared that the Aston Martin DB9 was too cool even to be classified as "Sub-Zero".
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^ In June 2005, previous Formula 1 racing driver Damon Hill took the lead with a time of 1:46.3s, but his time was recorded separately from other celebrities since he was a former F1 driver, and there is now a separate board for such drivers.
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.Cars that have recorded ineligible lap times on the Top Gear track include the Renault F1 car, at fifty nine seconds (0:59.00), and the Caparo T1, at 1:10.6, both disqualified due to the sleeping policeman requirement, as well as the Ferrari FXX, at 1:10.7, which was disqualified for using slick tyres.^ The car that recorded the fastest lap time on the Top Gear track was the Renault F1 car , at fifty nine seconds (0:59.00), although it was disqualified on the speed-bump rule.
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^ The fastest time set by any road legal car on the Top Gear test track was the Caparo T1 in season 10, which set a time of 1:10.6; however, it did not meet the ' sleeping policeman ' requirement and was removed.
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^ Not that we'd ever name a car on Top Gear.
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The fastest road-legal car that met the Power Lap requirements has been the Gumpert Apollo with a lap time of 1:17.1.

The Cool Wall

.Introduced in the sixth episode of series one,[23] Clarkson and Hammond decide which cars are cool and which are not by placing photographs of them on to various sections of a large board, known as 'The Cool Wall'. The categories are, from left to right; "Seriously Uncool", "Uncool", "Cool", and "Sub Zero". According to Andy Wilman, the show's producer, any given car's coolness factor rested on various attributes that are not necessarily related to the quality of the car itself.^ Introduced in the sixth episode of series one, [ 23 ] Clarkson and Hammond decide which cars are cool and which are not by placing photographs of them on to various sections of a large board, known as 'The Cool Wall'.
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^ Cars which any of the three presenters (Clarkson, Hammond and May) own are automatically placed in the Seriously Uncool section of the board.
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^ A new Cool Wall was introduced in the second episode of series eleven.
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[24] For example, Wilman suggests that "fashion cars" such as the Audi TT, PT Cruiser, Jaguar S-Type and Volkswagen Beetle are uncool because they "make a massive impact for five minutes and then look clichéd and vaguely ridiculous."[24] The following criteria appear to apply for different car manufacturers:
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  • All Alfa Romeos are automatically cool.
  • Small European cars (Fiats, Peugeots, etc) are automatically cool — unless they win the European Car of the Year award, at which point they become seriously uncool.^ All Alfa Romeos are automatically cool Small European cars (Fiats, Peugeots, etc) are automatically cool - unless they win the European Car of the Year award, at which point they become seriously uncool.
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    ^ SUVs are automatically Uncool, though the Hummer is considered cool because of its size and political incorrectness.
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    ^ The BBC pointed out that they would act if such statements and actions were carried out with any degree of seriousness or if the programme breached legal and safety requirements.
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    .The presenters also consider the Fiat Panda to be way beyond Seriously Uncool because James May owns one.
  • 4x4s and SUVs are automatically Uncool, though the Hummer is considered cool because of its size and political incorrectness.
  • Supercars are almost always Uncool, though the latest Aston Martins have been put into the DB9 Fridge.^ Aston Martin DB9 (2004) .
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    ^ Aston Martin DB9 (2006) .
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    ^ TopGear is exciting, finding the greatest driving road in Europe, driving an Aston Martin DB9 against one of the fastest trains on earth and proving that the Middle Classes in Surrey dont need bloody 4×4s.
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    .Another exception is the Koenigsegg CCX, as it is 'scary' for having nearly killed The Stig during the power lap of the car on the Dunsfold track.
  • The Chris Bangle-designed BMW 3-series range of cars are considered so bland that their pictures have been left on the floor, rather than the Cool Wall (with the exception of the BMW M3).
  • Convertibles are usually cool, with the exception of the aforementioned Uncool '5 minute wonders', particularly the Chrysler PT-Cruiser convertible, which the presenters consider hideous.
  • Cars move depending on which 'cocks' are driving them — the presenters consider 'cocks' to be footballers, footballers' wives, those Clarkson describes as the 'televisual elite' and any other centre of attention for Britain's tabloid press.^ Cars move depending on which 'cocks' are driving them — the presenters consider 'cocks' to be footballers, footballers' wives, those Clarkson describes as the 'televisual elite' and any other centre of attention for Britain's tabloid press.
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    ^ The top ten power laps, or laps where a car is driven round the track by the Stig are held by: .
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    ^ Convertibles are usually cool, with the exception of the aforementioned Uncool '5 minute wonders', particularly the Chrysler PT-Cruiser convertible, which the presenters consider hideous.
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    A case in point was the migration of 'the cocks' from the BMW M3 to the Audi RS4, and the repositioning of each car from the Seriously Uncool to Cool section of the wall, in their respective directions.
  • Cars which any of the three presenters (Clarkson, Hammond and May) own are automatically placed in the Seriously Uncool section of the board.
  • Cars which were previously owned by any of the three presenters, but have now been sold (such as the Ford GT, which was owned by Jeremy but since sold) can be moved back up the wall
.On the show, Clarkson has stated that cars were deemed cool by the extent to which he believed they would impress actress Kristin Scott Thomas,[25] and later, BBC newsreader Fiona Bruce.^ Perhaps the BBC had in mind last December's show in which Clarkson made a Nazi salute and joked that BMW's new Mini had a "satellite navigation system that would only take you to Poland".
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^ A show which often involves Jeremy (I can make car noises) Clarkson racing the other 2 muppets across Europe, in the most expensive and exclusive cars on the planet........
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^ The focus would be on U.S. cars but they would DEFINETLY test others, if only because we’re probably the biggest car market.
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.Both have since been the celebrity guest for the Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car feature; when Scott Thomas appeared on the show in series nine, many of her own judgments on which vehicles were "cool" and "uncool" were the opposite to the show's verdicts (her own car being a G-Wiz, previously dubbed "uncool").^ Main article: Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car In each episode, a celebrity is interviewed by Clarkson.
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^ Both have since been the celebrity guest for the Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car feature; when Scott Thomas appeared on the show in series nine, many of her own judgments on which vehicles were "cool" and "uncool" were the opposite to the show's verdicts (her own car being a G-Wiz , previously dubbed "uncool").
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^ This week’s Star in a Reasonably Priced Car is Guy Ritchie, who ironically, couldn’t direct traffic.
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.Later, when Bruce came on in series 11, her preferred choice of transport — a Citroen Picasso — visibly horrified Clarkson.^ Later, when Bruce came on in series 11, her preferred choice of transport — a Citroen Picasso — visibly horrified Clarkson.
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^ Jeremy (Clarkson) even managed to damage his own neck this year, pulling serious lateral Gs in a Nissan GT-R in Japan.
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.In the first episode of series four, a separate fridge section, the "DB9 Super Cool Fridge", on a table to the right of the board, was introduced after Jeremy declared that the Aston Martin DB9 was too cool even to be classified as "Sub-Zero". It initially contained just the DB9, but was eventually joined by the Aston Martin V8 Vantage in the seventh series.^ Aston Martin V8 Vantage] Jeremy : I would rather be in this, than in Keira Knightley .
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^ The Top Gear Cool Wall ranks cars in four categories, from Seriously Uncool to Sub Zero (which is really, really cool), using a highly unscientific method that no one can get an exact grip on.
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^ Jeremy : Tonight: Question Time comes to our Reasonably-Priced Car; Aston's DB9 racer comes to our track; and an offshore powerboat against a Mercedes SLR. .
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.At the other end of the scale, James May's car — the Fiat Panda — was placed several metres to the left of the "uncool" side, on a banner at the back of the hangar.^ At the other end of the scale, James May's car — the Fiat Panda — was placed several metres to the left of the "uncool" side, on a banner at the back of the hangar.
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^ [Still on the Porsche 911, after Hammond explained the intricacies of using it in daily life] James : So in the real world my 1.2 litre Fiat Panda is faster to the shops.
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^ [James May explaining the artwork on his car] : To understand what Jeremy has done to the car, you must under stand that this is deep Republican territory.
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This was partly due to an acknowledged rule by the presenters that cars owned by themselves cannot be considered cool. .In series nine, Clarkson was forced to place the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder in the Uncool section because he had just bought one.^ In series nine, Clarkson was forced to place the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder in the Uncool section because he had just bought one.
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^ In this opening episode, the boys travel to Romania with an Aston Martin DBS Volante; a Ferrari California and a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder.
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^ It isn’t even worthy of being called a car because it isn’t just as good as one.
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.He then revealed that he had sold his Ford GT, allowing him to move the car back into the Sub-Zero section.^ Jeremy : Tonight: James and Richard take some cabrios to the wilds of Scotland; I go skiing on the B4796; And can you parachute into a moving car?
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^ Ford GT has been stolen - while he's actually in it] Jeremy : If you shut this car down, I'm going to come down there and eat your heart!
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^ Many of the sports cars they test break down, and JC’s Ford GT was alleged never to have completed a journey he started.
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.The humour of this section often lies in Clarkson and Hammond disagreeing over which section a car should be placed in, with Clarkson nearly always winning the argument — sometimes by placing the car at the very top of the wall, preventing the much shorter Hammond from being able to reach it (although in the last episode of series 13 Hammond got his own back by using a scissor lift to place a Nissan 370Z in the Sub-Zero section, which was stopped by Clarkson pressing the emergency stop button, thus he could put the Pagani Zonda Cinque in the Seriously Uncool section).^ Cars which any of the three presenters (Clarkson, Hammond and May) own are automatically placed in the Seriously Uncool section of the board.
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^ The humour of this section often lies in Clarkson and Hammond disagreeing over which section a car should be placed in, with Clarkson nearly always winning the argument — sometimes by placing the car at the very top of the wall, preventing the much shorter Hammond from being able to reach it (although in the last episode of series 13 Hammond got his own back by using a scissor lift , which was stopped by Clarkson pressing the emergency stop button).
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^ Ultimately, Clarkson admires the sheer Torque and top speed American cars can produce, he won't deny that, but it's the handling and inability to control the cars with ease that let them down.
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.Clarkson sometimes uses more extreme methods such as burning the card depicting the car in question, or once even taking a chainsaw to the wall when Hammond dared to try and place a Ducati 1098 motorbike on the wall.^ Clarkson sometimes uses more extreme methods such as burning the card depicting the car in question, or once even taking a chainsaw to the wall when Hammond dared to try and place a Ducati 1098 motorbike on the wall.
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^ Hammond has occasionally had his revenge; after a series of disagreements with Clarkson's choices, he snatched the card on which a BMW M6 was featured from Clarkson and then ran into the audience, leading to a fight between the two and to Hammond eating the card, preventing it from being used; or during series six, after Clarkson had slipped two intervertebral discs and was unable to bend down, Hammond ended an argument by placing the car in question at the bottom of the board.
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^ The humour of this section often lies in Clarkson and Hammond disagreeing over which section a car should be placed in, with Clarkson nearly always winning the argument — sometimes by placing the car at the very top of the wall, preventing the much shorter Hammond from being able to reach it (although in the last episode of series 13 Hammond got his own back by using a scissor lift , which was stopped by Clarkson pressing the emergency stop button).
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.Hammond has occasionally had his revenge: after a series of disagreements with Clarkson's choices, he snatched the card on which a BMW M6 was featured from Clarkson and then ran into the audience, leading to a fight between the two and to Hammond eating the card, preventing it from being used; or during series six, after Clarkson had slipped two intervertebral discs and was unable to bend down, Hammond ended an argument by placing the car in question at the bottom of the board.^ Hammond has occasionally had his revenge; after a series of disagreements with Clarkson's choices, he snatched the card on which a BMW M6 was featured from Clarkson and then ran into the audience, leading to a fight between the two and to Hammond eating the card, preventing it from being used; or during series six, after Clarkson had slipped two intervertebral discs and was unable to bend down, Hammond ended an argument by placing the car in question at the bottom of the board.
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^ The end credits of the American Road Trip episode in series 9 named Clarkson as 'Cletus Clarkson', Hammond as 'Earl Hammond Jr.', May as 'Ellie May May', The Stig as 'Rosco P. Stig' and replaced the first names of all other crew members with 'Billy Bob'.
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^ In the Scooter Road Test Russian Roulette challenge of series six, episode nine , Hammond and May worked as ScooterMen [ 27 ] in order to road-test as many randomly-selected cars as possible, the catch being that they wouldn't know what they'd be road-testing and have to review the vehicles in the presence of the owners.
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.The Cool Wall was mostly destroyed in the fire that occurred in August 2007 (reported, tongue in cheek, by Jeremy Clarkson as having been started by their Five rivals, Fifth Gear), and was not used during the subsequent tenth series.^ Tiff used to be a part of Top Gear I believe, then was probably spurned by Jeremy and formed Fifth Gear with Vicki and the other guy.
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^ The Top Gear Cool Wall ranks cars in four categories, from Seriously Uncool to Sub Zero (which is really, really cool), using a highly unscientific method that no one can get an exact grip on.
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^ [During Hamilton's lap, Lewis begins to sing] Jeremy : Are you taking this seriously?
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.The burnt wall was present during episode 3 of series 10, when Hammond was testing the auto-parking Lexus LS 600 next to it.^ The burnt wall was present during episode 3 of series 10, when Hammond was testing the auto-parking Lexus LS 600 next to it.
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^ Introduced in the sixth episode of series one, [ 23 ] Clarkson and Hammond decide which cars are cool and which are not by placing photographs of them on to various sections of a large board, known as 'The Cool Wall'.
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^ Top Gear presenter in serious crash New Zealand Herald, New Zealand - 10 hours ago Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond is in a critical condition in hospital after a crash in a jet-powered car while filming for the British television programme ...

.A new Cool Wall was introduced in the second episode of series eleven.^ Two new presenters were introduced, Richard Hammond and Jason Dawe, before James May replaced Dawe after the first series.
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^ Schumacher's appearance on the show was more than likely a stunt to mark the first episode of the new BBC Two series.
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^ In the second episode of series 6, Jeremy tested the Maserati MC12, which costs a staggering 412,000.
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Unusual reviews

.A common theme on Top Gear is an approach to reviewing cars which combines standard road tests and opinions with an extremely unusual circumstance, or with a challenge to demonstrate a notable characteristic of the vehicle.^ See also: List of Top Gear episodes A common theme on Top Gear is an approach to reviewing cars which combines standard road tests and opinions with an extremely unusual circumstance, or with a challenge to demonstrate a notable characteristic of the vehicle.
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^ Top Gear reviews the Tesla Roadster .
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^ Cars & Trucks top gear auto automobile car review cars More...
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.This has included several reviews, including "Toyota Hilux Destruction", featured in series three, episodes five and six.^ Episode 4 Episode 4 is an episode-length feature taking place in Botswana, Africa, similar to the American challenge of Series 9.
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^ Episode 9 As Clarkson has been told by the producers that he is not allowed to test any more supercars for the rest of the series, he decides to review the Daihatsu Materia hatchback.
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.Various methods were employed by Clarkson and May to try to destroy a fourth generation Toyota Hilux, thereby proving its strength.^ Various methods were employed by Clarkson and May to try to destroy a fourth generation Toyota Hilux , thereby proving its strength.
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^ Episode 6 Clarkson reviewed the third Generation Honda Civic Type R. James May announced that Clarkson had a cold but Clarkson joked that he contracted Bird Flu.
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^ It involved a race to the North Magnetic Pole [ 14 ] from Resolute, Nunavut, Canada , with James May and Jeremy Clarkson travelling in a 'polar modified' Toyota Hilux , and Richard Hammond on a dog drawn sled.
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.The 'trials' included dropping the Hilux from a crane, setting the vehicle on fire, driving it into a tree, leaving it out in the sea, dropping a caravan on it, slamming it with a wrecking ball, and finally having it hoisted to the roof of a tower-block that was subsequently demolished with explosives.^ A presenter deliberately drove a vehicle into a mature tree in a car park in Somerset to test the strength of the vehicle in a crash.
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^ Stig finally gets to set a lap time in the Bugatti Veyron and James drives the Pagani Zonda F Roadster on the track.
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.The heavily damaged (but still driveable, without the use of any new parts) Hilux now stands on a plinth in the Top Gear studio.^ When is the new series of Top Gear starting again?
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^ Top Gear 'damaged African plains' ".
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^ The heavily damaged (but still driveable, without the use of any new parts) Hilux now stands on a plinth in the Top Gear studio.
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.Another such review featured a Ford Fiesta, after Hammond read out a letter from a viewer complaining that "Top Gear cannot review cars properly any more". Clarkson gave the model a sarcastic, but thorough, appraisal and was then pursued around Festival Place shopping centre in Basingstoke, Hampshire, by a Chevrolet Corvette C6.^ It is a pity the Top Gear cannot be more even handed.
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^ Clarkson sarcastically reviewed it and was then pursued around Festival Place shopping centre by a Chevrolet Corvette .
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^ Top Gear is an out and out motto series.
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.The Fiesta was then used as a beach landing craft with the Royal Marines.^ The Fiesta was then used as a beach landing craft with the Royal Marines .
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^ [There follows a sequence of Clarkson being transported to a beach on a marine troop landing craft.
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^ FAQ about Fiesta : What if I am asked to take part in a beach assault with the Royal Marines?
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.Occasionally, many cars are featured and reviewed inside one segment.^ Occasionally, many cars are featured and reviewed inside one segment.
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^ American version of a British format featuring super-cars, extreme stunts and challenges, time trials, road tests and the occasional celebrity driver, to be hosted by four presenters, one of whom is a secret test driver.
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^ Home Car reviews News Blogs & Features Videos Forums Prices and specs Cars for sale All about Autocar .
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.In the "Scooter Road Test Russian Roulette Challenge" of series six, episode nine, Hammond and May worked as ScooterMen[26] in order to road-test as many randomly-selected cars as possible, the catch being that they wouldn't know what they'd be road-testing and have to review the vehicles in the presence of the owners.^ In the Scooter Road Test Russian Roulette challenge of series six, episode nine , Hammond and May worked as ScooterMen [ 27 ] in order to road-test as many randomly-selected cars as possible, the catch being that they wouldn't know what they'd be road-testing and have to review the vehicles in the presence of the owners.
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^ The end credits of the American Road Trip episode in series 9 named Clarkson as 'Cletus Clarkson', Hammond as 'Earl Hammond Jr.', May as 'Ellie May May', The Stig as 'Rosco P. Stig' and replaced the first names of all other crew members with 'Billy Bob'.
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^ The road tests are often just an excuse to poke fun at perceived stereotypes (either of the manufacturer or the sort of person that would purchase the model being tested).
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.Exotic or foreign cars are occasionally also reviewed in unusual ways.^ Exotic or foreign cars are occasionally also reviewed in unusual ways.
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^ Occasionally, many cars are featured and reviewed inside one segment.
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^ The programme will on occasion celebrate the anniversary of notable vehicles, presenting short review films of non-contemporary cars to highlight why they are historically significant.
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In the "VIP Chauffeur" test of series eleven, episode six, May conducted road tests in Japan of the Mitsuoka Orochi and Galue, and used the Galue to chauffeur a Sumo wrestler and his manager to a tournament as a way to test if the car is "Japan's Rolls-Royce".[27]
.During its release in 2008, the Dacia Sandero was frequently mentioned as a running gag in the show's News feature, with the presenters' increasingly sarcastic excitement highlighting their opinion that the car was of no real importance to anybody.^ Every year, the show presents a "Car of the Year" for the best new car in that year.
  • TOP GEAR JEREMY CLARKSON RICHARD HAMMOND 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.bluebird-electric.net [Source type: News]
  • BBC TV TOP GEAR JEREMY CLARKSON, TIFF NEEDLE, QUENTIN WILSON, VIKKI BUTLER HENDERSON, WILLIAM WOOLARD, NOEL EDMUNDS | PROGRAM ABOUT CAR PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS | CAR TESTS 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.speedace.info [Source type: General]

^ Dacia Sandero] James : Great news!
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^ The Dacia Sandero also made frequent appearances as a running gag on the shows News feature, during its release in 2008, with the presenters' increasingly sarcastic excitement each episode highlighting the fact that the car was of no real importance to anybody.
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.James May would sarcastically say "Good News!^ James : And now the news: and this just in from Keira Knightley: She says she's disappointed but she understands.
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^ James : What would you say if I said, Perodua Kelisa?
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^ [Mocking the speculation on the Stig, after passing him off as James May] Richard : Some say you saved our bacon.
  • Top Gear - Wikiquote 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

The Dacia Sandero..." and it would follow with a pointless fact about the Sandero. .In the first episode of series 14, the crew actually went to Romania, where Sandero is built.^ Schumacher's appearance on the show was more than likely a stunt to mark the first episode of the new BBC Two series.
  • Top Gear: who really is The Stig? - Telegraph 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.While there, Jeremy bought a Sandero for May, but it was promptly crushed by a lorry.^ [After Jeremy pulls up to May and Hammond with his lorry trailer on fire] Richard : How can we be this rubbish?
  • Top Gear - Wikiquote 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.Also in series 14 Clarkson tested the Renault Twingo in Belfast following a complaint from one of the city's residents.^ Teenage Mutant Ninja Jeremy wanders the sewers beneath Belfast in the new Renault Twingo 133, for what will probably be a really good reason.
  • Releaselog | RLSLOG.net » Top Gear 14×04 HDTV XviD-FoV 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.rlslog.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In series nine, Clarkson was forced to place the Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder in the Uncool section because he had just bought one.
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.Despite catching a cold on the ferry getting there, he admitted he loved the car.^ Americans dominate the Mini market Hydrogen revolution gets a second wind Hydrogen cars: Don’t worry - there’ll be no fireworks .
  • Top Gear in America's redneck country - Times Online 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Jeremy : There you are, you just admitted on television that you wanna make love to David Attenborough.
  • Top Gear - Wikiquote 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ And there you go, what Top Gear - which is a trusted, factual, award winning show - has proved is, despite what you saw in that stupid and misleading film the car was the fastest!
  • Top Gear - Wikiquote 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

.However, he did some rather strange things, including driving it "upside down" in the Belfast Sewage System.^ Stig] Jeremy : Some say that his heart is in upside down, and that his teeth glow in the dark...
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^ Stig] Jeremy : Some say that his genitals are on upside down, and that if he could be bothered, he could crack the Da Vinci Code in 43 seconds...
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^ Stig] Jeremy : Some say he's wanted by the CIA, and that he sleeps upside down like a bat...
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.In a joke gag, Clarkson ended up driving the car into Belfast Lough after an attempt to land it on the HSS Stena Voyager after missing boarding times.^ [Starting up the show] Jeremy : Now, every week either Richard or I drive a preposterously fast car around our track.
  • Top Gear - Wikiquote 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

^ As Clarkson pointed out in an earlier blog: The problem with the 911 isn’t the car, it’s the people who drive it.

^ Those who actually enjoy driving and the technical side of cars (or are just a little more mature) can take both at the right time.
  • Top Gear Versus Fifth Gear: Which British Car Show Is Better? 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.ededition.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Throughout the review it was revealed Ross Kemp was in the boot.

Significant cars

.The programme occasionally celebrates anniversaries of notable vehicles, presenting short review films of non-contemporary cars to highlight why they are historically significant.^ American version of a British format featuring super-cars, extreme stunts and challenges, time trials, road tests and the occasional celebrity driver, to be hosted by four presenters, one of whom is a secret test driver.
  • Top Gear (NBC) Television show - Top Gear (NBC) TV Show - Yahoo! TV 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Among Clarkson's contemporary presenters were Quentin Willson, a former used car salesman, Tiff Needell, a keen racing driver, and Vicki Butler-Henderson, also a racing driver.

^ Top Gear presenter in serious crash New Zealand Herald, New Zealand - 10 hours ago Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond is in a critical condition in hospital after a crash in a jet-powered car while filming for the British television programme ...

.These reviews are distinct from the various challenges involving old cars, because the subject matter is addressed in a more serious and factual manner.^ These reviews are distinct from the various challenges involving old cars, because the subject matter is addressed in a more serious and factual manner.
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^ These races involve one of the presenters, in a carefully chosen car, racing head-to-head against an athlete in conditions that favour the latter.
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^ Another benefit of this matter is that those who really enjoy cars have an opportunity to see more of them reviewed.
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Reviews include:
Car Series & episode
Ford Escort RS1800 Series One, Episode Two
Citroën DS Series One, Episode Three
Bentley T2 Series Two, Episode One
Rover P5 Series Two, Episode Two
Jaguar Le Mans C-Type & Mark 2 Series Two, Episode Four
Triumph TR6 Series Two, Episode Five
GM HyWire Series Two, Episode Nine
BMW M1, M3 & M5 Series Three, Episode Two
Lamborghini Miura Series Three, Episode Four
Lamborghini Countach Series Three, Episode Four
Volkswagen Corrado
VR6 &
Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.5-16 Cosworth
Series Three, Episode Five
Aston Martin V8 Vantage Series Three, Episode Six
Mercedes-Benz 280SL Series Three, Episode Eight
Aston Martin Lagonda Series Three, Episode Eight
Dodge Charger 440 R/T Series Four, Episode Three
Jaguar XJS Series Four, Episode Six
Rover V8 engine & Rover SD1 Series Four, Episode Eight
Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Series Five, Episode Five
Maserati Biturbo & 250F Series Six, Episode Two
Maserati Bora Series Six, Episode Three
Aston Martin DB5 & Jaguar E-type Series Six, Episode Five
Ford Transit Series Six, Episode Seven
British racing green & Vanwall F1 Series Seven, Episode Two
Modern control layout Featuring:
Benz Motorwagen,
Royal Enfield quad bike,
De Dion-Bouton,
Ford Model T,
Cadillac Type 53,
Austin 7
Series Ten, Episode Eight
Ferrari Daytona Series Twelve, Episode Five
British Touring Car Championship Featuring:
Jaguar Mark 2,
Ford Falcon,
Chevrolet Camaro,
Ford Mustang,
Leyland Mini,
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
Series Twelve, Episode Seven

Car of the Year

.At the end of each autumn series the hosts present an award to their favourite car of the year.^ At the end of each autumn series the hosts present an award to their favourite car of the year.
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^ All Alfa Romeos are automatically cool Small European cars (Fiats, Peugeots, etc) are automatically cool - unless they win the European Car of the Year award, at which point they become seriously uncool.
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^ Patience, in the next few years, a seriously viable electric car should appear.
  • » Top Gear reviews the Tesla Roadster Dvorak Uncensored: General interest observations and true web-log. 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.dvorak.org [Source type: General]

.The only criterion for the award is that all three presenters must come to a unanimous choice.^ The only criterion for the award is that all three presenters must come to a unanimous choice.
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^ All three presenters have won the award for Heat magazine's "weirdest celebrity crush" revealed during the news.
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Winners have included:
Year Car
2002 Land Rover Range Rover
2003 Rolls-Royce Phantom
2004 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2005 Bugatti Veyron
2006 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
2007 Ford Mondeo or Subaru Legacy Outback
2008 Caterham Seven R500
2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 Valentino Balboni

Car of the Decade

Decade Car
2000s Bugatti Veyron

Ownership survey

.From 2003 to 2006, Top Gear conducted an annual survey which consults thousands of UK residents on their car-ownership satisfaction.^ From 2003 to 2006, Top Gear conducted an annual survey which consults thousands of UK residents on their car-ownership satisfaction.
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^ Not that we'd ever name a car on Top Gear.
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^ BBC Top Gear Motoring Survey 2003 (last 10) ".
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.The survey asks respondents to score cars on build quality, craftsmanship, driving experience, ownership costs, and customer care.^ The survey asks respondents to score cars on build quality, craftsmanship, driving experience, ownership costs, and customer care.
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^ Clarkson responded by mocking that they might as well build a car that is "quintessentially German".
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^ Richard : But whenever I see them — those women driving those cars — I really do want to stop them and just ask, I want to beg why?
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.While for legal reasons the survey is now conducted via the Top Gear magazine, the results are still used on the show.^ While for legal reasons the survey is now conducted via the Top Gear magazine , the results are still used on the show.
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^ I love Top Gear… great show.
  • » Top Gear reviews the Tesla Roadster Dvorak Uncensored: General interest observations and true web-log. 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.dvorak.org [Source type: General]

^ Filming resumes on Top Gear show ".
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.The survey, formerly undertaken in conjunction with J.D. Power, is now conducted by Experian.^ The survey, formerly undertaken in conjunction with J.D. Power , is now conducted by Experian .
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^ While for legal reasons the survey is now conducted via the Top Gear magazine , the results are still used on the show.
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Based on these weighted criteria, the best and worst ranked cars from the survey are:
Year Best Ranked Worst Ranked
2003 Jaguar XJ[28] Volkswagen Sharan[29]
2004 Honda S2000 Mercedes M-Class
2005 Honda S2000 Peugeot 807
2006 Honda S2000 Peugeot 807

Ending credits

.For the special episodes, the programme alters the end credits to reflect its locale, replacing everybody's first name with one reminiscent of the area.^ [At the end of the episode] Jeremy: That's it for this programme and indeed this series.
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.The first time this was done was for the "Winter Olympics Special"[30] episode, filmed in Lillehammer, Norway, where everybody was named Björn after Björn Ulvaeus, except for Hammond, May and The Stig, who took the names Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid as a reference to the other members of ABBA.^ The first time this was done was for the " Winter Olympics Special " [ 31 ] episode, filmed in Lillehammer, Norway, where everybody was named Björn (except for Hammond, May and The Stig, who took the names Benny , Agnetha and Anni-Frid respectively).
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^ The end credits of the American Road Trip episode in series 9 named Clarkson as 'Cletus Clarkson', Hammond as 'Earl Hammond Jr.', May as 'Ellie May May', The Stig as 'Rosco P. Stig' and replaced the first names of all other crew members with 'Billy Bob'.
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^ Reflecting the episode's main challenge, Clarkson, Hammond and May's first names were altered to those supposedly typical of van drivers; Lee, Wayne and Terry respectively.
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The end credits of the American Road Trip episode in series 9 named Clarkson as 'Cletus Clarkson', Hammond as 'Earl Hammond Jr.', May as 'Ellie May May', The Stig as 'Rosco P. Stig' and replaced the first names of all other crew members with 'Billy Bob'.
.Furthermore, in the Polar Special all first names in the ending credits were replaced with Sir Ranulph, in reference to the explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who had also made an appearance early in the episode.^ For the special episodes, the programme alters the end credits to reflect its locale, replacing everybody's first name with one reminiscent of the area.
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^ Furthermore, in the Polar Special all first names in the ending credits were replaced with Sir Ranulph, in reference to the explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes , who had also made an appearance early in the episode.
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^ The first time this was done was for the " Winter Olympics Special " [ 31 ] episode, filmed in Lillehammer, Norway, where everybody was named Björn (except for Hammond, May and The Stig, who took the names Benny , Agnetha and Anni-Frid respectively).
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.In the African Adventure Special[31] all were called Archbishop Desmond, while for the Vietnam road trip special, everyone's first name was replaced with Francis Ford as a nod to the Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now.^ In the African Adventure Special [ 32 ] all were called Archbishop Desmond , while for the Vietnam road trip special , everyone's first name was replaced with Francis Ford as a nod to the Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now .
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^ The end credits of the American Road Trip episode in series 9 named Clarkson as 'Cletus Clarkson', Hammond as 'Earl Hammond Jr.', May as 'Ellie May May', The Stig as 'Rosco P. Stig' and replaced the first names of all other crew members with 'Billy Bob'.
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^ The first time this was done was for the " Winter Olympics Special " [ 31 ] episode, filmed in Lillehammer, Norway, where everybody was named Björn (except for Hammond, May and The Stig, who took the names Benny , Agnetha and Anni-Frid respectively).
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.The one regular episode where the credits were tampered with was the last episode of series 8.^ The one regular episode where the credits were tampered with was the last episode of series 8 .
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^ For the special episodes, the programme alters the end credits to reflect its locale, replacing everybody's first name with one reminiscent of the area.
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^ Series One, Episode Two .
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.Reflecting the episode's main challenge, Clarkson, Hammond and May's first names were altered to those supposedly typical of van drivers; Lee, Wayne and Terry respectively.^ Reflecting the episode's main challenge, Clarkson, Hammond and May's first names were altered to those supposedly typical of van drivers; Lee, Wayne and Terry respectively.
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^ Clarkson, May and Hammond are superb!!
  • Top Gear: 0 to offensive in 6.5 seconds | Media | guardian.co.uk 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ The first time this was done was for the " Winter Olympics Special " [ 31 ] episode, filmed in Lillehammer, Norway, where everybody was named Björn (except for Hammond, May and The Stig, who took the names Benny , Agnetha and Anni-Frid respectively).
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Soundtrack

.Top Gear has used an adaptation of The Allman Brothers Band's instrumental hit "Jessica" as its theme song since the original series started in 1977. The show used part of the original Allmans' recording of the song up until the late 1990s, but later series and the 2002 relaunch use updated cover versions.^ Top Gear, TV Series, 2002-2010 .
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^ Top Gear has always used an adaptation of The Allman Brothers Band 's instrumental hit " Jessica " as its theme song since the original series started in 1977.
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^ The show used part of the original Allmans' recording of the song up until the late 1990s, but later series and the 2002 relaunch use updated cover versions .
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.During series 6, May hosted a segment showing nominations for the greatest song to drive to, the final list of ten was voted for by write-in nominations on the Top Gear website, the top five were then submitted for phone vote by viewers of the show.^ During series 6, May hosted a segment showing nominations for the greatest song to drive to, the final list of ten was voted for by write-in nominations on the Top Gear website, the top five were then submitted for phone vote by viewers of the show.
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^ Top Gear Philippines´ official website .
  • Top Gear Philippines´ official website | TopGear.com.ph 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.topgear.com.ph [Source type: General]

^ Malaysia lambasts Top Gear host ".
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Songs in the top 10 were:
Rank Band Song
10 Fleetwood Mac "The Chain"
9 AC/DC "Highway to Hell"
8 Led Zeppelin "Immigrant Song"
7 Kenny Loggins "Danger Zone"
6 Motörhead "Ace of Spades"
5 Deep Purple "Highway Star"
4 Steppenwolf "Born to Be Wild"
3 Meat Loaf "Bat Out of Hell"
2 Golden Earring "Radar Love"
1 Queen "Don't Stop Me Now"
.It included continual complaining from the presenters about the presence of "Bat Out of Hell" on the list (which was leading as of the selection of the top five) and its promotional segment included such visuals as cars being towed away and gridlocked streets.^ It included continual complaining from the presenters about the presence of "Bat Out of Hell" on the list (which was leading as of the selection of the top five) and its promotional segment included such visuals as cars being towed away and gridlocked streets.
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^ During series 6, May hosted a segment showing nominations for the greatest song to drive to, the final list of ten was voted for by write-in nominations on the Top Gear website, the top five were then submitted for phone vote by viewers of the show.
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^ You spent time — WOW! So you must actually have done everything there is to do in the whole world to get to the bottom of the list of everything a human being can do — what's it like on the top of Everest?
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.On the other hand, the equivalent "Don't Stop Me Now" segment was the exact opposite, featuring open roads and being described as "a joy" and "a song for life" in the voiceover.^ Now we get quite a few complaints that we don't feature enough affordable cars on the show, so we're kicking off tonight with the cheapest Ferrari of them all.
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In addition, pre-recorded film segments feature a variety of music clips. .Along with classic, contemporary, post-rock and occasional dance tracks, excerpts from film and video game soundtracks are used, including Halo, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Gears of War, Back to the Future, The Matrix, The Guns of Navarone, The Battle of Britain, The Dark Knight, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Command and Conquer: Red Alert, Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.^ Also noticeable is the usage of music by Amon Tobin from the original soundtrack of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory and Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars by Steve Jablonsky .
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^ Along with classic, contemporary and post rock and occasionally dance tracks, excerpts from contemporary and classic film soundtracks are often used, including The Lord of the Rings , Star Wars , Back to the Future and The Matrix as well as The Guns of Navarone and The Battle of Britain and in the last season The Dark Knight .
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^ The programme will on occasion celebrate the anniversary of notable vehicles, presenting short review films of non-contemporary cars to highlight why they are historically significant.
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DVD and CD releases

.Top Gear has released several collections of "driving songs" on CD. These releases started during the original series run in the 1990s (though this list only reflects releases made during the current presentation format).^ Top Gear has released several collections of "driving songs" on CD. These releases started during the original series run in the 1990s (though this list only reflects releases made during the current presentation format).
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^ See also: Top Gear (1977 TV series) Jeremy Clarkson , who helped the original series reach its peak in the 1990s, along with producer Andy Wilman , successfully pitched a new format for Top Gear to the BBC , reversing a previous decision to cancel the show in 2001.
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^ The Dacia Sandero also made frequent appearances as a running gag on the shows News feature, during its release in 2008, with the presenters' increasingly sarcastic excitement each episode highlighting the fact that the car was of no real importance to anybody.
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Name Release date Notes
Top Gear: The Greatest Driving Album This Year! 10 November 2003 2-CD package
Top Gear: The Ultimate Driving Experience 14 November 2005 2-CD box set
Top Gear Anthems 2007: The Greatest Ever Driving Songs 21 May 2007 2-CD package. The first four tracks are selections from the top driving songs as decided in series six.
Top Gear: Seriously Cool Driving Music 12 November 2007 2-CD package
Top Gear Anthems: The Greatest December 2007 3-CD package, import
Top Gear Anthems 2008: Seriously Hot Driving Music 2 June 2008 2-CD package
Top Gear: Sub Zero Driving Anthems 17 November 2008 2-CD package
Top Gear: Seriously Rock 'N' Roll 2009 2-CD package
A number of DVDs have also been released.
Name Release date Notes
Top Gear: Back in the Fast Lane — The Best of Series 1 & 2 27 October 2003 Includes highlights from series 1 and 2.
Top Gear: The Best of Series Three and Four TG magazine (April 2004) Issued with .Top Gear magazine, containing 33 minutes of footage from the third and fourth series, some of which was originally unbroadcast.^ The first series of Top Gear Australia premiered on 29 September 2008.
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^ Top Gear presenters have also announced on the show that they have won some slightly lower profile awards.
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^ Main article: Top Gear (U.S. TV series) In April 2007, the BBC reported on a Sun story that Top Gear had been in talks about creating an American version.
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New Jaguar XK & Aston Martin V8 at the Ring TG magazine (May 2005) Issued with .Top Gear magazine, an hour-long DVD narrated by Richard Hammond and presented by German Top Gear presenter Sabine Schmitz.^ Top Gear presenters have also announced on the show that they have won some slightly lower profile awards.
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^ Richard : Do you know what though, I like to think of us as a unit on Top Gear, and as a unit we've done that test.
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^ The BBC indefinitely postponed the broadcast of Best of Top Gear and announced that production of the show would be delayed until Hammond had recovered.
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Top Gear: Revved Up 6 June 2005 Contains highlights from series 3–5, along with outtakes and other unbroadcast material.
Top Gear's 007: The Best Car Chases TG magazine (September 2005) Issued with .Top Gear magazine, containing 37 minutes of clips from 13 James Bond films.^ Filming resumes on Top Gear show ".
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^ In the February 2006 issue of Top Gear Magazine , Clarkson voiced his opinion that the BBC did not take Top Gear seriously.
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^ James : [Struggling onto the Motorway in his Triumph Herald] And we're into top gear...
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Top Gear: The Races TG magazine (March 2006) Issued with Top Gear magazine, containing 33 minutes of three Top Gear races featured during series 1–7.
Top Gear: Winter Olympics 5 June 2006 Contains Winter Olympics Special from series 7, outtakes and additional footage.
Top Gear: The Collection 18 December 2006 Contains .Revved Up, Winter Olympics and Back in the Fast Lane.^ It's the Winter Olympics, speeded up a bit!
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Top Gear: The Challenges TG magazine (May 2007) Issued with .Top Gear magazine, a compilation of Top Gear challenges.^ While for legal reasons the survey is now conducted via the Top Gear magazine , the results are still used on the show.
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^ Educational Websites The Top Places to Find HBCU Gear If you attend an HBCU (Historically Black College and University) finding the top places to find HBCU gear outside of campus may be a challenge.
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^ [During the challenge, inside the Top Gear office, talking to insurance sales people] Richard : No, no accidents in the last five years .
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Top Gear's Greatest Movie Chases Ever TG magazine (July 2007) Issued with .Top Gear magazine, containing 45 minutes of clips from ten classic car chase movies.^ Not that we'd ever name a car on Top Gear.
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^ No stunt films appeared between series seven and ten, but series eleven saw the introduction of segments with an anonymous stunt man (credited as "Top Gear Stunt Man") performing car jumps.
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^ Maybe he is, but what we do know is he set a time of one minute, ten seconds in a Ferrari FXX round our track, top of our leaderboard.
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Richard Hammond's Top Gear Interactive Challenge 12 November 2007 Interactive DVD presented by Richard Hammond, containing .Top Gear-style quizzes, challenges and competitions.^ Educational Websites The Top Places to Find HBCU Gear If you attend an HBCU (Historically Black College and University) finding the top places to find HBCU gear outside of campus may be a challenge.
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^ [During the challenge, inside the Top Gear office, talking to insurance sales people] Richard : No, no accidents in the last five years .
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^ Main article: Top Gear challenges Jeremy Clarkson 's Toybota pickup truck from the amphibious cars challenge .
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Top Gear: The Great Adventures 3 March 2008 Includes the .Polar Challenge (Director's Cut) and American Road Trip specials, featuring additional material and outtakes.^ American version of a British format featuring super-cars, extreme stunts and challenges, time trials, road tests and the occasional celebrity driver, to be hosted by four presenters, one of whom is a secret test driver.
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Top Gear: Planes, Rockets and Automobiles TG magazine (April 2008) Issued with Top Gear magazine and containing 45 minutes of clips mostly taken from The Challenges 2 DVD.
Top Gear: The Challenges 2 2 June 2008 Second compilation of .Top Gear challenges, including outtakes and additional material.^ Educational Websites The Top Places to Find HBCU Gear If you attend an HBCU (Historically Black College and University) finding the top places to find HBCU gear outside of campus may be a challenge.
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^ [During the challenge, inside the Top Gear office, talking to insurance sales people] Richard : No, no accidents in the last five years .
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Top Gear Polar Special: The Director's Cut 20 October 2008 Extended cut of the .Polar Special, only available on Blu-ray Disc.^ A special programme, Top Gear: Polar Special , was broadcast in the UK on 25 July 2007 and was the first (and to date only) episode to be shown in high-definition .
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Top Gear: The Challenges 1 & 2 Collection 10 November 2008 Contains The Challenges and The Challenges 2.
Richard Hammond's Top Gear Interactive Stunt Challenge 14 November 2008 Interactive DVD presented by Richard Hammond, containing .Top Gear-style quizzes, challenges and competitions.^ Educational Websites The Top Places to Find HBCU Gear If you attend an HBCU (Historically Black College and University) finding the top places to find HBCU gear outside of campus may be a challenge.
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^ [During the challenge, inside the Top Gear office, talking to insurance sales people] Richard : No, no accidents in the last five years .
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^ Main article: Top Gear challenges Jeremy Clarkson 's Toybota pickup truck from the amphibious cars challenge .
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.Top Gear: The Great Adventures Vol.^ Jeremy : Tonight: The great, the good and the rubbish on the Top Gear Awards.
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^ I love Top Gear… great show.
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23 March 2009 Includes .Botswana and Vietnam Road Trip specials (the former in an extended cut), featuring audio commentary, deleted scenes and photos.^ In the African Adventure Special [ 32 ] all were called Archbishop Desmond , while for the Vietnam road trip special , everyone's first name was replaced with Francis Ford as a nod to the Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now .
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Top Gear: The Best of The Stig TG magazine (April 2009) Issued with .Top Gear magazine, containing 60 minutes of footage.^ In the February 2006 issue of Top Gear Magazine , Clarkson voiced his opinion that the BBC did not take Top Gear seriously.
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^ Then, Clarkson, the guest and the studio audience watch footage of the guest's fastest lap around the Top Gear test track .
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^ BBC airs Top Gear crash footage " .
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Top Gear: The Complete Tenth Series 21 April 2009 Includes all ten episodes from the tenth series (only released in the US, Australia and Canada).
Top Gear: Collection 2.0 28 April 2009 Includes The Challenges Vol. 1 and The Great Adventures Vol. .1 (only released in Australia).^ U.S. , Australia & Canada Release Only.
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Top Gear: The Challenges 3 8 June 2009 A third selection of challenges, taken from series 10–12.
Top Gear: The Great Adventures Collection 16 November 2009 A box-set containing the previous four Great Adventures along with new bonus features.
Top Gear Uncovered: The DVD Special 16 November 2009 Presented by Richard Hammond and containing previously unbroadcast material.
Top Gear: The Complete Eleventh Series 12 January 2010 Includes all six episodes from the eleventh series (released in Australia, The US and Canada).
Top Gear: The Complete Twelfth Series 12 January 2010 Includes all seven episodes from the twelfth series and the Vietnam Special (released in the US and Canada).
Top Gear: The Great Adventures 3 22 March 2010 Includes The Bolivia Special and The Romania Special from Series 14 and Bonnivlle Special from Series 12.

Awards and nominations

.In November 2005, Top Gear won an International Emmy in the Non-Scripted Entertainment category.^ In November 2005, Top Gear won an International Emmy in the Non-Scripted Entertainment category.
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^ Top Gear presenters have also announced on the show that they have won some slightly lower profile awards.
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^ In 2004 and 2005, Top Gear was also nominated for a National Television Award in the Most Popular Factual Programme category; it won the award in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
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[32] .In the episode where the presenters showed the award to the studio audience, Clarkson joked that he was unable to go to New York to receive the award since he was too busy writing the script for the show.^ In the episode where the presenters showed the award to the studio audience, Clarkson joked that he was unable to go to New York to receive the award since he was too busy writing the script for the show.
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^ The Dacia Sandero also made frequent appearances as a running gag on the shows News feature, during its release in 2008, with the presenters' increasingly sarcastic excitement each episode highlighting the fact that the car was of no real importance to anybody.
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^ Top Gear presenters have also announced on the show that they have won some slightly lower profile awards.
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.Top Gear has also been nominated in three consecutive years (2004–2006) for the British Academy Television Awards in the Best Feature category.^ Clarkson was also nominated in the best "Entertainment Performance" category in 2006.
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^ In 2004 and 2005, Top Gear was also nominated for a National Television Award in the Most Popular Factual Programme category; it won the award in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
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^ Top Gear has also been nominated in three consecutive years (2004–2006) for the British Academy Television Awards in the Best Feature category.
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.Clarkson was also nominated in the best "Entertainment Performance" category in 2006.[33] In 2004 and 2005, Top Gear was also nominated for a National Television Award in the Most Popular Factual Programme category; it won the award in 2006, 2007 and 2008. Accepting the award in October 2007, Richard Hammond made the comment that they really deserved it this year, because he didn't have to crash to get some sympathy votes.^ Top Gear presenters have also announced on the show that they have won some slightly lower profile awards.
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^ Clarkson was also nominated in the best "Entertainment Performance" category in 2006.
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^ In 2004 and 2005, Top Gear was also nominated for a National Television Award in the Most Popular Factual Programme category; it won the award in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
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[34]
.Top Gear presenters have also announced on the show that they have won some slightly lower profile awards.^ Top Gear presenters have also announced on the show that they have won some slightly lower profile awards.
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^ I love Top Gear… great show.
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^ Filming resumes on Top Gear show ".
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.In Series 10, Richard Hammond won the award for the "Best TV Haircut" and James May won the award for the worst.^ In Series 10, Richard Hammond won the award for the "Best TV Haircut" and James May won the award for the worst.
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^ It involved a race to the North Magnetic Pole [ 14 ] from Resolute, Nunavut, Canada , with James May and Jeremy Clarkson travelling in a 'polar modified' Toyota Hilux , and Richard Hammond on a dog drawn sled.
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^ [After Jeremy pulls up to May and Hammond with his lorry trailer on fire] Richard : How can we be this rubbish?
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.All three presenters have won the award for Heat magazine's "weirdest celebrity crush" revealed during the news.^ Of all the hair-raising escapades in the show, being chased by murderous Alabamans was the scariest says presenter in new book .
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.In series 11, the Stig won an award from the Scouts for Services to Instruction.^ In series 11, the Stig won an award from the Scouts for Services to Instruction.
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^ In Series 10, Richard Hammond won the award for the "Best TV Haircut" and James May won the award for the worst.
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.After revealing that, the Stig was shown "attacking" the Scouts, and the presenters coming to the conclusion that he is either terrified of Scouts or was a Girl Guide.^ After revealing that, the Stig was shown "attacking" the Scouts, and the presenters coming to the conclusion that he is either terrified of Scouts or was a Girl Guide .
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.At the end of 2009 Top Gear was voted best programme of the decade in a Channel 4-commissioned survey, The Greatest TV Shows of the Noughties, ahead of The Apprentice and Doctor Who in second and third places respectively.^ Close Top Gear: 0 to offensive in 6.5 seconds .
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^ The BBC also broadcasts edited Top Gear programmes on its international BBC World TV channel.
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^ Top Gear: 0 to offensive in 6.5 seconds .
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Industry insiders and television pundits voted; also a thousand members of the public took part in a YouGov poll. .The results were broadcast on Sunday 27 December 2009 at 9:00 pm, the same time as the Bolivia Special on BBC Two.^ Friday at 08:00 pm BBC (ch 26) All Upcoming Airings The guys put on their own version of a fox hunt in a Daihatsu Terios.
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^ Thursday December 4, 2008 at 4:24 pm Link to comment Report comment I’d choose the 911 over the cayman any time.

^ Tuesday December 9, 2008 at 1:00 pm Link to comment Report comment Since I own a Cayman S I feel I can comment here.

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Criticism

.Top Gear has often been criticised for content inside programmes by the public and Ofcom.^ [During the challenge, inside the Top Gear office, talking to insurance sales people] Richard : No, no accidents in the last five years .
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^ You are commenting on: Top Gear Creates a V8 Blender Flag this Content as Inappropriate .
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^ BBC ..then had a change of heart ..and restarted the Top gear programme ..with a new format ...and adding Hammond & May as co-presenters.
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.Most of these stem from comments from the presenting team; however, other aspects of the programme have been underlined as unsuitable.^ [Commenting on the Proton Gen II] [on the Kia Magentis] Jeremy : I drove a manual one of these the other day and I couldn't believe it, it went 1st, 2nd...
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.Incidents and content ranging from (but not limited to) offensive remarks,[38] promoting irresponsible driving,[39] environmental issues,[40] ridiculing Germans[41][42] and homophobia[43] have generated complaints from people, groups, and government.^ Top Gear has also been criticised on many occasions for allegedly promoting irresponsible driving.
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Clarkson himself has been critical of the BBC over handling of the programme. .In the February 2006 issue of Top Gear magazine, Clarkson voiced his opinion that the BBC did not take Top Gear seriously.^ Does anyone actually take Top Gear seriously?
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^ Clarkson videos) or from the older Top Gear series.
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^ Quote from:- Star Wars Fanatic 2006-10-19 22:15 "The older episodes are basically a completely different beast to the revamped Top Gear.
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.He has also commented on his dislike of BBC bosses for choosing the length of the series and for often replacing the show with snooker (which Clarkson labelled as "drunk men playing billiards"), despite Top Gear having considerably higher viewing figures.^ Clarkson videos) or from the older Top Gear series.
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^ He has also commented on his dislike of BBC bosses for choosing the length of the series and for often replacing the show with snooker (which Clarkson labelled as "drunk men playing billiards " at the end of episode two of series 10), despite Top Gear having considerably higher viewing figures.
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^ Filming resumes on Top Gear show ".
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International productions

United States

.In January 2006 the official Top Gear website ran a feature about the filming of an American version of the show, produced by the Discovery Channel.^ Top Gear Philippines´ official website .
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^ Filming resumes on Top Gear show ".
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^ In early 2006, the BBC had planned to move the filming site from Dunsfold to Enstone, Oxfordshire for filming of the eighth series of Top Gear , but the move was rejected by West Oxfordshire council due to noise and pollution concerns.
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[45]
.In April 2007, the BBC reported on a Sun story that Top Gear had been in talks about creating an American version.^ (Talking about the Gallardo Balboni) Richard : According to Top Gear research, 47% of caravaners enjoy wife swapping.
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^ Jump to: navigation , search Top Gear (2002–present) is a BAFTA and Emmy Award winning BBC television series about motor vehicles, mainly cars .
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^ TEXT TOP GEAR PHILIPPINES TOP GEAR ED and send to 2948 for Smart, Sun and Globe subscribers.
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.The current presenters would remain as hosts, but the show would focus on American cars and include American celebrities.^ The current presenters would remain as hosts, but the show would focus on American cars and include American celebrities.
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^ American version of a British format featuring super-cars, extreme stunts and challenges, time trials, road tests and the occasional celebrity driver, to be hosted by four presenters, one of whom is a secret test driver.
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^ TV car show host wins online backing for British PM ".
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[46] .The Sun reported in July, however, that plans for an American version had been shelved, partly over Clarkson's misgivings about spending several months in the U.S., away from his family.^ Richard : However, in the last few months three brand-new American muscle cars have arrived.
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[47]
.In June 2008, NBC announced it ordered a pilot episode for an American version of Top Gear, to be produced by BBC Worldwide America[48], and presented by television and radio host Adam Carolla, stunt driver Tanner Foust, and television carpenter Eric Stromer.^ In June 2008, NBC announced it ordered a pilot episode for an American version of Top Gear , to be produced by BBC America (who also broadcast the British version of the show), and presented by television and radio host Adam Carolla , stunt driver Tanner Foust , and television carpenter Eric Stromer .
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^ Top Gear Russia news - Top Gear goes Russian - 2008 - BBC Top Gear ".
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^ Malaysia lambasts Top Gear host ".
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[49] .To date, NBC has not placed the programme on its schedule, holding it as a spring/summer season replacement.^ To date, NBC has not placed the program on its schedule, holding it as a spring/summer season replacement.
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^ Episodes of the Australian version premiered on 29 September 2008 and NBC was holding the American version for broadcast in February or March 2009, as a possible mid-season replacement, but was later cancelled.
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[50]
In February 2009, Jeremy Clarkson (while in Australia during an interview about the Top Gear Australia spin-off), commented that the U.S. version of the show had been "canned". He went on to say that the Americans "don't get it".[51]
.In February 2010, it was announced that cable channel History had picked up the series and ordered between 10 and 12 episodes.^ The burnt wall was present during episode 3 of series 10, when Hammond was testing the auto-parking Lexus LS 600 next to it.
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^ The show's episodes from Series 11 and Series 12 are also available on iTunes.
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^ Series 10 - Episode 4 ".
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[citation needed]

Australia

.On 19 November 2007, it was revealed that a localised Australian series of Top Gear would be produced by the Special Broadcasting Service network in conjunction with Freehand Productions, BBC Worldwide's Australasian partner.^ Main article: Top Gear Australia On 19 November 2007, it was revealed that a localised Australian series of Top Gear would be produced by the Special Broadcasting Service network in conjunction with Freehand Productions, BBC Worldwide's Australasian partner.
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^ In early 2006, the BBC had planned to move the filming site from Dunsfold to Enstone, Oxfordshire for filming of the eighth series of Top Gear , but the move was rejected by West Oxfordshire council due to noise and pollution concerns.
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^ In June 2008, NBC announced it ordered a pilot episode for an American version of Top Gear , to be produced by BBC America (who also broadcast the British version of the show), and presented by television and radio host Adam Carolla , stunt driver Tanner Foust , and television carpenter Eric Stromer .
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.This announcement marks the first time a deal has been struck for a version of Top Gear to be produced exclusively for a foreign market.^ This announcement marks the first time a deal has been struck for a version of Top Gear to be produced exclusively for a foreign market.
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^ The first series of Top Gear Australia premiered on 29 September 2008.
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^ Produced by former Top Gear producer Rowland French [ 15 ] the events were described as an attempt to .
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No indication was given as to the exact makeup of the show, other than that it would have a distinct Australian style.[52] .SBS ran a competition to find hosts for the show, and in May 2008 confirmed that the presenters for the Australian programme were to be Charlie Cox, Warren Brown, Steve Pizzati and a local 'cousin' of The Stig.^ SBS ran a competition to find hosts for the show, and in May 2008, SBS Television confirmed that the presenters for the Australian programme were to be Charlie Cox , Warren Brown , Steve Pizzati and a local 'cousin' of The Stig.
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^ On 19 December 2008 it was announced that Charlie Cox could not fully commit to a second series of Top Gear Australia.
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^ On 17 June 2008, in an interview on BBC Radio 1 's The Chris Moyles Show , Hammond and May confirmed that in Series 11 there will be a new "occasional regular host".
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[53] .James Morrison replaced Charlie for the second season of Top Gear Australia.^ Close Top Gear: 0 to offensive in 6.5 seconds .
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^ Australia moves into top gear ".
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^ Top Gear: 0 to offensive in 6.5 seconds .
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.Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson added, "I'm delighted that Top Gear is going to Australia."^ Australia moves into top gear ".
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^ Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson added, "I'm delighted that Top Gear is going to Australia.
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^ Jeremy : Hello, and welcome to Top Gear.
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[54] .It was announced that the Nine Network had secured the rights to the local and UK versions from 2010 on both its Nine and Go!^ Join our dating site today guardian.co.uk © Guardian News and Media Limited 2010 Go to: guardian.co.uk home .
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stations.[55]

Russia

.On 14 October 2008, the Top Gear website confirmed that a Russian edition of the programme was scheduled for production by the end of that year.^ Top Gear Philippines´ official website .
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^ [During the challenge, inside the Top Gear office, talking to insurance sales people] Richard : No, no accidents in the last five years .
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^ (Moments later) There's 30-odd years' worth of fag ends and fluff coming up on top!
  • Top Gear - Wikiquote 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

Initially, 15 episodes were scheduled.[56] .It was revealed on 20 December that the pilot, branded Top Gear: Russian Version, was filmed for broadcast on 22 February 2009.[57] The format is similar to its British counterpart, with three hosts: Nikolai Fomenko, Oscar Kuchera, and Mikhail Petrovsky.^ American version of a British format featuring super-cars, extreme stunts and challenges, time trials, road tests and the occasional celebrity driver, to be hosted by four presenters, one of whom is a secret test driver.
  • Top Gear (NBC) Television show - Top Gear (NBC) TV Show - Yahoo! TV 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Top Gear: mad about the boys 12 Nov 2009: Now broadcast in 100 countries to 350 million viewers, Top Gear has well and truly conquered the world.
  • Top Gear: 0 to offensive in 6.5 seconds | Media | guardian.co.uk 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Watched the Caravanning Episode on Top Gear, three blokes go Caravanning..
  • Top Gear: 0 to offensive in 6.5 seconds | Media | guardian.co.uk 13 January 2010 4:27 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

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