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Top Gear

Premier :: 2002-10-20

Airs :: Sunday 8:00 PM on BBC Two

Genre :: Comedy

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Top Gear is a BAFTA, multi-NTA and International Emmy Award-winning BBC television series about motor vehicles, primarily cars. It began in 1977 as a conventional motoring magazine show. Over time, and especially since a relaunch in 2002, it has developed a quirky, humorous style. The show is currently presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May and test driver The Stig. The programme is estimated to have 350 million viewers worldwide.1 First run episodes are broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two. Top Gear is also shown on Dave, BBC America, RTÉ Two in Ireland, Special Broadcasting Service in Australia, and a number of other television channels around the world. The popularity of the show has led to the creation of two international versions, with local production teams and presenters for Australia and Russia. 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.23 The show has received acclaim for its visual style and presentation, as well as considerable criticism for its content and comments made by presenters. 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".4 Pressure groups such as the Environmental Investigation Agency have accused the BBC of allowing the Top Gear team to cause damage to environmentally sensitive areas, such as the Makgadikgadi salt pan in Botswana 5 despite the fact that Botswana's then Vice President and current President, Seretse Ian Khama, met the team and displayed no qualms regarding the trio's journey across the flats.

Latest Episode

Series 22 - Episode 7 - World Rallycross
Aired - 08 March 2015

Episode summary:

James May is taken far outside his comfort zone as he straps into an insanely fast, highly tuned, 600-horsepower hatchback and is thrown into the lion's den of World Rallycross racing with Top Gear USA host and professional driver Tanner Foust teaming up with him. As well as trying to fend off a pack of top-flight professional drivers, May's life is made harder by his support crew, the distinctively unsupportive Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond. Also in this show, Clarkson is at the track in the latest Jaguar F-type R and a sensational, modernised E-type called the Eagle Low Drag GT, while Hammond is in Spain to test the brand new version of the legendary Mazda MX-5. Finally, Brit Pack acting star Nicholas Hoult tries his hand in the Reasonably Priced Car.

Watch Episodes Online - Episode Guide

+ Series 99

+ Episode - 85 60 Minutes Aired - 24 October 2010
+ Episode - 77 Clarkson - Duel Aired - 02 November 2009
+ Episode - 76 Clarkson - Thriller Aired - 03 November 2008
+ Episode - 70 Clarkson - Shootout Aired - 10 November 2003
+ Episode - 29 Revved Up Aired - 06 June 2005
+ Episode - 24 Best of Season 14 Aired - Air date unknown.

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Written by :- thetvking Date added 2013-01-27 00:00:00 View more Top Gear.
A Top Gear news item imageTop Gear returns tonight for series 19 on BBC TWo and BBC HD tonight at 8PM. Series 19 contains 7 episodes and will see the 3 amigos return with adventures ranging from the USA to Africa.  In Episode - 1 World's Smallest Car, Jeremy attempts to build the world's smallest car. Even smaller than the Peel P50, then tests it out around the streets of London. Then in a bit of BBC cross promo...read more
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Written by :- George Worth Date added 2011-06-26 00:00:00 View more Top Gear.
A Top Gear reviews item imageWatch Top Gear online here.   Anyone who knows me will understand how much I love Top Gear. I myself am a massive fan of anything to do with cars, and anything Clarkson. He is a sort of idol of mine. I love his outspoken way of doing things and I own every book and DVD he’s every sold. (I promise I’m not obsessed … I swear.) But Clarkson isn’t the only one in the sh...read more
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