The Grand Tour: Series 2, Episode 5 – ‘Up, down and round the farm’

  • Jeremy Clarkson attempts to make a Ken Block-style skid video
  • James May power tests the Volkswagen Up GTI at the Eboladrome
  • Richard Hammond is in Dubai testing a variety of off-road machinery
  • Celebrity Face Off: Dominic Cooper (UK) vs Bill Bailey (UK)


Episode Guide

Jeremy Clarkson decides to make one of those Ken Block-style car skidding videos that are very popular on the internet using an old Subaru and a suitable swathe of English farmland. His endeavours are swiftly dismantled by Richard Hammond and James May who are on hand in the studio tent to reveal some of the embarrassing behind-the-scenes footage.

Also in this episode, May makes a rare trip to the Eboladrome test track to try out the tiny Volkswagen Up GTI. Meanwhile, Richard Hammond is in Dubai rummaging in the toy box of machinery and coming out with an incredible high-speed tracked vehicle called the Ripsaw.

Plus, Celebrity Face Off sets out to find the world’s fastest person with a failed early career in a band as Preacher star Dominic Cooper goes head-to-head against comedian Bill Bailey.


Rating: 8.8/10. From 33 votes.
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  1. Good episode, probably my fav so far. That insane desert truck at the start reminded me of a full scale RC car the way it pops wheelies so easily.

  2. The beginning was excellent but the interview was not good and it was rather uncomfortable to hear Bill Bailey (Angelia jolie) speak the same story he did on top gear then the Clarkson ken block style was good but later they cut back to extras too many times (at least 8) and thanks to the season montage we all knew how it would end.

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