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Top Gear: Series 7, Episode 7 – Winter Olympics
Feb12

Top Gear: Series 7, Episode 7 – Winter Olympics

Top Gear hold their own Winter Olympics. Episode Guide Biathlon: Clarkson raced a Volvo XC90 against May in an Audi Q7, cross-country, with 2 shooting rounds mid-course while every missed target gives 5 penalty seconds (the loser had to eat “golden snow”). May used a standard Biathlon .22 rifle, while Clarkson opted for a H&K MP5 machine pistol. Despite the increased firepower, Clarkson missed every target and felled a...

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Rating: 8.6/10 (11 votes cast)
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Top Gear: Series 9, Episode 3 – America Special
Feb11

Top Gear: Series 9, Episode 3 – America Special

The boys each buy a car for $1000 and go on an American Road Trip from Miami to New Orleans. Episode Guide The trio point out the hassle of renting out a car, ranging from ignorant rental agents to not being able to find their car once it’s pointed out to them. Their premise was to see if it could be cheaper to buy a car rather than rent so, as a result, on their trip to the United States, the three were given $1000 to find a...

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Rating: 9.2/10 (219 votes cast)
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Top Gear of the Pops
Mar16

Top Gear of the Pops

Top Gear becomes “Top of the Pops” for Comic Relief 2007. Episode Guide Performance: Lethal Bizzle began by performing his new single, but during the performance, Clarkson dubbed him “Jizzy Tissue” and disabled the speakers, before proclaiming that “music like that killed off Top of the Pops in the first place.” Challenge: The trio challenge boyband McFly to write and perform a song before the end...

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Rating: 8.1/10 (62 votes cast)
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Top Gear: Series 9, Episode 7 – Polar Special
Jul24

Top Gear: Series 9, Episode 7 – Polar Special

Jeremy, Richard and James race to the 1996 magnetic north pole. Episode Guide In April 2007, Clarkson and May teamed up to race Hammond from Resolute, Nunavut to the Magnetic North Pole, taking the route set out in the Polar Challenge. The terrain in between is some of the toughest in the world – a mix of mountainous land masses and jagged sea ice where temperatures can drop to minus 65 degrees Celsius (minus 85 degrees Fahrenheit)....

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Rating: 9.2/10 (255 votes cast)
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Top Gear: Series 10, Episode 4 – Botswana Special
Nov04

Top Gear: Series 10, Episode 4 – Botswana Special

Botswana Special: The boys go to Botswana and buy a car for less than £1500 for a 1,000 mile challenge. Episode Guide Challenge 1: Buy a used car for up to £1500. Mocking the use of “Chelsea Tractors” for delivering children to school and driving up leafy lanes, rules for the challenge stipulate that the car purchased to cross the spine of Africa has to be two wheel drive, and not designed in any way for off-road use....

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Rating: 8.4/10 (23 votes cast)
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Top Gear Ground Force
Mar14

Top Gear Ground Force

Jeremy, Richard and James take over Sir Steve Redgrave’s garden, for Comic Relief 2007. Episode Guide The Top Gear team of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond decided, for Sport Relief, to resurrect the show Ground Force, and provide a garden makeover to the garden of one of Britain’s sporting legends, namely Sir Stephen Redgrave. Helping them was a team of Poles, and on hand to provide advice on Sir...

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Rating: 9.0/10 (104 votes cast)
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Top Gear: Series 12, Episode 8 – Vietnam Special
Dec28

Top Gear: Series 12, Episode 8 – Vietnam Special

Epic Road Trip – The boys travel 1000 miles across Vietnam. With a budget of only US$1000, they are forced purchase motorcycles. Episode Guide The boys begin by explaining their next big adventure. They were to meet 6,000 miles away, in Saigan, the capital city of Vietnam. Upon arriving, Jeremy, Richard and James were each given 15 million Dong (₫15,000,000) to buy a set of wheels. After voicing their excitement at receiving a...

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Rating: 9.5/10 (298 votes cast)
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Top Gear: Series 14, Episode 6 – Bolivia Special
Dec29

Top Gear: Series 14, Episode 6 – Bolivia Special

Top Gear Bolivia Special. The boys purchase £3,500 off-road vehicles and drive from Bolivia to Chile. Episode Guide Following on from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May’s previous adventures in Botswana, Vietnam, America and the Arctic Circle, this festive special begins deep in the Amazon basin in Bolivia. Equipped with second-hand off-road vehicles bought locally for a maximum of £3,500 each, the first challenge...

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Rating: 9.4/10 (247 votes cast)
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Top Gear: Series 16, Episode 2 – Middle East Special
Dec26

Top Gear: Series 16, Episode 2 – Middle East Special

Jeremy, Richard and James re-enact the journey of the three wise men and travel from northern Iraq to Bethlehem. Episode Guide Jeremy, Richard and James are given a challenge to re-enact the journey of the three wise men, by traveling from northern Iraq to a stable in Bethlehem in £3500 convertibles. As Israel will not allow cars registered in its surrounding neighbours to enter its borders, they must buy cars from Georgia before...

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Rating: 9.0/10 (251 votes cast)
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Top Gear: Series 18, Episode 0 – India Special
Dec28

Top Gear: Series 18, Episode 0 – India Special

Jeremy, Richard and James go on a British trade mission to India. Each selects a car which will help represent Britain. Jeremy – Jaguar XJS, Richard – Mini Cooper, James – Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. Episode Guide This special episode of Top Gear begins with the boys outside of Number 10 Downing Street – where they reveal the PM, David Cameron, personally dismissed their suggestion to run a British trade mission...

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Rating: 7.9/10 (272 votes cast)
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Top Gear: Series 19, Episode 6 – Africa Special (1/2)
Mar03

Top Gear: Series 19, Episode 6 – Africa Special (1/2)

Jeremy, James, and Richard are in central Africa to find the source of the Nile River. Part 1 of 2. Episode Guide We begin with a challenge. The boys are told to buy three used estate cars for up to £1,500 in Britain and report at a small village in rural Uganda. Jeremy arrives in a BMW 528i Touring, Richard in a Subaru Impreza WRX Estate and James in a Volvo 850R Wagon. Their challenge is revealed once they arrived: to find the true...

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Rating: 9.3/10 (250 votes cast)
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Top Gear: Series 19, Episode 7 – Africa Special (2/2)
Mar10

Top Gear: Series 19, Episode 7 – Africa Special (2/2)

Jeremy, James, and Richard are in central Africa to find the source of the Nile River. Part 2 of 2. Episode Guide After spending the night in beautiful countryside, James wakes up to find out that Jeremy has taken a piece of metal from the bonnet of the Volvo to fix what James had done to his BMW, which leaves him in a bad mood; not because he took it but because he did a shoddy job of it. As well as “fixing” his car,...

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Rating: 9.6/10 (248 votes cast)
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Top Gear: Series 21, Episode 6 – Burma Special (1/2)
Mar09

Top Gear: Series 21, Episode 6 – Burma Special (1/2)

Top Gear Burma Special Part 1 of 2. The team is crossing Burma to build a bridge over the River Kwai. The boys each purchase a second-hand lorries off the internet for a few hundred pounds. Episode Guide The three presenters are challenged with building a bridge over the River Kwai. The journey starts off with a drive through Burma towards Thailand, where they head off on the wrong road and end up having to go through a mountain pass....

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Rating: 9.1/10 (293 votes cast)
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Top Gear: Series 21, Episode 7 – Burma Special (2/2)
Mar16

Top Gear: Series 21, Episode 7 – Burma Special (2/2)

Top Gear Burma Special Part 2 of 2. The boys continue to battle their way across Burma. They head towards Thailand for their final challenge – to build a bridge over the River Kwai. Episode Guide After attending a party in the Shan State, the presenters reach what they believe is the River Kwai, where they are challenged with building a bridge over the river, and are not allowed to go home until all three lorries have driven...

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Rating: 9.3/10 (297 votes cast)
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Top Gear: Series 22 – Patagonia Special (1/2)
Dec27

Top Gear: Series 22 – Patagonia Special (1/2)

Patagonia Special Part 1 of 2. The boys go on an epic road trip across Argentina in three used coupes. Porsche 928 GT, Lotus Esprit V8 and a Ford Mustang Mach 1. Episode Guide Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May take three V8-engined sports cars on a gruelling 1600-mile journey through the spectacular landscapes of Patagonia. Along the way they encounter rough roads, collapsed bridges, broken bones and a cow as they press...

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Rating: 9.3/10 (514 votes cast)
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Top Gear: Series 22 – Patagonia Special (2/2)
Dec28

Top Gear: Series 22 – Patagonia Special (2/2)

Patagonia Special Part 2 of 2. The boys go on an epic road trip across Argentina in three used coupes. Porsche 928 GT, Lotus Esprit V8 and a Ford Mustang Mach 1. Episode Guide Continuing from the first part, the trio continue on the road. They do lap racing, though give up after Hammond’s front window is smashed. They then struggle to find the road and drive to a locked gate, at which point they suggest walking to collect...

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Rating: 9.4/10 (481 votes cast)
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