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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

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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 onwards against the odds in a quest to reach the southernmost city in the world.

The trio are challenged with finding a car with a V8 engine. Clarkson chooses a Porsche 928, which the other presenters mock for being boring. Hammond chooses a 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1, which is berated for having a number of pointless features. James May chooses a Lotus Esprit, which is constantly belittled for its notorious history of unreliability; even James admits that it is “a risk”. They are first told that they have to travel 130 miles to Butch Cassidy’s final resting place, much to the shock and delight of the presenters, Jeremy in particular. On the way, they drive through Bariloche, a place Hammond describes as “a haven for Nazi war criminals”. Hammond’s car experiences problems at this stage; the Mach 1 has poor steering and requires a lot of fuel stops. It then breaks down a mile and a half from the destination, forcing him to push it the rest of the way.

After spending the night in the house, they are then told to drive to Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost city in the world, 1600 miles away. Hammond’s car breaks down a number of times which he blames on Jeremy’s route. Both the Porsche and the Mustang get beached in a swamp, forcing the Lotus to rescue them, much to their surprise. They also drive over numerous dangerous bridges, one of which is very unsturdy and ends up leading them to a dead end. At this point, Jeremy notes that although it is the most unreliable car to have brought, the Lotus is surprisingly doing the best. Along the way, they notice a Citroën 2CV following them, which they realise is the comedy backup car. Clarkson notes his particular dislike for this car, saying that the only reason he got on to the orginal series of Top Gear was because he spent his screentest ranting about how much he hated it for twenty minutes.

Hammond then decides to change the route, as Clarkson’s had led them along numerous dangerous roads which Hammond claimed to have damaged his Mustang. Hammond’s route proves to be worse, driving back over the Andes and on rickety roads. Hammond’s car loses two gears, and the Porsche’s window wipers bizarrely turn on without any instruction to. Jeremy cannot turn them off, and his engine breaks down numerous times. It is later revealed that damage to a shock absorber has affected the electrical systems. Hammond and May continue, and Jeremy is left with two options – to fix the car, which involves doing manual labour (something he hates) and is very complicated, or to drive in the 2CV. When the Lotus and Mustang stop, James is infuriated by Hammond’s camping suggestion. Hammond returns with a cow, though James opposes this, saying they already did that joke. Despite Jeremy’s incompetence, he fixes the Porsche and is also annoyed with the camping. James and Hammond annoy him further by adding garish visuals to the Porsche.

In the ensuing rant, Hammond is stripped of leadership, and the team drive on.

Music

01:09 – 01:39 – Brian Tyler – Rambo Main Title
01:42 – 01:44 – Jeff Cardoni – Greed
01:44 – 01:46 – Jeff Cardoni – The Chief
02:40 – 02:46 – ? MP3 Sample
03:57 – 04:13 – Sheena Easton – For Your Eyes Only
04:23 – 04:24 – Jeff Cardoni – Elvis Elvis Apartment
04:24 – 04:27 – Jeff Cardoni – Greed
06:33 – 08:05 – The Horrors – Chasing Shadows (Instrumental)
08:05 – 08:43 – Tommi Eckart – Casino (Solid State Remix)
08:46 – 09:55 – ? MP3 Sample
09:55 – 10:38 – Nine Inch Nails – Me, I’m Not
10:49 – 10:59 – Thomas Newman – Power of Denial
11:13 – 12:08 – Alex Heffes – Civil Disobedience
13:05 – 13:24 – Amon Tobin – Slowly
14:08 – 15:02 – The War On Drugs – The Haunting Idle
15:02 – 15:21 – Carter Burwell – The Unexpressed Expressed
16:31 – 16:41 – Gustavo Santaolalla – Brokeback Mountain 3
18:43 – 19:17 – Basil Poledouris – Betrayal
19:16 – 20:02 – B.J. Thomas – Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head
20:03 – 20:24 – Christopher Gordon & Iva Davies – Into the Fog
20:42 – 21:03 – Basil Poledouris – The Dream
21:03 – 21:48 – Sean Callery – Jack in the Limo
21:51 – 22:17 – Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On
22:17 – 22:42 – ? MP3 Sample
23:36 – 24:14 – Thomas Newman – Choking the Bishop
24:27 – 24:33 – Thomas Newman – Choking the Bishop
24:49 – 25:02 – Thomas Newman – Choking the Bishop
25:04 – 25:19 – Forest Swords – The Weight of Gold
25:54 – 26:23 – Kasabian – Stevie (Instrumental)
26:46 – 27:05 – Forest Swords – Miarches
27:12 – 28:02 – Brian Tyler – DK vs. Han
28:24 – 29:03 – Forest Swords – Thor’s Stone
30:27 – 31:08 – Kasabian – Bumblebeee (Instrumental)
31:08 – 31:12 – Nathan Johnson – Closing Your Loop
31:40 – 32:19 – Atli Örvarsson – Testudo
32:43 – 33:16 – Atli Örvarsson – Testudo
33:25 – 34:16 – Christopher Gordon & Iva Davies – The Galapagos
34:17 – 34:49 – ? MP3 Sample
34:53 – 35:36 – Angelo Badalamenti – The Pink Room
36:11 – 36:34 – Graeme Revell – Goldie’s Dead
36:34 – 36:52 – Forest Swords – Thor’s Stone
36:54 – 37:21 – Forest Swords – Irby Tremor
37:54 – 38:05 – Sean Callery – 24 Theme
38:10 – 38:35 – Steven Price – Soyuz
38:35 – 38:53 – Dan Croll – Only Ghost
38:53 – 39:15 – Pixies – Velouria
39:34 – 39:40 – Carter Burwell – Adaptation (Fatboy Slim Remix)
39:44 – 40:04 – Fuck Buttons – Stalker
40:14 – 40:27 – Carter Burwell – Adaptation (Fatboy Slim Remix)
40:47 – 40:56 – ? MP3 Sample
41:12 – 41:26 – Carter Burwell – Adaptation (Fatboy Slim Remix)
41:42 – 42:08 – Hookworms – Beginners
42:24 – 42:38 – The Horrors – Chasing Shadows
43:22 – 44:14 – Marc Streitenfeld – Frank Lucas
44:15 – 44:53 – ? MP3 Sample
45:21 – 46:21 – The Horrors – So Now You Know
47:21 – 48:00 – Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard – Eptesicus
48:03 – 48:19 – Robert Plant – Up On the Hollow Hill (Understanding Arthur)
48:46 – 48:57 – Robert Plant – Up On the Hollow Hill (Understanding Arthur)
48:57 – 49:19 – Kasabian – Treat (Instrumental)
49:39 – 49:48 – Robert Plant – Turn It Up
49:50 – 50:20 – Nathan Johnson – Closing Your Loop
50:41 – 50:58 – Alex Heffes – Sharpeville & Exile
51:26 – 52:06 – Atticus Ross – The Journey
52:06 – 52:20 – Alex Heffes – Sharpeville & Exile
52:28 – 52:37 – Tykwer, Klimek & Heil – Casino
53:39 – 53:49 – Gary Numan – Dark
54:10 – 54:16 – Robert Rodriguez – Sin City
54:29 – 54:41 – Lorne Balfe – Regans Gaff
55:14 – 55:19 – Graeme Revell – Goldie’s Dead
55:21 – 55:29 – Fuck Buttons – Stalker
56:12 – 56:24 – Robert Plant – A Stolen Kiss
56:49 – 56:57 – Graeme Revell – Goldie’s Dead
56:58 – 57:13 – City of Prague Philharmonic – Ben-Hur
58:01 – 58:10 – Gustavo Santaolla – Desert Bus Ride
58:30 – 58:51 – Atli Örvarsson – Barbarians
59:31 – 59:55 – Robert Plant – Turn It Up
60:13 – 60:32 – Robert Plant – Turn It Up
60:40 – 61:39 – Steven Price – April, 1945

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29 comments

Nicolai December 27, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Where the fuck is the episode, i’m waiting!!!!!!!!!! <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3 Huge fan love Nico<3

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Sean McKellar December 28, 2014 at 7:20 am

Unfortunately no-one has uploaded a copy that we can stream yet. I am interstate at the moment and was hoping to stream a copy too!

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Xavier December 28, 2014 at 2:27 am

I want to watch this episode. I cant find where to watch it. I hope the “coming soon” is really soon. Huge fan, keep the great job.

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satar December 28, 2014 at 9:56 am

I’ve captured the stream, but cant fing a place to upload it to

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Sean McKellar December 28, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Streetfire.net!

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Blok Mieszkalny December 28, 2014 at 1:05 pm

I would upload it but I can’t login on streetfire

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satar December 28, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Unfortunately first two minutes of video I’ve captured got a lot of ambient noise. I can upload it, but it may be better just to wait for someone to upload it with normal sound.

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the guy with no name December 28, 2014 at 10:04 am

This episode has been the best one for a while. Shame they didn’t complete the journey. It would have been interesting to see them build the stadium and then play car football.

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KE December 28, 2014 at 12:51 pm

I haven’t seen it! does anybody have a link to a stream?

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castor December 28, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Please tell me someone is working on a stream, I hate myself for missing it

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Guy with a name December 28, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Since there’s no stream here, it would be better to watch on BBC iplayer

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The Stig's Bosnian cousin December 28, 2014 at 4:11 pm

I’ve already watched it. You can find it on torrent. Noticed something though, all the fuss about the number plate….i think it was on purpose. In one part of the video (SPOILERS :D) Jeremy drives by a sign with something about Falklands and says he will not say anything because he’s serious now and its new Jeremy with no provocations involved. But next shot shows his car from the front and everyone with a little common sense will see the plate and will know whats it all about. U sneeky, cheesy Jezza.

Its cool special after all, lots of funny stuff, cant wait part 2. (and sorry if my grammar is bad, you’ll figure it out)

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Whoopy Lover December 28, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Jel mozez brate da napises link za 2. deo kada izadje.Hvala unapred.I ja sam ukapirao da nesto nije u redu sa tablicama kad je pomenuo znak.

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Zemerick December 28, 2014 at 7:56 pm

I think you forgot that they cut it AFTER everything happened. ( Naturally. )

It becomes a big deal in the next part, so they are trying to highlight it now. It wasn’t originally on purpose ( because it was the original plate that came with the car ), but now they are going back and making a bigger deal out of it than intended. That comment he makes was meant about the Falklands in general, they then later cut in the license plate because it became a big deal.

Think about it this way: If it had been on purpose ( which would have been a stupid waste if effort ), they would have mentioned it at some point. Top Gear isn’t exactly known for being subtle.

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jesus December 28, 2014 at 4:33 pm

when?

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castor December 28, 2014 at 6:45 pm

I can’t find it on any torrent website?

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I hate abellio December 29, 2014 at 4:15 am

Go on bbc iplayer if you live outside the UK (unlike me) Go and download an IP changer switch it to UK then go on BBC iplayer then you can watch it

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castor is dumb December 29, 2014 at 9:58 am

I jizzed.

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Xavier December 29, 2014 at 1:46 am

Thank you so much.

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Kitten_with_a_whip December 29, 2014 at 6:42 am

Jaw…the Hola work-around worked. thank you so much!

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ewd December 30, 2014 at 10:19 am

Is that why I haven’t seen it on Streetfire… Dang! That’s how I normally watch it too!

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ewd December 30, 2014 at 10:22 am

Likewise, just did the Hola thing, worked for me too 🙂 🙂

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the_dmg December 29, 2014 at 8:45 am

@Jaw and everyone else….i just did what @Jaw said- i live in the USA and desperate to get my top gear fix…..as of 3 minutes into the episode- it works.

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Daniel December 29, 2014 at 10:00 pm

Hi, Does anybody know what song is being played at 36:35 of this episode ?

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Marcel Benedikt Rotenburg December 29, 2014 at 11:28 pm Reply
pila January 7, 2015 at 8:54 pm

Seems like James is changed. Not in a very positive way though. I prefered the old, kinda nerdy/geeky/weird/intelligent person.

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shak February 18, 2015 at 12:07 pm

Hey if you are having trouble watching, go over to google and type “watchseries top gear” . click the first link and you will see all the episodes, new ones are right at the bottom. click on it and find a suitable link for yourself. good to have adblock on

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Anonymous December 24, 2015 at 12:27 pm

Anyone know where exactly the footbridge is? I’ve been able to locate nearly everything else in Part 1.

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Ciulea Victor February 23, 2016 at 7:39 pm

James throwing a piece of wood at Jeremy- best scene ever!!!

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