Top Gear Series 7 Top Gear Specials

Top Gear: Series 7, Episode 7 – Winter Olympics

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Episode Guide

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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 tree. May missed only 2 targets in the final shooting round. However, near the end, he crashed into a tree and had to dig himself out. Despite this, May re-overtook Clarkson at the end and won the race.

Cold Weather Endurance: Hammond was subjected to Arctic temperatures in a Citroën C1, in a bid to see who will crack first: man or machine? After being subjected to a temperature of about minus-40 Celsius, Hammond narrowly beat the car, concluding that ‘if you’re going to drive to the North Pole, buy a Hammond’. (Ironically disproved in later series by his runner-up placing in the Polar Challenge)

Speed Skating: Clarkson (‘Torville’ with no ability to walk on ice) raced a Jaguar XK against a human skater (Introduced by May as Eskil Ervik) on the ice course of Vikingskipet Olympic Arena. Clarkson was terrible at this event as his Jag had no grip whatsoever, being lapped twice by Ervik.

Off-Road Slalom: May and Clarkson raced a four-wheel drive Land Rover Discovery and a two-wheel drive Jaguar XK against the clock, on just about five inches of frozen lake. May declared himself the winner as he was the fastest with 2:03.28, but was disputed by Clarkson, who claimed his run to have been more graceful and interesting.

Bobsleigh: In a repeated segment from Series 5 Episode 8, Hammond and a bobsleigh team race against May and a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution rally car piloted by Norwegian Henning Solberg, along near-identical courses. Hammond won with 59.68 in the end, May’s time was 1:02.24

Ice Hockey: Ten Suzuki Swifts played 5-a-side hockey, in teams captained by Hammond and May, and refereed by Clarkson. At one point, Hammond’s team were winning 2-0, but a biased Clarkson intervened and successfully helped May to 2-2. In the end Hammond crashed into May’s car and was sent to penalty box, so May could score 2 more goals. The result was 5-4 to Hammond’s team.

Ski Jump: The trio attempt to find out if a rocket-powered Mini could jump further than a skier from a downhill slope. The challenge was then concluded by a ski jump on a snowmobile driven by The Stig.

Music

Intro:
00:00 – 00:10 – Hollywood Studio Orchestra – Love Theme from ‘The Godfather’
00:10 – 00:27 – John Barry – Journey to Blofeld’s Hideaway

The Biathlon:
00:59 – 01:16 – Craig Conner – Manhunt (EDMX ‘Level Select’ Remix) / Craig Armstrong – Satine’s Theme
01:17 – 02:05 – U.N.K.L.E – In a State (‘Edit Music For A Film’ Remix)
02:12 – 02:25 – Abraham – Magpie
02:26 – 02:58 – DJ Shadow – Building Steam with a Grain of Salt
02:59 – 03:19 – U.N.K.L.E – Celestial Annihilation
03:33 – 03:59 – Hybrid – Know Your Enemy
04:00 – 04:49 – Tom Rothrock – Rollin’ Crumblin
04:49 – 05:18 – Ilan Eshkeri – Drive to the Boatyard
05:18 – 05:35 – Rage Against the Machine – Wake Up
05:54 – 05:59 – Quincy Jones – Ironside
05:56 – 06:14 – The Crystal Method – Weapons of Mass Distortion
06:14 – 06:23 – U.N.K.L.E – Paranoid (U.N.K.L.E Variation)
06:23 – 06:32 – The Crystal Method – Weapons of Mass Distortion
06:32 – 06:43 – U.N.K.L.E – Paranoid (U.N.K.L.E Variation)
06:43 – 07:20 – Ilan Eshkeri – Drive to the Boatyard
07:21 – 08:16 – Massive Attack – I Am Home
08:22 – 08:26 – Massive Attack – I Am Home
08:43 – 10:20 – Craig Armstrong – Unseen
10:21 – 10:47 – The Arcade Fire – Wake Up

Car vs. Man:
11:28 – 12:18 – Amon Tobin – Searchers
12:46 – 13:20 – Air – Clouds Up
13:22 – 13:48 – Abigail Mead – Time Suspended
14:01 – 14:08 – Buster Poindexter – Hot Hot Hot
14:08 – 14:38 – Cliff Martinez – First Sleep
14:45 – 14:51 – Cliff Martinez – First Sleep
14:54 – 15:47 – The Sabres of Paradise – Theme 4
15:47 – 16:06 – Bryan Adams – Summer of ’69
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16:20 – 16:42 – Cliff Martinez – Death Shall Have No Dominion
16:55 – 17:26 – City of Prague Philharmonic – Heart of a Volunteer

Car vs. Speed Skater:
17:45 – 17:51 – The Sabres of Paradise – Edge 6
18:00 – 18:12 – Paul Golding – Cardiac Arrest
18:14 – 18:27 – Sigur Rós – Leit Ad Lifi / Amon Tobin – Wires & Snakes
18:28 – 18:42 – James Young – Oil Crisis
18:42 – 18:48 – Plaid – Zeal
18:48 – 20:31 – Ravel – Bolero

4WD vs. 2WD on Ice:
20:32 – 20:36 – Sigur Rós – Leit Ad Lifi
20:37 – 20:57 – Slowdive – Golden Hair
20:59 – 21:03 – Laurent Garnier – The Cloud Making Machine, Pt. 2
21:03 – 21:24 – Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Sigur Rós – Degradation
21:24 – 21:38 – Biosphere – Sphere of No-Form / Faultline – Mute
21:50 – 21:52 – Laurent Garnier – (I Wanna Be) Waiting For My Plane
21:52 – 22:03 – The Gasman – Dogs Need Air
22:03 – 22:04 – Laurent Garnier – (I Wanna Be) Waiting For My Plane
22:03 – 22:11 – Spooky – Lowest Common Denominator
22:19 – 22:42 – Primal Scream – Trainspotting
23:46 – 24:04 – Slowdive – Albatross
24:04 – 24:39 – Biosphere – Sphere of No-Form
25:03 – 25:04 – This Morn’ Omina – The Immutable Sphere [ccf]
25:04 – 25:11 – Laurent Garnier – Huis Clos
25:11 – 25:28 – Murcof – Mes
25:22 – 25:42 – Biosphere – Sphere of No-Form
25:45 – 25:49 – Biosphere – Sphere of No-Form
25:51 – 26:10 – Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Michael Brook – Sweet Pain (Joi Remix)
26:09 – 26:12 – Husky Rescue – The Man Who Flew Away
26:26 – 26:39 – Laurent Garnier – Barbiturik Blues
26:50 – 27:58 – Biosphere – Kobresia
28:22 – 30:08 – Deadly Avenger – We Took Pelham

Car vs. Bobsleigh:
31:07 – 31:24 – Hybrid – Marrakech
31:23 – 31:27 – John Murphy – The Search for Jim
31:27 – 31:57 – Hybrid – Marrakech
32:02 – 32:22 – Abigail Mead – Attack
32:22 – 32:26 – Abigail Mead – Time Suspended
32:26 – 33:01 – Nine Inch Nails – At the Heart of It All (Aphex Twin Remix)
33:33 – 33:51 – Die Fantastichen Vier – Krieger (Aphex Twin Baldhu Mix)
33:52 – 34:59 – Rob Dougan – Speed Me Towards Death (Instrumental)
35:01 – 37:00 – Juno Reactor, Don Davis – Mona Lisa Overdrive
37:01 – 37:11 – Orbital – The Girl with the Sun in Her Head
37:11 – 37:32 – Juno Reactor, Don Davis – Mona Lisa Overdrive
37:33 – 38:28 – Rob Dougan – Speed Me Towards Death (Instrumental)

Suzuki Swift Ice Hockey:
38:36 – 38:53 – Paul McCartney – Momma Miss America
38:53 – 39:09 – DJ Krust – Re-Arrange (The Cinematic Orchestra Remix)
39:09 – 39:24 – 808 State – Flow Coma (AFX Remix)
39:25 – 39:43 – Aphex Twin – Windowlicker (Acid Edit)
39:44 – 39:54 – Fatboy Slim – Soul Surfing
40:01 – 40:13 – John Barry – Over and Out
40:23 – 40:45 – Killing Joke – Requiem (Sea Dub Mix)
41:07 – 42:08 – Hard-Fi – Living for the Weekend
42:11 – 42:58 – Led Zeppelin – Immigrant Song
43:37 – 44:10 – Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band – Apache
44:12 – 44:43 – Maxine Nightingale – Right Back Where We Started From
44:52 – 45:14 – Massive Attack – One Thought at a Time
45:55 – 46:33 – Craig Armstrong – Business

Mini Rocket Ski Jump:
47:03 – 47:28 – Amon Tobin – Hokkaido
47:34 – 47:40 – Amon Tobin – Hokkaido
47:52 – 48:01 – Paris Studio Group – Accroche Toi, Caroline
49:35 – 50:00 – Nav Katze – Change (Aphex Twin Mix #2)
50:20 – 50:40 – Nav Katze – Change (Aphex Twin Mix #2)
50:42 – 50:53 – Passengers – Theme from Let’s Go Native
51:23 – 52:08 – Laurie Johnson – Jason King
52:20 – 52:34 – Passengers – Theme from Let’s Go Native
52:57 – 53:49 – Mike Post – The A-Team Theme
54:24 – 54:35 – Craig Conner – Manhunt (Bug Remix)
54:40 – 54:49 – Craig Conner – Manhunt (Bug Remix)
54:55 – 55:10 – Quincy Jones – Meanwhile, Back in the Mafia
55:20 – 55:45 – Ian Anderson – Haunted Castle
55:50 – 56:26 – Amon Tobin – Hokkaido

Stig’s Snowmobile Ski Jump:
57:21 – 57:29 – Sigur Rós – Mistur
57:30 – 57:44 – Mogwai – Like Herod (Alec Empire’s Face the Future Remix)
57:43 – 58:02 – Cy Samuels, Will Palmer – Exhumed
58:02 – 58:35 – Edward Elgar – Land of Hope and Glory

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