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Top Gear: Series 9, Episode 7 – Polar Special

  • Jeremy, Richard and James race to the 1996 magnetic north pole.

Episode Guide

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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). Jeremy and James used a specially adapted Toyota Hilux pick-up truck, while Richard used a sled pulled by a team of ten Canadian Inuit dogs, driven by American explorer Matty McNair. In the end the truck won, although the sled overtook them at one point while they were crossing the first of two fields of ice boulders. In the show’s credits, each crew member had their first name replaced with “Sir Ranulph” in homage to Sir Ranulph Fiennes (e.g. Sir Ranulph Clarkson). This was the first episode of Top Gear to be shown in high-definition.

Music

00:00 – 00:22 – Tyler Bates – Glory
00:53 – 01:18 – Tyler Bates – Xerxes’ Final Offer
01:20 – 01:43 – George Fenton – A School of Five Hundred
02:05 – 02:26 – Gareth Williams – The Fog
03:10 – 03:47 – Gareth Williams – The Fog
04:09 – 04:31 – Clint Mansell – Tree of Life
04:31 – 04:56 – Transmission – Glade
06:25 – 06:45 – Siouxsie and the Banshees – Hong Kong Garden (w. String Intro)
09:04 – 09:08 – John Barry – Gumbold’s Safe
10:25 – 10:33 – John Barry – Gumbold’s Safe
12:00 – 12:45 – George Fenton – Hunting Dogs
13:49 – 14:26 – John Debney – Warrior Woman
14:28 – 15:22 – Corner Stone Cues – Leather Tomb
15:24 – 16:23 – Corner Stone Cues – Requiem for a Tower
16:33 – 16:55 – E.S. Posthumus – Tikal
16:58 – 17:30 – Mark Mancina – Memphis’ Theory
17:35 – 18:03 – Radio Dept. – Keen on Boys
18:41 – 19:05 – Clint Mansell – Tree of Life
19:17 – 19:37 – John Barry – Journey to Draco’s Hideaway
20:00 – 20:04 – John Barry – Journey to Draco’s Hideaway
22:08 – 22:53 – Lisa Gerrard – Towards the Tower
24:03 – 24:28 – Lisa Gerrard – Towards the Tower
24:28 – 25:01 – Corner Stone Cues – Requiem for a Tower
25:06 – 25:38 – Corner Stone Cues – Wicked
25:39 – 26:01 – Lisa Gerrard – Shadow Hunter
26:01 – 26:35 – U.N.K.L.E – When Things Explode (Instrumental)
26:48 – 27:03 – John Barry – Gumbold’s Safe
27:31 – 27:57 – U.N.K.L.E – When Things Explode (Instrumental)
28:24 – 29:23 – Corner Stone Cues – J.B.D.
29:37 – 30:05 – ? ERROR: You do not have Flash installed.
30:09 – 30:22 – The Beach Boys – I Get Around
30:26 – 30:43 – Mark Mancina – Recon Report
31:14 – 31:33 – Finnbogi Pétursson – Conversation
32:43 – 33:13 – Ennio Morricone – Humanity (Part I)
33:29 – 33:46 – Ennio Morricone – Humanity (Part I)
34:59 – 35:12 – Echo & the Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
35:52 – 36:14 – U.N.K.L.E – Burn My Shadow (Instrumental)
37:31 – 37:48 – Clint Mansell – Winter Overture
38:01 – 38:11 – Clint Mansell – Tense (2)
38:11 – 38:33 – Ulrich Schnauss – A Strangely Isolated Place
38:33 – 38:53 – E.S. Posthumus – Menouthis
38:56 – 39:48 – E.S. Posthumus – Lepcis Magna
39:57 – 40:22 – E.S. Posthumus – Nineveh
40:49 – 41:04 – Tyler Bates – Immortals Battle
41:30 – 41:44 – Ennio Morricone – Humanity (Part I)
43:06 – 44:04 – Ennio Morricone – Humanity (Part I)
44:11 – 45:00 – U.N.K.L.E – When Things Explode (Instrumental)
45:39 – 45:53 – U.N.K.L.E – When Things Explode (Instrumental)
46:32 – 46:56 – Corner Stone Cues – Ghost in the Trees
47:10 – 47:30 – E.S. Posthumus – Ebla
48:53 – 49:10 – U.N.K.L.E – When Things Explode (Instrumental)
50:31 – 50:57 – U.N.K.L.E – When Things Explode (Instrumental)
51:33 – 52:18 – Corner Stone Cues – Wicked
53:11 – 53:33 – Alan Silvestri – It’s Clara (The Train Part II)
53:54 – 54:18 – Echo & the Bunnymen – Never Stop
54:40 – 55:14 – John Barry – Journey to Draco’s Hideaway
55:42 – 56:00 – Corner Stone Cues – Requiem for a Tower
56:00 – 56:20 – Mark Mancina – Meeting in the Mountains
56:20 – 57:04 – Mark Mancina – Main Title
57:15 – 58:45 – E.S. Posthumus – Pompeii
58:52 – 59:26 – Mel Wesson – Sci-Fidelity
60:34 – 61:31 – Corner Stone Cues – Requiem for a Tower

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3 comments

Rustem October 29, 2014 at 12:05 pm

How on Earth is 78* latitude the North Pole?.. (that’s what the SatNav was showing when they reached their destination)

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Joenathen November 3, 2014 at 4:17 pm

They were probably going for the magnetic north pole, not geographical

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Sean McKellar November 15, 2014 at 7:06 am

That’s correct 🙂

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