Jeremy and Andy Wilman on Sunday’s show

Hello again. So here we are, standing on the sun kissed foothills of the fifth show in this series of six. Except, since we’re in the middle of a British summer time, the foothills are not sun kissed at all and are in fact being rendered moist and depressing by irritating bouts of drizzle.

Yet through this liquid misery, Wednesday’s Top Gear studio recording went remarkably well. Hammond arrived on a sports bike which he’s festooned with massive panniers and christened the ‘Uglybusa’. James has developed a weird obsession with old BMW motorbikes. Apropos of nothing, Jeremy started wildly enthusing about the door fits on a Honda Accord diesel.

This sort of conversational tangent is not especially unusual because, amongst all the other things we do on studio day – rehearsing, re-writing, recording – there is also an awful lot of ‘waiting for things to happen and killing time by sitting around talking bollocks’.

Speaking of which, here is a video presentation about this week’s show courtesy of a tramp in a check shirt and a gob on a stick.

Top Gear is on as usual at 8pm this Sunday on BBC2 and BBC HD. And we’ll have more rambling from behind-the-scenes as usual after the show right here for all you TopGear.comsters.

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