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I am inside the Top Gear production office. I am watching The Stig at the track. I am looking through the dressing room doors. I am making Jeremy Clarkson's tea. I am cleaning Richard Hammond's muddy boots. I am combing James May's hair. I am The Mole.

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Episode 3: Rubens shocks the world, plus more exclusive outtakes

A busy weekend at TopGear towers. Jeremy’s now somewhere in Johannesberg waving one of the Stig’s vuvuzela prototypes around, while script editor Richard Porter (your regular correspondent) is on his way home from the Grand Prix with half of the office, having successfully avoided the many grandees he’s offended over the years. And the Stig. […]

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Sports saloon outtake: coming soon now in the video section!

Eagle-eyed viewers will have noticed that Sunday’s sports saloon challenge included a score for the relative economy of the Sierra Cosworth, BMW M3 and Merc 190E. Those same observant types will also have noticed that there was no film.

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Some things you didn’t see…

So there we go, the potentially contentious fifth programme in the current series of Top Gear. If you haven’t already read the blog by TG bossman Andy Wilman in which he addresses some of the comments you’ve been making about this series, you really should.

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Bolivia special

So, no Top Gear this week thanks to some men playing billiards or something, but in the absence of TG proper you might have spotted an amusing parody of Jeremy, Richard and James during BBC1’s The Impressions Show on Saturday night.

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The rest of the series…

That, then, was programme four. And that means we’re more than halfway through the current series. Boo and indeed hiss.

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Show four: the details

So, show 4 in the current series has been recorded and there are two important things you need to know about it. Firstly, it is on at 8:30pm this Sunday. That’s 8:30pm. Not nine, not eight, but somewhere in between.

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Airship: best stunt yet?

So, that was show 3 of the current series, and if the Top Gear team weren’t far too busy preparing the rest of the series they’d probably take a moment to be quite pleased with it.

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Show three: studio day

You’ve heard TG telly boss Andy Wilman say the best stars in our reasonably priced car are the proper petrolheads and this week’s guest is no exception.

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