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Video: Andy Wilman’s Series 22 preview

Andy Wilman is Top Gear telly’s puppet-master. As Executive Producer of The World’s Fieriest Car Show, he’s the gent responsible for corralling the combined flailing of Jeremy, James and Richard into something resembling a telly programme. He also has a bit of a cold at the moment, not that he really mentions it much.


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Video: how the St Petersburg race was filmed

Seven years ago, the mighty city of London held TG’s inaugural car vs bicycle vs boat vs a Stig on public transport race. Annoyingly, and largely because James was lumbered with an enormous Mercedes ML 4×4 in which to negotiate our capital’s narrow streets, the car lost. Badly. But having licked his wounds for the […]


Your TGTV Episode 2 trailer is here!

Episode 1 of Series 22 saw Hammond crashing a bike (repeatedly), a sensible Lambo and Jeremy totalling significant portions of St Petersburg with his hovervan.


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Behind the scenes with Ed Sheeran

Before he popped down to the Top Gear track, Ed Sheeran had never sat behind a steering wheel, let alone attempted to operate a car as terrifying as our reasonably priced Vauxhall Astra. However, with Stig’s unique telepathic tuition, the 23-year-old singer-songwriter not only managed to navigate our confusing track, but set a lap time […]


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We’re back! All your post-show discussion from the series 22 opener

Well, there you have it. Stig’s ticked off another driving lesson on his CV, the new Lambo may not quite be the new Lambo we all wanted, Steve Harley could well be number one by now, and, best of all, the car has been restored to its rightful place at the pinnacle of urban transport […]



Top Gear in Patagonia part two: post-show discussion

Well, there you have it. The V8 engine has once again proved its place at motoring’s top table, and another epic Top Gear road trip has come to an end. We hope everyone enjoyed our Christmas two-parter, which officially kicks off the twenty-second series of the very best motoring show on the whole of BBC […]



Top Gear in Patagonia part one: all your post-show discussion

Well, there you have it. Despite some inadvertent off-roading, many power-steering failures, a few electrical gremlins and an unnecessarily perilous bridge crossing or two, the Porsche, Lotus and Mustang remain on their venerable way under mighty V8 power to Tierra del Fuego. Through some truly incredible scenery. We hope you enjoyed the first instalment of […]


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More festive viewing for you all: James May’s Toy Stories on Christmas Day

Simply can’t wait for the Top Gear Patagonia Christmas Special (which, in a rare piece of festive good fortune, is actually on at Christmas this year)?. Well, we have good news! On Christmas Day itself, in perhaps the most challenging Toy Stories so far, James will be attempting to rehabilitate one of Britain’s most derided […]


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