Transmission: the Top Gear TV blog
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Well, there you have it: the final show of our current run. What have we learned? The presenters can’t agree on the Lamborghini Aventador, Louis Walsh has surprisingly decent taste in music, the current crop of electric cars are the new laser discs, and the injured boys in the Armed Forces Rally team are truly […]
Hello again. So here we are, approaching the final show in this series of Top Gear. Yes, only six shows this time around for various complicated reasons that I won’t bore you with now but which can be boiled down to the usual ‘quality not quantity’ argument. Also, we’re all very tired.
He’s a Knight of the British Empire, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, immeasurably successful recording artist and best-selling author, but THIS is the pinnacle of Bob Geldof’s career – a drive around an unpopular part of Surrey in a keenly priced Korean hatchback. By his own sweary admission, Mr G doesn’t like driving (or Mondays), but […]
So there you have it. The British Army’s store cupboard makes a reasonable fist of demolishing parts of Kent, Jeremy can actually fit into a Formula One car, and all three presenters are seriously considering their own nostalgic detective spin-off.
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.
Well, there you go. A V16 Rolls Royce Phantom (who knew?), Jeremy driving Jaguar XKR-S ‘sports brogue’ and some face-distorting cornering in a Nissan GT-R. And let’s not forget the boys’ fiery attempt at improving Britain’s railways.