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Starts again everybody on Sun 20.00 on BBC2 and with a sailing race for the first programme.

 

6 weeks of idiocy begins.

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I'd have posted a link, but I'm drunk and figure you guys know how Google works.

 

Just ask Wofsey if it gets tricky. :)

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I don't think we have BBC2 on cable in southern New England? Going to check now....

 

Generally called BBC America on this side of the pond, and Monday nights is the night for fresh episodes.

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I don't think we have BBC2 on cable in southern New England? Going to check now....

 

Generally called BBC America on this side of the pond, and Monday nights is the night for fresh episodes.

 

 

Are the ones on BBC America edited down to 42 mins to allow for the insertion of commercials?

 

The BBC2 broadcast episodes are a full hour with no commercials. I just get them from a torrent on Sunday afternoons...

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Episode 1

Season: 20 Episode: 1Air Date: 8 July, 2013 The world’s favorite car show returns for a brand new series and the action kicks off in New Zealand as Jeremy Clarkson and James May race a car against a boat in a nail biting battle up the beautiful coastline to the very tip of the North Island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The boat is a state-of-the-art America’s Cup yacht whilst the car is of a type many of us are familiar with yet never before seen on Top Gear.

 

Meanwhile, back in the UK, Richard Hammond attempts to find a hot hatch hero from a trio of newcomers, the Renaultsport Clio 200, Peugeot 208 GTI and Ford Fiesta ST, and a cavalcade of top stars assemble at the track to welcome a brand new Reasonably Priced Car.

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I don't think we have BBC2 on cable in southern New England? Going to check now....

 

Generally called BBC America on this side of the pond, and Monday nights is the night for fresh episodes.

 

 

Are the ones on BBC America edited down to 42 mins to allow for the insertion of commercials?

 

The BBC2 broadcast episodes are a full hour with no commercials. I just get them from a torrent on Sunday afternoons...

Still talking about them getting Eric Clapton to play Layla on a Kia hatchback stereo as part of the review. Awesome!

 

They run at 1H:20M on BBC America. Got to get their commericals in.

If one's backwater cable company does not carry it, get Directv. channel 264

Luckily guns & ammo tv reruns after 3 hours for the west coast, so nothing gets missed on Monday nights if you do not have a Tivo.

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Seems it didn't go down very well with some people.

 

 

Critics slam Top Gear's Ninety Mile Beach stunt as inane, puerile

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/television/news/article.cfm?c_id=339&objectid=10894615

to sum up, some beach locals use as a road was closed for filming and the writer felt compelled to bolster their dissent.

 

It should also be noted that Clarkson and Morgan, strongly dislike each other, in one case resulting in physical violence directly between them. (Clarkson hit Pierce, with his fist and not unintentionally)

 

The episode was rather drawn out, definitely staged, but still better than anything else on. Which is to say the bar is really fucking low to start with.

 

Worth watching, but noting remarkable.

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Although I haven't seen the above-discussed episode, I am consistently impressed at how Jeremy, James and Richard use the English language. They are all extremely well spoken and can turn phrases like no one I know.

 

I think they set a pretty high standard for TV in that regard.

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Seems it didn't go down very well with some people.

 

 

Critics slam Top Gear's Ninety Mile Beach stunt as inane, puerile

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/television/news/article.cfm?c_id=339&objectid=10894615

to sum up, some beach locals use as a road was closed for filming and the writer felt compelled to bolster their dissent.

 

It should also be noted that Clarkson and Morgan, strongly dislike each other, in one case resulting in physical violence directly between them. (Clarkson hit Pierce, with his fist and not unintentionally)

 

The episode was rather drawn out, definitely staged, but still better than anything else on. Which is to say the bar is really fucking low to start with.

 

Worth watching, but noting remarkable.

 

The comments underneath the clip show just well loved Piers Morgan is!! Nobody likes him, we're just glad that America took him. :P

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I don't particularly like Jeremy Clarkson, but anyone who punches Piers Morgan in the face can't be all bad.

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Roadkill gets right what Top Gear USA got wrong.

 

There's nothing Top Gear USA gets right.

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been watching Top Gear for years...I'd love to take them sailing..........

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Roadkill gets right what Top Gear USA got wrong.

 

 

 

Roadkill gets right what Top Gear USA got wrong.

 

There's nothing Top Gear USA gets right.

 

That's entertainment.....

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been watching Top Gear for years...I'd love to take them sailing..........

So would I....and mountain biking, skiing, climbing, hang gliding and just for the fun of it, jumping out of a perfectly good airplane....just to see their reaction.

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Saw it last night. Didn't do much for sailing in general but you gotta love the fastest car on the planet. Maybe it would have been better with an ac72??

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Saw it last night. Didn't do much for sailing in general but you gotta love the fastest car on the planet. Maybe it would have been better with an ac72??

 

Well it is true, the fastest car on the planet is a rental. :D

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Out of all of their challenges, it was kind of weak, I thought. Why did BA have Coutts's boat, not his own? WTF happened to the screacher at the beginning? The video of the spray hitting Capt Slow's mug was pretty cool. 120 miles on that cat has got to be uncomfortable at best.

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Out of all of their challenges, it was kind of weak, I thought. Why did BA have Coutts's boat, not his own? WTF happened to the screacher at the beginning? The video of the spray hitting Capt Slow's mug was pretty cool. 120 miles on that cat has got to be uncomfortable at best.

 

it said Aisnlie on the side didn't it?

 

I think the screecher was a staged event.

 

Wasn't it 220 miles for the AC45 and 450 miles for the fastest car in NZ? No way they sailed that boat 220 miles.... I guess northern NZ looks a lot like northern California!?

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I'm sure the races used to seem a little less contrived. Or maybe I was just younger then.

 

Anyone know how many days it took them to shoot Clarkson's side of it?

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I must admit that I found that episode pretty bloody funny. Particularly when James was about to eat something and got a head full of green water

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You can get the complete series from the 200x restart of the show right up to current. I think I am up to series 17 downloaded. You can find the original top gear pre jezza/hammy/cptn slow as well. Have a few of those lying around too. Don't bother with 5th gear. It takes reviewing mundane autos far too seriously.

 

Funny to see the first show with half a dozen people in the hanger and them reviewing a minivan.

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Been watching TG for only a season or so...mostly old re-runs. Trying to get the current seaon this time around.

 

Has anyone seen an episode made in Canada? They seem to have been just about everywhere else!

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Netflix has most of the old episodes, and seems to get the new season on fairly quickly. Have to remove parental blocks though....

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I don't think we have BBC2 on cable in southern New England? Going to check now....

 

Generally called BBC America on this side of the pond, and Monday nights is the night for fresh episodes.

 

 

Are the ones on BBC America edited down to 42 mins to allow for the insertion of commercials?

 

The BBC2 broadcast episodes are a full hour with no commercials. I just get them from a torrent on Sunday afternoons...

the orginial episodes are full length. only reruns are cut short.

 

Same goes for Doctor Who, and every other BBC program.

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I think many of the shows this season have been first rate. The show about British built was good, the worst car in the world had good moments, etc. Is there a reason why Hammond has been AWOL?

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probably working on his own show.

 

worst car in the world was laugh worthy, esp captain slow in the SLS.

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Thought the aus one was crap.... except for the hurdler chick and the race with the 2 cars and cycle it was just a bunch of midwest auto/air show crap pandering to the crowd etc... Clarkson needs to dial it up a notch or 2 for the last season. No need to go out with a wimper...

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