Top Gear

Series 19 - Episode 3

Radio Times
Review by:
David Butcher

One of the drawbacks of Top Gear having run so long and pulled off so many stunts in its time is that many new items tend to feel like re-heated versions of ideas we’ve seen before. Which makes you wonder how the show will breathe new life into the car v train ruse, as Jeremy Clarkson sets off across Europe on a race to Milan against his co-presenters, who must make the journey by rail. We have to hope it finds a way and ensures that the tradition of nail-bitingly close finishes is maintained.

Back in Surrey, Clarkson and singer/songwriter Amy MacDonald are both on the test-track: he to test a Toyota GT86 and she in the Reasonably Priced Car.

About this programme

3/7. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May embark on a race from London's Wembley Stadium to Milan's San Siro, the home of Italian football giants AC and Inter. A price restriction leads Jeremy to grab the keys to a Shelby Mustang GT500, which costs the equivalent of £35,000 in America and packs a supercharged punch of more than 650bhp. James and Richard pin their hopes on the pan-European rail network in a bid to secure the prize of tickets to a top-flight football match, with nothing but a long journey home awaiting the losers. On the test track, Jeremy puts Toyota's GT86 coupe through its paces, and its promise of entertaining rear-wheel-drive handling should put a smile on his face. Plus, singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald gets to grips with the Reasonably Priced Car.

Cast and crew


James May
Richard Hammond
Jeremy Clarkson
Amy Macdonald


Executive Producer
Andy Wilman