Top Gear

Series 19 - Episode 1



There was no Top Gear Christmas special this year, no Last of the Summer Wine meets World’s Most Dangerous Roads jaunt around a Third World country in unsuitable vehicles. So we’ve had to wait longer than usual for the planet’s most popular car show to return to its proper parking space on Sunday nights on BBC2. But here it is, with a typically eclectic line-up.

Homeland star Damian Lewis will be in the driving seat of the Reasonably Priced Car; Richard Hammond tests the Pagani Huayra (a car you’re unlikely to see on a street near you – it costs £800,000); James May takes a Bentley rallying; and Jeremy Clarkson tries to build the world’s smallest car.


Jeremy Clarkson attempts to build a car that is even smaller than the Peel P50 and then tests it out on the streets of London before pitching his concept in the Dragons' Den. James May puts the Bentley Continental GT Speed through its paces by taking it on a rally stage, while Richard Hammond drives the new Pagani Huayra hypercar before handing it over to the Stig. Actor Damian Lewis goes for a spin in the Reasonably Priced Car.

Cast & Crew

Presenter James May
Presenter Richard Hammond
Presenter Jeremy Clarkson
Guest Damian Lewis
Executive Producer Andy Wilman