Another break in broadcasts and another disaster - albeit rather less serious than the Hamster's near-fatal crash. The victims this time were the Cool Wall and the Top Gear furniture which were destroyed in a fire. Needless to say, Jezza had his own views on who was responsible for the inferno and blamed the hosts of a different motor magazine show, before cracking on with the difficult business of answering a very important question - what's the greatest driving road in Europe? Behind the wheels of three very flash sports cars, the lads crossed the Channel and began a seemingly directionless quest to find it, with many a row en route. This was the starting point for another rip-roaring season and it seemed the hosts' appetite for challenges was impossible to sate as they made a second attempt at amphibious vehicle construction; raced across London using four different modes of transport - with The Stig in possession of an Oyster card for bus and Tube trips; created the new sport of motorhome racing; took part in a gruelling 24 hour tag team race in a modified BMW 330d (and believe it or not, Jezza crossed the line with tears of joy streaming down his face); and drove across Botswana in their African Adventure. The latter was truly spectacular, but clearly very difficult. Each bought an old vehicle and was responsible for its maintenance and adaption to suit the harsh and ever-changing terrain. Rather unexpectedly, Richard fell in love - but his wife needn't have worried as the object of his affection was a gorgeous little Opel he named Oliver. Celebrities featured in other episodes included Helen Mirren, Jools Holland, Simon Cowell, Lawrence Dallaglio, Jennifer Saunders, James Blunt, Keith Allen and David Tennant.