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Top Gear

  • Season 21
  • 7 episodes
  • Lifestyle

Summary

Motoring news and views from Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

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Episode 1: Top Gear

Summary

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May immerse themselves in nostalgia and try to prove that hot hatches from their younger days are better than today's equivalents. Jeremy grabs the keys to a Volkswagen Golf GTI, Richard takes the wheel of a Vauxhall Nova SRi and James May opts for the Ford Fiesta XR2i, and the trio set off on a road trip that includes a hill climb and a visit to a supermarket. However, their adventure concludes at an army training ground in Wales, where they and their steeds must face the heavily armed Top Gear Police Department. Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville blasts the Reasonably Priced Car around the test track.

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Yes, Top Gear is back for a 21st series, and, stationed alongside Midwife in the BBC schedules, it presents a formidable double-headed Sunday-night ratings monster. Clarkson, Hammond and May begin their new run with an attempt to prove that hot hatchbacks were better in the old days. Their challenges lead to an old Army base where they must take on the heavily armed (and, by the looks of it, armoured) Top Gear Police Department. 

Meanwhile, for a touch of sophistication, Lord Grantham himself Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville, is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. Will he have a chauffeur?

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PresenterJames May
PresenterRichard Hammond
PresenterJeremy Clarkson
GuestHugh Bonneville

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Executive producerAndy Wilman

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  • Episode 1

    Top Gear

    - , Dave

    Summary

    Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May immerse themselves in nostalgia and try to prove that hot hatches from their younger days are better than today's equivalents. Jeremy grabs the keys to a Volkswagen Golf GTI, Richard takes the wheel of a Vauxhall Nova SRi and James May opts for the Ford Fiesta XR2i, and the trio set off on a road trip that includes a hill climb and a visit to a supermarket. However, their adventure concludes at an army training ground in Wales, where they and their steeds must face the heavily armed Top Gear Police Department. Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville blasts the Reasonably Priced Car around the test track.

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    Yes, Top Gear is back for a 21st series, and, stationed alongside Midwife in the BBC schedules, it presents a formidable double-headed Sunday-night ratings monster. Clarkson, Hammond and May begin their new run with an attempt to prove that hot hatchbacks were better in the old days. Their challenges lead to an old Army base where they must take on the heavily armed (and, by the looks of it, armoured) Top Gear Police Department. 

    Meanwhile, for a touch of sophistication, Lord Grantham himself Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville, is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. Will he have a chauffeur?

    How to watch

    Loading

    Streaming

    Details

    Formats
    Colour | HD | SUB | WIDE | AD

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterJames May
    PresenterRichard Hammond
    PresenterJeremy Clarkson
    GuestHugh Bonneville

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerAndy Wilman

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