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Top Gear

Series 21 - Episode 3



For Jeremy Clarkson et al, the most dangerous part of their 750-mile economy drive through Ukraine came at journey’s end in Chernobyl. But remember the starting point for their foreign supermini challenge? That’s right, Crimea. The boys’ trip along the peninsula’s “excellent coast road” might not offer any insight into the current turmoil, but it goes to show how quickly a country’s fortunes can turn.


The three petrolheads demonstrate their love of small cars with a trip to Ukraine. Jeremy Clarkson chooses a Volkswagen Up for the journey, while Richard Hammond takes a Ford Fiesta and James May opts for a Dacia Sandero. On their adventure, the trio absorb the history of the Crimean Peninsula, including a visit to an old submarine pen - but the carefree exploration looks likely to become a chore when Jeremy, Richard and James are challenged to a long drive north through the expansive country, during which they must combat serious boredom. And as if that wasn't arduous enough, a new task is set when they arrive in Kiev - a trip into the wasteland of Chernobyl. This edition also features a track test of the Danish Zenvo ST1 supercar and James Blunt returns for another drive in the Reasonably Priced Car.

Cast & Crew

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