Top Gear: Ambitious but Rubbish

Top Gear: Ambitious but Rubbish

Series 1 - Episode 5



There are unlikely to be exploits here you haven’t seen before – probably more than once – but the repackaged low-lights are still worth a look. I had forgotten how anarchic Top Gear became, doing things on camera that would surely have failed any risk assessment form not filled out at a pub.

There’s the time they created a train formed of caravans pulled by an Audi, until the rearmost carriage was hit by a locomotive going the other way. And there was the havoc they wreaked on the streets of Oxford when their home-made electric car called Geoff needed recharging. Amuse yourself by wondering which mishaps were genuine and which were set-ups.


Relive the Top Gear team's attempts to constructing a V8-powered rocking chair, building Top Gear's own electric car, and making the world's first caravan-based train.