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Top Gear: Ambitious but Rubbish

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Summary

Richard Hammond presents many of the greatest and boldest endeavours from the show in all their splendour.

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Episode 5: Top Gear: Ambitious but Rubbish

Summary

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.
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Review

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.

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