Top Gear

Season 18 Episode 8

50 Years of Bond Cars: A Top Gear Special

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Oct 29, 2012 on BBC Two



  • Trivia

    • Contributors:

      Guy Hamilton: Director of Goldfinger, Diamond are Forever, Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun.

      Roger Becker: Former Lotus employee and Stunt driver in For Your Eyes Only.

      Vic Armstrong: 2nd Unit Director on Die Another Day.

      Ola Rapace: Actor, Skyfall.

      Ben Collins: Stunt Driver, Skyfall.

      Michael G. Wilson: Producer, Skyfall.

      Robbie Maddison: Stunt Rider, Skyfall.

    • Viewing figures: 4.0 million (16% audience share).

      This is an 'overnight' figure and does not include iPlayer figures.

  • Quotes

    • Richard Hammond: I can't understand why there wasn't more Alfa action in Bond's life... I can - he'd be forever arriving at the baddies hollowed-out volcano on the back of a tow truck.

    • Richard Hammond: The [Alfa Romeo] GTV appears in Octopussy. When Bond has to rush to an airbase to warn everyone of an atomic bomb about to go off and he nicks one of these to do so. Now younger viewers might be thinking 'why didn't he just borrow somebody's mobile phone'? This was 1983, so the car would have been smaller and easier to steal than a mobile phone of the day.

  • Notes

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