Top Gear

Sunday 8:00 PM on BBC Two Premiered Oct 20, 2002 Between Seasons





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  • I have watched Top Gear now since it about 2002 and i must say it gets funnier every year.

    Top Gear has everything- Fast Cars, Three middle aged men, unpredicable challenges and a dog. The challenges are quite simply amazing. Who else but Top Gear could think about having a race in an aeroplane and a Bugatti Veyron just so they could deliver truffles on their plate in london. It simply makes sunday night tv worth watching. Instead of Heartbeat, Monarch of the Glen and another one of those country programmes we have the delights of Top Gear. And what about those Eco friendly people who say the programme incites fast cars? Well have they ever heard of Entertainment. What is their idea of fun- Planting Trees in the Brazillian Rainforest. Just lighten Up.
    I hope Richard Hammond gets better after his incident and i hope the programme continues its success
  • Top Gear Is Easily The Best Car Show Availible On Your TV Set

    Ever since it's return in 2002, Top Gear has been informative and funny - Two qualities that I admire from a TV show. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are all great entertainers and "gel" with each other very well.

    There have been many favourite moments from the series but I guess the most memorable moment was during the Winter Olympics special where Richard Hammond was supposed to make a wall to stop the jet-propelled Mini off a ski-jump and Richard made it at the foot of the wrong hill!

    My childhood Hero, Damon Hill, has to high on my favourite moment list, especially his quote for retiring from Formula One:
    "Well, when you reach 40 and drive cars at 300mph, this voice in your head goes: 'You Know, We Can Live 'Till We're 60 If We're Lucky'"
  • When it comes too testing cars well is there another show ?

    I can cant count the days when i miss this show. From the day its on, til the day it comes on. It might not test the cars that i can actually buy, but they test the cars that i dream off, and they do it so good that i would like too buy it even more. But as i said, who here can buy a Ferrari or a Rolls Roys. Does it matter, we all dream. We all have fantasies off what we want too be, better or worse. This show is fun, great things happen, were else will u fint out how much a caravan can stand ? Well this show is for all that love cars and loves too dream. I say "dont we all like too have that thing that everybody haves". For better and worse, that is what the priest says when u marry. They love what they do, and they do it so well that u cant more then like too watch it. i dont think that over 16 million people can be wrong. Not that it wouldnt be the first time. Watch it when it comes back, and i will promise u, its good. The are British, they love British cars, they hate American cars, well not hate maybe. But they always love british made cars. But hey, we all love what we as a country make. Dont hate them for it. love them for it. U would do just the same as they do, but i can tell u, u wouldnt do it as good as they do. WATCH IT
  • So much more than a car show.

    Top Gear is quite simply a fantastic show. It isn't really a show for someone wanting to know what car to buy or whether they want to know how many mile to the gallon the average car does. It's a comedy/documentary with three amazing presenters in Jeremy Clarckson, Richard Hammond and James May. The presenters make the show what it is with their wit and humour and passion for the subject. They have great articles on the latest sports cars, amazing guests and crazy challenges. The challenges are all ways great and i allways end up laughing my head off and are the best part of the show. A must see for anyone interested in cars and it's still good if you're not.
  • Fun for everyone

    I know nothing about cars, I have no sense of judgement at all, to me a car is a car is a car but that matters not with Top Gear. Not only am I finding out about cars but I would watch anything presented by these 3 presenters since they bond as a team so well to make the show infinitely watchable even to those clueless about cars. They also make things as light hearted as possible so people don't find themselves all confused about what they're on about. And of course there is the legendary stig, a celebrity in his own right, whoever he is. The presenters can sometimes be a disaster waiting to happen which is slightly suspicious as some may be staged but that doesn't matter, no one does car related fun like them and this show. Essential Sunday night viewing.
  • Top Gear makes me love cars.

    I don't like cars. I never really understood why anyone would see a car as anything different than a means to get from point A to point B. I don't think cars can be pretty, or cool, as they all look like big metal boxes with wheels to me. I've never even driven a car, as I don't have a driver's license yet.

    But for one hour every week, everything is different. Watching Top Gear, somehow I get it. All those brands, numbers, types make sense to me somehow - how can I not love cars?

    Top Gear is a wonderful, humorous and entertaining show that keeps me glued to the screen. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are great together - witty and with a great love for cars, everything imaginable related to cars gets into the show. Whether it's caravan tossing or racing a car against a plane, every item is fast-pace and hilariously funny, making me laugh out loud and hooked on cars.

    I love this show!
  • I'm one of those people that can't tell Fiat from Ferrari and I'm not interested in knowing the difference, yet, I watch every episode at least 10 times. Why? Because this is the best/funniest program in history.

    I started watching it be an absolute accident, I was flicking though channels one day, when I heard laughter and British accent and thought 'ok, British humor, great!'. By the end of the episode I was a devoted follower.

    It's not just any program, nothing can compare to it. I mean, they talk about cars, CARS, I don't care about cars, they are big and boring, yet, somehow, the way they talk about it.... it's just great. The humor is brilliant, the interaction between hosts is amazing and the amount of jokes from one episode could fill 5 average episodes of 'Friends'. It’s the perfect example what a team work can do to create excellence; they banter, they tease, they insult but you know that they care about each other.

    I still don't know the difference between Fiat and Ferrari and still don't want to know. And still sit on the edge of my chair, waiting for the next episode.
  • This is a show about cars but the show appeals to both sexes and all ages.

    At first I thought that this show was for middle aged men, who liked cars, but after watching it I quickly changed my mind. The 3 presenters, Jermemy Clarkson, Richard Hammond (Hamster lol) and James May. They make the show, they bounce off each other. Theres lots of banter and laughter. The long bits about cars that nobody can afford are sometimes tedious. My favourite part of the show is probably the news bit where they talk about cars to begin with and end up going completely off the subject. I also really like the "star in a reasonably priced car". This is where they allow a celberity to do a lap of their track in a reasonably priced car (hence the title), where they aim to be at the top of the leaderboard. There is also "The Stig" who is the professional race car driver, (who is also masked), and he teachers the celbs how to go round the track and tests new cars round the track.
  • Great Mix of Cars and Comedy

    I love this show it's just the best thing going if you like cars and enjoy a laugh as well.

    I have been watching this since it first came out, i think clarkson is just hilarious and the mix of presenters is just great. People moan that they do not review enough of the cars we could buy but who want to see that if you want that buy a car magazine.

    I love the little challenges they set each other and the winter olympics show was good watching a mini shoot down a ski jump. The car football is just amazing with the car handling of both the presenters and the guest drivers.

    A Star in a reasonably priced car is special, the guests always act like they aren't that bothered but they always get really competitive when you see the lap.

    I think anyone who likes cars should watch this show you woun't regret it
  • Just the best car show out there

    Top Gear has to be the best out there.

    Their 60 minute show highlights around 2 - 4 cars per show and to tell you the truth all 3 hosts are very good at talking about the cars they drive. One thing I've noticed with this show is each host is very good on commenting on the small details of each car they test drive.

    The show doesn't just talk car "mambo-jumbo" but the 3 hosts try to explain each car so that every viewer would be able to understand around 90% of what they say without knowing a hell of a lot about cars at all.

    Although the Brits do love their homemade cars which they do seem to favor over the American build ones, they do tell it like it is when it comes down to it.

    What I really like about Top Gear is the way they test each car, on track, off track and with a professional race driver(s) they call simple "The Stig" :)

    The show always has the latest news on the upcoming cars and they always test the very newest cars out.
    What sets this show in front of other shows in the category is they way they present the show. Its not just all about the cars specifications and how they perform. But the 3 hosts try to give the show a very relaxing environment by cracking some jokes here and there, blowing some cars up :) crashing cars and totally modifying ones on their own.

    All in all its just a brilliant show to watch, I only wish their seasons were a bit longer than 8 or 9 episodes.
  • The best show on cars ever!

    Top Gear is the best show on cars ever. It has everything that you would ever want not just from a car show but also from a television program. There are moments of light comedy, just to lighten the mood, and the whole thing is rounded off with loads of different fillings. And what I mean by fillings is that there are so many different things in the show that make it so brilliant. Little adventures that they do in cars, tests on cars, celebrities, and great presenters. How you can not even be slightly amused by this wonderful show I don't know. This show is an instant classic and is a top class show!
  • I LOVE TOP GEAR! whats not to love? the cars, the jokes, the races, the guys, IM SOLD!!!

    Clarkson,is like the daddy, captain of the top gear ship.
    arrogant, funny, huge but oh so loveable!!!
    May,is like the weird hippy uncle, dodgy hair, kinda soft but he believes hes a "real man unlike the other 2"!
    Hammond,is like ur older brothers sexy friend, very funny, oh so cute, sharp dresser, "the hamster", i want to take him home!!!
    then there is The Stigg!!!! the super driver that no body knows, he looks like some1 from star wars, but wow can that guy drive!!!

    not to mention the cars!!! OH SO FAST< OH SO PRETTY!!! I love this show!!!!!
  • At the moment it's the best u can watch on tv...

    It's amazing how they managed to turn a dull old TopGear, in such increadable show. It wins your heart in an hour. There's lotsa small details, which attract your attention, suck as all presenters wear they're own clothes, they chat in a simple matter, without any games & show-off crap, it's completly real & very funny. It's not spoiled by Us English, it's made in original clean language & it's a huge pleasure just to listen to em.
    Each presenter has his own style, they kinda opposite each other, this show is bein recorded about 4 days before Sunday release, but it looks sooo realistic, at first i thought it's live. Whether u want to know about new fast cars, or u just want to have fun, This is YOUR SHOW. It aims at All Age groups, and the magic it surrounds you with is impossible to descripe. I honestly think this is one of the best (if not the best) Show on TV right now.
    The only thing that stans close to Top Gear is Friends, but it's gone, TopGear is still with us. YAY!!
  • At the moment it's the best u can watch on tv...

    It's amazing how they managed to turn a dull old TopGear, in such increadable show. It wins your heart in an hour. There's lotsa small details, which attract your attention, suck as all presenters wear they're own clothes, they chat in a simple matter, without any games & show-off crap, it's completly real & very funny. It's not spoiled by Us English, it's made in original clean language & it's a huge pleasure just to listen to em.
    Each presenter has his own style, they kinda opposite each other, this show is bein recorded about 4 days before Sunday release, but it looks sooo realistic, at first i thought it's live. Whether u want to know about new fast cars, or u just want to have fun, This is YOUR SHOW. It aims at All Age groups, and the magic it surrounds you with is impossible to descripe. I honestly think this is one of the best (if not the best) Show on TV right now.
    The only thing that stans close to Top Gear is Friends, but it's gone, TopGear is still with us. YAY!!
  • If you want to see cars , watch this !!!

    This show is like woooowwww...
    I personaly don't have a bad thing to say about this show just that they are presenting cars that aren't mine :P ...
    It's a great show, the 3 guys that present it and that drive the cars are professionals, are funny and witty.
    The cars are the best cars that are out there for people with money, they bring that toys to our homes. The time they got the Bugatti was amazing, that show was incredible, not only the car but the way it was filmed, the way they presenteded it, all the factors combined made that, and the other shows, great.
    The main thing that i like about his show is that they don't talk about the car like it has blabla horse power and they say numbers and that the car is great and things like that, they talk about the car tike in a friendly chat, pointing both bad and good things, the fact that they speack their minds about every car and that there are 3 totally different ways of seing a great.
    I for one think that this is , by far the greatest car show there is...
  • A show about cars, featuring presentors Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond

    Absolutely brilliant! I don\'t know what I would do without this show! Even if my friends don\'t think I should be watching it because I\'m a girl. My only complain is that annoying little man Richard Hammond, emphasis on da little! I can\'t wait for the new series to start. For now I\'ll just look forward to the Top Gear Specials.
  • I don't know what I would do without this show.

    This has got to be one of the funniest shows ever created. I love the hosts of the show and they all seem to work well together. I love it when they destroy caravans and always get a laugh when they do it. It's also great when they decide to have a race or competition as whoever you don't think will win is usually the one who ends up winning.

    I credit this show for teaching me something about cars. It is a show that always makes you laugh and it is actually quite educational. If you haven't watched an episode you better start watching now.
  • The motoring stroke comedy show that gives real entertainment whilst also being informative and also somewhat mad. From insane stunts to mindless demolition, from laughing at Alistair Darling to laughing at Richard Hammond, and from driving fast to drivin

    Top gear is proving to be a real trendsetter. It appears for series after series. It has launched the careers of presenters Richard Hammond and James May, and has raised the profile of Jeremy Clarkson too. Anyone involved in this show is instanly reaping the rewards - and it's easy to see why. Everything new that appears on the program is loved by everyone. Some of their best ideas include:
    *Star in a reasonably fast car, where celebrities come in to the studio and race a lap of the test track in the shows Suzuki Liana
    *Power laps - where the stig races one of their featured cars around the test track with his invariably tacky music
    *The cool wall - cars are rated not according to how good they are, but how cool they are
    * Jeremy vs. James & Richard Races - James May and Richard Hammond use public transport to do long journeys, and race against Jeremy Clarkson, who is driving very fast in a very fast car.
    There are so many more, but typing them all would take far too long.
  • Best show ever!!!!!!!!!

    I would watch 24/7 More shows!!
    I will pay to see it regulary!The cast is the best!content is accurate,Funny,entertaining to the maxXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX!!!!!!!!!! What must be done to receive it on a regulay weekly series????????.It is seen in my area on comcast tv on channel 39 but not on a weekly basis,I will offer a human sacrifice to see more!!!
  • Top Gear = No.1

    Bugatti Veyron i want this car sooooo much i'll have to save up for it, might take me a while :)
    Everything is good about this show. Best show on the BBC, should keep it on BBC 2 though because putting it on to BBC1 normally gives it the kiss of death. i mean look what happened to robot wars!
  • Best Car Show on TV!!!

    Top Gear has to be the best car show on TV.
    Jeremy, James and Richard are all so funny in their car reports and i love the stig who ever he may be.
    They each put so much detail in their car reports and it just makes the programme spectacular.
    It was also nice to see James and Richard at Eastbourne Motor Show. I thoroughly enjoyed it and i was very thankful to get their autograph.
    Keep up the good work guys!!
  • Easily the best motoring programme on television.

    As I said in the summary this is easily the best car and motoring programme on tv at the moment. And its easy to see why , They don't talk about all the boring stuff like the new ford focus and cut to the chase. They talk about supercars like Ferrari F50 and Pagani Zonda rather than vauxhall vectras and ford mondeos. And they don't stick to the rulebook. They,like us, the people,hate speed cameras and red lights and wish that they could smash them with a baseball bat. The presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, James May are always arguing and speeding along in their cars which gives the show such great chemistry. Overall 9.4 out of 10.
  • Entertaining and informational!

    The show is entertaining and informational for auto buffs! I started watching the show when it was brought to the Discovery Channel and became an immediate fan. Thru a friend I discovered the the show was heavily chopped up for the U.S. market after seeing he original BBC 2 version.
  • Jeremy Clarkson is a legend in the United Kingdom and his television appearances never cease to entertain anyone who watches them.

    While you may not entirely agree with their opinions, the Top Gear hosts (Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond) will tell you what they think about just about anything related to cars.

    They drive 'em, race 'em, and take 'em to the top of mountains, all captured on film for our enjoyment. I've recommended this program to non-car enthusiasts and they've found it highly entertaining.

    The UK version contains the talk-show portion, while the US version does not. References to "the Colonies" are edited out of the US episodes for obvious reasons.
  • Forget all car shows you've ever watched. this is nothing like them. this show is so well made, you don't need to be a car nut to watch and love it. all you need is an open mind and a sense of humor.

    a race from england to the south of france between an aston martin and a series of trains. a race from england to switzerland between a ferrari and a plane and trains. an apache helicopter gunship trying to get missle lock on a lotus exige. a challenger 2 tank trying to get gun lock on a land rover sport. football (soccer) with toyota's. taking a pickup, burning it, drowning it in the english channel, hitting it with a wrecking ball, and finally setting it on top of a 24 story tall building that would be imploded later on, and seeing what happens. can a land rover drive to the top of a mountain that's never even been driven on? how good of a car can be bought for under 100 pounds ($180)? how good of a porsche can be bought for under 1500 pounds? can an audi a8 travel 800 miles on a single tank of gas? this is top gear.
    i'm a car nut. i've watched car shows on speed channel and been put to sleep by them. those shows simply talk about cars in a positive manner and only talk details, that the majority of people just dont understand. compared to car shows on speed channel, top gear could be considered blasphemy. first off, the three hosts: Jeremy Clarkson, writer for the London Times; Richard Hammond, ex radio host with a passion for cars; James May, an old fart who's mother has more speeding tickets than him. Jeremy is the wittiest, funnist, most absurd, opinonated, ridiculous man i've ever seen on tv. he doesnt care that he's 50 years old, stands 6'6" or so and weighs two hundred pounds. in his mind he's a teenager without a care in the world. there are many more qualified men to host a show than him. he's far from being the best driver in the world. but he brings something to the show that no other car show has ever seen before, in america at least, brilliant writing. it's all about the writing. the cars are fabulous and all, but that only goes so far for a veiwer. while reviewing the Mercedes McLaren SLR, the main point he was trying to pass was that the SLR is not a typical supercar. it is not a raging beast that will spin out at the first sign of danger. it has cruise control, an automatic gear box, a trunk, and goes over 210mph. it's a supercar for everyday joe. Jeremy tells us all this, but not so directly. he makes an analogy with a prawn and avocado salad. a normal supercar is just the salad, delicious and tasty, but hard to handle. Mercedes has taken the supercar ingredients, and put them between two slices of bread. see what he means?
    Nowhere, and i mean nowhere else will you find writers like Jeremy for a car show. he doesnt just speak his opinions and thoughts like a normal journalist, he conveys them so everybody understands them, to the point where they can feel the way he feels about a car. he is opinionated, and i have disagreed with him from time to time, and that's a great moment when i do, because at that moment i realize how much i've been thinking, because of him.
    Richard Hammond is a quirky short fellow who brings kiddish moments to the show to go along with Jeremy's rebellious teen style.
    James balances out the show with an adult, more mature perspective on things. he of course, doesnt drive the supercars that Jeremy and Richard do, but he's just as essential to the show as Richard. In the first season of the show, James was not a host, Jason Dawe was in James' future role, and it was an ugly fix. there was no balance to the show, no moderation, it was even uncomofortable at times, as he could barely even fit into a car, if you get what i mean.
    finally the STIG. he's a man, and we don't know his name. he drives the cars to set comparable lap times, and listens to awkward music. he wears all white, and is a nice touch to the show.
    for me, the best show in history.
  • I just started watching this show, and I can't stop watching it!!!!!

    This show not only encompasses one of my favorite things in life, CARSSS, but it also adds comedy to stray away from the old school clear cut boring documentary car show style. Every episode that I watch gets me even more hooked, and I not only laugh constantly, but also learn more about something that love learning about.
  • An Exellent Show, if only James May was less boring!

    Top Gear is the best of the few motoring shows on TV. The cars are fantastic as are the presenter challenges, celebrity laps and moments such as caravan destroyal which occurs often!
    the presenters are brilliant, except James May who is one of the most boring people ever and mimics the other two. "The Stig" provides excellent laps and the quality of road testing is superb.
  • If you're into cars that can turn then this is the place for you.

    I really enjoy the fun things they do like shoot crappy cars with an air cannon to hit a bullseye 150 feet off a cliff. I love the idea of using a driver to benchtest the cars on thier track and allow me to come up with some kind of value/dollar (pound). I am a bit of a porshcephile so it is nice to see the comparisons.
  • An unbeatable combination of Great cars, humour and Clarkson

    Car shows are not usually everyone's cup of tea - usually reserved for petrolheads; but Top Gear is different: add the classic Clarkson humour, aided by trusty sidekicks James May and Richard Hammond and a true gem is born.

    The races between Clarkson in an Aston, Ferrari or Merc against May and Hammond using public transport are the highlight of the series for me, one of them spawning a classic Clarkson quote: "I wonder what's the fastest anyone's been inside a Eurotunnel train" when travelling into one in a McLaren Merc SLR.

    Top Gear is a great favourite of mine and i recommend you watch it; you don't even have to be interested in cars to enjoy it.
  • Fun show, featuring amazing cars with some humor added to it makes TopGear a great show to watch.

    This show is great, I love the way they put the episodes together. They give a fresh and honest look to all the cars of the world. The best thing is that they are honest and don't take part in playing favorites to any manufacturers, they call it like they see it (or drive it. if a car is crap they will tell it is crap. If a car is good they will almost orgasm all over it.
    The show is also very funny with some great jibes between the hosts. I love to see the "STIG" take on an exotic on the test track, also the celebrities driving a cheap crappy car around the track is great.
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