Top Gear

Season 10 Episode 7

Series 10 Episode 7

1
Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Nov 25, 2007 on BBC Two
9.2
out of 10
User Rating
59 votes
1

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
To celebrate 40 years of British Leyland, Jeremy, James and Richard find three cars made by B.L. that weren't that bad after all. Surely that is one of the most ambitious tasks ever undertaken by the boys. Jeremy drives the the new Aston Martin DBS and Jennifer Saunders is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Today
2:00am
BBC
3:00am
BBC
4:00am
BBC
5:00am
BBC
2:00pm
BBC
3:00pm
BBC
4:00pm
BBC
7:00pm
BBC
8:00pm
BBC
9:30pm
BBC
11:00pm
BBC
12:00am
BBC
Tuesday
1:00am
BBC
2:00am
BBC
3:30am
BBC
Wednesday
2:00pm
BBC
3:00pm
BBC
4:00pm
BBC
5:00pm
BBC
6:00pm
BBC
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Another good episode from a great series

    9.0
    This was far and away not nearly as good as the polar special or driving across Africa, but this was still a good episode. The challenge was absolutely awesome the way both Hammond and Clarkson's cars failed miserably and Jennifer Saunders was a bizarre but entertaining 'star in a reasonably priced car'. The line regarding the Sting was a little bit sub par, but let's be honest, after so many series it is not surprising that the lines are starting to sag a little.



    No doubt there will be those that complain about the waste of water in the final challenge involving the fire department, but the challenge was absolutely brilliant to watch, especially the fact that Clarkson's car leaked water as fast, if not faster, than they could pump it in.



    This was a very good episode, but there have been much better.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (1)

    • This week's audience figures: 6.3 million viewers - a share of 22.9%. Once again, Top Gear was the most-watched programme on BBC2.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Jeremy Clarkson: Some say that he knows two facts about ducks and both of them are wrong. And that 61 years ago, he accidentally introduced Her Majesty the Queen to a Greek racialist. All we know is - I'm going to the Tower to have my head cut off, er, and he is called the Stig.

    • Jeremy Clarkson : Referring to Aston Martin] And then they go and let the whole thing down with this stupid key: they call it – and I'm not joking - the Emotional Control Unit. Got one of those already; it's called the Government and I don't like that, either.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Jeremy Clarkson: This car - the 'Dolly' Sprint was driven in The Professionals; this [the Rover SD1] featured in the er, video of 'Don't you want me baby' by the The Human League; this [the Austin Princess] was driven by Terry Scott in Terry & June.


      Several allusions here: The Professionals, The Human League and Terry & June - click the links. Terry Scott was a comic actor. He starred in Terry & June [opposite June Whitfield] and many Carry On... films. He was also responsible for the voice of Penfold in Danger Mouse. "Oh carrots!", as Penfold would often exclaim.

    • Jeremy Clarkson: Some say that he knows two facts about ducks and both of them are wrong and that 61 years ago, he accidentally introduced Her Majesty the Queen to a Greek racialist..


      A reference to the 60th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh. He is Greek and has been known to make rather inappropriate comments - notably about the Chinese and Indians.

    • Jeremy Clarkson: Some say that he knows two facts about ducks and both of them are wrong and that 61 years ago, he accidentally introduced Her Majesty the Queen to a Greek racialist. All we know is - I'm going to the Tower to have my head cut off, er, and he is called the Stig.


      Jeremy is referring to the Tower of London, which dates back to 1078. There have been many uses for the Tower in its history, although it is notorious for its reputation as a place of torture. Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Walter Raleigh and Rudolph Hess were all imprisoned at the Tower.

More
Less