Top Gear

Season 15 Episode 2

Series 15 Episode 2

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jul 04, 2010 on BBC Two



  • Trivia

    • Audience figures for this episode: 5.3 million, a share of 20.9%. 1.27 million people (5.8%) watched the repeat on the following Tuesday.

  • Quotes

    • Jeremy Clarkson: Some say there are 17 different reasons why he is banned from the Northampton branch of Little Chef. And that his favourite airline pilot is Mark Webber. Mine too, actually. All we know, of course, he's called the Stig.

    • Jeremy Clarkson: As we know, for many years, we've been told, er, that Wayne Rooney is the light and the path to righteousness and we must emulate his lifestyle and, indeed, the lifestyle of his lovely wife Coleen. Now, of course, we realise he is a lazy, talentless jug-eared oaf.

    • James May: Actually, I have to agree with you. There needs to be a version of the new Range Rover that isn't for people who want to celebrate the life and work of a potato-faced shopping enthusiast.

    • Jeremy Clarkson: Now my guest tonight began his working career writing pornographical stories for a 'gentleman's' magazine. He then went on to be Communications Director for Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. So really, he's spent most of his adult life working with... penis'.

  • Notes

    • Stig's Lap Times:

      Porsche Boxster Spyder: 1.24.9

    • Star in a Reasonably Priced Car:

      Alistair Campbell: 1.47.0

    • The Sporty Saloon Cars:

      James: Mercedes 190 Cosworth 2.3 16v Lap time: 2.19
      Richard: BMW M3 3.2 (Series 2) Lap time: 2.06
      Jeremy: Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 2.0 Turbo 16v Lap time: 2.14 (3.14 if you are a Uruguayan television producer).

  • Allusions