Top Gear

Season 19 Episode 5

Series 19 Episode 5

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 24, 2013 on BBC Two
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Episode Summary


If you thought Britain's Pensioners needed a car designed especially for them, it's unlikely that you would think Jeremy and Richard were the men for the job. However, someone did think the Pensioners of Britain needed such a car. And it probably was Jeremy and Richard because tonight, that's exactly what they do with the help of some brave members of the elderly community.

James May, 50, drives the new Range Rover around London and in Nevada, wher he competes against the TerraMax: an unmanned truck controlled by computers.

James McAvoy, 33, is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Must see TV

    This really is the best TV show in the world around cars because it's funny, entertaining and informative. Who wants to see some US presenter giving a 5 star rating to all the cars since that's what the sponsors asked for!

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • This episode's viewing figures: 5.2 million (18.3%) audience share.

      These are 'overnight' figures. They do not include iPlayers statistics and will be lower than the 'official' figure.

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (1)


    • James May: "Can it beat a car built by Brummies and driven by me"

      Brummie(s) is the colloquial term given to people who originate from the city of Birmingham.

    • James May: "... Making it the perfect place to find out whether Lord Snooty can still get his shoes dirty".

      Lord Snooty is a character from the British comic The Beano. The character is a boy called Lord Marmaduke of Bunkerton. The character appeared in the first edition of The Beano on 30th July 1938. The strip ran until 1991. In 2013 he reappeared in a 3-panel strip named Funsize Funnies.