Un-official GTPlanet BBC Topgear UK Thread

Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by ExigeEvan, Dec 31, 2003.

  1. ExigeEvan

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    Just here for general discussion of the show. Someone brought it up in another thread so I thought I would dedicate a thread to it.

    Lets talk about 28th of Decembers Terrible episode. Budget cuts....W/E
     
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  2. Dave A

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    It was a terrible episode thats for sure, the rest of the series was good though. They need a good looker on the show me thinks.
     
  3. ExigeEvan

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    Lets start the Jodie Kidd Campaign. Lets get a good looker on the show as a presenter.

    I think teh lack of female presenters is probably due to Jeremy clarkson, he'd prpbably take the piss out of her.......alot
     
  4. ShobThaBob

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    What car was done on the 28th?
     
  5. ExigeEvan

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    the 'cheap' Smart Brabus
     
  6. mr_pushrod

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    Mmm, Jodie Kidd, fast and fit. Got to love the Toyota Hi Lux 'test' though:D
     
  7. miniMADness

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    yeah, i love the show!!! Even if it has to travel half way across the world for me to watch it!!! Last bit i saw was when they dropped the 'lux off the building.
     
  8. ExigeEvan

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    I want them to do one last test on the truck...........
    Drop it out the back of a Hurceles or C-17 Globemaster
     
  9. Famine

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    Hasn't the Hilux suffered enough? She's been dropped, had a caravan dropped onto her, hit with a wrecking ball, driven through a shed, drowned (in the Bristol Channel), set on fire AND been in a building which was being destroyed... Leave her to rust in peace (ho, ho, ho).
     
  10. mr_pushrod

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    I think a comparison with a new Toyota pickup could be quite interesting, lol.
     
  11. ExigeEvan

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    Spoil sport :rolleyes:
     
  12. liquidyellow

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    I went to MPH 03 in London a few weeks back and the Hilux was made to dissapear by a magician :lol:

    Another point and something thats been pi$$ing me off in the show they have a wall they call crock or classic where they put pictures of cars into the 2 groups, well a couple of episodes ago they put the Mazda MX5 in the crock section for being false or something:confused: and proceeded to slap the Nissan Bluebird in the classic section for ''being built in Britain''. Are they friggin insane:mad:

    Anyhow now I've got that of my chest good idea for a thread.:tup:
     
  13. ShobThaBob

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    I hate jeremey clarkson.
     
  14. Roo

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    The firing of the Jag off the end of the HMS Ark Royal was good - espically when people started writing in thinking that they'd actually killed a stunt driver doing it.
     
  15. GilesGuthrie

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    I really like the show. I think that the three guys work well together, and the format has really settled down.

    The last show of the series was a bit lame though.
     
  16. ShobThaBob

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    How exactly do we go about watching it here in the states? Ive gotten a few downloads of certain cars reviewed and tested, but nothing near a whole episode, which Im sure would be fantastic to see.
     
  17. Race Idiot

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    I think it would be nigh impossible, i'm pretty sure the people at the BBC hate the show. But they keep it because it gets good ratings. I doubt they'd put it on in the US, unless you have some sort of BBC channel?

    You might be able to order a DVD?

    Very true, they all work well together. Their group test for the S2000 Z4 and Boxter was hillarious.
     
  18. ExigeEvan

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    This might sound a dumb question to sum, but when they broadcast satelite TV do they focus the satellite on the designated area or is it pretty much world wide?

    I know in France and in some other countries you can manually tune your satelite box to pick up BBC channels. And i doubt they would put Top Gear on the BBC world network

    I don't know if this is any good
     
  19. mr_pushrod

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    A lot of the downloads of Top Gear I have are originally from the BBC world service so I'd say thats a good bet.
     
  20. Aero HOT

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    The format now is fantastic and they have exactly the right people for it. James May was a genius addition, brilliantly dry humour, and thankfully the dodgy-looking fat one who wasn't funny hasn't come back.

    ANYWAY - I think that the recent celebrity lap times are a little false compared to the early ones (or the other way around, depending on your point of view). Why? Well, in series 1 the Liana was new, and presumably they don't do much more with it than run it round the track. So by the time Brydon & Cowell got their laps, well it's nicely run-in now isn't it?! So it would be that little bit faster than when brand new. Anyone agree?
     
  21. ExigeEvan

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    i dunno, im sure the 'geniuses' of top gear would have sorted that out. Thoumaybe them new cluches are working after that American burned them out. What was his name again?
     
  22. mr_pushrod

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    The guy off Starsky and Hutch, David Soul or was it the other one?
     
  23. ExigeEvan

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    yeah it was him. Just found it on the site.
     
  24. Aero HOT

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    Probably not much help, but British Airways sometimes put Top Gear on one of their in-flight TV channels. If all else fails...
     
  25. ExigeEvan

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    just fly back and for across the atlantic, shouldn't cost too much. :rolleyes:
     
  26. wee_man

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    Hey what happened in the last xmas episode. I was in FRance at the time so I missed it. :(
     
  27. Aero HOT

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    I know - it was a joke.
     
  28. liquidyellow

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    Its got a roll cage too ,improving the handling by stiffening up the body it does seem to have got faster though.
     
  29. ExigeEvan

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    Didn't you notice the sarcasm?
     
  30. Danny

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    I like sarcasm