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A British motoring show which was broadcast in its original format between 1977 and 2001, followed by a different format presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May between 2002 and 2015. The later format for the show features reviews, challenges, news and a 'Star in a Reasonably Priced Car' spot in which a celebrity does a timed lap around the Top Gear track.

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Did Jeremy Clarkson really make it to Blackpool in the Jaguar on one tank of gas?

In Series 12, Episode 4 of the BBC show Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May attempt to make an eco drive to arrive at Blackpool in time to turn on the "world famous illuminations."...
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What's up with Archbishop Desmond?

In the Top Gear Botswana Special (series 10, episode 4), the credits look like this: Presented by Archbishop Desmond Clarkson Archbishop Desmond Hammond Archbishop Desmond May and ...
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Was Jeremy Clarkson's P45 pitch broadcast within a Dragons' Den episode? [closed]

In season 19, episode 1 of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson pitched a small car, the P45, in front of the cast of Dragons' Den. This segment appeared in the Top Gear television show. Did the same segment ...
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What was Sabine Schmitz saying when she introduced The Stig in German?

In Series 23 Episode 3 of Top Gear when they hand the Audi R8 over to The Stig, there was the customary introduction / joke. On this occasion it was delivered by Sabine Schmitz, in German. ...
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How come Top Gear (UK) has swearing in season 22?

I've watched Top Gear (UK) for all its 21 seasons. Recently, season 22 started airing and I managed to catch the first episode. What surprised me is that it is rated as TV-MA and they have explicit ...
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In Top Gear specials, why do the hosts hang on to the inconvenient gifts?

In the special episodes of Top Gear (and maybe others) the hosts seem to give each other very inconvenient gifts, often ones too large are heavy for their modes of transportation. For example in the ...
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Did Top Gear participate in A Good Day To Die Hard?

There was an episode of Top Gear (UK) where they participated in the making of The Sweeney. They had to do a car chase scene and ruined the movie. But at the end of that episode, Jeremy Clarkson said ...
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Did the Top Gear presenters really find the source of the river Nile?

In Season 19's Africa Special, the Top Gear presenters go on to find the true source of the River Nile, theorizing that Lake Victoria isn't the actual source as experts suggest, but even farther east ...
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Are there running gags per series in Top Gear?

Watching the 11th series of Top Gear, they seem to have a running joke about the Dacia Sandaro. Does each series have a subtle (or not so subtle) gag or reference?
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