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With many thanks to Robert Williams of Des & Mick Online, I have
just been granted access to a copy of BBC's Motion Gallery
information for all 700+ episodes of Top Gear that were produced
between 1977 and 2012.
You can access a .docx copy here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1C-pgdY1aPgXi7c6k7TH8rbbZFTsc1HJ1
Clocking in at a massive 140,000 words, this guide includes episode lengths, production codes, and airdates, all the way down to the lengths of individual segments. Later I will add the necessary data entries for the episode templates and begin adding them from S01E01 of the modern format onwards.
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Today was supposed to be a big reveal of sorts. Something that will help the documentation of Top Gear and its related series immeasurably, given a general lack of archive materials. I had been dead set on a pre-Christmas release for months. Unfortunately, due to many circumstances outside my control, this will not happen on time. I won't bore you with excuses, but just say that these things take time and effort. Out of pity, I feel I owe you guys a screenshot.
Rest assured; it's coming. Just not when I said. I grossly underestimated the amount of work that would need to be done. And for that I profusely apologize.
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Somehow, Motortrend just got clearance for Series 1. For the first time in over a decade, the BBC has allowed someone to air it. And they come bearing gifts!
I have a feeling that one or more of these pictures might be from the pilots. I'll have to go through each episode and see what they were wearing in order to confirm or deny these suspicions. From the picture I found on an issue of the magazine, it seems Clarkson wore an all-black outfit.
Of course, I'll need to go over it and see if they've cut anything out (likely the phone-in competitions), but it only heightens the need for these to have public releases in case the episodes were ever to get pulled again. If you're interested, send me a PM between now and December 20th or read the To…
I've been sitting on this for quite a while, but here's a list of things that need to be done. After having created approximately 650 pages since taking the Wiki over in April, the matter of the fact is this Wiki needs to make up for more than a decade's worth of lost time, due to a strangely uncommitted fanbase that has shrunk down to only a select few people. As a result, most of these will be done by myself, but those who are willing to put in the work/effort such as Macetheace78 are more than welcome to join in and help out.
- 1 Main
- 2 Personalities
- 3 '90s Series
- 4 Top Gear (1977 - 2001)
- 5 Top Gear (2002 - 2015)
- 6 Top Gear (2016+)
- 7 The Grand Tour
- 8 Other Stuff
- Re-revamped main page (Casualty/Holby City will be a big inspiration)
- Appearance on FANDOM App …
I thought I might as well throw in my two cents in the vain hope this is read by more than one person.
Jeremy Clarkson's a controversial man, this is something we all know and should not be a surprise to anyone. He's stood on a lot of toes and bloodied more than a few noses in his 30 years of broadcasting. He reigns 2-0 undefeated in the courts against a certain American brand of electric cars ran by a South African entrepreneur who couldn't take the banter and Clarkson's biting, abrasive tone. He spent the '90s and early '00s mercilessly beating the snot out of the remains of British Leyland until they folded to the Chinese. At one point in time, they, alongside General Motors, Peugeot and Toyota all wanted his head on a pike.
So what did h…
For a while now, all 22 series of CHM format Top Gear has been successfully placed on to the intermediate template. In addition, MotorTrend has finally stuck true to their promise and released the series of interest on their service, which I plan to record and redub with the original audio for personal archival purposes. I have also began to embark on a purchasing spree, ripping DVDs in their source quality via MakeMKV, since they aren't available online and so I can have max quality screencaps. The covers will also be scanned to replace the existing scans which are available. Note that from personal experience, it appears Unleashed on Cars - At Full Throttle are exceedingly rare to find on DVD, since they were part of a very limited repri…
Sometime in September, once all 22 series have been put on the new template and I've made further headway into their related subpages, I will provide a second mission statement for this Wiki to lead us into 2020 and beyond. I have updated my previous one once again in case anyone wants to check, plus I've deleted a whole host of irrelevant blog posts from the past decade. From now on, all blogposts have to correspond to either the show or how we are to document it on this Wiki. Nothing else. Anything that advertises another Wiki (outside of Top Gear, Grand Tour or Fifth Gear) will be deleted with extreme prejudice.
Also, MotorTrend finally announced that S2 - 25 will be premiering on the 30th after having previously lied that it would be Jun…
For some reason, no source can outright agree with the number of episodes of Top Gear. One look at IMDb will give you 184 featuring Clarkson, and 199 featuring Hammond. However, lists on that site include the various compilations made over the years, and the episode count isn't actually as high as the latter figure would imply.
The first 9 series are easy, as the two specials which had aired by that point (Olympics and US), were regular episodes. The problems only start with the Polar Special, which came out afterwards.
Wikipedia, for whatever reason, does not recognise the Polar Special as an episode, despite airing on TV in between S9 and S10. As a result, I consider it to be the 81st episode, with Series 10, Episode 1 being the 82nd episo…
I've decided that since a lot of episodes are missing footage due to them never being re-released after their original airdate, a generic title card will be used instead. That way no episode article will go without a leading image. These can also be used for the series pages.
From the top-left, row by row;
- Series 0 - Series 1
- Series 2
- Series 3 - Series 4
- Series 5 - Series 10
- Series 11 - Series 14
- Series 15 - Series 21
- Series 22 - Series 30
- Series 31
- Series 32 - Series 39
- Series 40 - Series 41
- Series 42 - Series 43
- Series 44 - Series 45
Yeah, this show had a lot of different intros over the years.
I'm AlexGRFan97, and I am the new owner of the Top Gear Wiki. There will be some changes under my new ownership, whereas other things will stay more or less the same. Already, there have been some UI changes to somewhat update the outdated, unprofessional look of the Wiki. I have divided the work required into four separate phases:
- Phase 1 - Pages for every Top Gear (S1 - S22) episode
- Every episode listed in the template format, with a synopsis and trivia (Currently up to S21E03)
- Airing History, Episode Number, and Episode Names (Currently up to S05E09 - on hold)
- Featured cars and quotes (Cars has just been started, Quotes are currently up to S03E09)
- Series navigation (Made for Series 1 and 2 main pages, will appear on the episodes once step 2 …
It appears that Top Gear has used episode names, both in an
unofficial and semi-official capacity. For example, several sites
including TvTime refer to S08E05 as "Captain Slow Goes Fast":
Whereas BBC themselves have taken to giving every episode a "One With" designation a la Friends, titling that same episode "The One with Car Football":
Any thoughts regarding on what we should do with these names?
I see that this wiki is about Top Gear, yet I cannot find a single mention about the original incarnation of the series, which ran from 1977 - 2001. I understand there's not a lot available, as the show was never re-aired nor released on VHS/DVD, although over the past year, from research gained via IMDb and the BBC Genome service, I've been able to piece together quite the concise history about Old Top Gear, its predecessor Wheelbase, and an accurate episode guide for >90% of the episodes which aired. I would be very interested, in the summer once my research is done, to begin including information about Old Top Gear on this wiki. Otherwise, I feel this wiki is a little incomplete.
So, yesterday, Clarkson threw me for a loop in an interview with EW, saying that The Grand Tour's season two special hadn't been filmed yet. This was a bit of a surprise, since I, and I think everyone else, had assumed that The Grand Tour's little outing in Mozambique would've surely been the special. But no. Apparently it's in Colombia and it hasn't been filmed yet. It was meant to have been filmed back in September/October, but Clarkson famously came down with pneumonia in Mallorca. So, instead, it's going to be filmed in January. This will mean, apparently, that it'll air on Amazon Prime sometime in the middle of next year inbetween seasons. Count me very, very, very, very surprised.
Because of this news, I'm not too sure how to categor…
Following the tradition established in the last series, Amazon dropped today's season premiere about an hour before midnight, so we all got to watch it a little earlier than expected. The episode itself, which I personally found a little underwhelming, gave us our first Celebrity Face Off segment, a look at the new permanent tent studio, and, of course, Hammond's well-publicised crash.
With one in the can, we apparently have another ten weeks to look forward to. I'm assuming from this, since in other interviews they've stated that there'll be twelve episodes this season, that we'll get the Mozambique Special at the end of the season in two parts, as has been the trend for Top Gear's Africa, Burma, and Patagonia Specials and last year's Na…
December 8th. Mark it down. The Grand Tour returns.
That is all,
Mvanterati (talk) 17:10, November 1, 2017 (UTC)
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So Hammond's been at it again. This time, he's crashed an electric supercar in Switzerland. I'm starting to think the man is either the world's worst 'professional' driver or the world's unluckiest 'professional' driver. You may recall earlier this year he was also knocked unconscious while riding a motorbike in Mozambique. As it is, Hammond is lucky to be alive following his famous Vampire Dragster crash. The man simply cannot catch a break. Luckily, this time around, Hammond remaind conscious, but Amazon has said that he's fractured his knee. No word yet on how this will effect filming of season 2 of The Grand Tour, though I suspect it will mean they'll push back the premiere date from October.
On behalf of everyone here at the T…
Yo yo yo,
We're nearly there - only three weeks to go until the premiere of the long-awaited The Grand Tour. I know many of you, myself included, cannot wait to see the three amigos back doing what they do best. The show is shaping to be an absolute cracker! We get a new special - set in Namibia apparently - we get a slew of new films in exotic locations - think Italy, France, Jordan, Morocco, Barbados, and Portugal - and we get the return of Clarkson, Hammond, and May's classic banter.
Not to dampen the mood, but I've come to the realisation, as of late, that dealing with this show will be more challenging than dealing with Top Gear. As the name implies, this is, unfortunately, still the Top Gear wiki. As such, the majority of pages and con…
TG UK is almost back. Not only was an extended trailer released earlier today but the Applause Store - used for booking people for the studio segments of the show - finally put up a listing for the new series, all but confirming that the show will make its long-awaited return on the 22nd of May. Check it out here - http://www.applausestore.com/book-top-gear-2016.
After an incredibly long absence - about a year and a half - TG USA is finally back for some new episodes next week. I can't quite figure out why the show has been off the air for so long... I remember reading somewhere that the guys took time out to let Adam's arm heal but a year and a half seems like a long time to wait. Regardless, TG USA is back and, ironically, is now the only iteration of Top Gear that has remained unchanged over the last year. It looks to be a good series - we know that the show will be kicking off with a two-episode premiere, one of which will be an off-road episode. We can also expect a road trip through Cuba at some point in the series (which should be fascinating given recent developments in US-Cuba relations), …
So we finally know what the presenting team of Top Gear will look like when the show returns to telly in May. We've got Friends star Matt LeBlanc, /Drive presenter Chris Harris, YouTube car reviewer Rory Reid, F1 commentator Eddie Jordan, and German racing driver Sabine Schmitz. Given that Schmitz is German and a woman, Eddie Jordan is Irish, and Matt LeBlanc is American, it's a fairly drastic change from the Clarkson, Hammond, and May days. It's also obvious that with six presenters - seven if you count Stig - the show is going to have to change its format signficantly. I'd imagine that Evans will be the main host and the other five will join him on adventures at different times during the show. I'd also imagine that all six of them won't …
So it's been a while since I've updated the wiki with anything meaty because, plainly, nothing much has happened in Top Gear land. TG UK and TG USA both continue to be on hiatus while new series are filmed and production on Clarkson, Hammond, and May's Amazon seems to be trundling along albeit at an infuriatingly slow pace.
The internet is still ablaze with rumours on who Chris Evans' co-hosts will be in the new series of TG UK. The most cited rumour that Chris Harris and Sabine Schmitz will join him is look the most truthful seeing as Schmitz was recently seen filming in Los Angeles with Evans for the show.
Elsewhere, the crew at TG USA has just wrapped up filming a road trip in Cuba. Rutledge, Adam, and Tanner have each uploaded some pho…
Long time no see everyone,
The last couple of months have been pretty slow for news in the Top Gear TV show world. We know that Clarkson, Hammond, and May will be on Amazon Prime next year for a new show. We know that Chris Evans will lead a new lineup for a 23rd season of Top Gear. And, for the last couple of months, the future of Top Gear USA has been up in the air.
We still don't have much news in regards to CH&M's Amazon show. Recently it was revealed that Clarkson's lawyers had filed a trademark for 'Gear Knobs' and 'Speedbird'. The best guess would be the 'Gear Knobs' is the name of their new show - which would be absolutely hilarious if true - and 'Speedbird' is their new Stig-type character. Of course this hasn't been officially anno…
So after months of waiting the BBC has finally announced Jeremy Clarkson's replacement as lead presenter on Top Gear will be none other than Chris Evans, who's pretty much always been the obvious choice. Despite oddly rulling himself out early on, Evans has confirmed he will take on the role and will attempt to "do everything [he] possibly can to respect what has gone on before". I should hope so. That's pretty much the only thing the new presenters of Top Gear can do if they want to be succesful in the role. Clarkson, Hammond, and May's shoes are too big to fill and the new presenting team needs to be aware of this. All they can do is acknowledge that they aren't Clarkson, Hammond, and May and forge their own unique bond and develop their …
I'm not surprised. especially what happened last year in the patagonia special and Alabama in the USA Special.
Well Jeremy's finally gone and crossed the line. It's hard to believe that after all he's done this - a scuffle with a producer who, apparently, wasn't the one who reported it to the BBC - is what's going to trip him up. So no more Top Gear for a while, I guess. What's more worrying than the BBC shunting the series off air suddenly is that they might pull the whole show too. Jeremy, James, and Richard's contracts are set to expire in April, after which they're free to move on from the BBC altogether. It's starting to look more likely than ever that the BBC might finally take the chance to axe the show for good or the presenters might take the chance to finally break free of the BBC. I think what staggers me the most is that they're going t…
It's been a while. Well series twenty-two is in full swing now and we're over halfway through this monster of a series. I was wondering how everyone else has found it so far. For me, personally, I have been a little let down up to this point, although, in my mind, some of the best films are yet to come. I had high hopes of episode 2, as I live in Australia, but felt it dragged on a little too long. I really couldn't fault episode 1 other than that they should've spent longer on the Saint Petersburg race. Episode 3 was a bit of a let down too as I didn't find it to be as funny as some of their other creation-films, i.e. the hovervan, the car trains etc. Episode 4 was solid even though it was a 'one-off car show' (and that's not my cu…
Today the Mirror published an article saying Jezza, Hamster, and Captain Slow would be signing new deals with the Beebs for three more years of Top Gear. Although I'm hesistant to believe that this news is 100% true - seeing as it is the Mirror after all - I am hopeful that there is a slither of truth in this article. The only bummer is that last time the trio signed a three year deal we only got four series (including the one currently airing). It also means - since they're supposed to be signing in April - that it's likely we'll have to wait a year for series 23, if it goes ahead. It would mean, however, that the show would most likely surpass twenty-five series on air, which would be an incredible achievement! Oh well... Let's hope we h…
As I'm sure you all know Top Gear's livestream happened earlier today and was viewed by TG fans across the world. While it was mostly just a chat about past series and the presenters' experiences while filming them, a few new details were revealed about Series 22.
We got a first look at some of the films coming up in the series, such as the Saint Petersburg race (episode 1), the Australian road trip (episode 2), the boys in Canada, the cheap SUV challenge, and Hammond's Land Rover tribute (all episode unknown as of present).
One of the bigger reveals, however, was that of some of the celebrities that will be featured in this series' SIARPC segments: Ed Sheeran (episode 1), Kiefer Sutherland, and Will Smith (both episode unknown a…
I'm not sure how many people are aware of this because there hasn't really been a formal announcement quite yet but Top Gear UK is back on the 25th of January with the first episode of series 22. They've also just released a trailer which they locked to UK residents only but thankfully someone has kindly uploaded it themselves to YouTube (I have linked it on the main page) - the trailer shows some scenes from the episode that will go to air next. Also, don't forget to check out the "Evening with Top Gear" live stream which is happening within the next twenty four hours. Go to Top Gear's official YouTube channel and look at the livestream countdown to work out when it will start in your hometown.
Let's hope S22 has been worth the…
Hope you've all had a good Christmas. I've just finished watching the second part of Top Gear's Patagonia Special and I'm wondering what everybody thought of it? If I'm being honest I liked part 1 better than part 2 if only because the scenery was nicer (I thought, at least) and I found the humour to be a little bit funnier. With that said I definitely enjoyed today's episode. I guess I want to address the big moment of the Special which was the attack on the convoy in Tierra del Fuego. What did you think? Do you think they portrayed the scene fairly? I'd like to say yes but I'm interested to know what you think. Let me know. Looking forward to series 22 next year!
I've updated the Patagonia Special wikia page with a dozen or so official photos from the upcoming episode. I've noticed that hardly any feature full shots of Jeremy's ill-fated Porsche... They seem to especially worried about the number plate as it will be, for a while, the one that is shown on the episode. None of the screens I've found show his original H982 FKL plate! I also added some screen grabs from the BBC Christmas trailer (watch it here). Hopefully the Special will get its own trailer on the BBC's YouTube page pretty soon too. Looks to be a good episode!
Good news everyone! The BBC just unveiled its festive television line-up and guess what was on their scheduling? That's right the now infamous Top Gear special in Argentina, apparently titled the "Patagonia Special". And the good news just keeps on coming! It'll be broadcast in two parts like the Burmese and African Specials before it. I'm genuinely surprised that they're gonna give us two Top Gear specials in one year but hey, I'm not complaining. Maybe this is some form of compensation for a) not giving us a special in 2012 and b) making us wait a whole damn year for series 19 which only had 5 real episodes. Given the media attention on the filming of the special I'd say the "Patagonia Special, Pt. II" will be quite an anticipated televi…
Well they've gone and done it now haven't they? Top Gear has been attacked by what looks to be a very angry mob of Falkland War veterans in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. The crew fled to Chile but were forced to abandon their vehicles at the side of the road despite a police escort. Jeremy, James, and Richard fled to Buenos Aires before the violence erupted. The run-in resulted in filming of the Argentina Special being prematurely suspended. They had planned to film a car-football match with some local Argentinians as the finale of the episode. Guess that won't be happening now... It'll be interesting to see how they incorporate this event in the Argentina episode especially since the presenters left before the rock-throwing…
Top Gear USA is returning soon for the series 5. It's been a long time since we had new episodes but now we don't have to wait much longer. It's back on the 3rd of June! Hopefully this means we'll have both series 22 of Top Gear and series 5 of Top Gear UK airing at the same time. History has said: "The new episodes of TOP GEAR will take viewers on a wild ride from the backcountry of Arizona into the Grand Canyon, through the Appalachian Trail and even to the Autobahn in Germany for the ultimate high-speed road trip. Adam, Tanner and Rutledge never fail to stand up to every limit, no matter where they are in the world. The guys do everything from testing extreme ways to plow through snow, drag race in muscle cars at the Gatornation…
Hello all top gear's fans! I'm Jeremy from Belgium. As you know in Belgium we speak french so we have all the episodes and even the seasons delayed. However, I grew with top gear and I always been a fan. As the season 20 is only diffused now in my country, I started watching it. It was too slow so I turned to the internet to watch all episodes and then I saw that there was a new season. It's in english, but it doesnt matter like I can understand english. The problem is.. that i've already saw all the episodes as every one here. I wasn't aware that there was a new season and also that there were only few episodes. So sad! Will there be a new season and when? Damn I'm really want to keep watching them, they are so funny and I like what they …
I've only just now watched the series 21 final, the second part of the Burma Special, so I haven't posted anything over the last little while. Anyhow, how did everyone enjoy the twenty first series of Top Gear? The boys are certainly getting tired but, in my opinion, despite this series 21 was pretty damn good. The Burma Special was, on the whole, incredible. Like Jeremy said on twitter I found part 2 to be much better than part 1 of the Burma Special. I'm not sure why to be honest but I just felt a little underwhelmed by part 1 but thankfully part 2 was as awesome as I'd hoped. Other series highlights for me were the Ukraine road trip (especially the Chernobyl bit), the test of the Zenvo, and the eighties hot hatches test. Wha…
It's the day before the series 21 finale of Top Gear, sadly, but I've only realized now not to post for the last two episodes. So... what did you guys think of episode 5 and the first part of Top Gear's Burma Special. For me personally, the Burma Special, thus far, has easily been the highlight of the series. It sort of feels like the whole series has been leading up to this special and it's been brilliant so far. I don't want to spoil it in case someone accidentally reads this (if this is you don't read the Burma Special page on this wiki - it will be updated soon with the plot overview).
Another two episodes of Top Gear have aired and we're now half way through the series! Dammit! At least we have the Burma Special still to come... What did you think of the latest episodes? I absolutely loved the Ukraine road trip... The bit at the end with Chernboyl and Pripyat was awesome. Share your thoughts below:
Mvanterati (talk) 10:45, February 24, 2014 (UTC)
Another week, another episode of Top Gear. What did you all think of the second episode of Top Gear's twenty first series? I thought it was pretty good. I'm very keen for the Ukraine episode that's coming up next!
Hi again everyone,
Well a new series of Top Gear has finally arrived. What did you think of the newest episode of the show? What are you most looking forward to in the series? Share your thoughts in the comments below:
The fourth season premiere of Top Gear US is almost here. Will you be watching?
Hi everyone, me again
Well, that's another season of Top Gear gone and it's probably the last episode of Top Gear we will see in 2013, unless they give us a Christmas special (hoping for that). What did you guys think of the series ? Best episode ? Best moment ? Better than series 19 or not ? Looking forward to series 21.
Mvanterati (talk) 07:29, August 6, 2013 (UTC)
Just thought I'd let everyone know that today the 400th page was created on the wiki. That is awesome! The page was Thorough Cee'd Test from series 19 of the show. Let's get the page count up to 500!!
Mvanterati (talk) 08:53, July 28, 2013 (UTC)
Hi again everyone,
Just wanted to know everyones thoughts on the latest episodes of Top Gear, episode 3 and 4. Personally I thought they were both great although I liked 4 better than 3. In fact, I reckon the latest episodes are better than the first two! It's sad that we've only got another two episodes to come although they do look pretty good! If someone wants to help me create pages and content from the latest series that would be much appreciated. See you guys next week.
Mvanterati (talk) 08:27, July 22, 2013 (UTC)
Hello again everyone,
As I'm sure you're aware another brand new episode of Top Gear was broadcast last night. I was wondering what everyone thought of this newest episode? I thought it was pretty good but thought last weeks episode was just a little bit better.