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The hosts talk about everything car-related. From new cars to how they're fueled, this show has it all.
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Series cast summary:
Richard Hammond ...  Himself - Presenter / ... 231 episodes, 2002-2018
Jeremy Clarkson ...  Himself - Presenter / ... 230 episodes, 2002-2018
James May ...  Himself - Presenter / ... 220 episodes, 2003-2018
Ben Collins ...  The Stig / ... 104 episodes, 2003-2012
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Top Gear is a British television series about motor vehicles, primarily cars, and is a relaunched version of the original 1977 show of the same name, airing since 2002, and becoming the most widely watched factual television programme in the world. Written by paul keeling

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Bring on the Bangers and Mash!

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UK

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English

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20 October 2002 (UK) See more »

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| (2002-)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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You don't even have to like cars....
8 September 2006 | by proseSee all my reviews

Yes, this show is about cars, but then again it isn't. Mostly it's about extremes of opinion, dreams and fantasies, dares, one-up-man-ship, and taking everything just a little bit further. And it's also entertaining - very entertaining, which is what television is meant to be, and so often is not. I'm not all that interested in cars, and my son doesn't even drive, but we both love the show, and watch it religiously.

The balance of presenters: Jeremy, the loud-mouthed, cuttingly funny, over-bearing older guy; Richard, the young, cute, quirky, adolescent one; James, the sensitive, quiet, contemplative, intelligent one; is nothing short of genius!

It seems that no expense is spared, either on the experiments and dares, or on filming, and this adds to the visual experience. This show is funny, even hilarious at times, classy, controversial, and hugely entertaining. Most people I know who watch this show know almost less than nothing about cars, and I think that says a lot about how successfully this program reaches beyond the expected demographic of young male petrol-heads.


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