Watch Top Gear Online
Published 06 03, 2015
Year : 2002
Release date : 20 October 2002
Genres: Comedy, Talk-Show,
Director : Brian Klein, Phil Churchward, Nigel Simpkiss, Richard Heeley, James Bryce, Andrew Fettis, Owen Trevor, Konrad Begg, Scott Weintrob, Ben Duncan, Kit Lynch Robinson, Chris Richards, Southan Morris, Ben Hume-Paton, Edward Bazalgette, Chris Hooke, Simon Ludga
Stars: Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May, Ben Collins,
Time: 60 min.
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Top Gear Online
Top Gear is a British television series about motor vehicles, primarily cars, that is the most widely watched factual television programme in the world. It began in 1977 as a conventional motoring magazine programme, but over time, and especially since a relaunch in 2002, it has developed a quirky, humorous and sometimes controversial style. The main host, Jeremy Clarkson, was informed by the BBC on 25 March 2015 that his contract would not be renewed. Following Clarkson's departure, his former co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May and executive producer Andy Wilman announced that they would not return to the show without him. However, as of 26 April 2015 the BBC has not released a statement confirming any departure, while May's agent claims he is still in discussions about his role in the programme. The show has also featured at least three different test drivers known as "The Stig". First run episodes are broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two and (from series 20) BBC Two HD. From series 14-19, prior to the launch of the dedicated BBC Two HD channel, new episodes were also simulcast on BBC HD. The series is also carried on cable television systems in the United States via BBC America, in Latin America via BBC Entertainment and in Europe via BBC Knowledge. Series 22 started with the Patagonia special in two parts over Christmas 2014. Part 1 aired on Saturday 27 December and Part 2 aired on Sunday 28 December. The remaining ten episodes began airing from Sunday 25 January, but broadcast of the eighth and subsequent episodes was delayed as host Clarkson was suspended by the BBC on 10 March 2015. The BBC later announced that the remaining scenes of the incomplete episodes will be broadcast later in 2015 as a compilation, whilst it has also announced that "Top Gear ... will continue without Clarkson". Jeremy Clarkson and producer Andy Wilman successfully pitched a new format for Top Gear to the BBC, reversing a previous decision to cancel the programme in 2001. The new series was first broadcast in 2002. Instead of using a conventional TV studio, Top Gear is located at Dunsfold Aerodrome, an airport and business park in Waverley, Surrey. The programme uses a temporary racing circuit which was designed for the programme by Lotus and is laid out on parts of Dunsfold's runways and taxiways. A large aircraft hangar is used for studio recording with a standing audience. The new series format incorporates a number of major changes from the old series. The running time was extended to one hour and two new presenters were introduced: Richard Hammond and Jason Dawe, although Clarkson and Hammond typically appeared in most segments. Dawe was replaced by James May from the second series onwards. From the start of the new series The Stig, an anonymous, helmeted racing driver, was introduced as the test driver. New segments were also added, including "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car", "The Cool Wall", "The News", "Power Laps", and one-off features such as races, competitions, the regular destruction of caravans, and occasionally Morris Marinas, which cannot appear on the programme without being destroyed (most commonly by a piano landing on the roof). In early 2006, the BBC had a plan to move the film site from Dunsfold to Enstone, Oxfordshire, for filming of the eighth series of Top Gear, but the move was rejected by West Oxfordshire council due to noise and pollution concerns. Filming of the series went ahead at Dunsfold in May that year despite not having a permit to do so, with a revamped studio set, a new car for the "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" segment, and the inclusion of one of Hammond's dogs, named "Top Gear Dog" (now known as TeeGee), in some of the studio and film segments of that series.