Best Of Top Gear

8:30pm Tuesday, August 31 on Prime

Motoring series

In tonight’s Best Of Top Gear Jeremy, James and Richard set out to discover what Top Gear might have been like 60 years ago. To this end, James grabs himself a gorgeous old Jaguar XK120 sports car, while Richard chooses to torture himself on the brutal but rather fantastically named Vincent Black Shadow motorbike. Meanwhile, in an almost unprecedented move, Jeremy decides to take the train. But not just any old train; he is on the footplate of the Tornado, a brand-new Peppercorn A1 Pacific Class steam locomotive built to the original blueprints used to create some of Britain’s finest locomotives back in the heyday of the railways. Jeremy has to feed the boiler with a constant supply of coal, without which the whole train will grind to a halt. The challenge behind this race is simple – the first one to get from London to Edinburgh is the winner – but what happens along the way adds up to one of Top Gear’s most incredible and epic races to date. Also in the programme, Formula One racing driver Michael Schumacher is interviewed by Jeremy before doing a lap to powertest the Ferrari FXX.

8:30pm Tuesday, August 24 on Prime

Motoring series

In tonight’s Best Of Top Gear Jeremy, James and Richard fall in love with three old Alfa Romeos when they take them on a road trip across England. Also in the show, Richard discovers the (possible) future of personal transport in Japan whilst James May conducts a power test of the new Zonda F convertible hypercar. The star in The Reasonably Priced Car is Will Young.

8:30pm Tuesday, August 17 on Prime

Jeremy, Richard and James attempt to prove that cars can be art by taking over an entire modern art gallery and filling it with motoring-related works, including some remarkable creations of their own! Formula 1 race car driver David Coulthard assists Jeremy in creating a painting using the Red Bull F1 car exhaust and infra-red paint; James builds a sculpture from car parts; and Richard paints a homage to John Constable’s The Haywain with a motoring twist. In their quest to prove that cars can be more popular than traditional art, the presenters set themselves the challenge of attracting more visitors to their exhibition than will visit a more traditional gallery over the same period – a task that forces them to engage in some unusual promotional activities, including a visit to Middlesbrough Football Club.

On the test track, Jeremy drives a new British supercar, the sensationally fast and sensationally expensive Noble M600. And The Star In The Reasonably Priced Car is Formula 1 Champion racing driver, Jenson Button.

8:35pm Tuesday, August 10 on Prime

Mototing series

On tonight’s Best Of Top Gear Jeremy, James and Richard travel to Japan for an epic race between the Nissan GTR and the Bullet Train. Also in the show Jeremy takes the awesome Mercedes CLK Black for a test drive in Wales and James heads to California where he discovers that Honda have saved the world. And the star in tonight’s reasonably priced car is pop star Jay Kay.

8:35pm Tuesday, August 3 on Prime

Series

On tonight’s Best Of Top Gear all three presenters travel to Romania in a quest to find the best driving road in the world. Jeremy drives an Aston DBS Volante, Richard in the Ferrari California and James in the new Lamborgini Gallardo. They race through tunnels underneath The Palace of the People in Bucherest and travel through a gypsy village on their way to see if the Transfagarasan Highway (Ceaucescu’s folly) is the best driving road in the world.

8:35pm Tuesday, July 27 on Prime

Series

On tonight’s Best Of Top Gear Jeremy tests the mildly insane Mercedes SL Black on the track, and Jeremy joins Richard and James to confront the credit crunch head-on as they attempt to find three sensibly priced small cars that won’t make you miserable. English stand-up comedian Michael McIntyre is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, and James travels to America to spend a day with stunt-driving legend Ken Block.

8:30pm Tuesday, July 20 on Prime

Entertainment

James May travels to California in tonight’s Best Of Top Gear to take a look at what is being hailed as the future of motoring – the hydrogen-powered Honda Clarity. Meanwhile, out on the test track, Jeremy Clarkson has a high-voltage encounter with the Tesla, a battery powered super-car, and Richard Hammond takes an affectionate look back at 50 years of Touring Car racing. The Star In A Reasonably Priced Car is none other than living legend Tom Jones.

8:35pm Tuesday, July 13 on Prime

Entertainment

Jeremy, Richard and James attempt to save the planet by building their own electric car out of TVR chassis and milk float batteries. The electric car is then driven through the streets of Oxford, before being put through the rigours of the new car testing process. The Top Gear track witnesses a battle of the continents. Representing the United States of America is the American Corvette ZR1, while Europe’s entry is the Audi R8 V10. What will prevail: the American’s muscle, or the finesse of the European? And the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car is Hollywood’s hottest new property: Michael Sheen, star of Frost/Nixon and Damned United.

8:30pm Tuesday, July 6 on Prime

Entertainment

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May attempt to find the perfect car for 17-year-olds tonight, negotiating insurance companies, accident repairs and a very muddy music festival car park in the process. Plus, Richard goes to Abu Dhabi to test the new Lamborghini Murcielago SV and stages the world’s first-ever race between the 1000 horsepower Bugatti Veyron and the mighty McLaren F1. Back in the studio, the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car is English actor, writer, comedian, author, presenter and director Stephen Fry.

8:30pm Tuesday, June 29 on Prime

Entertainment

In tonight’s Best Of Top Gear Jeremy, Richard and James attempt to save the planet by building their own electric car out of TVR chassis and milk float batteries! The Electric car is designed, made and driven through the streets of Oxford, then the presenters take the Electric car through the rigours of the new car testing process at Mira testing centre in Nuneaton before delivering it to the Autocar magazine for review. Also, Jeremy tests the Jaguar XFR on the Top Gear track and Richard tests the Lexus LFA.