My work in New Zealand is done. But it’s nice here. So I’m going to stick around.
— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) March 12, 2013
While Top Gear has caused a bit of a stir in NZ this week with the Ninety Mile Beach controversy, it’s also been kicking off across the ditch.
Jeremy Clarkson’s escapades in Sydney are proving popular with the Australian media but not so much with Top Gear’s executive producer Andy Wilman.
Wilman has shut down talk that Clarkson and the show wouldn’t be returning to Australia after a member of Clarkson’s party told paparazzi: “You’re the reason we won’t come back to Australia”.
Wilman responded by describing Clarkson’s friend as a “halfwit”. Continue reading »
The Far North District Council has apologised to some local Maori for failing to consult them before granting access to the BBC to film Top Gear on Ninety Mile Beach this month.
The British motoring series will spend next week filming on the beach, which will be closured to the public for short periods between March 11 and 17.
However, the FNDC has today apologised to local iwi for not consulting them before granting special permission to the BBC to close the beach, which is classed as a public road.
Usually the permission process would involve advertising and two weeks for submissions but due to the short notice given by the BBC the council skipped the process. Continue reading »
The BBC has released footage of the helicopter crash that took place during filming for the South Korean version of Top Gear.
The AH1 Cobra helicopter was involved in a race against a Corvette ZR1 when it encountered difficulties and hit the ground.
No one was seriously injured.
He may be pretty slick on Homeland but what’s Damian Lewis like behind the wheel? Continue reading »
Top Gear has locked in Homeland’s Damian Lewis for its first episode of the 2013 series. The actor will feature in the “Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car” segment.
Sheen up for Two and a Half Men return
Charlie Sheen has said on The Late Show with David Letterman that is up for a return to Two and a Half Men for the shows finale. “I am dead,” he conceded, “But so is the show.” Continue reading »
7:00pm Wednesday, December 26 on Prime
Middle East Road Trip
Join Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May in this Boxing Day episode of the show, as the trio drive across the Middle East to follow the path of the Three Wise Men.
7:35pm Sunday, December 16 on Prime
The gear-busting, adrenaline-fuelled ride through Top Gear’s Top 40 challenges of all time is almost over. Join Top Gear Executive Producer Andy Wilman, as he hosts the one and a half hour special finale, revealing the ultimate top five. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May attempt to make amphibious vehicles from normal cars. Then the amphibious vehicles return as the trio attempt to cross the English Channel in them. Next the boys tackle motorhomes, as they build stylish, cool and functional motorhomes small enough for European roads. The team takes a Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, Porsche 911 GT3 RS and Aston Martin V8 Vantage N24 to Europe in search of the best driving road. What will be number one?
7:35pm Sunday, December 9 on Prime
The Top Gear trio are narrowing down the list of the most ambitious stunts they have pulled off. Tonight, Jeremy and the boys wonder how hard it is to be a truck driver – and ponder for long enough to buy three lorries and take on the mother of all lorry challenges. Then, the boys are up against it, making their own stretch limos from everyday cars. But the challenge has only just begun. There are some high-profile celebs who need a lift to the Brit Awards…
7:35pm Sunday, December 2 on Prime
Through the years, the Top Gear trio have taken on their fair share of stunts and challenges and it’s about time we named the best of the best. This explosive series narrows the list down to 40 of the most ambitious stunts the Top Gear guys have been able to pull off… or not, as they invariably go wrong. Tonight, they were once state-of-the-art Italian supercars – the Maserati Merak, the Ferrari Dino 308GT4 and the Lamborghini Uracco. Now, all the lads need to do is try to drive these crap 70′s ‘supercars’ from Bristol to a “gentleman’s” club in Slough. Also, the team set about finding British bobbies the perfect disposable cop car, thereby allowing them to make the Brits proud on the world stage of Police!