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Old 29-01-2013, 13:52
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Personally, I really enjoyed it. I've been watching the repeats on Dave, through a strong pain killer induced haze, so it was nice to see a new one and it made me laugh out loud for the first time in ages. Even the little throw away line about names needing more than vowels and Richards name being I A made me laugh
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Old 29-01-2013, 15:46
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Just caught up with my recording of this.

The whole P45/Dragons Den bit was hilarious. My wife and I were crying with laughter.

They must have had to get permission from so many people to film that.
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Old 29-01-2013, 16:14
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Jeremy's hand signals, the w*****g sign for if someone annoys him
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Old 29-01-2013, 18:04
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I did think it was pretty irresponsible of Jeremy to show how he gets rid of unwanted petrol.
It's not a documentary
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Old 29-01-2013, 18:04
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Personally, I really enjoyed it. I've been watching the repeats on Dave, through a strong pain killer induced haze, so it was nice to see a new one and it made me laugh out loud for the first time in ages. Even the little throw away line about names needing more than vowels and Richards name being I A made me laugh
Unfortunately in a year or so when this ep is on Dave it'll blend in with the rest of them as it was just the same.
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Old 29-01-2013, 18:05
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Great start to the new series, that Huayra is top of my Euromillions list, and The Bentley was surprisingly good too.......... Jeremy's antics made me laugh out loud..........and there were a couple of beautiful ladies in the audience......... (dark haired girl in a patterned jumper stood behind Hammond when talking about the Huarya, and a the blonde stood behind Hammond during the "news" in the crocheted top)
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:11
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Now he would prove an interesting guest. Wonder if the airfield could take a 747 landing though?
There's one in the background, so unless it taxi'd up the M1, I reckon so.
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:54
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There's one in the background, so unless it taxi'd up the M1, I reckon so.
The runway is about 1800metres and that's plenty to get a lightly loaded 747 down on it.
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Old 29-01-2013, 20:01
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Old 29-01-2013, 22:16
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There's one in the background
A rather odd one, at that.. are those twin jet engines?
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Old 29-01-2013, 22:23
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A rather odd one, at that.. are those twin jet engines?
Yes, I believe they were fitted for filming a James Bond movie, I don't think they are real.
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Old 29-01-2013, 22:24
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There was a thread on the TG Jumbo
http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1440960
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Old 29-01-2013, 22:33
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And that's exactly why the show is so successful.


If it did "proper" reviews of the kind of cars that most viewers can actually afford, it would be so dull that it wouldn't have a quarter of the audience it does now.

If you do a bit of searching you can find 1980s-90s editions of Top Gear online. God, they're a trial. I occasionally used to watch the show back then, and I thought I'd enjoy watching old episodes now from a retro perspective, but they're just so earnest about such boring cars that they can be a real slog to watch.

Remember, the original Top Gear that reviewed real-world cars was cancelled by the BBC specifically because its ratings had collapsed to almost nothing. Clarkson and Wilman pitched their vision of Top Gear as something quite different, and that's why the BBC took a punt on it.
That's right and Top Gear Magazine does review normal cars and there are plenty of video reviews online.

ITV had a car show with Jason Dawe and Penny something or other a couple of years ago.

In fact if I remember wasn't Dawe on the current version of TG before May replaced him? Funny as Dave never re runs that first series as I'm sure Ed China was on it as well.
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Old 29-01-2013, 22:55
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That's right and Top Gear Magazine does review normal cars and there are plenty of video reviews online.

ITV had a car show with Jason Dawe and Penny something or other a couple of years ago.

In fact if I remember wasn't Dawe on the current version of TG before May replaced him? Funny as Dave never re runs that first series as I'm sure Ed China was on it as well.
Penny Mallory.

Yes Dawe was on (new) Top Gear for a series before James May joined.
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Old 29-01-2013, 23:01
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Penny Mallory.

Yes Dawe was on (new) Top Gear for a series before James May joined.
Have you ever seen season 1 re run on Dave? I haven't, it seems to have vanished.
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Old 29-01-2013, 23:10
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Have you ever seen season 1 re run on Dave? I haven't, it seems to have vanished.
I've not noticed it, no, but I don't tend to watch the repeats very often. The first series didn't really have the same 'spark' that the later series with May had/have.
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Old 29-01-2013, 23:14
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I've not noticed it, no, but I don't tend to watch the repeats very often. The first series didn't really have the same 'spark' that the later series with May had/have.
I don't know as I can't really remember series 1 I know China did some modding of cars and there was some silly stuff.

I'd like to see Dave re run it though.
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Old 29-01-2013, 23:31
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I don't know as I can't really remember series 1 I know China did some modding of cars and there was some silly stuff.

I'd like to see Dave re run it though.
I guess that, as it would have a different line-up of presenters, it's probably regarded as being potentially too confusing for viewers.

I can't really remember it either but I seem to recall it having some good moments but it certainly wasn't as watchable as the later series. It proved it was worthwhile bringing TG back in revamped form, though.
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Old 29-01-2013, 23:50
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Great start to the series!

Jeremy on top form in the P45, as were the Dragons! Damien Lewis' lap was class haha
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Old 30-01-2013, 10:32
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Have you ever seen season 1 re run on Dave? I haven't, it seems to have vanished.
I had a look at the current BBC Worldwide sales catalogue, and series 1 is not listed. Essentially, it's been withdrawn from sale so it's not available for licensing, so you won't be seeing it broadcast anywhere. I suspect this was at the behest of Clarkson and Wilman.

It's not at all hard to get hold of, though, and watching it now, it's understandable why it's been quietly brushed under the carpet. It's not actually *bad* or anything like that, but it just feels "wrong" compared to Clarkson/Hammond/May TG.
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Old 30-01-2013, 11:17
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Episode 1 series one here.

http://www.streetfire.net/video/top-...-1_2205634.htm
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Old 30-01-2013, 13:05
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I can forgive the juvenile inane and simpleton behaviour of the three idiots on dope, but when something decent DOES come on to the screen worth seeing ....Like say ...a BENTLEY on a Rally stage on road tyres in the hands of Kris Meeke.......

I WANT TO SEE IT !!!!!!!

Not some epileptic inducing millisecond blipvert sequence of shot, cut , zoom , cut shot ...blurrr cut ...shot blurr ...FFS

Channel the action without interference ...1st rule of TV Camera work.

Its not big and certainly aint clever.
I love 'the juvenile inane and simpleton behaviour of the three idiots on dope' - Last of The Summer Wine' with cars.

Unfortunately, the first rule of camera work now is - make sure no shot is steady, still and focussed.

It seems that TV is now JUST about the visuals and not about 'the content'. It is why people are getting a shorter attention span because they just aren;t used to watching and thinking and reacting to things it's just about seeing images.

It is Max Headroom come to reality as you infer with your blipvert. (you old saddo you.)
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Old 30-01-2013, 13:25
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I had a look at the current BBC Worldwide sales catalogue, and series 1 is not listed. Essentially, it's been withdrawn from sale so it's not available for licensing, so you won't be seeing it broadcast anywhere. I suspect this was at the behest of Clarkson and Wilman.

It's not at all hard to get hold of, though, and watching it now, it's understandable why it's been quietly brushed under the carpet. It's not actually *bad* or anything like that, but it just feels "wrong" compared to Clarkson/Hammond/May TG.
Cheers that's interesting.
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Old 30-01-2013, 14:08
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For me, and maybe many others, it's escapism.

Of course most of us could only dream of driving such cars, never mind owning one.

Most of us could only dream of having the skill and guts to drive at those speeds, never mind ever being in the position of being able to do so.

Most of us will only be able to see such cars on TG, few of us will ever be in any position to see one in the flesh (well, I saw a Lambo a couple of years ago parked at my local Sainsburys, I've seen an AMG Merc once, parked up ....)

I would love to see the Bugatti Veyron up close. To sit in it would be heaven. But a dream, as I doubt that I will ever be that fortunate.


These are the cars, and the driving, that dreams are made of. TG gets me a little closer to that dream.
I would recommend attending the annual Wilton Supercar Show. You get up close to all the supercars, including Veyrons.
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Old 30-01-2013, 14:45
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Thanks to everyone. Speed read of the last 3 pages a lot quicker than actually sitting through the pathetic spectacle just to see if they were not going to insult my intelligence with the new series.
Saved me a tiresome exercise - most grateful. Obviously no change, as the never-grown-up schoolboys seem to be loving it.

I believe ITV2 has a new series on badger baiting in which you may all be interested.
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