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Old 28-12-2012, 10:42
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Just wondering if anyone knows when there will be a new series Top Gear?

Been ages since new ones have been on our screens..

I think its long overdue..
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Old 28-12-2012, 10:58
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God I hope not.
The show would be more realistic if they made it into a cartoon!
I stopped watching it years ago.
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Old 28-12-2012, 11:00
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God I hope not.
The show would be more realistic if they made it into a cartoon!
I stopped watching it years ago.
Good for you - doesn't help answer the question though does it.

Now, to assist kitt 2000, it looks like the next series will be March 2013.
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Old 28-12-2012, 11:03
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March well thats something good on tv to look forward to..
Top Gear rules..
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Old 28-12-2012, 13:06
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Might be earlier as BBC2 is already trailing it, albeit without content. Hammond said that the Xmas special in Africa is on in March.
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Old 28-12-2012, 13:13
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Might be earlier as BBC2 is already trailing it, albeit without content. Hammond said that the Xmas special in Africa is on in March.
It was also stated in the main Top Gear thread that the Christmas Special had been tacked onto the new 2013 series (at the beginning maybe?).
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Old 28-12-2012, 13:20
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Here is an exact answer to your question.
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Old 28-12-2012, 16:37
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So if that's correct, it's very much sooner than anyone had thought - Sunday 27th Jan
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Old 28-12-2012, 16:54
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Shame there is no Christmas one like usuall, I really hope so soon next year.
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Old 28-12-2012, 17:09
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When Hell freezes over, if I had anything to do with it.
Middle-aged men poncing about in over-priced cars.

I 'sppose it does have an appeal to certain young men.

Digressing a bit.

Pity they can't even get insured for a Nissan Micra, the way insurance premiums have shot up in the last few years.
In my youth as a seventeen year old teenager, with only a provisional licence I insured my first car, third party, fire and theft, for today's equivalent of less than seventy quid.

A relative tried to add her eighteen year old daughter to her insurance on a ten year old 1ltr car a few weeks ago. Her insurers wanted another 4,000.
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Old 28-12-2012, 17:13
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When Hell freezes over, if I had anything to do with it.
Middle-aged men poncing about in over-priced cars.

I 'sppose it does have an appeal to certain young men.
And to older men like myself. And, judging by comments elsewhere, to women as well.

Still, it gets very good audience figures (which seems to prove that many still watch it).

And those that like it can watch it, those that don't like it can no doubt find something else.

That's the beauty of telly.
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Old 28-12-2012, 17:16
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Well I am looking forward to the new series..
There is precious little on the telly,

Its about time we had something good..
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Old 28-12-2012, 17:27
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So if that's correct, it's very much sooner than anyone had thought - Sunday 27th Jan
Definitely correct.

If you click here and scroll down to the 23rd January, you will see the recording date. They record on the Wednesday and broadcast on the following Sunday. So the recording date of the 23rd means a transmission date for the 27th.

I've been to a couple of recordings, so I can vouch for that.
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Old 28-12-2012, 17:34
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It's brilliant telly, one of the funniest things outside of animation.
Great to see the world, as experienced by three blokes enjoying themselves without having to put anyone else down to be amusing. All good harmless fun.
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Old 28-12-2012, 17:37
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Definitely correct.

If you click here and scroll down to the 23rd January, you will see the recording date. They record on the Wednesday and broadcast on the following Sunday. So the recording date of the 23rd means a transmission date for the 27th.

I've been to a couple of recordings, so I can vouch for that.
Brilliant news then - thanks for the info (not that I ever doubted you )
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Old 28-12-2012, 18:33
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And to older men like myself. And, judging by comments elsewhere, to women as well.

Still, it gets very good audience figures (which seems to prove that many still watch it).

And those that like it can watch it, those that don't like it can no doubt find something else.

That's the beauty of telly.
You mean watching Top Gear isn't compulsory?
Who'd have ever thought of that?
I'm sure many posters will be eternally grateful to you for pointing that out.


I guess it's the closest thing many can get to owning a decent car. "No doubt."
Enjoy it if you like it, I don't mind, but I always thought it pants.
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Old 28-12-2012, 19:44
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They used to do two series of Top Gear a year, now it is just one plus Xmas special. Don't know if that was down to budgeting reasons or if Clarkson and co wanted to so just one series a year.
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Old 29-12-2012, 09:09
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You mean watching Top Gear isn't compulsory?
Who'd have ever thought of that?
I'm sure many posters will be eternally grateful to you for pointing that out.
Well, some always seem to be unaware of that fact. Some even seem to go as far as saying something along the lines of "I don't like it so it should not be shown". Not that you would ever say anything even approaching that.

But thanks for your contribution here. No doubt some found it enlightening.

And as you keep on saying:

It's only telly.
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Old 29-12-2012, 10:04
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When Hell freezes over, if I had anything to do with it.
Middle-aged men poncing about in over-priced cars.

I 'sppose it does have an appeal to certain young men.

Digressing a bit.

Pity they can't even get insured for a Nissan Micra, the way insurance premiums have shot up in the last few years.
In my youth as a seventeen year old teenager, with only a provisional licence I insured my first car, third party, fire and theft, for today's equivalent of less than seventy quid.

A relative tried to add her eighteen year old daughter to her insurance on a ten year old 1ltr car a few weeks ago. Her insurers wanted another 4,000.
She is 18 and incredibly high risk. Insurers are losing money on car insurance at the moment.
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Old 29-12-2012, 10:12
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Well, some always seem to be unaware of that fact. Some even seem to go as far as saying something along the lines of "I don't like it so it should not be shown". Not that you would ever say anything even approaching that.

But thanks for your contribution here. No doubt some found it enlightening.

And as you keep on saying:

It's only telly.

Hmm..

But anyone criticising a programme you like seems to bother you a bit though, doesn't it?

Where do you want to go with this?
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Old 29-12-2012, 10:18
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She is 18 and incredibly high risk. Insurers are losing money on car insurance at the moment.
No that's just "insurance and paper talk."

To make a lot of money, insurers now want to completely remove many calculable risks from the equation.

The 4,000 wasn't worked out from actuarial tables, it was just a way of refusing the business.
I'm not saying some young people aren't a high risk, but you can't lump them all together. But insurers now do.
Have a look around next time you're out driving, you'll hardly ever see someone under the age of twenty driving a car. If the police see them they often stop them as there's a chance a few of them will be uninsured.
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Old 29-12-2012, 10:20
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No that's just "insurance and paper talk."

To make a lot of money, insurers now want to completely remove many calculable risks from the equation.

The 4,000 wasn't worked out from actuarial tables, it was just a way of refusing the business.
I'm not saying some young people aren't a high risk, but you can't lump them all together. But insurers now do.
Have a look around next time you're out driving, you'll hardly ever see someone under the age of twenty driving a car. If the police see them they often stop them as there's a chance a few of them will be uninsured.
What's 'paper talk'? Insurers lose money on car insurance, undeniable fact.
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Old 29-12-2012, 10:42
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What's 'paper talk'? Insurers lose money on car insurance, undeniable fact.
Hmm..

When did the last insurance big insurance company go broke?

That's a fact.
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Old 29-12-2012, 10:44
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Hmm..

When did the last insurance big insurance company go broke?

That's a fact.
That would assume they do car insurance only, which they clearly don't. They are losing money, this is a fact unless you care to prove otherwise.
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Old 29-12-2012, 10:45
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The British motor insurance industry could be on course for its first underwriting profit in 18 years after dramatically narrowing its losses during 2011, according to accountants Deloitte.

British car insurers paid out 106 pounds ($170) in claims and expenses last year for every 100 pounds they took in premiums, taking their collective underwriting loss to about 600 million pounds, Deloitte said on Thursday.

That compares with 120 pounds of claims and expenses per 100 pounds of claims the previous year.

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Motor insurers often turn a profit despite losing money on their core underwriting activities thanks to income from investments, and from reserves set aside in previous years against claims that did not materialise.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/0...84N15P20120524
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