Top Gear (UK) 21 Seasons 2012

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Season 18
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In the final episode of the season, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May set out to discover if you can go motor racing for less than it costs to play golf. Richard is also out on the Top Gear test track in the brand new BMW M5 and there's a double helping of stars as rock legend Slash and Lotus F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen are let loose in the Reasonably Priced Cars.

Runtime:
1 hour 2 minutes
Original air date:
March 11, 2012

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    1. Episode 1 The gang head to Italy for a supercar shootout. Their trip starts at the Nardo test track, a facility so massive it is visible from space, before heading north for a nerve wracking drive around the center of Rome.

    TV-NR 1h 0min January 29, 2012
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    2. Episode 2 Jeremy Clarkson and James May travel to Beijing. Meanwhile, Richard Hammond is in Texas to immerse himself in the surprisingly interesting world of NASCAR racing. Matt Le Blanc is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

    TV-NR 1h 0min February 5, 2012
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    3. Episode 3 Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond are on location with a forthcoming movie as they take charge of shooting the film's climactic car chase. Clarkson uses his expertise to choreograph the stunt driving while Hammond organizes an explosive finale.

    TV-NR 1h 0min February 12, 2012
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    4. Episode 4 The Ferrari FF and Bentley Continental V8 are put through their paces at a unique test track on the edge of the Arctic Circle while May is in Florida where he meets up with AC/DC front man Brian Johnson.

    TV-NR 1h 0min February 19, 2012
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    5. Episode 5 Jeremy Clarkson and James May pay tribute to quirky Swedish car maker Saab. Meanwhile, Richard Hammond races a rocket-powered flying man against a rally-spec Skoda. Plus, current Doctor Who, Matt Smith, is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

    TV-NR 1h 0min February 26, 2012
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    6. Episode 6 Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May hit Donington in three stripped out track cars - the KTM X-Bow, the Morgan Three Wheeler and the Caterham R500. Back at the Top Gear airfield, Jeremy recreates the battle of Britain in an insane aero-engined Bentley and a flame spitting retro BMW. Plus Blur bassist and professional cheese maker Alex James is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.

    TV-NR 1h 1min March 4, 2012
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    7. Episode 7 In the final episode of the season, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May set out to discover if you can go motor racing for less than it costs to play golf. Richard is also out on the Top Gear test track in the brand new BMW M5 and there's a double helping of stars as rock legend Slash and Lotus F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen are let loose in the Reasonably Priced Cars.

    TV-NR 1h 2min March 11, 2012
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    India Special The gang embarks on a trade mission to India. Equipped with three old British cars and a range of uniquely British products, they set off on an epic road trip across one of the world's most fascinating and challenging countries.

    TV-NR 1h 27min December 28, 2011

Product Details

Genres TV Talk Shows, Comedy
Director Konrad Begg, James Bryce, Phil Churchward, Ben Duncan, Benji Edwards, Brian Klein
Supporting actors James May, The Stig, Slash, Kimi Räikkönen, Chris Evans, Francesco Fraulo
Season year 2012
Network BBC America
Executive Producer Nick Dalton
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Deborah K. Polk on June 5, 2012
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After suffering a less than glowing reception for their India Special Top Gear came back guns blazing! It was a solid season about cars - and just enough of the fluff that we love to make it entertaining - but not TOO sweet! My problem is - after being an avid TG head for several years now and making the sizeable investment into their Blu Ray offerings - BBC has decided NOT to release this season in BR. I'm disappointed - and by the chatter on the net - I'm not the only one. TG is visually a treat for the eyes - it's truly beautiful to behold. And the quality of the BR picture only showcased the talents of the hosts and the incredible production team. I will wait to purchase in the hopes that the BBC comes to their senses and releases this season - along with those to come - in the high quality BR format.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By emmpee on September 21, 2012
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There just is no other way to state it. The chemistry between Hammond, May, & Clarkson is invaluable and irreplaceable. The show itself is the bar of all automotive related shows that come after. If your production is not taking some sort of influence from this show, you have missed the mark. The camera equipment & techniques of this show rival stunt sequences in any major film. It clearly has affected my life in positive ways.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kris128183 on June 9, 2012
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Season 18 of Top Gear begins with the India Special as the trio travel across India to promote the U.K. As always, almost everything that could possibly go wrong does go wrong. But in a comical way in Top Gear tradition. Then series continues with 7 more episodes that include: filming a car chase for a movie, a look at China's car industry, a Supercar trip to Italy, a test of Track cars, a look at Chris Evan's collection of Ferraris, Richard's foray into NASCAR and much more. The celebrity interviews in this season include Matt LeBlanc, Will.i.am, Ryan Reynolds, Slash and Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen. With 7 episodes plus a special this was the most action packed season of Top Gear in about 3-4 years. In the bonus features there's an episode of the American Top Gear. The first episode from season 2 in which the guys find cheap alternatives for pickup trucks in Texas. It's nice that this episode was included because season 2 of the US Top Gear is still not on DVD for some reason. Great DVD for fans of the show and it will provide hours of laughs and entertainment.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Maestas on January 2, 2013
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I have enjoyed all seasons of Top Gear. Its one of my favorite series.If you're a petrol head or a "gear head" you'll enjoy it too.
And even if you're not a car person per say, you'll still enjoy it for entertainment value alone. Jeremy Clarkson is the funniest man there is on BBC and the dynamic between the other co-hosts James May and Richard Hammond are sure to please just about every audience.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By phillip vandervoort on May 26, 2012
The Top Gear UK team never ceases to make me laugh with that perfect mix of over-the-top explosions and other manly stuff! I don't think I will ever stop watching this show, as it is, in my opinion, THE best car show out there.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David B. Raezer on November 24, 2012
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I have always been a fan of the TopGear series. Maybe my opinion of the show might be premature but after watching the first episode I felt they are trying too hard to entertain. Granted with over 17 seasons of success is remarkable in its own right. What I like most of the show besides seeing exotic cars being put through their paces is the British style of humor. Hopefully they can keep a good thing going. Much better than the American attempt.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ibrahim Mohiuddin on June 16, 2014
1. The camaraderie. The show would never be the same without Jeremy, Richard and James hosting it. These are three blokes who not only love their subject, but they genuinely get along with one another, and that in turn makes the audience feel like we're part of the group, too. They have a chemistry that can't be duplicated. If one of these three ever decides to call it a day (and we're very thankful they've stayed for a decade!), it's time to throw in the towel.

2. The tone. This is not a serious car show. Though there are car reviews and features, it's not going to tell you which car you should buy (unless you really do want to drive around with an Anarchy flag and a waterbed) or how you can pimp your ride. This is a show that's about the love of cars by people who love cars. And frankly, I'd rather see if one can turn a Reliant Robin into a space shuttle than another cut-and-dried review of a minivan.

3. Unsuccessful challenges. I'm not promoting failure here - but it's the fact that these guys aren't afraid to try things that probably won't work that makes the show so fantastic to watch. If they stood around and did only the things that were plausible, or safe, it wouldn't be nearly as interesting. I don't really care that most of the things Jeremy, Richard and James dream up have failed...I'm impressed that they've even tried.

Richard Hammond's 10 Best Challenges

4. A spot of controversy. Continuing on with the above, if our hosts only ever said the things that every other interviewer says, or just the ones that are politically correct, we'd be turning the channel during the chat segments. While they've offended some people, that's still better than being bored to tears.

5. Self-deprecation.
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