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Top Gear (UK) 22 Seasons 2011

Season 16
4.8 out of 5 stars (96) IMDb 8.9/10

Season 16 features a race between the Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet and the greatest force in the universe - gravity! Richard Hammond travels to South Africa to put the Porsche is an ultimate speed race. Jeremy Clarkson pits the Jaguar XJ against the speed of the sun in an overnight race and James May has no choice but to become Captain Fast when he takes to the track in the new Ariel Atom V8.

Starring:
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond
Original air date:
March 14, 2011

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1. Episode 1 - Top Gear (UK), Season 16

Jeremy Clarkson subjects the Skoda Yeti to a remarkably thorough road test and James May makes a rare visit to the test track in the insane Aerial Atom V8. Meanwhile, Richard Hammond celebrates the incredible evolution of the Porsche 911 by racing a modern Turbo Cabriolet against its oldest relative and the power of gravity. Stand up comedian John Bishop is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

CC TV-NR February 7, 2011 1 hour, 4 minutes
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2. Episode 2 - Top Gear (UK), Season 16

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May go head-to-head against their Australian Top Gear counterparts in a car-based version of The Ashes. The action includes rallying, drifting and an Aussie version of double-decker car racing, it's an all-out grudge match. Also, Jeremy is on the test track in Ferrari's new 599 GTO and a celebrity guest takes their turn in a Reasonably Priced Car.

CC TV-NR February 21, 2011 1 hour, 1 minute
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3. Episode 3 - Top Gear (UK), Season 16

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May head to Albania to test the super luxurious Rolls-Royce Ghost, Bentley Mulsanne and Mercedes S65 AMG. Back in the UK, Jeremy is out on the track in a trio of high powered hatchbacks, the Ford Focus RS500, the Prodrive Impreza CS400 and the one-off Volvo C30 PPC, whilst Jonathan Ross is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car

CC TV-NR February 21, 2011 1 hour, 2 minutes
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4. Episode 4 - Top Gear (UK), Season 16

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May set out to buy second hand convertibles and discover some of the unusual pitfalls to watch out for when picking up a used car bargain. Jeremy is also out on the test track in the insanely powerful Pagani Zonda R while Simon Pegg is the Star in the Reasonably Priced car and outspoken F1 legend Eddie Irvine sets a lap time in the old Suzuki Liana.

CC TV-NR February 28, 2011 1 hour, 4 minutes
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5. Episode 5 - Top Gear (UK), Season 16

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May set out to end the chaos and misery that snowfall brings to Britain every year using a combine harvester, some basic engineering skills and a quick trip to Norway. Also in this show, Jeremy is on the test track in the new Audi RS5 and the latest BMW M3 and American actress Amber Heard is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

CC TV-NR March 7, 2011 58 minutes
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6. Episode 6 - Top Gear (UK), Season 16

Jeremy Clarkson races the new Jaguar XJ against something even bigger and more powerful - the rotation of the Earth itself. Meanwhile, Richard Hammond achieves a boyhood dream by testing two 1980s supercar icons, the Porsche 959 and Ferrari F40, and James May is in America to drive NASA's very latest Space Exploration Vehicle.

CC TV-NR March 14, 2011 1 hour
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Bonus: USA Super Car Road Trip

The Top Gear boys are once again let loose in the USA, this time for an epic road trip up the east coast. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are comparing the Mercedes SLS, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and the Ferrari 458 Italia. Along the way they undertake a series of challenges culminating in a fight to find the fastest way into New York, all in the name of crowning the world's greatest sports car. There's a round up of car-related Christmas tat and Oscar-winning film director Danny Boyle takes to the track as the star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

CC TV-NR February 7, 2011 1 hour, 6 minutes
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Bonus: Middle East Special

The three wise men of Top Gear embark on a seasonal road trip as they attempt to recreate a certain famous journey across the Middle East to Bethlehem. They do so in a trio of open top sports cars, each wholly unsuited to the conflict ridden mountains of Southern Turkey, the dangerous warzones of Iraq and the searing deserts of Syria. Along the way they test the limits of mechanical and physical endurance as well as asking the vital question, what exactly is myrrh and where do you buy it?

CC TV-NR February 14, 2011 1 hour, 20 minutes
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Product Details

Genres TV Talk Shows, Comedy
Starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond
Supporting actors James May
Season year 2011
Network BBC America
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Top Gear is my favorite show on TV by a mile. The 16th season might have been the best yet. The cover of this DVD set says it includes the Middle East and USA specials from December 2010 which is a huge relief. Two of my all time favorite episodes right there and very happy to hear that both will be in this DVD set. Watching James, Richard and Jeremy drive up the East Coast through NASCAR tracks, Washington D.C. and eventually up to NYC was entertaining to say the least. Much better in my opinion than the 2007 USA Special which had several scenes that were a bit much. The Middle East Special features the trio being left in Iraq in covertibles wearing bullet-proof vests because, well, it is Iraq. They then reenact the journey of the 3 Wise men which ends with them discovering a Baby Stig to replace Ben Collins, the previous Stig, who had been fired following the 15th Series. Those 2 episodes alone are enough to make me buy this set but there's so much more. James driving NASA's latest space exploration vehicle, a road-trip to Albania to find the perfect car for the mafia, a hilarious attempt to make a combine harvester into a Snow Plough, Richard racing a VW Bug from 1 mile in the air with a Porsche 911, Jeremy's fantastic review of the fabulous Skoda Yeti, Clarkson's race against God(actually the sun) and a hilarious episode featuring the UK Top Gear guys in a series of challenges against the Austrailian Top Gear hosts. In addition to all of this are reviews of the Ferrari F40, Porsche 959, Ferrari 599 GTO, Ariel Atom 500, Jaguar XJ, Pagani Zonda R, BMW M3 Competition Pack and the Audi RS5 just to name a few.Read more ›
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Officially "Top Gear" is a long running automotive show on Britain's BBC. In reality it is far much more. Hosted by 3 middle aged journalists with a shared passion for cars there is bombastic Jeremy, pedantic and detail oriented James and `happy puppy' Richard, who is usually caught between the other two. 3 young men playing with cars would get boring but 3 middle aged men, acting like kids? That gets fun.

Although the men have a passion for cars they know the general population does not care about compression levels and cylinder heads and drive ratios, the general population wants to know if it is fun. Each show has several regular segments such as test driving some high performance, very expensive car at their test track, discussing car news, which can get a bit off topic and having celebrity guests which after a brief interview have to drive a lap on their test track to compare their driving skills to other celebrities who've already been there. The more memorable parts of the shows though are their adventures outside the studio when they try to show the `superiority' of cars to other forms of transport, usually in some silly race or explore a region in cars or most ludicrously, `improve' cars-something that usually results in crashes or fires or bickering or all of the above.

This season really had a lot of really good bits on it. Among the stand out challenges in this season are a trip though the middle east from Iraq to Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank (three wise men?
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My boyfriend loves top gear... he has a collection of these dvd's that I've given him overtime. This is the perfect gift for guys that love cars and have a good sense of humor. You won't disappoint your guy... :)
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Top Gear is timeless. It won't matter what season you watch, they are all excellent. Jeremy, Richard, and James, the presenters of this Super-car, Super-informative, Super-serious, Super-funny, Super-silly, anomaly, or enigma of humanity has just got to be seen to be appreciated. These English gentlemen show the engineering skills of a Ferrari engineer, the knowledge of driving tantamount to a formula one driver and the hilarity and incompetency of the three stooges all in one package and they make it all very believable. They talk about all kinds of cars while letting you go with them on a test drive. No car is beyond their reach for a drive in the country or on the track. The chemistry between these hosts is English charm and buffoonery perfectly presented like a typical family reunion. You will be having so much fun watching that you will not realize that you are being well educated on some very sophisticated car facts. I would rate Top Gear a 10, but I am only allowed 5 Stars.
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Have always loved cars (I'm a guy) and so this show always entertains me - love the reviews, the stars in the cars, the crazy stunts, and mostly the guy banter. And even my spouse gets a laugh out of the show which is no small feat given her interest in cars and general view of guy behavior. And for whatever reason, the videography and editing are superb - there is some beautiful scenery especially when they are in some exotic locale.
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