Top Gear

top-gear2013Top Gear will be back on the BBC this month.

The motoring series has been given its return date on BBC Two for its brand new season.

The show will hit screens on Sunday, June 30 at 8pm with its first episode taking place in New Zealand where Jeremy Clarkson and James May race a car against a boat on the North Island coast.

Among the celebrity guest taking part in the ‘Star in a Reasonably Prices Car’ segment are Games of Thrones actor Charles Dance, actor Warwick Davis and singer Joss Stone.

top-gear2013Once again, someone has taken offence to something Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has said.

The motoring presenter has now angered the National Association for People Abused in Childhood after posting a tweet appearing to make fun of the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal at the BBC.

Clarkson tweeted: “Can I just say that I’ve worked at the Bbc for 24 years and in all that time, no-one has ever tried to put his finger in my bottom.”

The group has condemned the comment, saying: “Jeremy Clarkson is well known for coming out with real nonsense like this. I don’t think he realises the seriousness of the issue he is making fun of. Continue reading »

top-gear2013Lewis Hamilton has proved himself on the Top Gear test track, setting a new record.

The British Formula 1 driver broke the record for the ‘Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car’ segment in his second attempt, after being foiled in his previous attempt back in 2007 due to wet weather.

Hamilton completed the lap for last night’s episode in 1.42.9, beating the previous record of 1.44 held by fellow F1 driver Sebastian Vettel.

“Wow, holy crap. I’m surprised,” Hamilton said after host Jeremy Clarkson revealed the time.

TorchwoodjohnTorchwood creator criticises show

Torchwood writer Chris Chibnall has criticised the latest season of the show, saying Miracle Day lacked the show’s “essence”. “Whether you like or dislike Torchwood, it has an essence – of madness and cheekiness and sexiness, and fun and darkness, those sort of polar facets of what it’s about, of putting those things together – and somehow it lost a bit of that somewhere in the process,” he said.

Athlete tries out for The Voice UK

Former Team GB Olympic hurdler Tasha Danvers has tried out for The Voice UK. The 35-year-old is attempting to launch a singing career after injury kept her out of London 2012. 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.

Dave_logoDave viewers will now have access to a new iOS on-demand app.

The free app will allow Pad and iPhone users to watch Dave content from anywhere they wish, so they will never miss another Top gear repeat ever again.

“With the 12 million tablets currently in use in the UK increasingly becoming a primary device for viewing content, the Dave app makes our great programmes conveniently accessible to even more viewers, said Ben Hine, UKTV’s Director of Operations, Technology and Innovation.

”Dave is the first of our free-to-air channels to have an iOS app and over the coming months we will be working towards rolling out apps for Yesterday and Really.” Continue reading »

TopGearraceTop Gear racing from Wembley to San Siro

The Top Gear boys will race across Europe on this weekend’s episode of the BBC Two show, attempting to make it from Wembley to the San Siro in Milan faster than the others. Clarkson will be in a Mustang while Hammond and May will take trains.

Flack and O’Leary hosting BAFTA red carpet

Caroline Flack and Dermot O’Leary will present the red carpet coverage for this year’s BAFTA Awards. The pair will host the E! network coverage on February 10. Continue reading »

DamianLewisTopGearHe may be pretty slick on Homeland but it turns out Damian Lewis isn’t too hot behind the wheel.

The British actor has set an unwanted record on Top Gear by posting the slowest-ever lap time in the history of the show during the ‘Star In A Reasonably-Priced Car’ segment.

However, it must be noted that the actor was driving in perhaps the worst conditions ever seen on the test track, with ice and snow littering the road.

Lewis posted a time 13 seconds slower than the previous record-holder, politician John Prescott. Continue reading »

Top Gear has locked in Homeland lead Damian Lewis for their “Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car” segment.

The British actor will take part in the BBC Two series – hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May – which is due to return to screens on January 27 at 8pm.

Lewis will be the very first star to hit the Top Gear test track this season.

Ofcom better get ready, Top Gear is set to return with all new episodes at the end of January.

The motoring series – hosted by the ever-polarising Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May – will return to BBC Two on Sunday, January 27 at 9pm, as confirmed in the new edition of Top Gear magazine.

First up will be a Christmas special followed by the complete 19th season. Continue reading »

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