Television Top Gear

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  1. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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    Only seen upto ep4. The star in the reasonably priced car is a bit crap, 1st episode was dreadful in hindsight but 2, 3, 4 were good & i like the presenters for some reason the 1 that should work Chris Evans hasn't & as some said probably should go into producing
     
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  3. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Chris Evans stepping down from Top Gear - BBC News

    I hear nails being hammered into a coffin. Good Bye Top Gear RIP.
     
  4. Johnny Carwash

    Johnny Carwash Champion Elect Contributor

    Should have knocked the programme on the head once Clarkson and co left.
     
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  5. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    If the BBC weren't so worried about the revenue they make from Top Gear they could have scaled the program back and let it grow with a new team. Sadly the rest of the world wanted zany and zany the BBC gave them. The trouble is, the old TG team had a decade or more to get to that level. If you go and watch an episode from season 2 or 3 they review normal cars and things are quite mild.

    Chris Evans was never the right man for the job. When the rumours first surfaced (which he denied) that he was being considered there was a pretty big backlash even then. Hardly the best start.

    It's hard to see where they go now.
     
  6. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Fire Eddie, stick it out with the other 4 would be a start. And put the celeb section back to how it was, including the track.
     
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  7. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    Chris Evans was the weak part of the show, they should just keep Eddie J for the odd quirky feature, Sabine Schmidt just for track features.
    I actually really like all the stuff that Matt Le Blanc, Rory Reid and the peculiar one have done.
     
  8. Hamberg

    Hamberg FOTA VIP, I've got the avatar to prove it :) Contributor

    Rory Reid, Chris Harris and Matt Le Blanc. There is the show.
     
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  9. F1Brits_90

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    How Chris Evans didnt work on top gear will be mystery, as out of 7 he shouldve been the dead cert. Popular with public with R2 breakfast show & big return hit of TFI Friday. Struggle to find anyone who knows about/loves cars more in Britain. Was on old top gear watched old top gear & star in reasonably price car interviews. That should be great like he was TFI Friday was poor

    But somehow Matt LeBlanc Rory Reid & Chris harris all unexpectedly outshone him & he the big star became the minor role. But I will say that now ive the whole series the 1st episode was shocking & just screamed forced fun
     
  10. Andyoak

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    Suspect he may have been encouraged from on high; with the investigation of alleged sexual harassment (in the 90's) looming.
    Wouldn't look good for export sales; and if he has to step out of the limelight later then better to do it at home.
     
  11. The Artist.....

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    I think there is one thing still missing- the production team; if the BBC want to make Top Gear a hit again, they want to reverse a coach load of money to Andy Wilman's house to get him to produce on Top Gear (as well as the Grand Tour).
     
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  12. Ojir Mc Kenny

    Ojir Mc Kenny Spectator

    TOP gear lost its voice since Jeremy is gone
     
  13. F1Brits_90

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    Are we already for the grand tour. As i sorted myself out today for grand tour on friday, fire stick & prime subscription bought at 5.99 a mth. Which 4mths works out at probally £1.50 an episode which looks great value for money if its anywhere near top gear

    For me its a voyage into the unknown, as ive never bought a streaming service before as as sky+ is everything i need, closest i get to streaming is the on demand section of sky. So im hoping the fire stick is easy as it seems on tv
     
  14. vintly

    vintly Mostly bacon Premium Contributor

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    I'm not a Top Gear fan, so at the risk of heresy on this very thread, enjoy this:

     
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  15. Hamberg

    Hamberg FOTA VIP, I've got the avatar to prove it :) Contributor

    The Grand Tour - loved it. Proper Top Gear is back!
     
  16. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    It'll never be as good as Top Gear until William Woolard presents it.
     
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  17. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    But is it worth £79 quid for prime?
     
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    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Thoroughly enjoyed it, not much new but then why change a winning format.
     
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  19. Hamberg

    Hamberg FOTA VIP, I've got the avatar to prove it :) Contributor

    I had prime anyway and think it's worth it without Top Gear but yes it's worth it.
     
  20. RasputinLives

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    Get it on free trial for a month, watch all Top Gear, and get all your Xmas presents delivered for free.
     
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  21. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    Just don't forget to cancel it at the end !!
     

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