Television Top Gear

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  1. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    New trailer. IN LEGO.

     
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  3. Titch

    Titch Champion Elect Premium Contributor

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    Are they any better behaved?
     
  4. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    Hopefully not
     
  5. rufus_mcdufus

    rufus_mcdufus Champion Elect

    Watched the preview last night. There seem to be a lot of specials. I have to admit I'm getting a little bored of the specials with the rather-forced goofing around.
     
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  6. Greenlantern101

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    More 'fully scripted' rather than 'forced goofing.'

    I too am less excited than usual about its return.

    That said I will still watch it. They do have their moments when they occasionally remember its a car show.
     
  7. cider_and_toast

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

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    Half the problem with Top Gear is that I'm sure the presenters wouldn't mind doing a bit more with the cars but it's what sells for the Beeb world wide. I read an interesting article on it in one of the papers (broadsheet but can't remember which one) a while back. Because there are a number of programs that make the BBC an absolute fortune in global sales, the direction these shows take will be driven by market demand. Therefore, in the case of Top Gear, if it's felt that fully scripted "goofing" is what makes the show popular on the foreign markets then more of the same please. Mind you, when you take all of the Top Gear out of Top Gear you're left with 5th Gear and Vicki Butler-Henderson <shudders> :nah:
     
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    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    5th gear is now made by Discovery it was that popular on terrestrial TV.
     
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  9. cider_and_toast

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    Should have been called "Reverse Gear"
     
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    FB Not my cup of cake Valued Member

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    Do you remember Top Gear with Chris Goffey and Mr Tomorrows World, William Woollard? Dark days.
     
  11. cider_and_toast

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    I think that may have been a fraction before my time but not by much. I remember Nick Mason's brother (Roger?), Quentin and Tiff, Jezza and that's about it.

    I don't think I watched it when Angela Rippon and Noel Edmonds were on there. I think it was on mid-week on BBC2 but can't be sure.
     
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    Git, you're not that much younger than me. Maybe you are :(
     
  13. cider_and_toast

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    Panic not mate, I think it's more down to the fact that I didn't watch it back then rather than not being around back then

    (I'm 40 by the way ;) )
     
  14. Tuscan1969

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    I remember them all....I'm 45 :(

    Sadly enought I used to like the real road tests of real cars.....
     
  15. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    What about when Angela Rippon and Tom Coyne presented it...:bored:
     
  16. Incubus

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    I'm 19.

    When I was 19 I liked my age so much I decided I might as well keep it.
     
  17. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Banned Contributor

    A bit like the drivers keep their numbers then..

    I liked being 2 because I could shit in my pants and not get told off for it.
     
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  18. Kewee

    Kewee Race Winner

    Bet you still do when you see another posting from me. ROFL
     
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  20. Greenlantern101

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    The Sniff guy is the man that writes the Top Gear scripts.

    He forgot to mention that.
     
  21. cider_and_toast

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    But isnt't that exactly what it is Mr Sniff? A heavily scripted entertainment show about three blokes goofing around with cars that is one of the BBC's biggest global brands and makes a pot of cash?
     

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