The previous Top Gear Christmas special saw the three not-so-wise men from the UK's premier motoring show try to survive Mesopotamia in a fleet of cheap sports cars. This year's special has the boys in formerly-British India for a spiritual journey in cars of the former colonizers.

Britain lost its empire first and its car manufacturers second. No country better epitomizes this than India, which was once ruled by pasty blokes in Range Rovers. Now the Indians rule themselves and own both Jaguar and Range Rover (purchased from another former colony).

How much of this the Top Gear crew will touch on in this "Passage to India" remains to be seen. For nor we're content with XJS-based cricket.

(Thanks to everyone for the tips!)