Tonight, for better or worse, the car show that defined car shows is coming to a close. Before we usher in a new era of automotive comedy, let’s take a moment to reminisce about the best car show... in the world. What are your favorite episodes from the show? When did Top Gear make you fall in love with cars? What’s… »
We weren’t very good with planning on Top Gear. The stuff we put loads of work into often turned out badly. Hence never-loved features like Barn Or Bin or the utter tossfest of Top Gear Stuntman. Whereas the things we didn’t really plan for often became unexpectedly good or turned out to be important. Hence the… »
The other day on Twitter I mentioned that I had some stories from my 13 years as script editor on Top Gear, but that they weren’t very interesting. Since a couple of people asked, I’ve written this so you can see what I mean. »
The Top Gear crew are back with Clarkson, Hammond & May Live, a new rolling circus that’s set to start touring this year. And they’ve already begun filming a few new segments to go along with their Back On The Road tour.
When Jeremy Clarkson was told he was finished at Top Gear, everyone just sort of assumed that was that. The show was over, at least in its then-current incarnation, and we’d all have to find something new to watch on Sundays (Nurse Jackie, obvi). But co-host James May just said it might not be over for the trio. »
You saw the headline, right up there? Up top? The one involving Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and non- Top Gear? And you’re still clicking through? Good, then we’re all on the same page. Because there’s plenty of things to drudge through in the world of non-Top Gear, starting with the Ape and the Hamster.
As the BBC mulls what to do with the money-spewing Top Gear franchise without sacked star Jeremy Clarkson or his two co-presenters, some have floated the idea that comedian, broadcaster and The Great British Bake Off host Sue Perkins could take his place. Naturally, this means she gets death threats on Twitter. »
Tired of the whole What Is Jeremy Clarkson Doing Now That He’s Got More Free Time On His Hands, You Know, After He Got Fired From Top Gear, Yes, Top Gear, Remember That Show, It Was On TV Like Twelve Years Ago thing? No? Great. Here’s Clarkson auctioning off a pile of literal crap. And also, talking about Top Gear. »
You, the spittle-flecked, confused masses, were under the impression that the BBC had fired Jeremy Clarkson for punching a Top Gear producer in the face. But you, the blithering, enraged peanut gallery, were wrong. Because he was only fired from Top Gear, not the whole BBC, and in a few weeks, he’ll be back. »
In the wake of the Top Gear fracas-producer-attack-Clarkson-gate that saw Jeremy Clarkson fired from the BBC, reports came in that the police we’re also looking into the incident. It has now been announced that Clarkson will face no charges for the incident. »
As a comedian living in New York, I know plenty of people who, during their time between jobs, have turned to making a web series to fill their time and potentially turn their careers around. Now, former Top Gear host James May seems to have joined their ranks with his Unemployment Tube series. In this first… »