The eighteenth season of Top Gear kicks off Sunday, and on top of the promo trailer the Beeb has posted a few behind-the-scenes photos from the set of the most popular car show... in the world.

What to look for Sunday evening after you've finished downloading? A newly-primped studio with a Jaguar XJS on the wall, a crew in cold-weather gear, and one rather unhappy-looking American musician/would-be automotive entrepreneur. The anticipation builds.