Top Gear (UK)

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May drive supercars across Italy, make a movie car chase, re-invent the mobility scooter, and pay tribute to Saab. They also go motor racing for less than the cost of playing golf, investigate the Chinese car industry, and immerse themselves in the world of NASCAR. Top Gear season 18 - any more exciting and it would have to be set in space.
Starring
Jeremy ClarksonRichard HammondJames May
Genres
DocumentarySpecial Interest
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Episode 1
    January 28, 2012
    1h
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The gang head to Italy for a supercar shootout. Their trip starts at the Nardo test track, a facility so massive it is visible from space, before heading north for a nerve wracking drive around the center of Rome.
  2. 2. Episode 2
    February 4, 2012
    60min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Jeremy Clarkson and James May travel to Beijing. Meanwhile, Richard Hammond is in Texas to immerse himself in the surprisingly interesting world of NASCAR racing. Matt Le Blanc is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.
  3. 3. Episode 3
    February 12, 2012
    59min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond are on location with a forthcoming movie as they take charge of shooting the film's climactic car chase. Clarkson uses his expertise to choreograph the stunt driving while Hammond organizes an explosive finale.
  4. 4. Episode 4
    February 18, 2012
    60min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The Ferrari FF and Bentley Continental V8 are put through their paces at a unique test track on the edge of the Arctic Circle while May is in Florida where he meets up with AC/DC front man Brian Johnson.
  5. 5. Episode 5
    February 25, 2012
    60min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Jeremy Clarkson and James May pay tribute to quirky Swedish car maker Saab. Meanwhile, Richard Hammond races a rocket-powered flying man against a rally-spec Skoda. Plus, current Doctor Who, Matt Smith, is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.
  6. 6. Episode 6
    March 4, 2012
    1h
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May hit Donington in three stripped out track cars - the KTM X-Bow, the Morgan Three Wheeler and the Caterham R500. Back at the Top Gear airfield, Jeremy recreates the battle of Britain in an insane aero-engined Bentley and a flame spitting retro BMW. Plus Blur bassist and professional cheese maker Alex James is the star in the Reasonably Priced Car.
  7. 7. Episode 7
    March 11, 2012
    1 h 1 min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    In the final episode of the season, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May set out to discover if you can go motor racing for less than it costs to play golf. Richard is also out on the Top Gear test track in the brand new BMW M5 and there's a double helping of stars as rock legend Slash and Lotus F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen are let loose in the Reasonably Priced Cars.

Bonus (1)

  1. Bonus: India Special
    December 28, 2011
    1 h 27 min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The gang embarks on a trade mission to India. Equipped with three old British cars and a range of uniquely British products, they set off on an epic road trip across one of the world's most fascinating and challenging countries.

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Producers
Andy Wilman
Season year
2012
Network
BBC America
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RyanReviewed in the United States on November 17, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Another great season from Top Gear UK
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I will preface this by saying that I'm an American, and Top Gear UK is one of my favorite programs.

- I've see some of the US series, and why bother? It's not worth watching.
- This is probably the most re-watched series I have, up there with Arrested Development, this is great time and time again

As for this season, I have to say There are 2 really great episodes -

1) ep 3 - filming the car chase scenes, hilarious really sticking to the producers
2) The India special - A pretty special episode, where somehow Jeremy / Richard / James had sent a letter about doing a trade mission to India to David Cameron's cabinet. Apparently the government did read the letter and didn't find their propositions to be suitable. To get a clip of David Cameron's comments on the proposed missions, they hung out outside of some building waiting for him, and were immediately recognized, with David saying 'you handle the cars, we'll handle the diplomacy' and of course they go to India anyway on their 'trade mission.' This is really worth watching nomatter what country you are from. Hilarious how they anger the Indian big wigs, probably landing them in hot water with the BBC / UK gov.
2 people found this helpful
Zoruder220Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Top Gear (British) is listed as 'comedy' but it is far more than that.
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I was very much enjoying the Top Gear Season 18, my main reason for joining Prime only ONE month ago. Now, changes to Prime programming asks that pay $1.99 per episode. This I find very irritating as well as disappointing. I feel ripped off, quite frankly
Top Gear (British, not American) is a suburb program for those (few?) of us who enjoy cars - especially cars that you can tell the difference between and that have the grand factors that give art to the science of engineering an automobile. I highly recommend it. (The American version is very sophomoric and uninteresting.)
Now, let me see, where can I buy the DVD set for watching the other twenty+ seasons. Should I cancel PRIME .... hmmmm
7 people found this helpful
DonReviewed in the United States on May 2, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
The original cast at their best
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This is one of the last seasons with the original cast and they're the best. James, Jeremy, and Richard all doing crazy stunts with occasional car reviews and appearances by the Stig.

This is a great set that allows you to go back and laugh whenever you need to.
DMReviewed in the United States on December 27, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Must. Have for car and driving lovers.
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Love this series. It’s a thorough and irreverent way to enjoy cars and driving. The presenters come across as three funny guys from your neighborhood.
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emmpeeReviewed in the United States on September 21, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars
it IS the greatest car show in history
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There just is no other way to state it. The chemistry between Hammond, May, & Clarkson is invaluable and irreplaceable. The show itself is the bar of all automotive related shows that come after. If your production is not taking some sort of influence from this show, you have missed the mark. The camera equipment & techniques of this show rival stunt sequences in any major film. It clearly has affected my life in positive ways.
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BolsterReviewed in the United States on April 19, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Better every season
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Despite the fact that Jeremy, James and Richard look a little older every season, they remain a hilarious trio, ready to educate the gear heads (or petrol heads) of the world and to answer the questions we have all wanted to ask. Season 18 was only disappointing for one reason....it didn't have 90 episodes.

Some of the questions asked this season that I needed answers to before I could die: Can you go racing for less than it costs to go golfing? What's the best alternative to a Ferrari 458? Can you really use street-legal track-day cars as daily drivers? Who can build the best off-road mobility scooter?
A. SchwartzReviewed in the United States on June 4, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best Show Ever
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This show is so great I watch it over and over again. That's why I bought the season. At the time, Prime didn't have this show.
James O'BryantReviewed in the United States on November 15, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Awesome show
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This was a used product (no issues knew that, much better than the 60$ option) wish they would release seasons 1-9 on DVD too. *
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