BBC Top Gear Thread 2021

BBC Top Gear Thread 2021

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Down and out

2,700 posts

35 months

Saturday 20th July 2019
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cerb4.5lee said:
I watched Paddy's piece on the Supra again the other night and I very rarely do that. I love the new presenters and I've thoroughly enjoyed this series, I've watched every minute of it and I've never done that in the past.

Looking forward to the next series now for sure.
Same here, leagues ahead of The Grand Tour which I ffwd 75 percent plus.

anonymous-user

25 months

Saturday 20th July 2019
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Just watched the last episode (iceland etc). Bloody superb - how they all should be (and used to be a long time ago) - about cars, and not dicking around for the sake of it.

S1KRR

12,548 posts

183 months

Saturday 20th July 2019
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This was the episode of this McHF series that I've enjoyed the most. (with a caveat*)

Iceland trucks. Good. Best Ive seen of Flintoff! (not a high watermark to beat laugh )
Supra. Good solid review. I think the proportions are wrong on the new Supra. the cabin "bubble" particularly. PmG is correct though, not many standard cars left I wouldn't have thought.
Will Young - Didn't watch. But tbh I imagine they only invited him on after his twitter spat with Clarkson...
Lotus - Harris at his best.


* The caveat being that tbh, the rest of it has been at best patchy, at worst felt like a cheap Chinese knock off Top Gear. Even LeBlanc, Reid and Harris never felt this bad! It's taken me 6 days to bother watching it, whereas I've never felt that way about TG or even remarkably, TGT.

I don't know what it will take to get it back to its best. But IMO they need to really think about what makes Top Gear. Top Gear. And come back with a better series than that one!

The Moose

21,209 posts

180 months

Sunday 21st July 2019
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Why can’t McGuinness talk properly? What’s wrong with the letter ‘H’?

Sir Bagalot

5,839 posts

152 months

Sunday 21st July 2019
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philcray said:
Like most on here, i really thought that the BBC and TG were scraping the barrel with PMG & FF.
I didn't even know as lost interest in TG years ago and gave up watching it.

The early Clarkson era was top TV.... they all then disappeared up their own arses and it became unwatchable. I thought it would change with Evans.... but it didn't.

By pure accident I caught part of episode 3 and though these guys were well together, yes, as you say Freddie is a bit wooden. Caught up with rest of episodes and thought vast improvement.

V8covin

4,495 posts

164 months

Sunday 21st July 2019
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Been looking for extra gear on the iPlayer and can only find episodes from the previous series

cuprabob

10,268 posts

185 months

Sunday 21st July 2019
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V8covin said:
Been looking for extra gear on the iPlayer and can only find episodes from the previous series
I don't think there was any episodes of Extra Gear this series.

V8covin

4,495 posts

164 months

Sunday 21st July 2019
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cuprabob said:
I don't think there was any episodes of Extra Gear this series.
Well they said if you wanted to see the timed laps go on the internet.
What did they mean if not extra gear ?

cuprabob

10,268 posts

185 months

Sunday 21st July 2019
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V8covin said:
Well they said if you wanted to see the timed laps go on the internet.
What did they mean if not extra gear ?
YouTube
https://youtu.be/j2H5l7SgIN4
https://youtu.be/CjTB7Po38Jw


V8covin

4,495 posts

164 months

Sunday 21st July 2019
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cuprabob said:
Oh right, cheers

DoubleD

20,474 posts

79 months

Sunday 21st July 2019
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They should have found a few minutes to fit in these laps.

Zad

12,416 posts

207 months

Monday 22nd July 2019
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DoubleD said:
They should have found a few minutes to fit in these laps.
They can't even find a camera crew to record it! They just slap on a couple of fixed GoPros and bugger off for the day. I've seen better camera work on amateur YouTube videos.

The Moose

21,209 posts

180 months

Monday 22nd July 2019
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V8covin said:
cuprabob said:
I don't think there was any episodes of Extra Gear this series.
Well they said if you wanted to see the timed laps go on the internet.
What did they mean if not extra gear ?
https://www.topgear.com/car-news/top-gear-tv

S11Steve

6,146 posts

155 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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The Moose said:
Why can’t McGuinness talk properly? What’s wrong with the letter ‘H’?
He's from Bolton, in the north. It's their thing.

So don't be racist! smile

The Moose

21,209 posts

180 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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S11Steve said:
The Moose said:
Why can’t McGuinness talk properly? What’s wrong with the letter ‘H’?
He's from Bolton, in the north. It's their thing.

So don't be racist! smile
This might be a silly question, but why can’t people from Bolton say the letter ‘H’?

LuS1fer

38,276 posts

216 months

Tuesday 23rd July 2019
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The Moose said:
This might be a silly question, but why can’t people from Bolton say the letter ‘H’?
You should visit the Rhondda... 'Eartbreak 'Otel

BOBTEE

1,026 posts

135 months

Wednesday 24th July 2019
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The Moose said:
S11Steve said:
The Moose said:
Why can’t McGuinness talk properly? What’s wrong with the letter ‘H’?
He's from Bolton, in the north. It's their thing.

So don't be racist! smile
This might be a silly question, but why can’t people from Bolton say the letter ‘H’?
They can, they just don't want to! (I'm from Yorkshire, we're the same! biggrin)

Rumblestripe

1,997 posts

133 months

Wednesday 24th July 2019
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BOBTEE said:
The Moose said:
S11Steve said:
The Moose said:
Why can’t McGuinness talk properly? What’s wrong with the letter ‘H’?
He's from Bolton, in the north. It's their thing.

So don't be racist! smile
This might be a silly question, but why can’t people from Bolton say the letter ‘H’?
They can, they just don't want to! (I'm from Yorkshire, we're the same! biggrin)
You soft southern shandy drinkers should note that the letter H should be pronounced "aitch" not "haitch" and that's a fact my over warm chums.

Johnspex

3,398 posts

155 months

Wednesday 24th July 2019
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Rumblestripe said:
BOBTEE said:
The Moose said:
S11Steve said:
The Moose said:
Why can’t McGuinness talk properly? What’s wrong with the letter ‘H’?
He's from Bolton, in the north. It's their thing.

So don't be racist! smile
This might be a silly question, but why can’t people from Bolton say the letter ‘H’?
They can, they just don't want to! (I'm from Yorkshire, we're the same! biggrin)
You soft southern shandy drinkers should note that the letter H should be pronounced "aitch" not "haitch" and that's a fact my over warm chums.
I'm definitely a softie southerner and it makesd me want to punch someone if they say "haitch". My ex-SIL, not the sharpest tool in the box, told her kids it was haitch because you don't say "orse or ouse".

DonkeyApple

42,335 posts

140 months

Wednesday 24th July 2019
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Rumblestripe said:
BOBTEE said:
The Moose said:
S11Steve said:
The Moose said:
Why can’t McGuinness talk properly? What’s wrong with the letter ‘H’?
He's from Bolton, in the north. It's their thing.

So don't be racist! smile
This might be a silly question, but why can’t people from Bolton say the letter ‘H’?
They can, they just don't want to! (I'm from Yorkshire, we're the same! biggrin)
You soft southern shandy drinkers should note that the letter H should be pronounced "aitch" not "haitch" and that's a fact my over warm chums.
Maybe if you Northerners held onto your H’s a bit more carefully there wouldn’t be so many floating around down here for our idiots to slap where they don’t belong and drive me up the bloody wall.

I don’t mind people dropping the H on the BBC but those who insist on adding one need to be shot. The sake of humanity.