BBC Top Gear Thread 2021/2022

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Newarch

2,373 posts

16 months

Sunday 22nd May
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I was watching one of those old Top Gear episodes c. 2013 iirc which featured a piece on all the cars we manufacture in Britain, featuring Triumphs, Honda, Land Rover Defenders, Nortons etc. Oh… 😧

Tyre Smoke

21,856 posts

240 months

Sunday 22nd May
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When is the latest series on then?

Yidwann

1,848 posts

189 months

Monday 23rd May
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Bonefish Blues said:
toasty said:
Type R Tom said:
toasty said:
Replace McGuinness with Top Gear Magazine’s Jack Rix and I think you'd have a better trio.

His Youtube videos for Top Gear are very watchable.
While clearly a much much better motoring journalist, do you think he could do the "banter" and silly challenges with the others which must be what the BBC wants.

What the BBC want for TG and what I’d want to see are sadly miles apart these days.

I wonder if they’re more interested in the export market than they are about the home viewers.
Always been the case I think - it's a Global brand and terribly important to the Beeb in terms of revenue
Hey, if it pays the bills so they can continue to make excellent TV like Homes Under the Hammer then I’m all for it

Biggus thingus

1,029 posts

23 months

Monday 23rd May
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Yidwann said:
Bonefish Blues said:
toasty said:
Type R Tom said:
toasty said:
Replace McGuinness with Top Gear Magazine’s Jack Rix and I think you'd have a better trio.

His Youtube videos for Top Gear are very watchable.
While clearly a much much better motoring journalist, do you think he could do the "banter" and silly challenges with the others which must be what the BBC wants.

What the BBC want for TG and what I’d want to see are sadly miles apart these days.

I wonder if they’re more interested in the export market than they are about the home viewers.
Always been the case I think - it's a Global brand and terribly important to the Beeb in terms of revenue
Hey, if it pays the bills so they can continue to make excellent TV like Homes Under the Hammer then I’m all for it
With class leading presenters like, er, Dion Dublin

https://youtu.be/MTjs59onomo


768

11,196 posts

75 months

Monday 23rd May
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Biggus thingus said:
With class leading presenters like, er, Dion Dublin

https://youtu.be/MTjs59onomo
That's quite something. Sounds like he had a crash course in presenting property shows.

Right Dion, don't just walk in and say here's the lounge, here's the kitchen, here's the stairs, guide the viewer with how they're used, where they go, you could say something like here are the stairs going up to the bedrooms, understand?

Still, preferable to Paddy. smile

Gary C

9,695 posts

158 months

Monday 23rd May
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Tyre Smoke said:
When is the latest series on then?
is it still on ?

Yawn.

SydneyBridge

6,588 posts

137 months

Wednesday 25th May
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Sunday 5th june

Laurel Green

30,391 posts

211 months

Wednesday 25th May
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thumbup

Driver101

11,861 posts

100 months

Wednesday 25th May
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1 hour and 10 minutes since confirming the start date and nobody has said they won't be watching it yet.

That must be a PH record?

V8 Animal

5,574 posts

189 months

Thursday 26th May
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I’ll watch it, then moan to myself lol

Doofus

19,922 posts

152 months

Thursday 26th May
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V8 Animal said:
I’ll watch it, then moan to myself lol
You have to moan on here, otherwise nobody will know, and your opinion is the most important one. Just like everyone else's.

justin220

4,773 posts

183 months

Thursday 26th May
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Not sure I understand all the hate for McGuinness, I certainly prefer him to FF. Looking forward to the new series.


simonrockman

6,576 posts

234 months

Thursday 26th May
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I like Flintoff because he's fearless. To a stupid extreme but there is absolutely nothing he won't do for a craic.

Fermit

10,291 posts

79 months

Thursday 26th May
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SydneyBridge said:
Sunday 5th june
I recalled that date too. I didn't post as oddly nothing online confirmed it when I Googled.

Biggus thingus

1,029 posts

23 months

Thursday 26th May
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Not gonna slag it but won't be watching

Just hope those PH'ers that do want to watch it, enjoy it

lornemalvo

1,057 posts

47 months

Thursday 26th May
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What I really don't like about the latest Top Gear team is that the producers brought in a team, of which two out of three clearly knew nothing about cars and probably cared even less. They just wanted people who could act in a laddish way and create some banter, with the cars being a necessary add on. At least with Clarkson and Co and every previous presenter, with the exception of the stunningly clueless Kate Humble (who is also clueless in everything else, selected only for her looks), the presenters were true petrolheads. It makes a difference IMO.

Biggus thingus

1,029 posts

23 months

Thursday 26th May
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lornemalvo said:
What I really don't like about the latest Top Gear team is that the producers brought in a team, of which two out of three clearly knew nothing about cars and probably cared even less. They just wanted people who could act in a laddish way and create some banter, with the cars being a necessary add on. At least with Clarkson and Co and every previous presenter, with the exception of the stunningly clueless Kate Humble (who is also clueless in everything else, selected only for her looks), the presenters were true petrolheads. It makes a difference IMO.
Exactly this

Could'nt have put it better myself

Caddyshack

5,264 posts

185 months

Thursday 26th May
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Biggus thingus said:
lornemalvo said:
What I really don't like about the latest Top Gear team is that the producers brought in a team, of which two out of three clearly knew nothing about cars and probably cared even less. They just wanted people who could act in a laddish way and create some banter, with the cars being a necessary add on. At least with Clarkson and Co and every previous presenter, with the exception of the stunningly clueless Kate Humble (who is also clueless in everything else, selected only for her looks), the presenters were true petrolheads. It makes a difference IMO.
Exactly this

Could'nt have put it better myself
Paddy has been a serial buyer of "proper" cars including Ferraris and the series has shown us that they do seem to be petrol heads and very enthusiastic.

biggbn

13,559 posts

199 months

Thursday 26th May
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Caddyshack said:
Biggus thingus said:
lornemalvo said:
What I really don't like about the latest Top Gear team is that the producers brought in a team, of which two out of three clearly knew nothing about cars and probably cared even less. They just wanted people who could act in a laddish way and create some banter, with the cars being a necessary add on. At least with Clarkson and Co and every previous presenter, with the exception of the stunningly clueless Kate Humble (who is also clueless in everything else, selected only for her looks), the presenters were true petrolheads. It makes a difference IMO.
Exactly this

Could'nt have put it better myself
Paddy has been a serial buyer of "proper" cars including Ferraris and the series has shown us that they do seem to be petrol heads and very enthusiastic.
Away with your common sense postings Caddyshack. I'd go as far as saying Pad might fit the profile of a PH member, owned a load of fast cars, opinionated, has a big house...perhaps its his relative success for a 'northener' that turns so many off. I remember many comments suggesting he should learn to talk properly by the narrow minded and judgemental when he first appeared on the show, incredible in the 21st century.

carl_w

7,551 posts

237 months

Thursday 26th May
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Doofus said:
V8 Animal said:
I’ll watch it, then moan to myself lol
You have to moan on here, otherwise nobody will know, and your opinion is the most important one. Just like everyone else's.
Even better to not watch it and then moan on here that it's rubbish