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Glossary: T
First Air Date: October 20th, 2002
Last Air Date: April 23rd, 2017
Created By: Derek Smith
Star Casts: Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris, Rory Reid
Aired On: British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC Two
Episode Runtime: 60 minutes
Total Seasons: 24 Seasons
Total Episodes: 176 Episodes
Type: Documentary
Status: Returning Series
Homepage: British Broadcasting Corporation - Top Gear

Last Updated: Sat, 13 Jan 2018 22:07:57 +0000

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Top Gear


The hosts talk about the latest cars and its specifications. They review the performance of the car and also find out if it is as good as the manufacturers claim. The current hosts are Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc with The Stig.

Seasons and Episodes

Specials (69 Episodes)

1: Series 1 Best of

Summary of best clips, season 1

2: Series 2 Best of - Aired: 2003-07-27

Summary of best clips, season 2

3: Series 3 Best of - Aired: 2004-01-25

Highlights from Season 3

4: Series 4 Best of - Aired: 2004-08-08

Highlights from Season 4

5: Stars In Fast Cars - Aired: 2004-07-10

The Top Gear special feature for Sports Relief, first broadcast on 10 July 2004 Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson went bumper to bumper with Jodie Kidd, Alan Davies, Patrick Kielty, Darren Jordan and Jimmy Carr in a series of tyre-screechingly fast paced challenges designed to test their pedal power to the max. Among the highlights were a classic car race around the circuit, car-skittles and a double-decker banger challenge. Richard Hammond and James May presided over the action and offered their usual critique on contestants' skill levels.

6: Series 5 Best of - Aired: 2005-01-02

Highlights from Season 5

7: Series 7 Best of - Aired: 2006-01-08

clips from the best moments of season 7

8: Best of: The Special Guests - Aired: 2006-03-13

Carr: Jimmy Carr takes us on a short tour of the Top Gear production offices, green room, make-up, etc. Challenge: Clarkson, in an Audi RS4, vs. speed mountain-climbers, at a gorge in France, from Series 7, Episode 2 Carr: Jimmy tours The Stig's room, then goes to the track, where Walliams is doing his laps, and interview The Stig Challenge: Hammond joins Sabine Schmitz at the Nürburgring, where she attempts a lap of less than ten minutes, in a Transit van, from Series 6, Episode 7 Carr: Jimmy tours the car park, commenting on the cars held therein. He then interviews May, who relates a tale of being "the other guy". Challenge: Clarkson drives the Mercedes SLK55 AMG and Porsche Boxster S around a deserted village, whilst being shot at be an elite 8-man sniper squadron, from Series 6, Episode 5 Reviews: Hamster and Slow play "Road Test Roulette", reviewing the cars of drunk people, from Series 6, Episode 9 Carr: The crowd is interviewed, and The Stig bothered. Review: Clarkson tests the Aston Martin Vanquish S in a race against Steve Coogan, driving his Ferrari F575, from Series 5, Episode 4

9: Series 8 Best of (1) - Aired: 2006-08-06

Highlights from Season 8

10: Series 8 Best of (2) - Aired: 2006-08-13

Highlights from Season 8

11: Series 8 Best of (3) - Aired: 2006-08-20

Highlights from Season 8

12: Polar Challenge - Aired: 2007-07-25

The distance between Resolute in northern Canada and the magnetic North Pole at Ellef Ringnes Island is 450 miles. It's a journey across sea ice and unforgiving mountainous terrain where temperatures can drop to minus 65ºC - a temperature at which exposed skin can freeze in less than 30 seconds. Only fools would attempt such a journey. So Jeremy and James are attempting to do it in the now legendary Toyota Hilux and Richard hopes to make it on a sled pulled by ten Canadian Inuit dogs. Watch the complaints from environmentalists roll in.

13: Series 10 Best of (3) - Aired: 2008-01-13

The team take a look back at highlights of the motoring series, including the fastest new models, the most desirable classics and the craziest stunts. Plus, the best - and worst - of Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

14: Series 10 Best of (4) - Aired: 2008-01-27

A selection of highlights from the 2007 series, including an experiment conducted to determine the fastest way of travelling across London during peak time. James May decides whether the Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe deserves the title of the world's most luxurious car, while Jeremy Clarkson puts the speedy Ascari A10 through its paces. With Simon Cowell and Lawrence Dallaglio featuring in Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

15: Top Gear of the Pops - Aired: 2007-03-16

Top Gear of the Pops is a one-off musical special of the motoring show featuring Travis, Supergrass, McFly (given the task of writing a song in ten minutes) and finally Justin Hawkins - supported by Clarkson on drums, Hammond on bass and May on the keys. It was shown as part of the Comic Relief 16 March 2007 appeal, mixing elements of Top Gear with Top of the Pops, the British music chart show cancelled in 2006, and the news segment features the hosts arguing about the state of the modern music scene. Not to be missed.

16: The Best Of British - Aired: 2007-01-07

Jeremy, Richard and James put British cars through their paces, from the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, Noble M15 and Lotus Exige, to the Rolls Royce Phantom and the Bentley Arnage T.

17: Series 9 Best of - Aired: 2007-03-04

Summary of the best clips from Season 9

18: Series 10 Best of (1) - Aired: 2008-01-01

The team take a look back at highlights of the motoring series, including the fastest new models, the most desirable classics and the craziest stunts. Plus, the best - and worst - of Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

19: Series 10 Best of (2) - Aired: 2008-01-06

The team take a look back at highlights of the motoring series, including the fastest new models, the most desirable classics and the craziest stunts. Plus, the best - and worst - of Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

20: Top Ground Gear Force - Aired: 2008-03-14

The Top Gear team of James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond swap the steering wheel for the shovel as they embark on a Ground Force style makeover challenge as part of Sport Relief. The Top Gear team of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond decide, for Sport Relief to resurrect the show Ground Force, and provide a garden makeover to the garden of one of Britain's 'sporting legends', namely Sir Stephen Redgrave. Helping them are a team of Poles. As the team's only 'country bumpkin' Hammond is the team leader. However, his garden plan fails to impress Clarkson and May, who want to include a water feature and a shed, respectively. They are sent to a Wyevale Garden Centre to pick up supplies, returning with their desired equipment. Hammond uses a small digger to dig a trench, to be used to create a 'river of gravel.' Clarkson earlier revealed his unique method for pulling up weeds and cutting branches off trees using a shotgun. Hammond's digger topples over in the trench, so he returns with a much larger digger to pull it out, resulting in leaving numerous Caterpillar tracks marks all over the garden. Meanwhile, James and the Poles have completed the shed. Hammond's tree seat is completed. He brings in a 14 tone crane to hook the seat so he could slip it over the tree. Despite the machine getting stuck, the crane is long enough to hook onto the seat. Because he had not got the hang of the crane, he accidentally swished it sideways, destroying both the shed and the seat. Clarkson decides to remove a rockery by using a homemade bomb. During the explosion one wall of the shed James built is smashed. After this happens May steps out of the shed with a plank of wood, and asks what time the programme will air. After being informed it was going to air after the watershed, he exclaims 'you're a fu-'. At this point, the episode cuts to the next scene. Jeremy orders some cement to pave over the garden, but he orders too little, and only a small portion of the garden is covered. Hammond gets stuck in the cement, and Jeremy lifts him out. James' shed is destroyed for the third time when Jeremy erects some rugby posts (despite the fact that none of Sir Stephen Redgrave's family plays rugby). However, he and the Poles accidentally drop the posts. This lead to James angrily telling Clarkson to apologize while pointing the plank of wood at Clarkson. Hammond reveals his barbecue system, which uses a jet engine to rotate the meat and cook it. However, the blades rotate too fast and the fire from the engine sets James' newly-rebuilt shed on fire. They would have been able to extinguish the fire if May and Clarkson hadn't fought over the fire extinguisher. The team then received word that Sir Steve Redgrave was coming up the drive to the house. Redgrave is upset at the destruction of his garden, so the Poles run away. Eventually he comes around thanks to Jeremy talking to him privately. Jeremy then shows off his turbo-charged water feature, which blows the top off itself due to the water pressure and crashes into the greenhouse built by the Poles, breaking all the glass. Until then, the greenhouse was the only structure still intact.

21: Series 11 Best of - Aired: 2008-08-13

Highlights from Season 11

22: Series 12 Best of (1) - Aired: 2009-01-01

Richard Hammond and James May travel to the Riviera to race a classic Ferrari Daytona against a state of the art powerboat. Meanwhile, Jeremy Clarkson conducts a 'serious' road test of the new Ford Fiesta - with a little help from the Royal Marines.

23: Series 12 Best of (2) - Aired: 2009-01-04

A special featuring a selection of highlights from Top Gear in 2008. Jeremy, James and Richard fall in love with three old Alfa Romeos when they take them on a road trip across England. Also in the show, Richard discovers the possible future of personal transport in Japan whilst James May conducts a power test of the new Zonda F convertible hypercar. The star in the reasonably priced car is Will Young.

24: Series 12 Best of (3) - Aired: 2009-01-27

Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond travel to Japan for an epic race between the Nissan GTR and the Bullet Train. Also in the show, Jeremy takes the awesome Mercedes CLK Black for a test drive in Wales and James heads to California where he discovers that Honda have saved the world. The star in the reasonably priced car is Jay Kay.

25: Series 12 Best of (4) - Aired: 2009-01-25

Motoring news and views from the usual team. Jeremy, James and Richard travel to Belgium to do battle with the German presenters of D Motor - Top Gear's German equivalent. Also in the show, Richard travels to the Alps where he races his Audi RS6 against two extreme speed skiers, and Jeremy travels to the countryside to go foxhunting in a Daihatsu Terios. The star in a reasonably priced car is the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.

26: Series 13 and 14 Best of (1) - Aired: 2010-01-24

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May star in a compilation of their finest moments from 2009 featuring amazing challenges, spectacular stunts and a small amount of bickering. Plus The Stig attacks the track in a new sports car and there is another chance to see a classic celebrity guest in the Reasonably Priced Car.

27: Series 13 and 14 Best of (2)

No overview available.

28: Series 13 and 14 Best of (3)

No overview available.

29: Series 13 and 14 Best of (4)

No overview available.

30: Best of Season 15 (1) - Aired: 2010-08-08

No overview available.

31: Best of Season 15 (2) - Aired: 2010-08-15

No overview available.

32: Apocalypse - Aired: 2010-11-22

Just what will motoring be like in a post apocalyptic world that’s been blown to bits by nuclear bombs or a massive comet? It’s a burning question that’s on literally nobody’s mind, and we give you all the answers in this brand new, incredibly cheerful Top Gear DVD. Embarking on a terrifying journey into the future, we show you how to drive to work in the perpetual darkness of a Nuclear Winter, how to make motorsport exciting when there’s only two racing drivers left alive, and, in a world where all cars are bristling with weapons, how to survive the savage, explosive fury of a Doomsday M.O.T test. And amongst all the nuclear carnage, we also tackle the ultimate petrolhead’s dilemma – what cars would you take for a final drive if there was only one barrel of petrol left on the planet? The explosions are huge, the cars are superb, so relax and enjoy. PS. This frightening vision of a post nuclear world is backed up by top scientists, in case you think it’s us just cocking about.

33: USA Road Trip - Aired: 2010-12-21

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May compare the Mercedes SLS, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and the Ferrari 458 Italia in an epic road trip up America's east coast. Along the way they undertake a series of challenges culminating in a fight to find the fastest way into New York, all in the name of crowning the world's greatest sports car. Plus, a round up of car-related Christmas stuff and another celebrity takes to the track as the star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

34: Middle East Special - Aired: 2010-12-26

In a special extended version of the programme, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May embark on an appropriately seasonal road trip as they attempt to follow the path of the Three Wise Men across the Middle East.

35: Best of Season 16 (1) - Aired: 2011-03-06

Highlights of season 16, including a test drive in Albania with a mafia theme, Clarkson test drives the Skoda Yeti and compares it in a number of unusual challenges and John Bishop is the Star in a Reasonably Car

36: Best of Season 16 (2) - Aired: 2011-03-13

Highlights of season 16, including Top Gears attempt at dealing with snow on the roads by converting a combine harvester, Clarkson test drives the Zonda R and Jonathan Ross is the the Star in a Reasonably Car

37: Top Gear At the Movies - Aired: 2011-11-14

Cars! Film! Cars on film! Film involving cars! You get the idea. It’s basically a Blu-ray involving those two things. Gasp as we find the perfect drift car for a gritty, Bourne Identity-style chase! Cheer as we stage a race for all those unsung heroes of the movie industry! Whoop as we find the car that makes the perfect dramatic exhaust note to dub onto an action sequence! Make some other sort of noise we haven’t thought of yet as we re-attempt the classic Man With The Golden Gun barrel roll, having frankly made a total hash of it when we first tried it on telly! All this plus a vast fleet of sexy supercars and a man with a jet pack racing a Skoda. Top Gear At The Movies. It’s better than an actual movie. Probably. Actually, it depends on which movie we’re talking about. Truth is, you’d be better judging this on a case-by-case basis. Why not write to us with the name of a film and we’ll tell you whether this Blu-ray is better or not. Actually, on second thoughts, don’t.

38: India Special - Aired: 2011-12-28

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May set out to boost the British economy by embarking 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, devotedly promoting Britain with distinctly mixed results.

39: Best of Season 17 and 18 (1) - Aired: 2012-03-18

A compilation of amazing challenges, spectacular stunts and a small amount of bickering.

40: Best of Season 17 and 18 (2) - Aired: 2012-03-25

A compilation of amazing challenges, spectacular stunts and a small amount of bickering.

41: Best of Season 17 and 18 (3) - Aired: 2012-04-01

A compilation of amazing challenges, spectacular stunts and a small amount of bickering.

42: Best of Season 17 and 18 (4) - Aired: 2012-04-15

A compilation of amazing challenges, spectacular stunts and a small amount of bickering.

43: 50 Years of Bond Cars - Aired: 2012-10-29

Richard celebrates 50 years of James Bond films with a look back at the film's different vehicles, including the Aston Martin DB5 and the Lotus Esprit. He also chats to Daniel Craig and Roger Moore and goes behind the scenes on the latest Bond adventure Skyfall.

44: The Worst Car In The History Of The World - Aired: 2012-11-19

For the first time ever, Jeremy Clarkson and James May join forces to bring you this Ultimate Top Gear Special and they are on the search for the worst car in the world... and that doesn't just mean clapped out old bangers!

45: Best of Season 19 (1) - Aired: 2013-03-17

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May star in a compilation of their finest moments from Series 19 featuring amazing challenges, spectacular stunts and a small amount of bickering. Plus another chance to see a classic celebrity guest in the Reasonably Priced Car.

46: Best of Season 19 (2) - Aired: 2013-03-24

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May star in a compilation of their finest moments from Series 19, featuring amazing challenges, spectacular stunts and a small amount of bickering. Plus another chance to see a classic celebrity guest in the Reasonably Priced Car.

47: The Perfect Road Trip - Aired: 2013-11-18

Seven days, more than 1,000 miles, 20 cars, two boats, a motorbike and one dream...The Perfect Road Trip. The aim: to select the ideal mode of transport for each leg of a pilgrimage from Venice, Italy to Pau in France – home to a legendary street circuit and the origins of Grand Prix racing. On the way we prepare by taking to the track at Monza – the home of Italian Formula One. We try to get noticed on the road course in Monaco in a Bugatti, a Lamborghini and a Model T Ford. After cruising the canals in Venice we take to the tarmac and things look good - thanks to the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and Mercedes SLS Black. Throw in a Pagani Huayra, Porsche Cayman S and a GT3 as well as the Aston Martin Vanquish centenary edition, Bentley V8 convertible, Rolls Royce Phantom coupe and the face-bending BAC Mono all seems pretty perfect to us. There’s culture too. An all-out effort to get the Birmingham burger-boy to savour the culinary delights of Italy and France – including octopus and an old balcony. Then it’s time to turn up the heat even more with a Top Gear race... and the worst forfeit in television history Finally we head to the historic road course in Pau. Surely nothing could spoil our Perfect Road Trip... Enjoy...! Jeremy Clarkson & Richard Hammond

48: Top Gear: Uncovered - Aired: 2009-11-16

Presented by Richard Hammond and featuring stunts and tomfoolery never before seen on TV, Top Gear Uncovered is the ultimate insight into the Top Gear world, with an exclusive look at the world of Top Gear Scientific Research, the Top Gear Diet, the Top Gear Presenter's Wardrobe and the Top Gear complaints procedure.

49: Best of Season 20 and Season 21 (1) - Aired: 2014-01-02

Another choice compilation of horsepower, tyre smoke and calamity as Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May engage in more high-octane horseplay.

54: Top Gear Top 41 (1) - Aired: 2013-10-14

Richard Hammond counts down the top forty-one, best moments from the last decade of the world’s biggest car show, ‘Top Gear,’ as chosen by the ‘Top Gear’ team. Highlights are wide and varied golden moments from the iconic series. The action packed eight-part countdown series kicks off with a supercar road trip through Romania, James May driving up an active volcano, and the identity of The Stig is finally revealed!

55: Top Gear Top 41 (2) - Aired: 2013-10-14

Richard Hammond counts down the top forty-one, best moments from the last decade of the world’s biggest car show, ‘Top Gear,’ as chosen by the ‘Top Gear’ team. Highlights are wide and varied golden moments from the iconic series. The action packed eight-part countdown series kicks off with a supercar road trip through Romania, James May driving up an active volcano, and the identity of The Stig is finally revealed!

56: Top Gear Top 41 (3) - Aired: 2013-10-14

Richard Hammond counts down the top forty-one, best moments from the last decade of the world’s biggest car show, ‘Top Gear,’ as chosen by the ‘Top Gear’ team. Highlights are wide and varied golden moments from the iconic series. The action packed eight-part countdown series kicks off with a supercar road trip through Romania, James May driving up an active volcano, and the identity of The Stig is finally revealed!

57: Top Gear Top 41 (4) - Aired: 2013-10-14

Richard Hammond counts down the top forty-one, best moments from the last decade of the world’s biggest car show, ‘Top Gear,’ as chosen by the ‘Top Gear’ team. Highlights are wide and varied golden moments from the iconic series. The action packed eight-part countdown series kicks off with a supercar road trip through Romania, James May driving up an active volcano, and the identity of The Stig is finally revealed!

58: Top Gear Top 41 (5) - Aired: 2013-10-14

Richard Hammond counts down the top forty-one, best moments from the last decade of the world’s biggest car show, ‘Top Gear,’ as chosen by the ‘Top Gear’ team. Highlights are wide and varied golden moments from the iconic series. The action packed eight-part countdown series kicks off with a supercar road trip through Romania, James May driving up an active volcano, and the identity of The Stig is finally revealed!

59: Top Gear Top 41 (6) - Aired: 2013-10-14

Richard Hammond counts down the top forty-one, best moments from the last decade of the world’s biggest car show, ‘Top Gear,’ as chosen by the ‘Top Gear’ team. Highlights are wide and varied golden moments from the iconic series. The action packed eight-part countdown series kicks off with a supercar road trip through Romania, James May driving up an active volcano, and the identity of The Stig is finally revealed!

60: Top Gear Top 41 (7) - Aired: 2013-10-14

Richard Hammond counts down the top forty-one, best moments from the last decade of the world’s biggest car show, ‘Top Gear,’ as chosen by the ‘Top Gear’ team. Highlights are wide and varied golden moments from the iconic series. The action packed eight-part countdown series kicks off with a supercar road trip through Romania, James May driving up an active volcano, and the identity of The Stig is finally revealed!

61: Top Gear Top 41 (8) - Aired: 2013-10-14

Richard Hammond counts down the top forty-one, best moments from the last decade of the world’s biggest car show, ‘Top Gear,’ as chosen by the ‘Top Gear’ team. Highlights are wide and varied golden moments from the iconic series. The action packed eight-part countdown series kicks off with a supercar road trip through Romania, James May driving up an active volcano, and the identity of The Stig is finally revealed!

62: Top Gear Festival: Sydney - Aired: 2013-08-19

The Top Gear Festival special kicks off with Clarkson and May smoking V8 race utes to settle the Holden vs Ford debate, then Mark Webber turns up.

63: Best of Season 20 and Season 21 (2) - Aired: 2014-05-11

Another choice compilation of horsepower, tyre smoke and calamity as Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May engage in more high-octane horseplay.

64: Best of Season 20 and Season 21 (3) - Aired: 2014-05-18

Another choice compilation of horsepower, tyre smoke and calamity as Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May engage in more high-octane horseplay.

65: Best of Season 20 and Season 21 (4) - Aired: 2014-05-25

Another choice compilation of horsepower, tyre smoke and calamity as Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May engage in more high-octane horseplay.

66: The Perfect Road Trip 2 - Aired: 2014-11-17

In 2013 Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond embarked on what they hoped would be the perfect road trip. It started well and ended, quite frankly, very badly. Unbowed, the Top Gear pair are back for another crack and this time they’re hoping to avoid inconveniences like apprehension by the French police. Welcome, then, to The Perfect Road Trip… 2. Once again, Clarkson and Hammond are seeking joy and perfection wherever it may be with a range of fast, beautiful and exciting cars unleashed on glorious roads amongst gorgeous scenery and drenched in Mediterranean sunshine. As part of their arduous research into perfection, the duo will also undertake some ridiculous challenges and hilarious stunts culminating in a strangely literal car race on the island of Capri. Top Gear – The Perfect Road Trip 2. This time it really is perfect. Except for the bits that aren’t.

68: Patagonia Special (1) - Aired: 2014-12-27

Jeremy, Richard and James will take a Porsche 928, Lotus Esprit and Ford Mustang through their most gruelling challenge to date: a 1600-mile trek through Patagonia to the southernmost city in the world, in order to stage an epic game of car football against Argentina. There will be swamps, deserts, forests, beaches, and ski slopes for the three V8 sports cars to suffer. There will also be broken bones, mechanical calamities and even some cows. Plus, a climax that wasn’t really on the cards.

69: Patagonia Special (2) - Aired: 2014-12-28

Jeremy, Richard and James will take a Porsche 928, Lotus Esprit and Ford Mustang through their most grueling challenge to date: a 1600-mile trek through Patagonia to the southernmost city in the world, in order to stage an epic game of car football against Argentina. There will be swamps, deserts, forests, beaches, and ski slopes for the three V8 sports cars to suffer. There will also be broken bones, mechanical calamities and even some cows. Plus, a climax that wasn’t really on the cards.

70: An Evening With Top Gear - Aired: 2015-01-18

The Top Gear team preview the new series in front of a studio audience.

71: Best of ’14-’15 (1) - Aired: 2015-07-20

Another choice compilation of horsepower, tire smoke and calamity as Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May engage in more high octane horseplay.

72: Best of ’14-’15 (2) - Aired: 2015-07-27

Richard Hammond marks the imminent demise of the legendary Land Rover Defender with a heart stopping attempt to drive one straight up the side of a dam.

73: Best of ’14-’15 (3) - Aired: 2015-08-03

The new series of the world’s favorite car program continues with a valuable piece of consumer research as Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May attempt to improve and enhance the ambulance.

74: Best of ’14-’15 (4) - Aired: 2015-08-10

James May makes a rare trip to the ‘Top Gear’ track to test the brand new 500 horsepower Mercedes-AMG GT.

Series 1 (11 Episodes)

1: Stig Outruns a Speed Camera - Aired: 2002-10-20

REVIEWS: Citroën Berlingo • Pagani Zonda • Lamborghini Murciélago • Mazda 6 CHALLENGE: Speed cameras Jeremy drives the Citroën Berlingo Mulitspace; Richard tries to find out if it is possible to drive so fast, that you can not be 'seen' by a speed camera, and the Pagani Zonda and Lamborghini Murcielago are the first cars to show what they can do on the new Top Gear track. The Ford GT and the new Mazda 6 also feature. Also featured is a Volvo 740 which runs on vegetable oil.Harry Enfield is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

2: A Bus Jumps Not-Very-Many Motorbikes - Aired: 2002-10-27

REVIEWS: Ford Focus RS • Honda Civic Type R • Noble M12 GTO CHALLENGE: Bus jumping over bikes Jeremy drives the Ford Focus RS and the Noble M12 GTO. Also, how many motor bikes can be jumped by a double decker bus? Jamiroquai front-man, Cat in the Hat and Space Cowboy Jay Kay is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

3: Grannies Do Donuts - Aired: 2002-11-03

REVIEWS: Mini Cooper • Toyota Yaris Verso • Citroën DS • Westfield XTR CHALLENGE: Grannies doing doughnuts The results of the Best Looking Car poll are revealed. A Westfield goes up against the Pagani Zonda and a gang (what is the collective noun for grannies?) of grannies see who can do the best doughnuts.

4: The Mondeo Beats the Germans - Aired: 2002-11-10

REVIEWS: Aston Martin V12 Vanquish • Ferrari 575M Maranello • Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R CHALLENGE: Family Saloon Formula One Jeremy and Damon Hill play with Ferraris, Jason looks at used Nissan Skylines and there's a look at James Bond's Aston Martin. Steve Coogan is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

5: The Team Turns a Rover 800 Into a Bond Car - Aired: 2002-11-17

REVIEWS: Mercedes S-Class • Audi A8 • Maybach 62 • Bentley Arnage CHALLENGE: Turn a car into a Bond car. The Maybach, a rival to the Rolls Royce and the Mercedes S Class are featured. At the lower end of the car market, the lads build a budget James Bond car for £300. Jonathan Ross is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

6: The Grannies Learn How to Handbrake Park - Aired: 2002-11-24

REVIEWS: Renault Vel Satis • BMW Z4 • Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG • Honda NSX Type R CHALLENGE: Grannies doing handbrake parking Jason Dawe looks at a used Golf, Jeremy test drives his own car and Richard drives the new BMW Z4 Roadster. The grannies return, this time to see who can master the 'art' of handbreak parking. The cool wall is unveiled.Tara Palmer-Tomkinson is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

7: The Team Finds the Fastest Faith - Aired: 2002-12-01

REVIEWS: Saab 9-3 • Lotus Elise 111S CHALLENGE: Fastest faith This episode is dedicated to the environment - Richard tries to drive to work in an eco-friendly way. Jeremy drives a diesel supercar and the search for the fastest religion begins. Cars reviewed include the Saab 93, the Peugeot RC and the Lotus Elise. Jasaon Dawe visits a school with a selection of supercars, to find out which is the children's favourite.

8: Gambon Corner Gets Its Name - Aired: 2002-12-08

REVIEWS: Audi RS6 • Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG • Maserati Coupé • Ford Fiesta • Citroën C3 • Honda Jazz • Nissan Micra • MG ZR CHALLENGE: Lada Riva modified by Lotus • Fastest white van man This week: 'driver's cars', the BMW M5 faces the challenge of its rivals, a Lada Riva 1.5E gets a make-over from Lotus and who is Britain's fastest van man? Also featured are the Audi RS6, the Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG, the new Maserati Coupé and a selection of super-minis: Ford Fiesta, Citroën C3, Honda Jazz, Nissan Micra and MG ZR. Michael Gambon is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

9: The Stripped-Out Jaguar XJS - Aired: 2002-12-22

REVIEWS: Volvo XC90 • Subaru Forester • VW Golf R32 CHALLENGE: Stripped down Jaguar XJS The Radical raced with an aeroplane, the Renault Espace, and the new Subaru Forrester 2.0 XT also feature. The Volkswagen Golf R32, Ford Focus RS, Seat Leon Cupra R and the Honda Civic Type R - all hot hatchbacks compete to see which is the best. Gordon Ramsay is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

10: The Team Finds Out the Fastest Faith - Again - Aired: 2002-12-29

REVIEWS: Range Rover • Lotus Esprit • Nissan Primera • TVR T350C CHALLENGE: Fastest faith - part 2 This week, a review of 2002 and off-roading. The MTM Bimoto (based on an Audi TT) and the AS One, two German cars try to set the fastest lap on the track and there's the new Range Rover, the original Lotus Esprit and the TVR T350C. Those that couldn't make it into the first race came together for part two of "The Fastest Faith."

11: The Best Of Season 1 - Aired: 2003-01-05

The Best Of Season 1

Series 2 (10 Episodes)

1: Richard Becomes a Driving God - Aired: 2003-05-11

REVIEWS: Smart Roadster • Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet • Bowler Wildcat • Bentley T2 CHALLENGE: Drag racer jet engine incinerates Nissan Sunny In the seemingly never-ending quest to destroy as many caravans as possible, Richard uses a drag racer to rid the roads of Britain of yet another one. A Nissan Sunny - the car Richard hates more than any other is also destroyed in the same manner. James May makes his first appearance on 'new' top Gear: he shows us his Bentley T2 and tells us why it’s a nightmare to own. Richard Drives the Bowler Wildcat and declares himself: “a driving god!” The Smart Roadster and the McLaren F1 are also featured.Vinnie Jones in the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car

2: The Team Finds the Fastest Political Party - Aired: 2003-05-18

REVIEWS: Rolls-Royce Phantom • Rover P5 • BMW M3 • Audi S4 CHALLENGE: Fastest political party Jeremy drives the new Rolls Royce and there’s a nostalgic look at the Rover P5, including one owned by the Queen. Jamie Oliver tries his luck in the Liana as the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, he also tries to prepare a salad in his camper van, whilst being driven around the track by the Stig. On the track, politicians representing the main political parties, as well as some less well-established parties try to become the fastest political party.

3: David Soul Breaks Two Lianas - Aired: 2003-05-25

REVIEWS: Volkswagen Touareg • Lexus SC430 • Hyundai Coupe • BMW Z8 • Perodua Kelisa CHALLENGE: Country with fastest supercar David Soul was the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car and tried to break as many Liana’s as possible. He managed an impressive tally of two. Richard drives the Lexus SC430 and Jeremy drives the Volkswagen Touareg and wonders if it is really worth £50,000. A Jaguar XJS gets a little power boost from a nitros kit and James drives the Perodua Kelisa. Jeremy drives the BMW Z8 Alpina, a car that suffers because Ronan Keating owns one.

4: Clarkson Doesn't Get Bored of Driving - Aired: 2003-06-01

REVIEWS: Jaguar R Coupe • Jaguar XKR-R • Aston Martin DB7 GT CHALLENGE: How far can you drive until you become bored in a Mark 3 Jaguar XJR A look at the iconic Jaguar MKII, the first car ever to have disc brakes and a badge on the back to warn drivers that it stopped quickly. There's a look at possible Jaguars of the future with the R Coupe concept car, whilst James drives the C Type Jaguar. Jeremy drives the Aston Martin DB7 GT and the Jaguar XKRR.A.A. Gill champions the London taxi as the greatest car of all time and bumbling Boris Johnson is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

5: Clarkson Doesn't Hate a 911 - Aired: 2003-06-08

REVIEWS: Porsche 911 Turbo • Ford Street Ka •James May on TR6 • Renault Clio V6 CHALLENGE: Rally pit crew vs. women getting ready for a night out In an episode dedicated to "blokeishness", James drives a Triumph TR6 - a ‘man’s convertible’, the Porsche 911 C4S is compared to the 911 turbo version and Jeremy tries the Renault Clio V6 - the “ultimate bloke hatchback”. Richard meets Richard Lynne, who has a car in his kitchen. Also, can the Ford rally team mechanics change the suspension, gearbox, brakes, differential, driveshaft and clutch of a rally car, more quickly than four women can get ready for a night out? The Land Rover is Richard's choice as the greatest car of all time and Anne Robinson shows off her brand new head as the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

6: The Team Doesn't Set a Caravan Land Speed Record - Aired: 2003-06-15

REVIEWS: Subaru Impreza • Mitsubishi Evo VIII • Vauxhall VX220 Turbo • Peugeot 206 GTI CHALLENGE: Land speed record for caravan towing The Mitsubishi Evo VIII and the Subaru Impreza WRX STi Type UK are compared, but which will Jeremy prefer? James is given the task of setting a new land speed record for a car towing a caravan. The Peugeot 206GTi and the Vauxhall VX 220 turbo are tested and Pink Floyd drummer, Nick Mason, states his case for the greatest car of all time. Richard drives the Palmer Jaguar at a track day and Richard Whiteley is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

7: Richard Flattens a Portakabin - Aired: 2003-06-22

REVIEWS: Koenigsegg CC8S • Renault Megane • Hummer H1 • Hummer H2 CHALLENGE: Crash testing the Megane with a real driver The 655bhp Koenigsegg records the fastest straight-line speed on the Top Gear track, but can it set the fastest lap time? A Renault Mégane is crash-tested and there’s the first look at the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage. While Jeremy drives the Hummer H2, Richard drives the Talon Riot Control Vehicle… through a Portacabin. Stuart Hall extols the virtues of the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud and Neil Morrissey is this week's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

8: James and Richard Go Camping in Cabriolets - Aired: 2003-07-06

REVIEWS: Nissan 350Z • Alfa Romeo 147 GTA • Citroën C3 Pluriel •Mercedes CLK500 • Audi A4 • Daihatsu Copen CHALLENGE: The Race for the Universe James and Richard go camping with a selection of cabriolets to see which is the best. Naturally they choose the wettest place in Britain, Buttermere in Cumbria. Jeremy drives the Alpha Romeo 147 GTA and the Nissan 350Z and a Klingon, a Darlek, a Cyberman, Ming the Merciless and Darth Vader race each other around the track in a souped-up Honda Civic. Jodie Kidd shows the men how to drive the Liana - properly.

9: Jeremy Drives From the Backseat - Aired: 2003-07-13

REVIEWS: Vandenbrink Carver • Volvo S60 R • GM HyWire • Vauxhall Signum James drives the Hy-Wire, a hydrogen-powered concept car and Jeremy tries the new Volvo S60 R - claimed by Volvo to be a rival for the BMW M3. He also drives the new Vauxhall Signum, from the back seat using a hoe and string. Richard drives/rides the Carver, a three-wheeled tilting bike from Holland. Graeme Le Saux argues the case for the Audi Quattro as the greatest car of all time and Patrick Stewart is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

10: Clarkson Doesn't Kill a Dog - Aired: 2003-07-20

REVIEWS: TVR T350C • Overfinch Range Rover • Cadillac Sixteen • Volkswagen Phaeton CHALLENGE: Land Rover reliability challenge The Volkswagen Phaeton is tested; a car designed to compete with Mercedes and BMW. Richard drives the TVR T350c... alongside a Harrier Jump Jet. The Stig takes the TVR and the Noble around the track to see which is the faster car, after Richard and Jeremy can't separate them using the ancient art of Top Trumps. James drives the enormous Cadillac Sixteen prototype; Jeremy drives the Range Rover 580s which has been tuned by Overfinch, and Britain's fastest disabled driver. Alan Davies is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

Series 3 (9 Episodes)

1: The Team Kills Off Old Stig - Aired: 2003-10-26

REVIEWS: Ford GT • BMW 5-Series • Porsche 911 GT3 CHALLENGE: Can the diesel Volkswagen Lupo get better mpg than the petrol version? Jeremy drives the new Ford GT40 in Detroit and a diesel VW Lupo around the M25. James drives the new-look BMW 5 series and Richard drives the new - but it looks like every other - Porsche GT3. The Stig drives off the end of an aircraft carrier (!?) and Martin Kemp is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

2: The Team Meets New Stig - Aired: 2003-11-02

REVIEWS: BMW M3 CSL • BMW M1 • BMW M3 • BMW M5 • Porsche Boxster • BMW Z4 • Honda S2000 CHALLENGE: Volvo 240 attempts to jump four caravans There is a BMW frenzy on the Isle of Man. The new M3 CSL and some BMW classics: the M1, BMW's one-and-only mid-engined car to date, the M5 series 2 and the classic M3.Also on the Isle of Man, three sporty convertibles are driven and the lads squabble over which is the best: the BMW Z4 championed by Richard, the Porsche Boxster by James and the Honda S2000 by Jeremy. A new Stig is introduced and Stephen Fry is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

3: Hammond Nearly Drowns - Aired: 2003-11-09

REVIEWS: Bentley Continental GT • Subaru Legacy Outback • Saab 9-5 CHALLENGE: Saab 9-5 versus a BAE Sea Harrier • How to Escape from a Sinking Car The Bentley Continental GT is taken for a leisurely drive through Devon by Jeremy, while James drives the new Subaru Legacy. Richard tries not to drown himself when he is dropped into a huge water tank whilst sitting behind the wheel of a Vauxhall Carlton. This is done as an experiment to show what can happen should you drive your car into water.Stig races the new Saab 95 against a Royal Navy Harrier and Rob Brydon is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

4: The Lambos - Aired: 2003-11-16

REVIEWS: Lamborghini Miura • Lamborghini Countach • Mini Cooper S • Lamborghini Gallardo CHALLENGE: None Richard drives three tuned Minis: Hartge, Digi-tec, BBR and the BMW works. He also drives the Lamborghini Miura and Jay Kay drives his Miura. James drives the Countach - something he's been waiting 20 years to do. Jeremy drives the Gallardo. Rich Hall is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

5: The Hilux Won't Die - Aired: 2003-11-23

REVIEWS: Mazda RX-8 • Fiat Panda CHALLENGE: Is a Toyota Hilux really indestructible? Jeremy drives the Mazda RX8 and James drives the new Fiat Panda and is quite surprised when it doesn’t fall to bits. Richard looks at some modern classics, the Volkswagen Corrado VR6 and the Mercedes 190E 2.5 16 Cosworth. An 11-year-old diesel Toyota Hilux is tested for its durability by Jeremy. He drives in into a wall, a tree and through a shed. It’s left in the Severn Estuary, home to the second biggest tide in the world, hit with a wrecking ball, dropped and set on fire. They even drop a caravan on top of it, but still it works. Sadly, the same treatment wasn't given to this week's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, Simon Cowell.

6: The Hilux Still Won't Die - Aired: 2003-12-07

REVIEWS: Citroën C2 • Aston Martin V8 Vantage (1977) • Holden Monaro CHALLENGE: Is a Toyota Hilux really indestructible? - Part 2 The car most likely to… be modified, the Citroën C2 is driven by Jeremy, he also drives the Vauxhall Monaro - sideways mostly. Richard drives two new cars: the Renault Mégane CC and the Peugeot 307 CC…and hates both of them.James tries to succeed where Jeremy failed by trying to kill the Toyota Hilux by placing it on top of a tower block that is due to be demolished. Can it survive the 240 foot drop as the tower block collapses?Sanjeev Bhaskar is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

7: The Big Boffin Burnout - Aired: 2003-12-14

REVIEWS: MG XPower SV • Porsche Cayenne Turbo • Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren CHALLENGE: Which professor can do the best burn-out? • What is the best British car? As usual the boys are squabbling about cars. This time they can't agree on which is the best British car. Jeremy says it's the Noble M12GTO, Richard can't see past the Morgan Plus 8 and James, in a moment of utter madness makes the case for the... Rover 75. Back on planet Earth, well, South Africa, Richard drives the new Mercedes McLaren SLR and the Porsche Ceyenne gets the benefit of Jeremy's scorn and delight. He also drives the MG SV - a £70,000 car built to compete with Porsche - don't laugh.Boffins, Brian Sewell, Colin Pilinger and Heinz Wolf try a 'burn-out' and Rory Bremner is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

8: The Top Gear Generation Game - Aired: 2003-12-21

REVIEWS: Mercedes SL280 • Nissan Micra • Aston Martin Lagonda • Audi TT CHALLENGE: Top Gear Generation Game Cars from different eras are compared this week. Jeremy drools over the Mercedes 280SL from the early 70s and compares it to the modern Audi TT. The new Nissan Micra which costs £9,000 is compared to a Boeing 737 private jet worth £38m. James takes a nostalgic look at the Aston Martin Lagonda and there’s the first look at the new Aston Martin DB9. Old cars are compared with new cars in a drag race; the original golf GTI Vs a new Toyota MR2. The Escort Cosworth Vs the Ford Focus RS and the Peugeot 205 Vs the new Peugeot 206.Johnny Vegas is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

9: There's No Money Left - Aired: 2003-12-28

REVIEWS: Chrysler Crossfire • Jaguar XJ6 • Honda Civic Type R • Honda NSX Type R CHALLENGE: None Jeremy drives the Chrysler Crossfire, Richard drives the Smart Car, which has been tuned by Brabus and the Honda Civic Type R. He also drives the Honda NSX which Stig also drives on the Top Gear track.James drives the Jaguar XJ6 around Birmingham - the “Barcelona on the black country”. Carol 'mutton dressed as mutton' Vorderman is the Slapper in a Reasonably Priced Car.

Series 4 (10 Episodes)

1: Rover CityRover - Aired: 2004-05-09

REVIEWS: Lotus Exige • Rover CityRover • Aston Martin DB9 CHALLENGE: Epic Race: Aston Martin DB9 vs. TGV and Eurostar french fast trains - London to Monte Carlo • Apache Gunship Helicopter vs. Lotus Exige can it missile lock? In an attempt to prove that trains are useless, the team race from the exclusive surroundings of the Top Gear studio in Surrey, to the downbeat Café de Paris, Place du Casino in Monte Carlo. Richard and James take trains (including the high-speed TGV) whilst Jeremy drives an Aston Martin DB9.The show also introduces the Indian-made City Rover. However, Rover wouldn't let anyone on Top Gear drive one, so an ingenious plan was hatched to test the car using covert tactics. An Apache helicopter gunship tries to get missile lock on a Lotus Exige driven by Jeremy - obviously!Fay Ripley is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

2: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, Alfa Romeo 166, Cadillac Escalade - Aired: 2004-05-16

REVIEWS: Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren • Alfa Romeo 166 • Cadillac Escalade • Ford FAB-1 CHALLENGE: A nun in a monster truck In this episode Richard Hammond was hypnotised by Paul McKenna and convinced that he couldn't remember how to drive. The American 'bling' machine, the Cadillac Escalade, is driven by Richard who probably wished he couldn't drive after five minutes behind the wheel. A nun, Sister Wendy Beckett, drives a monster truck. James drove an enormous pink Ford from 'Thunderbirds' and two Alfa Romeos are featured: the 166 and the 147 GTA. There's also a look at the glorious McLaren Mercedes SLR.Paul McKenna is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

3: Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale, 1968 Dodge Charger 440 R/T - Aired: 2004-05-23

REVIEWS: Porsche 911 GT3 RS • Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale • 1968 Dodge Charger 440 R/T CHALLENGE: £100 car challenge Jeremy, James and Richard are challenged to buy a working car for a maximum price of £100. An Audi, a Volvo and a Rover(!) are bought and put though a series of challenges.Richard drives 'the car the bad guy always drove' - the Dodge Charger and the Porsche GT3 RS and the Ferrari 360 CS square up to each other on the track.Jordan is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

4: Car Darts - Aired: 2004-05-30

REVIEWS: Porsche Carrera GT • Audi A8 TDi V8 • Ford SportKa CHALLENGE: May and Hammond play 'car darts' • V8 Diesel Audi A8 endurance challenge • Ford SportKa vs. racing pigeons race • Evo vs. STi battle revised In this episode, there's a race between some homing pigeons and a Ford Ka driven by, James. James used satellite navigation and ended up getting lost. Jeremy attempted to drive a diesel-powered Audi A8 Quattro with a V8 engine 800 miles on one tank of fuel. James and Richard played darts with cars and one more caravan was removed from the roads. Also in this episode, the boys pit a Subaru Impreza STi RS against a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII. Ronnie O'Sullivan is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

5: Hammond Gets Struck by Lightning - Aired: 2004-06-06

REVIEWS: MG ZT 260 • BMW 645Ci • Jaguar XK-R • Porsche 911 Carrera 2 • Vauxhall Astra • Mazda 3 • Volkswagen Golf CHALLENGE: Shoot Out: Performance sport coupes on the Pendine Sands • Volkswagen Golf gets electrocuted (with Hammond in it) The boys then take three power machines to Pendine Sands in South Wales: the BMW 645i, the Porsche 911 Carrera 2 and the Jaguar XKR. Also featured, the Vauxhall Astra, the Mazda 3, the Volkswagen Golf and the MG ZT260 are tested and there was an attempt to electrocute Richard. Johnny Vaughan is the (utterly faded) Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

6: Renault Clio 182, Jaguar XJS, Nissan Cube - Aired: 2004-06-13

REVIEWS: Renault Clio RenaultSport • Jaguar XJS • Cadillac CTS • Nissan Cube CHALLENGE: Can you run a car on poo? Hammond investigates James drives the Jaguar XJS, Richard drives the Cadillac CTS and finds out if methane is a future replacement for petrol. Jeremy drives the Nissan Cube and the Renault Clio. Terry Wogan is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

7: Mercedes CL 65 AMG, Spyker C8 Spyder - Aired: 2004-07-11

REVIEWS: Spyker C8 Spyder • • Renault Scenic • Ford C-MAX CHALLENGE: Hammond and May road test mini MPVs as minicabers James and Richard took to the streets of south London to give two tall hatchbacks a good thrashing by using them as taxis. Jeremy drove a new Mercedes with 'more power than God' and the Spyker C8, a car from of all places, Holland. Lionel Richie is the Star in a reasonably Priced Car.

8: Ford GT, Toyota Prius, Maserati Quattroporte - Aired: 2004-07-18

REVIEWS: Ford GT • Toyota Prius • Maserati Quattroporte CHALLENGE: Diesel versus Petrol hot hatch race • Blowing over cars using Boeing 747 jetblast James drives the Maserati Quattroporte in Sicily, whilst Jeremy empties the fuel tank of the new Ford GT40 on the track... in Woking. Richard marks the passing of the only decent engine Rover ever built - the Rover V8, with a race at Snetterton in a V8-powered Rover SD1.A Skoda Fabia VRS with a diesel engine, races a petrol-powered Mini Cooper S around the track; there's a exclusive look at the new Mercedes CLS and a Boeing 747 is used to see how far its engines can blow a Mondeo and a Citroën 2CV. Science in action...Martin Clunes is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

9: Best Convertible - Aired: 2004-07-25

REVIEWS: Fiat Barchetta • Mercedes-Benz SL600 • Mazda MX-5 • Toyota MR2 • Jaguar X-Type Estate CHALLENGE: May and Hammond search for the best convertible for a town with the least owned • Can you parachute into a moving car? James finds out if it is possible to parachute into a moving car. Jeremy drives the new Jaguar X Type estate and on the Isle of Lewis and Harris - the place in the U.K. with the lowest number of cabriolet owners per-head - Richard and James test a range of cabriolets: the Mini Cabrio, Vauxhall Tigra, Mercedes SLK and the Audi S4. Some "simple, softop sports cars" are also driven by Richard: the Mercedes SL600, Mazda MX5 and the Fiat Barchetta.

10: The Olympic Long Jump Challenge - Aired: 2004-08-01

REVIEWS: Peugeot 407 • Volvo V50 • BMW X3 • Chevrolet Corvette C6 CHALLENGE: Hammond drives the Peugeot 407 as a pace car • Car Olympics: long jump Jeremy tests the new BMW X3 and discovers its limitations as an off-road and on-road vehicle. James tries the new Volvo V50 and wonders if it's as good as its rivals, while Richard having clearly drawn the short straw, drives the new Corvette.

Series 5 (9 Episodes)

1: The Colonial Invasion on the Beach - Aired: 2004-10-24

Cars from the "colonies": the Vauxhall Monaro VXR from Australia and the Chrysler 300C from the United States take on the Jaguar S Type R on the beach at Pendine Sands in south Wales. Back at the Top Gear track, Jeremy is trying to tell the difference between the old Porsche 911 Carrera and the new Porsche 911 Carrera S. That could be the least of Jeremy’s worries, in the last series after looking at the prototype of the new Astra, he said he would eat his own hair if the car actually looked like the prototype when it was launched. With a guest appearance from chef Antony Worrall Thompson in the studio, things aren’t looking good for Jeremy. There's also time to destroy an ice-cream van and some bouncy castles and Bill Bailey is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

2: Ferrari Enzo and Supercars of the Past & Present - Aired: 2004-10-31

The new Ford Focus is tested (by Richard) and compared to its rivals. Pink Floyd’s drummer, Nick Mason lends Jeremy his new Ferrari F60 Enzo in return for a subtle plug for his new book. There’s a race between a grumpy teen on an all terrain board and a Mitsubishi Evo7 Group N rally car - and a Bowler Wildcat just for good measure. Ben Collins drives the cars - (Stig without his helmet?) Jeremy compares super cars from the 1980s with their modern counterparts to see if the more modern up-to-date cars are really better. Pagani Zonda, Porsche Carrera GT, Ferrari Enzo are the modern super cars and the throw-backs are the, Jaguar XJ220, McLaren F1 and the Ferrari F40. Geri Halliwell is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

3: Dodge Viper - Aired: 2004-11-07

Jeremy drives the new Land Rover Discovery to the top of Ben Tongue (all 1,700 feet of it), a Scottish mountain and gives us some handy survival tips such as: take some soup in a can and a can of lemonade. Richard travels to Switzerland to find the "maddest car" in the world - an amphibious vehicle with a hydrofoil made by Rinspeed. The Dodge Viper SRT-10 is driven by Jeremy and catches fire. A quality product. Joanna Lumley is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

4: Caravan Conkers - Aired: 2004-11-14

Richard drove the new, 218mph, £400,000 Pagani Zonda Roadster in Switzerland, one of only 40 that will be built. He compared it to the Wally 118 - a £14 million pound boat made of lightweight material such as carbon fibre. There's a game of Caravan Conkers between Richard and James; they also spent 24 hours in a Smart car. This was because the makers described the interior of the car as 'lounge concept'. Unable to leave the car, they relied on passers-by to get them things such as: tea, pasties and newspapers. They spent the night parked in the Screaming Woods in Pluckley, the 'most haunted village in England'.The village 'boasts' 12 ghosts including: the Highwayman, the Screaming Man and a monk. Jeremy drove the new Aston Martin Vanquish S and the Ferrari 575 with, Steve Coogan.

5: Jaguar S-Type Diesel Lapping the Nürburgring - Aired: 2004-11-21

The Morgan Aero 8GTN is driven by Richard and derided by, James and Jeremy. James and Richard pay tribute to the London Routemaster bus; Richard tries his luck at Historic People Carrier Racing and Jeremy takes a Jaguar S Type diesel to the Nürburgring in Germany, to see if he can complete a lap of the 13 mile circuit (with 147 corners) in under ten minutes. James gets all nostalgic about a musical instrument and Mercedes 300SL 'gullwing'.Christian Slater is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

6: £1500 Porsches - Aired: 2004-12-05

Richard, James and Jeremy are set a challenge; buy a working Porsche for a maximum of £1,500. Richard bought a 924 (the one with the van engine) for £750, James a 944 for £900 and Jeremy - predictably a 928S for £1,500. They were then set a series of challenges to see who had bought the best car. Jeremy also drove the new Golf GTI and described it as a sensation (even though it weighs the same as "South Africa"). A Mini is featured in Restoration Rip-Off and Billy Baxter, a blind man, tries to set a faster time in the Liana than Richard Whiteley and Terry Wogan. Cliff Richard is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

7: Murcielago vs Evo VIII - Aired: 2004-12-12

Richard takes the new Mustang on a road trip - to Lincoln along Britain’s straightest road. The Prius, a supposedly eco-friendly vehicle is driven and hated by Jeremy, who said that a diesel Lupo will actually do more miles per gallon - 75 compared to the 45mpg of the Prius.The Lamborghini Murcielago is up against the Mitsubishi EVO VIII and the Top Gear Awards were announced, Jeremy was the winner of the Clot of the Year for leaving the Land Rover Discovery at the top of Cape Wrath. He was the recipient of the Golden Cock.Roger Daltrey is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

8: Ferrari 612 Scaglietti vs Jet Plane - Aired: 2004-12-19

Another epic race pits the car against public transport. Richard and James travel by aeroplane and train in an attempt to beat Jeremy - driving a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, to their destination at Verbier in Switzerland. In Lillehammer, Richard and James are having another race; with the help of the Norwegian Olympic Bobsleigh team, Richard tries to race down the bobsleigh track at Lillehammer, faster than James can travel down the road that runs along side the bobsleigh track. James is in a Mitsubishi Evo rally car driven by, Henning Solberg. The Stig gets to take a F1 Renault around the track, old racing cars compete with modern road cars to see how fast they are and Eddie Izzard is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

9: Ariel Atom - Aired: 2004-12-26

BMW enter the small hatchback market with the launch of their 1 series - James drives it and wonders why they bothered. James and Jeremy test cars from Asia and hate them all and Jeremy drives the Ariel Atom. The Mercedes G Wagen gets the AMG treatment and Richard gets to drive it. There's also a race (on Top Gear I hear you cry?) between Jeremy in a Fiesta ST and Richard in a Citroën C2VTS. Trinny Woodhall and Susannah Constantine are the Stars in a Reasonably Priced Car.

Series 6 (11 Episodes)

1: Toyota Aygo Football - Aired: 2005-05-22

Jeremy puts the 4 door Mercedes CLS to the test and likes it. The Stig takes the AMG Mercedes CLS around the Top Gear track for a power lap. James likes the Honda Element, which is not sold in the UK.Richard and James play 5-a-side Aygo football and the new Range Rover Sport goes head-to-head with a Challenger II tank. James Nesbitt is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

2: Cheap 2-Door Coupés - Aired: 2005-05-29

The challenge this week is to buy a coupé that is not a Porsche for no more than £1,500. Richard buys a BMW 635i, Jeremy a Mitsubishi Starion and James bought a "grandfather clock". Or the Jaguar XJS as it was better-known. Jeremy drives the new supercar from Maserati, the MC12 and Jack Dee is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

3: Swimming Pool Aston - Aired: 2005-06-12

Jeremy makes a splash when he drives a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow MK1 to the opening of a local swimming pool. Richard drives the Aston Martin DB9 Volante and James goes back to the 1970's to drive the Maserati Bora. The German-built retro-styled Weissman MF3is compared to the TVR Tuscan MKII. There's also a look at the Batmobile. Christopher Ecclestone is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

4: Mothers - Aired: 2005-06-19

The lads hand over testing duties to their mothers to review a range of new small cars:. They test the Renault Modus, Honda Jazz and Peugeot 1007. Jeremy drives the Cadillac CTS-V and didn't like it that much. Richard tests 'Mondeo man's' new favourite car, the new BMW 3 Series. The Star in a Reasonably Priced Car is Omid Djalili.

5: Snipers - Aired: 2005-06-26

Former F1 World Champion Damon Hill sets a time in the Liana as a Racing Driver in a Reasonably Priced Car. The Aston Martin DB5 and Jaguar E-Type are compared; the snipers of the Irish Guards try to shoot Jeremy as he drives the new Mercedes SLK and the new Porsche Boxster 2 around a deserted village. James drives the new 4x4 from Nissan, the Murano and Richard travels to Italy to drive the Maserati Gran Sport around the Maserati test track.

6: From London to Oslo - Aired: 2005-07-03

Jeremy drives the Mercedes McLaren SLR from London to Oslo, while Richard and James take the ferry across the North Sea. The Nissan Micra, Citroën C6 and Alfa Romeo Brera are featured, as is the Aston Martin DBR9. David Dimbleby is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

7: Ford Transit at Nürburgring - Aired: 2005-07-10

Richard goes to the Nordschleife to see if Sabine Schmitz can do a lap of the infamous track in a Transit van in under 10 minutes. Jeremy races a Fiat Panda against a marathon runner around the London Marathon circuit during the Tuesday morning rush-hour and the TVR Sagaris is featured. Justin Hawkins is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

8: Iceland - Aired: 2005-07-17

The lads take some convertibles to Iceland. Specifically the Crossfire, 350Z, and the TT. The Ferrari F430 finally makes an appearance at the Top Gear test track, in Berlinetta and Spyder form. Sir Tim Rice is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

9: Scootermen - Aired: 2005-07-24

James and Richard spend the evening as 'scootermen'. By doing this, they get to drive different cars and test them at the same time. Jeremy gets to drive the new BMW M5 and the Vauxhall VXR. Chris Evans is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

10: Off-Road Toys - Aired: 2005-07-31

Jeremy, James and Richard look at the latest range of off-road toys: quad bikes, hovercrafts and buggies; James travels to Dubai to test the fastest four-door saloon in the world - the Bentley Flying Spur, and the BMW 5 Series diesel is compared to the petrol version. Richard travels to Iceland to see if a jeep can drive across a lake Davina McCall is this week's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car. F1 driver Mark Webber also sets a lap-time in the Liana.

11: Bull Run - Aired: 2005-08-07

Richard takes part in the Pamplona Bull Run and drives the Lamborghini Murciélago Roadster. Jeremy drives the Ford F150 Lightning pick-up truck, which is inexplicably the world's best-selling car and describes it as the worst car he had ever driven.James put his degree in music to fine use by trying to re-create the Top Gear theme tune using car engines.Richard tries a bit of drifting in the Monaro with the D1 drifting team.

Series 7 (7 Episodes)

1: The Isle of Man race - Aired: 2005-11-13

Which is the better car? The Aston Martin V8 Vantage, the Porsche 911 Carrera S or the new BMW M6? To find out, the boys take the cars to the Isle of Man and test them on the island's roads - where there is no speed limit on the open roads [unlike in the built up areas of the island]. Richard drives the British-made supercar, the Ascari KZ1 and actor Trevor Eve is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

2: The RS4 against a climber - Aired: 2005-11-20

A challenge is set to see which is faster: a rock climber or an Audi RS4. The new Porsche Cayman Sis reviewed and there's a feature on the history of British Racing Green; part of which involves Richard driving a Vanwall; a recreation of the 1958 car which won the 1958 world championship.James and Richard turn their attention to radio-controlled cars - Top Gear style and Jeremy plays with a rather special Vauxhall Vectra VXR, but why is it worth £60,000?

3: The supercar road trip - Aired: 2005-11-27

The boys are off on a continental road trip to visit the Millau Viaduct in France in their favourite supercars: Richard drives a Pagani Zonda; James drives a Ferrari F430 and Jeremy drives his own Ford GT. Jeremy also drives the 'air-hostess orange' Focus ST on the track.

4: The old Italian supercars - Aired: 2005-12-04

This week, the challenge is set to try and buy a "decent" mid-engined supercar for under £10, 000. Richard drives the Marcos TSO GT2 and there's a race through Lisbon between a car and a mountain bike.Dame Ellen MacArthur is this week's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

5: The Bugatti and the plane - Aired: 2005-12-11

James and Richard are once again trying to beat Jeremy in another of their now famous races. This time, the race is on to see who will be the first to get from Alba in northern Italy, to the NatWest Tower in London. James and Richard are in a light aircraft piloted by James - Jeremy has to make-do with a Bugatti Veyron. Former F1 and Indycar World Champion Nigel Mansell gets the chance to set a fast lap in the Liana.

6: The NSX on the Playstation - Aired: 2005-12-27

Richard races the new Mazda MX5, worth £18,000 against a greyhound worth £25,000. Jeremy compares driving a Honda NSX around Laguna Seca in a video game to the real thing. The Austin Healy Sprite and modified Peugot 306 go head-to-head on the Prescott Hill Climb course to see which is best and there's the Top Gear Awards, where James is awarded the Golden Cock. David Walliams is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

7: Winter Olympics Special - Aired: 2006-02-12

The lads are in Lillehammer for their version of the Winter Olympics. So expect amongst other things: car ice-hockey - with Suzuki Swifts - Jeremy trying to drive the new Jaguar XK around the rink faster than a speed skater and Stig riding a snowmobile down the ski-jump. James and Jeremy compete against each other in a biathlon using an Audi Q7 and a Volvo XC90, with the loser having to eat yellow snow. There's also a spectacular attempt to send a rocket-powered Mini down the ski-jump.

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Series 24 (7 Episodes)

1: Episode 1 - Aired: 2017-03-05

Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid return for the 24th series of Top Gear. This week features the astonishing, ultra-exclusive Ferrari FXXK, tested to the max by Chris Harris at the Daytona circuit in Florida. Matt, Chris and Rory then race across Kazakhstan in three high-mileage cars: a Mercedes saloon, a Volvo estate and a London taxi, all of which have done at least 480,000 miles, the equivalent distance of going to the moon and back. Actor James McAvoy guest stars in the studio and on the famous Top Gear test track.

2: Episode 2 - Aired: 2017-03-12

Matt LeBlanc and Chris Harris embark on an all-season US road trip in the latest convertible supercars from Lamborghini and Porsche, journeying from broiling desert to snowy mountain. Back at the test track, Rory Reid sets the toughest of driving challenges for Chris and the Alfa Romeo Giulia, while actor David Tennant takes a spin in the new Reasonably Fast Car.

3: Episode 3 - Aired: 2017-03-19

Matt LeBlanc's review of the Aston Martin DB11 is thwarted by Chris Harris and a very evil Mercedes. Elsewhere, Rory Reid and Sabine Schmitz go supercar-hunting on Germany's fearsome Nurburgring race circuit with the help of the VW Golf Clubsport S, while actress Tamsin Greig takes to the Top Gear track in the new Reasonably Fast Car.

4: Episode 4 - Aired: 2017-03-26

Chris Harris and the £2m Bugatti Chiron attempt to cross the Arabian peninsula faster than Matt LeBlanc and a roster of money-no-object transport solutions. Back in Britain, Rory Reid constructs a life-size arcade game to test the Renault Twingo GT and its city car rivals, while rap star Tinie Tempah tackles the Top Gear track in the Reasonably Fast Toyota GT86.

5: Episode 5 - Aired: 2017-04-02

Matt LeBlanc is the first to test America's explosive new supercar, the Ford GT. Presenters Chris Harris and Sabine Schmitz go head to head in one of motorsport's toughest events - a buggy race across the wild Californian desert.

6: Episode 6 - Aired: 2017-04-16

Matt LeBlanc gets to grips with the fire-breathing Mercedes-AMG GT R supercar. Chris Harris and Rory Reid journey across Cuba in a pair of second-hand sports cars, while comedian Ross Noble takes to the Top Gear track in the Reasonably Fast Car.

7: Episode 7 - Aired: 2017-04-23

Matt LeBlanc drives an eight-wheeled rescue vehicle from Russia, Rory Reid turns the world's ugliest car into a luxury yacht and Chris Harris reviews the new Porsche Cayman. Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay is the studio guest.