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  6. CHALLENGES - Vol 1
  7. CHALLENGES - Vol 2
  21. SHOOTOUT 2003
  23. TOP 100 CARS
  27. 20 th CENTURY

Back In The Fast Lane 2004

Best of Top Gear: A review of series 1 & 2.

A special containing all the best bits from the brand new first and second series of the nation’s favourite motoring show presented by outspoken pundit Jeremy Clarkson.
Includes guest appearances by Harry Enfield, Jonathan Ross, Jay Kay, Steve Coogan, Anne Robinson and Tara Palmer-Tompkinson.
Highlights include reviews of Aston Martin Vanquish, DB7, Pagani Zonda, Lotus Elise and Esprit plus ‘Doughnut Grannies’, ‘Plane vs. Car’ and ‘Bus Jumping Over Motorbike’.


Revved Up 2005

Best of Top Gear: A review of series 3, 4 & 5. In between mercilessly pulverizing the motoring industry's slackers and bagging themselves a place in the cockpit of the latest, sleekest and fastest drives, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond have had some fun racing, crashing and generally mucking about in the most unlikely vehicles. Now direct from the Top Gear bunker, Richard brings us the best, and most requested petrol-head stunts from the unmissable show's recent series.

The best and most requested moments from Top Gear Series 3,4 and 5
* Newly shot footage with Richard Hammond
* Stig's Finest Moments and Out-Takes.

What you get is basically all of the more lighthearted and entertaining sections that the viewer has been accustomed to throughout series 3-5, the previous DVD covering series 1 and 2. Their most popular feats such as the pickup destruction, bobsleigh race, DB9 vs train race and even the Citroen 2CV getting battered by a jet engine are all included and it is great to own these priceless moments on DVD at last. Also included are a few bits of unseen footage, where Richard Hammond will dish out a few forced comments between all the clips, which are slightly unnessecary sometimes it has to be said. It could be much worse however, and they also included a few outtakes which are amusing on first viewing. However, the footage most fans would probably be interested in viewing is the cockpit cam view of the stig driving the formula one car around the test track, which is quite interesting and rare. Overall this is a good package containing some of the best and most interesting moments from the past 3 series, and makes for a satisfying hour and a half. Unfortunately, you just can't help but plead for more unseen footage than is given, which is a bit of a shame. Definitely recommended for newcomers to Top Gear.


Winter Olympics Special 2006

12 February 2006  74 minutes

This one-off episode took place in Lillehammer, Norway, the location of the 1994 Winter Olympics. In this episode they featured variations on Winter Olympic sports, using cars:

Biathlon: Jeremy raced a Volvo XC90 against James in a Audi Q7, cross-country, with 2 shooting rounds mid-course (the loser had to eat "golden snow"). James used a standard Biathlon .22 rifle, while Jeremy opted for a H&K MP5 machine pistol. Despite the increased firepower, Clarkson missed every target. And although May ploughed into a snowbank, he managed to dig himself out in time to win the biathlon.

  • Cold weather endurance: Richard was subjected to Arctic temperatures in a Citroën C1, in a bid to see who will crack first: man or machine?
  • Speed skating: Jeremy (looking sheepish as he skids on the ice, introduced by May as 'Torville') raced a Jaguar XK8 against a human skater (Introduced by May as 'Dean', actually Eskil Ervik) on an ice course.
  • Off-road slalom: James and Jeremy raced a four-wheel drive Land Rover Discovery and a two-wheel drive Jaguar XK8 against the clock, on five inches of frozen lake.
  • Bobsleigh: In a repeated segment from Series 5 Episode 8, Richard and a bobsleigh team race against James and a Mitsubishi Evo rally car, along near-identical courses.
  • Ice hockey: Ten Suzuki Swifts played 5-a-side hockey, in teams captained by James and Richard, and refereed by Clarkson, who missed recording a goal after he fell off the embankment, to the disgust of the team captains.
  • Ski jumping Could a rocket-powered Mini jump further than a skiier from a downhill slope? This section included the quote which summed up the entire ethos behind the programme's new direction: "We're on the cutting edge of cocking about."The episode ended with a ski jump on a snowmobile driven by The Stig.


Challenges Special - Vol 1 2006

20 March 2006 (2 DVD) 

Seven fantastic challenges that test the mettle of the Top Gear team. The Top Gear boys - Jezzer, Hamster and Captain Slow - can do brake-horsepowers, torques and 0-60s until the pumps run dry. But when they take on a challenge, the action gets competitive, hilarious, dangerous and, at times, downright humiliating.

  1. Robin Reliant Space Shuttle: Combining cutting edge amateur rocketry, British Grit, and truly intergalactic levels of messing about, Richard and James try to put a Reliant Robin into space.
  2. Building Amphibious Cars: Can the lads create a vehicle equally at home on land and water? Will they even make it across the reservoir without drowning or catching hypothermia?
  3. Building a Limo: The boys are up against it, making their own stretch limos from everyday cars. But the challenge has only just begun. There are some high-profile celebs who need a lift to the Brit Awards...
  4. Building a Convertible: Attempting to turn a Renault Espace into a fashionable 'drop top', the team prove that trying to make your own convertible is a bit like trying to cut your own hair... you can do it, but you probably shouldn't...
  5. Parkour vs Peugeot 207: They may wear silly trousers but these parkour (the barmy sport of leaping across rooftops across the city) lads are serious competition for Captain Slow's Peugeot 207 in a race through Liverpool.
  6. Veyron Race from Alba: It's Top Gear's most dramatic race yet. Jeremy's in the Bugatti Veyron - the fastest, most lavish supercar ever - while Richard and James are in a flying washing machine - with Captain Slow at the controls!  
  7. The Italian Mid-Engined Supercars for Less Than a Second-Hand Mondeo Challenge  

[ENG10,000- ], from Series 7, Episode 4   Hammond in Mazda MX-5 vs Greyhound, from Series 7, Episode 6   The Top Gear Toupée Test: The Stig drives a be-wigged man in open-topped sportscars, from Series 3, Episode 5   May in Renault Clio vs an urban biker, from Series 7, Episode 4   Clarkson in Range Rover Sport vs a Challenger 2, from Series 6, Episode 1



Challenges Special - Vol 2 2008

2008 139 minutes (2 DVD)  

Races, chases and things on fire: a bucketload of Top Gear's attempts to get melted, hurt or drowned. To more cries of How hard can it be?, That's not gone well and You insufferable oaf!, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May gallantly risk humiliation in another series of magnificent challenges, where petty rivalries are taken much too far...

  • Amphibious Car The Sequel: The magnificent return of the homemade amphibious cars, as the lads drive vehicles to Dover and across the Channel. Well, that was the plan...
  • Bugatti Veyron Vs Eurofighter: Place your bets. A mile and back: vertically and horizontally; Hammond in one of the world's fastest cars, the RAF in a fighter plane with a max speed of 900 mph.
  • Race Across London: James in a massive Mercedes, Hammond on a bicycle, the Stig on public transport(!) and Jeremy in a racing speedboat. Of course the car will make it across the capital first. Won't it?
  • Motorhome Racing: The rules are 'quite' strict: it's a no contact race; drivers must sleep overnight in their camper vans before the race and be able to drive home afterwards. So, how come there's a kitchen unit on the track?
  • The Greatest Driving Road: Scouring the Alps for the perfect road - beautiful scenery, pure pedal-to-the metal driving and a rush of adrenaline - in light-weight supercars - have the boys died and gone to heaven?
  • Fiat 500 Vs BMX: The Fiat 500 has been reborn as a city runabout for fashionable, sexy young people. James May is none of these, but surely he can beat a pair of scruffy herberts on titchy bikes around Budapest?
  • The 24 Hour Race: The Britcar 24 hour race at Silverstone is a gruelling test of driver stamina, skill and car reliability - so guess who's entering a BMW 3-series powered by bio-diesel that they grew themselves?


Track Heroes: Lewis Hamilton & Simon Cowell (Lap & Extended Interviews)
Ride With The Stig In The No.1 Lap Car
Front Row Seat (In the Eurofighter & Lamborghini Gallardo)

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  • Format: PAL
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • Run Time: 140 minutes
  • DVD Release Date: 2 Jun 2008



Great Adventures Polar Special 2008


The distance between Resolute in northern Canada and the magnetic North Pole at Ellef Ringnes Island is 320 nautical miles [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.

A foolhardy but extremely entertaining quest in which the trio of Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson and James May attempt to reach to the North Pole. Poor little Richard Hammond is pulled on a sled by an Inuit dog team while Clarkson and James May try to beat him in an enormous winterised Hilux. If Clarkson and May manage to succeed they will be the first people on earth to drive a car to the North Pole.

This special is constructed with carefully measured doses of humour, suspense, suffering, thrills and James May making gin and tonics while Clarkson drives across the Arctic Sea.   Jeremy has fitted a toilet seat to the back of the Toyota but when James tries to use it – Jeremy drives off with him at the back truly caught with his trousers down!

I couldn't really see how the boys could make ice interesting-I humbly apologize. Polar was an extended 72 min version and it was simply superb.
Yes, I laughed out loud, but it also exposed that behind the japery are three men who care very much about what they do and had a serious point, particularly in view of it being done after Hammond's Yorkshire Escapade.
I suspect that after months of having family & friends hovering every time he tried to do more than open a pickle jar, Hamster really needed the solitude of that region and the opportunity to test himself and his own recovery. James May also shone; he acted the wimp whinger but he did what all the best mates do - quietly got stuck in helping Jeremy shine without fuss or histrionics.


Garden Ground Gear Force 2008


Alan Clarksmarsh, Jamesy Dimmock and Handy Hammond resurrect Ground Force for a Sport Relief special and redo a top celebrity sportsman’s garden. It is hilarious, a must watch for all Top Gear fans.

Top Ground Gear Force (once referred to as Top Garden Ground Gear Force) [1] was a one-off TV special, featuring the cast of BBC's Top Gear, which originally aired on BBC Two at 22:00GMT on 14 March 2008 as part of Sport Relief 2008.[2] It was repeated on Easter Monday, 2008.

It borrowed its format from Top Gear of the Pops, a similar one-off special which aired as part of Comic Relief 2007. Whereas Top Gear of The Pops combined Top Gear with Top of the Pops, this episode combines the motoring show with Ground Force, a gardening make-over show which ran on the BBC from 1998-2005.

Regular Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond take over sportsman Sir Steve Redgrave's garden, to dispense advice on creating a zero-maintenance lawn, installing an impressive water-feature and getting rid of unwanted plants. Naturally, disaster ensues!

The Top Gear team of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond decided, 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 was a team of Poles, and on hand to provide advice on Sir Steve's tastes was Lady Redgrave (who was erroneously addressed and referred to as "Lady Ann").

As the team's only 'country bumpkin', Hammond was the team leader. However, his garden plan failed to impress Clarkson and May, who wanted 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 used 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 toppled over in the trench, so he returned with a much larger digger to pull it out, resulting in leaving numerous caterpillar track marks all over the garden lawn. Meanwhile, James and the Poles completed the shed, but Clarkson accidentally shot a hole in it, breaking a window.

Hammond 's tree seat is completed, however it's completed outside the tree trunk. He brought in a 14 ton crane to hook the seat so he could slip it over the tree. The crane was too heavy and sinks into the lawn, leaving huge holes in it. However the crane was long enough to hook onto the seat. However, because of Richard's inexperience with cranes, he accidentally swerved the seat sideways, destroying both the shed and the seat.

Clarkson and May pretend to attack Hammond with spadesClarkson decided to remove a rockery by using a homemade bomb. During the explosion one wall of the shed James had rebuilt, after it was destroyed by Hammond, was smashed by the blast. After this happens May stepped out of the shed with a plank of wood, and asked what time the programme will air. After being informed it was going to air after the watershed, he exclaimed 'you're a fu-'. At this point, the episode cut to the next scene.

Jeremy ordered some cement to pave over the garden, but he ordered too little, and only a small portion of the garden is covered. Hammond gets stuck in the cement, and Jeremy had to lift him out. James' shed was rebuilt for the third time while Jeremy erected some rugby posts (despite being told that none of Sir Stephen Redgrave's family plays rugby). However, he and the Poles accidentally droped the posts on James' shed, squashing the roof and part of the walls. This leaded to James angrily telling Clarkson to apologise while pointing a two-by-four at him. Hammond revealed his barbecue system, which uses a jet engine to rotate the meat and cook it. However, the blades rotated too fast and flung the chicken off the rotisserie and the fire from the engine sets James' newly-rebuilt (for the fourth time) shed on fire.

The team then received word that Sir Steve Redgrave was coming up the drive to the house. Redgrave was upset at the destruction of his garden, so the Poles ran away. Eventually, after Jeremy talking to him privately, his mood lightened. Jeremy then showed off his turbo-charged water feature, which blew the top off itself due to the water pressure and crashed into the greenhouse built by the Poles, breaking all the glass. Until then, the greenhouse was the only structure still intact (and the only item in the garden Steve Redgrave was pleased with).

The Ground Force 2008 Special is the funniest gardening show ever when the 'boys' destroy a beautiful country estate and is also the funniest action ever from the Top Gear Team.


Top Gear of the Pops Comic Relief Special


Top Gear of the Pops was a one-off special of Top Gear, broadcast in the evening on 16 March 2007. It was shown as part of the Comic Relief 2007 appeal, mixing the usual elements of Top Gear with Top of the Pops, the music chart show that was cancelled in 2006. The standard Top Gear opening sequence had its car footage replaced with vintage clips of Top of the Pops, and, while The Cool Wall was mentioned at the beginning, it was not included in the broadcast.


  • Lethal Bizzle
    Presenter Jeremy Clarkson cut Lethal Bizzle's song short by unplugging him mid-performance. Clarkson also dubbed Lethal Bizzle "Jizzy Tissue", and blamed his genre of rap music as being responsible for the demise of TOTP.
  • Travis
    Apart from McFly, Travis managed to deliver a regular and incident-free performance. They performed three times during filming to make sure everything was perfect.
  • Supergrass
    Supergrass performed with comedian Adrian Edmondson on guitar. Supergrass were made to put up with bizarre "special effects" administered by the Top Gear presenters: live birds in front of and on the stage, excessive dry ice artificial fog, and finally strong winds from a wind machine, which blew Edmondson off the stage. This led to a number of complaints by viewers who were concerned about the birds' welfare.[1] Coincidentally, drummer Danny Goffey's father, Chris Goffey, used to present Top Gear, a fact pointed out during the show.
  • McFly
    During the show, boy band McFly had to write and perform a song which contained the three specific words: "sofa", "Hyundai" and "administration". The song could not include the words 'love', 'baby' or 'heart'. The band then performed the song towards the end of the show, using a basic 12 bar blues pattern. Their song "Sofa Hyundai Administration" was about their challenge and the Top Gear team.


  • Jeremy argued that more cars should have a place where you can plug an iPod in, and later said that the iPod headphone wire always gets tangled
  • Richard discussed Phil Spector's trial - in particular the fact he is accused of murdering someone called Clarkson.
  • James said he couldn't understand a statement made about Coldplay
  • Richard discussed festivals
  • Jeremy talked about his dislike for Basement Jaxx
  • The presenters took a look at Snow Patrol's new video.
  • James mentioned the re-forming of Genesis and The Police. Jeremy argued with an audience member, saying that liking Phil Collins did not make her a Genesis fan.
  • Richard started a list of songs that can't be played on Hospital Radio which include The Verve's "The Drugs Don't Work" and Cutting Crew's "(I Just) Died in Your Arms"
  • Jeremy compared different drummers, although this was not shown in the actual programme.


James begins counting down the (previous) weeks chart. Jeremy interrupts saying that only the artists care about how many records they sell. He then goes on to make his own power board chart based on how short a song is.

3. Kelis featuring Cee-Lo - Lil Star (3.14)
2. Mika - Grace Kelly - (3.08)
1. Cascada - Miracle - (2.46)

The Top Gear band

The "Top Gear band" consisted of the three presenters (none of whom are professional musicians, although May has a degree in music, and is a pianist and flautist) accompanied by former The Darkness front man Justin Hawkins. They performed Billy Ocean's Red Light Spells Danger.

Justin Hawkins – vocals

James May – keyboards

Richard Hammond – bass guitar

Jeremy Clarkson – drums

In addition there were: a backing guitarist; keyboard player; and three backing vocalists.


Planes, Rockets and Automobiles

Top Gear has a history of doing wacky things - no, it really does - and to celebrate this crazy craziness we've compiled our three favourite stunts from last series on a DVD for your pleasure. Enjoy.

Veyron vs Eurofighter
When Jeremy raced a Bugatti Veyron across Europe against Richard and James in a light aircraft, things didn't go well for the fly boys, not least because Biggles May had neglected to mention he couldn't stay in the air after sun down. This resounding victory for the car rather upset some people, not least a bunch of aeroplane enthusiasts called the RAF. They got in touch to suggest a rematch, and this time if we brought the Veyron they would supply the airborne challenger. Which turned out to be the new £65million, 1,522mph Eurofighter Typhoon. Bugatti, however, wasn't fazed and fetched up at the Typhoon base spoiling for a gentlemanly fight. Bugatti also came equipped with not one, but two Veyrons, just to be on the safe side. Well, Top Gear does have a mixed record when it comes to driving fast cars on runways. The scene was set for an epic struggle and a large dollop of shock and awe. The car simply had to drive one mile down the runway, turn around, then power back along that same mile and across the line. Meanwhile the plane had to take off, fly one mile straight upwards, flip around and head back down to earth to skim over the same finish point. Or smack into a very expensive hypercar that was cluttering up his runway. Last one to cross the line was a big girl's bra and wouldn't get any tea or medals. 'Three of the greatest challenges to ever face the Top Gear TV lads. In glorious televisual technicolour'

Convertible people carrier
Car makers are constantly blathering on about inventing a new type of 'crossover' car yet not one of them has ever attempted to combine the convertible and the people carrier. Why not? How hard can it be? Top Gear decided to find out, and almost immediately discovered that the answer was 'quite hard', although that might have been because the chief engineers on this project were three constantly arguing blokes in a scabby workshop near Watford. At least one of them - tall bloke, curly hair, name escapes us at the moment - decided the key design tool here wasn't a CAD/CAM unit or complex stress analysis computer, but a pair of rather more down-to-earth devices called 'an angle grinder' and 'a hammer'. The prototype for this crucial car industry experiment was a Renault Espace - basically the car equivalent of entering a party and loudly announcing that you've got scabies - and with its normal roof inexpertly removed, the rampantly under-qualified engineering team replaced it with a sort of canvas tent and then set about testing their invention using rather unconventional methods, one of which involved a pack of moderately angry monkeys...

Reliant rocket
Of all the ideas we've had on Top Gear, few have been as contentious as deciding it would be really brilliant if we tried to turn a car into a Space Shuttle. In fact, Clarkson immediately decided this notion was utterly stupid and stomped off to do something useful like power-sliding an Aston Martin. But Hammond and May had more of the right stuff and headed straight to that well-known centre of rocketing excellence, Glossop in Derbyshire, armed with the car they believed would make the best Shuttle. Yes, it was a Reliant Robin, chosen by Hammond because it was "quite pointy, like a Shuttle" and which our rocket boffins soon decided was actually completely useless. Thankfully, because they were Northern and resourceful, our eggheads cracked on regardless, and before you knew it we were on a top secret military test range just off the A68, near Alnwick, and our shuttle was ready to fly. Whilst Clarkson continued to snort derisively from deep within a sinister veil of toasted Aston tyres, Richard and James crossed their fingers and pushed the big red button on one of the most ambitious and spectacular stunts we've ever attempted.


The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 2006

Clarkson goes West! In an attempt to find the ultimate American car (or even a half-decent one), US models are pitched against their European counterparts. The trademarks of opinions galore and dry humour are as evident in The Good, The Bad, The Ugly as in any other Clarkson spectacle.

Clarkson is trying to find out if the American cars can match the European cars and as you can imagine, he has a lot to say about it! Its also got loads of new incredible stunts and even the Stig gets involved!


Thriller 2008

Clarkson swaps racing overalls for camouflage uniform to join the Marines at the controls of an all-terrain Viking before using its machine gun to shoot a Lexus…in the face. The 200 mph Porsche 911 turbo struts it’s stuff in its natural habitat – the autobahn. And he gets a lungful of turbocharged fresh air from the 240 mph Pagani Zonda Roadster F. Then there’s the rocket science – Clarkson-style – as he fits a Porsche 944 with rocket launchers (they only look like drainpipes wrapped in silver foil).

Clarkson also blasts fireworks at a speed camera and have a bit of an accident with a double-decker bus. He drops a 7-tonne diesel engine on to a Highways Agency traffic-womble car – doing his bit to tidy the roads…while creating the world’s fastest diesel. Plus he is joined by tame racing driver The Stig who gets a big surprise – as do you when you see what he likes to do with sheep. And everything else explodes.

This is, by far, the best Jeremy Clarkson DVD yet! It has amazingly beautiful supercars, such as the Aston DBS (the coolest car ever), the Pagani Zonda F, the Alfa 8C and lots more. And it wouldn't be right if the Stig wasn't there, so here he is, chasing sheep as always! Jodie Kidd also makes a star appearance, racing Clarkson through water.

This DVD is a must-have Christmas present this year; it has all you want if you are a car or Top Gear enthusiast.

  • Actors: Jeremy Clarkson
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 3 Nov 2008
  • Run Time: 78 minute


Very Best of MotorWorld

 MotorWorld finds him traveling to Iceland, India, Cuba and the USA, sampling the different ‘car cultures’ of the world. In a series of foolhardy but thrilling rides, Jeremy Clarkson tries his luck at bobsleigh, piloting a jet fighter, drag boat racing, jet-biking, driving across the Bonneville Flats at over 250mph and other speed freak madness, as he attempts to define the skills, thrills, and beauty of break neck speed.

Jeremy Clarkson


Extreme Machines

Jeremy Clarkson ventures a little further from the beaten track in this video (a condensed version of the Extreme Machines series) and investigates the Apache gunship, drives jet boats, looks (longingly) at a Swedish Stealth Battleship, rides snowmobiles, has a go at P-51 Mustang racing and gets to fly an F-16. These are toys for very wealthy boys and really show "Mr. forty a day man" that cars are not the final word in transportation as he tries to put on a brave face when dealing with the 4gs of unlimited hydroplanes and goodness-knows how many gs in the F-16. But I suspect it won't keep him quiet for long. Jeremy shows exotic modes of transport (except for cars) from around the world and even manages to restrain himself from criticising American vehicles. Wise but wasted words as Jeremy Clarkson puts the 'pedal to the metal' and takes a ride in the most formidable vehicles the world has to offer. Fighter planes modified to fly twice as fast as their makers intended and the jet boat best described as a super charged V8 water pump nesting in a soap dish. There's even a demolition derby - in a combine harvester. If it really is like riding a hand grenade with the pin pulled out, then Jeremy's up for it.

Jeremy Clarkson

Very Best of Speed

The central premise of Speed is an intriguing one, that human beings are the only species capable of exceeding the speed limit that nature intended. Clarkson sets out to explore both what compels us to pursue these limits--often at considerable risk to our own safety--and what effect the quest has on us. The result was an immensely engaging series, a few highlights of which are collected on this video. The best moments are those that find Clarkson sticking to the brief: interviewing the aristo-twit tobbogganeers of the Cresta Run; trying to understand why he, an experienced driver, will never be as fast as Michael Schumacher or Colin McRae; a musing on the qualities needed to be a fighter pilot; an examination of the extraordinary sport of speed-skiing, in which cat-suited kamikazes hit speeds of up to 150 miles an hour. Welcome to my all new DVD Thriller, which, as the name suggests, is all about thrills at the wheel. Aston Martin’s gentleman thug, the DBS, takes on its rivals from Italy. The lightweight Lamborghini Superleggera battles it out on the track with Ferrari’s 430 Scuderia and my test of the best takes me to the breathtaking roads of the Swiss Alps, the no limits German autobahn – and, er, Norfolk. Why do Indians crash a lot? How can an Arab describe himself as 'not a rich man' with four of the world's most expensive cars on his drive? And why have the otherwise neutral Swiss declared war on the car? Travelling to Cuba, Iceland, India, the USA, Italy and others, Clarkson takes a look at car cultures around the globe in his first individual television series.

Jeremy Clarkson


No Limits

Jeremy Clarkson takes driving lessons to new and uncharted heights. You'll learn how to stay in control when going sideways with smoke pouring off the tyres. How to stop faster than you ever thought possible. How to get in the G-zone while you're cornering. To demonstrate Jeremy uses the Lamborghini Murcielago, the new TVR Tuscan R, the Mitsubishi Evo, the Bentley Arnage and many more.

Clarkson is back to his usual high standards, with great performance cars. In this video, he gives performance driving lessons, attempts stunt driving with Russ Swift,and drives some seriously fast cars, stars including the Noble M12 GTO and the Lamborghini Murcielago.
An added twist then comes when Jeremy shows the viewer the typical life of a truck driver.
There is a taste of destruction, when JC destroys a speed camera and then right at the end, the sea of carnage truly begins!

  • Actors: Jeremy Clarkson
  • Format: Anamorphic, PAL
  • Language English
  • Region: Region Free
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 11 Nov 2002
  • Run Time: 53 minutes


Meets the Neighbors 2002

Jeremy Clarkson has really outdone himself this time. He tours the whole of Europe and gives the British perspective of everything he sees and experiences, carefully choosing the best locations and the most happening places along the way. His wit, although expected, just has to be seen to be believed. His antics include stealing a Fish from a Spanish fish market and asking the Italian Army if he could borrow one of their tanks. His perspectives are almost certainly objective and the episodes also double as a great learning experience. Documentaries have never been this fun. If you want a serious eye opener about Europe, this series is simply not to be missed.

I'll sum up his views on the people of each country he visits

1. France - full of arrogant, good looking, safety-neglecting food enthusiasts
2. Belgium - home of penguin dressing weirdos and the most boring sports in the world (shit yourself rich, champion pipe smoking, etc) and people who hate living in their own country
3. Holland - liberal dope-smoking, gay pornographers anarchists who are also ultra-conservative bible thumpers
4. Germany - uptight meticulous arrogant people who don't laugh unless they're told when and where, and are all set to re-conquer Europe again
5. Italy - fashion and style obsessed speed lovers who ironically are never on time anywhere
6. Basque - superhumanly strong big-earlobed people who think having their own language entitles them to act like terrorists (I’m sure he sees them like the N Irish)
7. Spain - laziest sponges of the EU who would rather take 3 hour lunch brake/naps and gladly take EU money paid for by the other members, and chronic fish thieves.

Jeremy Clarkson 2002


Head To Head

Jeremy Clarkson

An hour and a bit of big kids, argument settling, metal thrashing car fun. Head to Head is all about "my car is better than your car" Yamaha R1 V Porsche 911, Formula 1 V Rally V ToCa, BMW V Jaguar... Great fun, with Clarkson's unbeatable "big-kid" delivery. If Cars and things light your candle and you like a humorous commentary from someone who gets paid to try out every car there is... you are in for a treat.

The sound is amazing , and the quality is really good. This video has a wide range of cars, so no car fan will miss out. Boy racers will love to see the Impreza's, and sports car lovers the Aston's and Ferrari. This video does not just review cars, it goes beyond that, for example the race between the Focus rally car, Cougar, and Stewart around Silverstone, and the race between the Suzuki R1, and the 911. The video combines humour with serious car performance. Clarkson is without doubt a great car presenter, and this is a great video, well worth buying.

  • Actors: Jeremy Clarkson
  • Format: Full Screen, PAL
  • Language English
  • Region: Region Free
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Nov 1999
  • Run Time: 74 minutes


Hot Metal

Jeremy Clarkson 60 minutes

Everywhere you look, we’re slowing down. With Concorde in a museum, air travel is slower. And even the fighter jets of today would be smashed by the interceptors from the sixties.

But what about cars? I decided to find out whether today’s cream can blast the monsters from the power crazed eighties. Are the new breed quicker in a straight line. Do they corner faster. Which are better looking and which can make the best noises.

That means the 200 mile per hour Jaguar XJ220 taking on a Pagani Zonda. It means pitting a Mclaren Mercedes SLR against a Porsche Carrerra GT – the first time ever these cars have been brought together. And it means lining up the new Fort GT with the car that spawned it – the old GT40. It means epic head to head drag races.

Naturally, the new Aston Martin DB9 is here too, taking on the old warhorses, the V8 Vantages. And the Evo 8? How much faster is it than the Evo 1. The answer might surprise you.

Oh and of course, I just had to riddle a Nissan with machine gun fire as I take up the new and dangerous sport of "Clay Car shooting". Why? Why not!

  • Actors: Jeremy Clarkson
  • Directors: Brian Klein
  • Format: PAL
  • Language English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 8 Nov 2004
  • Run Time: 60 minutes



Heaven and Hell

Jeremy Clarkson reviews the cars of 2005 and judges them as 'sinners' or 'saints'.

And so, this is the big one.

I trawl the whole of cardom to bring you seven great cars and truffle the undergrowth looking for seven automotive disasters. The good ones - the Ferraris, the Porches and the Aston Martins are driven to within an inch of their lives on the track. Some are even handed over to the Stig who makes a guest appearance. The bad ones are killed. Sawn in half. Hung, drawn and quartered. They're hammered and blown to pieces with dynamite and their skeletons left in the open to rot. I even find time for a game of car jousting.

It's Heaven then, and Hell. Enjoy.

  • Actors: Jeremy Clarkson
  • Format: Anamorphic, PAL
  • Language English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Nov 2005
  • Run Time: 72 minutes


Shootout 2003

Jeremy Clarkson

“2003 has been the best year for new cars ever. In this new DVD I put the best of the best to the test. But I’m not interested in reliability, fuel consumption or even cup holders. This is all about finding the car of the year that put the biggest smile on my face.....It’s all about excitement...  

So I put the Bentley Continental GT head to head against the Rolls Royce   Phantom in a heavy metal drag race.

I pitch the Mitsubishi Evo VIII against its old enemy the Subaru Imprezza Sti.

I choose the best road car you can use on a track and the contenders are the Lotus Elise, the Vauxhall VX220 Turbo and the new TVR350C. There's a   supercar showdown between the Pagani Zonda and the Koenigsegg.

And I throw down the gauntlet to the Lamborghini Gallardo, the Aston Martin DB7 GT, the Porsche GT3 and many, many more.

I also found time to put a new spin on the art of caravan towing   - flipping one on to its roof and hooking it up to a super fast Overfinch Range Rover.

In fact, I had so much fun...I’m still smiling now. I'm sure you will too.   Enjoy.”   Jeremy Clarkson

  • Actors: Jeremy Clarkson
  • Directors: Richard Heeley
  • Format: Anamorphic, PAL, Widescreen
  • Language English
  • Region: Region Free
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Nov 2003
  • Run Time: 71 minutes


Supercar Showdown


Clarkson is back to take us behind the wheel of some of the world's most amazing cars. Machines featured include the Ferrari 430, Lamborghini Gallardo, Audi's R8, Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, Aston Martin Vantage V8 Roadster and the Ascari A10.

'I’ve travelled the planet – from Spain via Strasbourg to Swindon – for Supercar Showdown and my aim is simple - find the ultimate Supercar.

I start a fight between a prancing horse and a raging bull as topless versions of the Ferrari 430 and Lamborghini Gallardo slug it out.

The Gallardo’s big cousin, the Murcielago, weighs in too.

The Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano struts its stuff and Audi’s R8 faces up to the Porsche GT3 as my special guest, Nurburgring-know-all Sabine Schmitz takes on The Stig.

I turn into a Formula 1 hero thanks to a Radical SR3. And I have a fantastic time in the Aston Martin Vantage V8 Roadster.

Plus there’s a new kid on the block in the shape of the stunning Ascari A10.

And the line-up would not be complete without the 1000 horsepower, 252 miles per hour Bugatti Veyron. So I blast off in one of those too.

Meanwhile, everything else explodes as I find out if there is such a thing as "Too much" turbo power, a Renault Alpine A610 comes to the end of the road and I answer the big question – "Which is stronger, the electric G-Wiz or a table?" Enjoy…'

  • Actors: Jeremy Clarkson
  • Director:
  • Format: PAL
  • Language English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 5 Nov 2007
  • Run Time: 76 minutes



Top 100 Cars

Jeremy Clarkson

Clarkson looks at his own top 100 cars. The choice of many would seem to be peculiar and the Porsche 911 appears twice for some reason. He is always amusing however and vents spleen on some of the worst cars ever for added fun. His criteria for many of the cars is that either he or his Mum owned one. Dubious.

There is so much to it. You get to hear what most cars sound like, he commentates on info about the cars and there is also an included featurette called the 10 worst cars and he also plays skittles with them with a Morris Marina. Then he gets down to the 10 best cars (Nissan Skyline and Ferrari F355 Included). Then he finally gets down to #1 which is an old car. I am not going to tell you what it is because that would spoil it and there would be no point in watching it. If you like carnage, supercars , and old cars buy this DVD it is your dream.

  • Actors: Jeremy Clarkson
  • Directors: Brian Klein
  • Format: Anamorphic, PAL, Widescreen
  • Language English
  • Region: Region Free
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Nov 2001
  • Run Time: 71 minutes


Motorsport Mayhem

JC is without doubt, the best reviewer of cars. His inimitable style drips with sarcasm and oozes wit. His style on this DVD is there for you to see. The DVD itself is a compilation of every single motorsport accident and incident that you have seen.

  • Actors: Jeremy Clarkson
  • Directors: Charles Balchin
  • Format: Full Screen, PAL
  • Language English
  • Region: Region Free
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • Aired: 1995
  • DVD Release Date: 14 Nov 2005
  • Run Time: 50 minutes


Unleashed On Cars

I’d seen JC on Top Gear with his outspoken views and wonderful descriptive words for the cars he was reviewing. But when he vented his ire on the bad cars on this production, I was amazed at first at the abuse he rained down upon them! Still his reactions were entirely reasonable because they truly were awful cars. Real good blend of classics there as well including the E-type Jaguar then moving onto its modern day counterpart the Ferrari 355. It was quite well linked together going from the good cars to the bad. The 3 bad cars were grouped together and given their own subsequent destruction. After these wrecks had taken place there is a small compilation of motor sport crashes and accidents.

He gets back to the task in hand which is finding the best car in the world. This brings us onto the supercars drag race, which had me in awe of the TVR Cerbera at the time, because I’d never heard of the company and it just trounced all the other established top end cars like the 911 turbo and the Viper. He comes to the conclusion that if Ferrari is the greatest car company of all time, the 355 has to be the greatest car of all time. (of course his views have changed over the years) but nevertheless it was a good way to end an all round good production. They managed to make it into a really enjoyable hour of fun for a petrol head.

  • Actors: Jeremy Clarkson
  • Director:
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region Free
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Jan 2007


Most Outrageous

 In the first experiment ever attempted on screen, Jeremy corrals the 9 most amazingly fast cars ever built (each capable of over 200mph!) and puts them through their paces. Featured are Ford GT40, Jaguar XJR15, McLaren F1, Bugatti EB110, Lamborghini Diablo Se30, Jaguar XJ220, Ferrari F50, Ferrari F40 and the outstanding TVR Speed 12.

  • Actor:
  • Director: Jeremy Clarkson
  • Format: PAL
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Jan 2007



20th Century

James May 2007

James May's 20th Century is a television series first aired on 10 July 2007 on the British terrestrial channel BBC Two. The series is a co-production by the BBC and the Open University.

The series covers various inventions and discoveries over the past century with some reference to discoveries made before the past century. The show features the eponymous James May, exhibiting and discussing the implications of many of the major advances and inventions made during this period. Each episode features some theme, which was discussed in depth during the show, often following sequential advances in chronological order. The program is now shown on Eden and Dave. The theme tune is called "The Long Boot".

Sam Wollaston writing for Guardian Unlimited described James May's 20th Century as "essentially Top Gear, masquerading as something educational" but conceded that if "teaching history can be achieved through Top Gear, then maybe that's not such a bad thing". The Lancashire Telegraph wrote positively of the show praising the presenter May as "someone with genuine enthusiasm for what he was doing."

Episode 1 - Honey, I Shrunk The World
Episode 2 - Blast Off
Episode 3 - Body Fantastic
Episode 4 - Take Cover!
Episode 5 - Inventing The Teenager
Episode 6 - Big City, Bright Lights


My Sisters Top Toys

James May’s

James May: My Sisters' Top Toys was a one-off television documentary. It was presented by James May , and first broadcast on December 23 , 2007 . The show was a spin-off from the 2005 documentary James May's Top Toys , and was first shown as one of three shows which made up the "Top Gear Night In".

The show focused on the toys loved by his elder and younger sisters, including dolls, dolls' houses, dolls' prams, Girls' World, Ladybird Books , Spirograph , and a Palitoy (Kenner) Tree Tots Family House. May speaks about how he often played with them as they were hand-me-downs.

During the show, May sets up a race as a girls' school ( Skipton Girls' High School ) and a boys' school ( Ermysted's Grammar School ) battle it out in a go-kart time trial, using their own converted Silver Cross prams. May gets his own made by the pram factory. He tests it out, battling for first place alongside the girls and the boys.