They begin with a joint belief that the very big diesel vans are in need of an upgrade. Putting their thinking caps on, the presenters each focus on one area of the vehicle they feel they could improve.
While Hammond focuses on getting other drivers out of the way more effectively, May tries to reevaluate passenger comfort and Clarkson, unsurprisingly, aims to create a ‘sports ambulance’.
Who will get to the scene first and whose new ambulance reacts best in an emergency?
Catch the team in Lydd where the presenters test their vehicles to the limit. Lydd Ranges is a large training area on East Sussex border and boasts barrack style camps, seafront, lakes and whole villages marked as training areas. It was previously used in Ginger and Rosa (2012).
Episode 3 of Top Gear is aired on Sunday 8th February 2015at 8:00pm on BBC2.
Popular car TV series Top Gear came to Kent to take over shooting the stunt scenes of the upcoming movie remake of the popular 70’s show – The Sweeney.
Presenters Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond take control of the climax of the movie – the chase scene, with some hilarious results. Richard upsets the stars Ray Winstone and Plan B, while Jeremy wants to keep the action realistic. The director is not too pleased and turns into the angriest man in the world. Make sure you watch to the end if you want to have a sneak preview of how the final edit looks.
The team came to film on the Isle of Sheppey, because Kent County Council can legally close public highways for filming. The Sweeney is due for release at the end of 2012.
The episode aired on BBC2 on Sunday 12th February 2012 at 20:00 and is a must see!
To celebrate the 50th birthday of the Jaguar E-type, Jeremy Clarkson and his ‘team’ of E-types recently visited the village of Chilham in Kent. In true Clackson style, the celebrations are anything but low key, involving live music, classic fighter planes and a group of Royal Marines.
Also in the programme, Richard Hammond is in South Africa for a test drive and James May meets up with gold medal winning British Olympian Amy Williams.
Chilham is a beautiful village with a remarkable fifteenth century square of black and white timbered buildings, church, school and many shops and eateries. Chilham has been used for a variety of filming projects including BBC’s Emma(2009),Channel 4 comedy Chickens (2011) and Miss Marple – The Moving Finger (2005).
The show was aired on Sunday 26th of June 2011 on BBC2 at 20.00hrs and the series is now available to buy on DVD.
This Christmas, keep your eyes pealed for the 2009 Morrison’s Christmas advert hitting our screens.
The seasonal advert stars Richard Hammond (Top Gear) and fellow celebrity, Denise Van Outen, grabbing their trolleys and buying their festive foods in the large supermarket chain.
The elegant streets of The Pantiles were transformed by Santa Elves, Reindeers and a ton of fake snow bringing a touch of Christmas festivity to the town in October!
The Calverley Groundswere also made over with a blanket of fake snow, a fun fair and ice rink proving Tunbridge Wells to be the perfect location for creating this winter wonderland.
This is Morrisons’ second visit to the town as they also filmed the 2007 Christmas advert inTunbridge Wells. Their decision to return to the beautiful town once again, bought delight to the locals who gathered in their hundreds for a glimpse of the action and the guest stars.