YES, it's bloody fantastic, you can view it here (~10mb, poor quality)
or here if streaming isn't your thing...
it's got a bad aspect ratio, so playing in something that can adjust it
to 16:9 would be good
one thing i noticed though, tiff flogs the absolute crap out of it, but
it's only got 1300 miles on the clock! ouch
I can only assume it's because Tiff refused to submit to
Jeremy's fascist manner of running the show. Tiff didn't want to
be Jeremy's hand puppet (anymore?). Too bad, because he is
by far the better driver of the two (and even more so compared to
JC's two new sidekicks).
Even so, I prefer Top Gear over 5th Gear. With the exception of
the occasional M5 thrashing by Tiff, the rest of 5th Gear is too
The Stig is probably just an ex-BTC driver or F-1 test driver
(or is that giving him too much credit?).
I expect you are right.
Clarkson's sidekicks really are his poodles, whereas the previous members of
the team (Tiff N incl) showed their own 'oomph'.
Still, I quite like JC's humour and style most of the time, as long as he
sticks to motoring. In The Sunday Times News Review section he has a more
general column and I don't find myself reading that every week.
I think Top Gear attracts good guests and cars because it is the BBC. Even
my 8-yr-old son is hooked on it and he is amused by the occasional refs to
kids being allowed to stay up and watch (as it is around his bed time).
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"Peter Bozz" < email@example.com> wrote in message
Top gear finished with no plans to bring it back.
Tiff - possibly desperate for work - started with CH5 on contract for 5th
Gear. Clarkson had other sources of income - journalism etc.
So when the new series was planned for BBC 2 - probably by a new head of
department, Tiff wasn't free to join them - if indeed he was asked.
*Young at heart -- slightly older in other places
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW
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