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Top Gear Season 1 Episodes

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Season 1 Episode Guide

Episode 1 - Christmas Special 2022

Chris, Freddie and Paddy deploy science to find the best family car you can buy today, and they set out to buy delivery vans on a budget. Paddy heads to Italy to test out Ferrari's beautiful new Daytona SP3 - and do a spot of minicabbing.


Episode 1 - Pt. 1

The world's biggest car programme is back with a brand new, two-part Christmas special in which Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May take three V8-engined sports cars on a gruelling 1600 journey through the spectacular landscapes of Patagonia. Along the way they encounter rough roads, collapsed bridges, broken bones and a cow as they press onwards against the odds in a quest to reach the southernmost city in the world.


Episode 1 - The Worst Car in the History of the World

Everyone has an opinion on bad cars. Now it's time to hear the ones that really count – ours. As it’s the worst car in the history of the WORLD, we’re on our travels to name and shame the most rubbish car from a manufacturer which, frankly, should have known better. But, it’s not all about hateful cars. You have to revel in some good ones to appreciate the stinkers. There’s the Ferrari 458 spider, Toyota’s GT86 and the £340,000 Lexus LFA rubbing shoulders with a Mercedes SLS. Our guest driver, The Stig’s Yorkshire cousin, puts his whippet to one side and throws a BMW M5 round a gymkhana course before we have a go in a couple of Transatlantic challengers. Things don’t go well. We spend treasured leisure time on the golf course continuing our debate. That doesn’t go well either. We even put our own cars – past and present – into the reckoning. That ends badly too. We argue over the great and the awful from Peugeot, Ford, Mahindra, FSO, Alfa Romeo, Rolls Royce and many more. And we have a special, surprise fate in store for the car we pick as our biggest loser.


Episode 1 - Winter Olympics Special

The team travel to Norway where they attempt Olympic events - in cars. A rocket-powered mini is fired off a ski jump, Jeremy and James tackle the biathlon with 4x4s, Richard stages a game of car ice hockey, and the new Jaguar XK races a speed skater.


Episode 1 - India Special

In this Top Gear special, 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.


Episode 1 - The Perfect Road Trip

Seven days, more than 1,000 miles, 20 cars, two boats, a motorbike and one dream...The Perfect Road Trip. Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond choose their 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. Their dream drives include the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, Mercedes SLS Black and Aston Martin Vanquish. Then it's time to turn up the heat even more with a Top Gear race... and the worst forfeit in television history.


Episode 2 - Episode 2

In the second episode, host Richard Hammond guides viewers through another batch of stunts and challenges from past episodes of Top Gear. Highlights include an attempt to cross the English Channel in homemade amphibious cars and building off-road mobility scooters.


Episode 2 - Pt. 2

In the second part of the feature-length Top Gear Christmas special, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May continue in their quest to take three V8-engined sports cars on an epic journey through Patagonia to the southernmost city in the world. Along the way they encounter stunning landscapes, mechanical meltdowns and torturously unpaved roads before a terrifying turn of events brings their adventure to a heart-stopping climax.


Episode 2 - US Road Trip Special

Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond travel to Florida in order to prove that a fly-drive holiday would be more fun if you bought a car instead of renting one. Having picked up some wheels for no more than $1,000 each, the boys embark on an epic road trip to find out who got the best deal, encountering heat, flies and some very angry locals along the way.


Episode 3 - Polar Special

It's the ultimate test of man against machine - or should that be dog against machine - as the Top Gear team set out on one of their most ambitious and arduous challenges ever. Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond take part in an epic land race starting in the town of Resolute, Northern Canada, finishing 450 miles later at the Magnetic North Pole.


Episode 3 - Episode 3

Host Richard Hammond continues to relive moments from the world's biggest car show in Top Gear: Ambitious But Rubbish. Tonight's episode includes an attempt to find the best bus for London's streets, building a caravan airship, and creating a dual purpose combine harvester-based snow plough.


Episode 4 - The Bolivia Special

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are dropped deep in the Bolivian rain forest armed only with three shabby 4x4s which they bought from the local small ads for a maximum of £3500 a piece. What follows is set to be their most extraordinary journey to date as they attempt to drive from the heart of Bolivia to the coast of Chile, encountering local drug lords, the debilitating effects of high altitude and the terrifying sheer drops of the infamous Death Road along the way. But before all that, they've got to escape from the deep, dark centre of the rain forest in what is without doubt the toughest and most unmissable challenge Top Gear has ever faced.


Episode 4 - Episode 4

Host Richard Hammond shares more disastrous outcomes from the history of Top Gear, including building the world's first hovercraft van, attempting to solve the thorny issue of CO2 emissions from cars, as well as having a go at launching a Reliant Robin into space.


Episode 5 - The Vietnam Special

Jeremy, Richard and James travel to Vietnam and are told to traverse the entire length of the country in just eight days, thereby achieving what the American military failed to do in ten years. But first they must each buy some suitable transport for the trip and, despite having several million Dong in their pockets, this proves to be rather less money than they thought, especially in one of the most expensive car markets in the world.


Episode 5 - Episode 5

This week, viewers get to relive the Top Gear team's attempts to constructing a V8-powered rocking chair, building Top Gear's own electric car, and making the world's first caravan-based train.


Episode 6 - Episode 6

Richard Hammond continues to present unforgettable moments from the Top Gear archive. Tonight's highlights include creating stretch limos based on European cars, giving a Mercedes S Class a country cottage style make-over, and Jeremy Clarkson making a public information film.