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  1. AJ888

    [18x07] March 11th, 2012

    Propganda's Jewelled during the rallycross bit - the theme from Top Gear Rally Report back in the day :D
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    A Top Gear Computer Game?

    Nothing to do with the TV series. There was a legal battle some 14 years ago between the BBC and the makers of the video game over the 'Top Gear' trademark, which ended with them neither of them getting exclusive rights to the name.
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    [14x03] November 29th, 2009

    I think the music when Hammond and the Lambo first appears is Florence & The Machine's Drumming Song.
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    Top Gear to go HD!

    The sound was crap on the TV version as well, I think the Beeb broadcasted stereo audio flagged as 5.1, leaving the two channels we got very quiet as the equipment expected another 3 channels of sound to compensate. It's not the first audio cock-up from BBC HD. The in-car cameras are slightly...
  5. AJ888

    [13x02] June 28th, 2009

    Approx 52mins in (Hammond on the track crash lap): Battles - Atlas
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    Andy's Blog 22/12/08 (We've been mentioned again!)

    The BBC had a below-inflation licence fee increase, a cut in real terms. Since then, inflation has increased further, so the cutbacks needed are getting greater. I'd guess TG are roughly ?20k a series worse off as a result of this (using estimated figures and a bit of guesswork as to how the...
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    [12x08] December 28th, 2008 [Vietnam Special]

    I don't think the episode was filmed in HD sadly. BBC HD was simulcasting what was on BBC1 at the time (programmes on BBC1 get priority to the HD channel if there's a clash), but there doesn't appear to be any Top Gear scheduled on the channel for the foreseeable future.
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    I like the way the 'epic races' films available in full on there, without any breaks or anything. Good way to waste a half-hour! I'm guessing they've done that so they can justify adding the to external links. Still a nice bit of recognition for Viper and the crew.
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    Is Top Gear broadcast in high definition in the UK?

    The studio segments may be filmed using HD kit, but the on-location stuff might not be (and the in-car stuff almost certainly not). I can't remember the exact figure, but it's something like 70% of a BBC show needs to be HD for it to be eligible for a HD broadcast (with the remainder upscaled).
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    Is Top Gear broadcast in high definition in the UK?

    Sadly, it doesn't look like it: SPECIAL INTEREST: Antiques Roadshow On: BBC HD Date: Sunday 2nd November 2008 (starting in 14 days) Time: 19:15 to 20:15 (1 hour long) Antique experts travel the country to appraise people's wares. (Stereo, Widescreen, High Definition, Subtitles) DRAMA...
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    The Big Book Of Top Gear

    It's written by script editor Richard Porter ( so could be quite good if it's along the same style as his website.
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    New Look TG Websites launches October 1st

    "A word about out blogs. We're grouping them together under subjects rather than by writer and we've given them all names." I hope it's still relatively easy to get a particular writer's pieces.
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    [14x05] September 8th, 2008

    Again, it suffered from too much being crammed into the ~42 minutes. Take the Jag feature - we saw Prescott doing slow laps, then magically after a spot of tea putting in fast laps. When JYS taught James May how to drive fast, part of the reason it worked was we saw him getting gradually better...
  14. AJ888

    2008 Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix

    AFAIK, the stewards are a local officials appointed by the host countries ASN. Basically a bunch of part-time amateurs more used to domestic championships. The appeal will be heard by the FIA's International Court of Appeal, not the same stewards who awarded the original penalty.
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    2008 Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix

    This is what happens when you have a bunch of amateur one-off officials - inconsistency. They need a permanent 18-race a year group of stewards making these decisions, not some guys who are officiating domestic championships most of the year.
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    Top Gear season 8: download single episodes?

    If you are using the original Bittorrent client (older than version 6) - then I recommend switching to uTorrent asap. You'll find it much easier.
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    the 6 red cars on the begining of top gear (befor season 8)

    Maybe it was there to represent Jason Dawe's 'sensible motoring' section of the show? Or as you say maybe a red BMW or whatever didn't turn up so they had a look in the car park.
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    Which headphones, I need your opinions.

    You can get Sennheissers from around $20.
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    Fifth Gear gets new intro?

    So this turned out to be (pretty much) correct. Good spot OP!
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    [14x01] August 11th, 2008

    It varies a lot during an episode. The Ford Kuga test was good, Tiff/JP good, the underwater car thingy was far better than I was expecting but the fuel segment was crap (half of it just showed the guy handing out money at a petrol station - how is that either useful or entertaining?). Jonny's...