Believe it or not TG is actually very good value for money for the BBC. The BBC spends a lot more money on Saturday night TV talent crap like Fame Academy and what not, in comparison it spends less on TG, a BBC2 program which pulls in BBC1 viewer figures. Those people who moan about BBC wasting license fee payers cash on TG really need to check what else the BBC is spending cash on.i wonder what the budget is for each episode of top gear (especially the previous few seasons where they said they ran out of money). I suspect that they run a pretty heavy budget to produce such a show.
Other than budget, it's the crew and the talents that build the show, which is shot by producers with some artistic talents.
i can't believe how stupid i was watching the american auto tv shows before, looking at a stupid guy fixing a truck for 10 weeks.