[21x03] February 16th, 2014

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3/7. The three petrolheads demonstrate their love of small cars with a trip to Ukraine. Jeremy Clarkson chooses a Volkswagen Up for the journey, while Richard Hammond takes a Ford Fiesta and James May opts for a Dacia Sandero. On their adventure, the trio absorb the history of the Crimean Peninsula, including a visit to an old submarine pen - but the carefree exploration looks likely to become a chore when Jeremy, Richard and James are challenged to a long drive north through the expansive country, during which they must combat serious boredom. And as if that wasn't arduous enough, a new task is set when they arrive in Kiev - a trip into the wasteland of Chernobyl. This edition also features a track test of the Danish Zenvo ST1 supercar and James Blunt returns for another drive in the Reasonably Priced Car.
http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/csx6pr/top-gear--series-21---episode-3
 

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Sounds like a good challenge, and James Blunt was a great guest last time.
 

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Kind of a shame they didn't film this during the current protests/riots. That would have added an interesting dimension to it :p
 

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Nothing against James Blunt or anything, but I think TG really should stop repeating celebs and get some of the long overdue celebs on the show, starting with Sebastian Loeb.
 

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Very interested what they will make of my home country :) Looking forward to this one.
 

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I have been looking forward to this one.
 

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Nothing against James Blunt or anything, but I think TG really should stop repeating celebs and get some of the long overdue celebs on the show, starting with Sebastian Loeb.
I don't think Loeb speaks english well enough (or even at all?) to be on TG. Every single video of him that I have seen he talks in french and they add english subtitles or dub it over.
 

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No, Loeb does speak decent English, but with the rather stereotypical French accent. The English dub is probably due to unfortunate interview selections, I've seen a few pitlane interviews in English with him last year when he was racing in the FIA GT Sprint Series.
 
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Can't wait for this one, the Chernobyl piece. I went to Chernobyl in 2004, was an amazing place. Really looking forward to seeing what they do there, how they handle it.
 

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Nothing against James Blunt or anything, but I think TG really should stop repeating celebs and get some of the long overdue celebs on the show, starting with Sebastian Loeb.
I totally agree, there are many celebs they could have and they double up far too often!

There is one celeb I want to see.
 

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James Blunt will have had a very wet & windy lap today at filming. The winter weather is causing floods, road & rail closures and general chaos.
We don't do weather very well here. :rolleyes:

Sweet, no Olympics delay.
Luckily due to time zones, the BBC Olympics highlights and wrapup show is scheduled at 19:00 every eveing for an hour. (Coverage starts each day at 07:00am.)

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Maybe, but don't they film those as and when they can and have the cars, rather than on recording day proper. It's only the Stig and not the presenters. :?
 

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They did talk about it during last week's show as if neither of the laps had been done and/or filmed. Or at least that's the impression the discussion gave me... The P1, for example, only seems to have started making its way into journalists/reviewers' hands quite recently (i.e. within the last month or so). The 918 did the same thing probably a month earlier than that, so maybe they did get to do a power lap with the 918, but I'm highly doubtful they managed to get the P1 in time to do the power lap before this weather set in.
 
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Hmm, I'm predicting a silly/stupid road trip like the American East Coast one or the Spanish one, but perhaps they'll surprise and produce something like the Bonneville film.
 
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