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Old 10 February 2014, 09:43   #21
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I went to the live show in Glasgow a couple of weeks ago, and liked it, which inspired me to start watching the show again, but I agree with the sentiments, still gave me a good laugh, but it does need a format change. Clarkson hates all the PC/HSE overkill , so the show is a bit tongue in cheek on that regard. I wouldn't be too keen doing 40mph on that ski without a PFD though !

*edit* fek me the show was expensive
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I have done quite a bit of work on water as a commercial skipper for BBC, the other side(s) and film, the requirements are very restrictive and you can bet all of the crew were wearing appropriate safety kit and if you can bear to watch it again you will see a boat close by at all times (it was the same one over two days), the exception is always "The talent" which in this case would include JC so whether you like it or not he probably wasn't even breaking BBC H and S rules.

I seem to be in the minority in that I look forward to Top Gear!
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I have done quite a bit of work on water as a commercial skipper for BBC, the other side(s) and film, the requirements are very restrictive and you can bet all of the crew were wearing appropriate safety kit and if you can bear to watch it again you will see a boat close by at all times (it was the same one over two days), the exception is always "The talent" which in this case would include JC so whether you like it or not he probably wasn't even breaking BBC H and S rules.

I seem to be in the minority in that I look forward to Top Gear!
maybe a minority of 2 Cookee, I'm with you
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maybe a minority of 2 Cookee, I'm with you
Minority of 3 - I still enjoy it. The bit on the military vehicles in Afghanistan was interesting. Wish they would go back to spending some time testing normal cars that viewers might actually buy!
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I don't think there's just 2 based on the number of people that watched it. Problem is, people look forward to it, but want it improved.
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Minority of 3 - I still enjoy it. The bit on the military vehicles in Afghanistan was interesting. Wish they would go back to spending some time testing normal cars that viewers might actually buy!
McLaren P1. For wealthy viewers to buy...
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Err, that's the whole idea of the show isn't it? It's not so much a motoring programme; it's three middle-aged men acting as though they're teenagers. I can't believe any comments on this thread are serious!

Agree thats how they sell themselves, producers comments recently said it was like having kids on show each week, thats what they aim at, and for me I love it
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Agree no helmet then no PFD -Twit
But then how many jet skiers wear jeans - Twit*2

TopGear is now light entertainment rather than a car show. Take it for what it is now - One if the BBCs biggest exports. Its a sit com about cars.

For real info about the cars we drive look on you tube for car buyer.
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Is that a euphanism???
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