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Re: Top Gear "dream team" announced by BBC

Post by Redirect Left » 17 Jun 2015 14:15

The new lineup 'will' include a woman, according to Evans.

Source: Metro
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Re: Top Gear "dream team" announced by BBC

Post by Pyoro » 17 Jun 2015 14:20

Only appropriate in modern times, but I wonder how they'll compensate for the fact that 30% of their jokes will suddenly be off limits? ^^

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Post by Chrill » 17 Jun 2015 14:48

Pyoro wrote:Only appropriate in modern times, but I wonder how they'll compensate for the fact that 30% of their jokes will suddenly be off limits? ^^
I'm sure you mean 95%.
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Re: Top Gear "dream team" announced by BBC

Post by Pyoro » 17 Jun 2015 15:22

They aren't that bad. They also make jokes about badly manufactured US cars ('cause nobody buys British ones), tiny Japanese ones ('cause nobody buys British ones) and how they "won the war" (because you really don't make jokes about German cars). And then of course racial stereotypes, and a few jokes about each other.

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Alright, maybe 50% ... ;)

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Re: Top Gear "dream team" announced by BBC

Post by Redirect Left » 17 Jun 2015 20:00

ah yes, the BBC have new rules about panels having a woman onboard don't they? Forgot that might come into play here.

I hope they find a suitable woman and not just someone who is available because they agreed to it.

Mock The Week may end up suffering that after awhile, but thats another subject altogether.
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Re: Top Gear "dream team" announced by BBC

Post by Chrill » 18 Jun 2015 06:13

Vicky Butler-Henderson, Jo Brand (she's done some rallying, I think), Sabine Schmitz and Suzi Perry. There are women who could do the job for sure.

EDIT: Susie Wolff, Sue Perkins (although she didn't enjoy the attention Clarkson followers gave her on Twitter, including rape threats and murder threats...), Jodie Kidd...
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Re: Top Gear "dream team" announced by BBC

Post by Redirect Left » 18 Jun 2015 13:08

Redirect Left wrote:The new lineup 'will' include a woman, according to Evans.

Source: Metro
or perhaps not!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33180779
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Re: Top Gear "dream team" announced by BBC

Post by te_lanus » 18 Jun 2015 17:29

Wonder how the "new Topgear" will be received? I know a lot of people (that I know and have contact with) watched the show exclusively for the "comedy". And won't watch if they don't get the "Same British" Humour. I know my Mom watched the show, especially their Challenges/races/specials and stuff, but when the reasonable car segment came up she went and made coffee. And I know a lot of people who did the same.

BBC tried to introduce Topgear Aus and US here with very limited success, people didn't find them funny here, and if Topgear UK goes the same way as Aus and Us then a lot won't watch it

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Re: Top Gear "dream team" announced by BBC

Post by Dave » 18 Jun 2015 22:34

Redirect Left wrote:Mock The Week may end up suffering that after awhile, but thats another subject altogether.
It's already terrible. Two series too many.

Anyway - Evans winds me up. But I haven't really watched Top Gear so probably shouldn't comment.
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Re: Top Gear "dream team" announced by BBC

Post by Redirect Left » 19 Jun 2015 00:59

Dave wrote: Anyway - Evans winds me up. But I haven't really watched Top Gear so probably shouldn't comment.
I mainly stopped watching it, other than the specials which were still pretty cracking. Despite the blatant setups.
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Re: Top Gear "dream team" announced by BBC

Post by Kevo00 » 19 Jun 2015 07:21

Evans is a safe pair of hands, and these days a very BBC establishment one. This is probably their way of making sure he says loyal rather than going off to revive TFI Friday more fully.

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Re: Top Gear "dream team" announced by BBC

Post by Redirect Left » 21 Jun 2015 14:04

I just hope the new team will be up for doing the extreme stuff the specials often require, such as going to ridiculous places in ridiculous circumstances .
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Re: Top Gear "dream team" announced by BBC

Post by Chrill » 12 Mar 2018 14:33

A three year bump for this. Anyone catch the most recent episode of "New" Top Gear? Lovely little Friends reference at the end:

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Re: Top Gear "dream team" announced by BBC

Post by Pilot » 17 Jun 2019 10:50

So, another bump of this topic after a year and a bit.

Last night was the start of a new series of Top Gear, with the third(?) presenter lineup since the Trio of Clarkson, Hammond and May left. The new line up features Chris Harris, Paddy McGuinness (a comedian and TV presenter) and Freddie Flintoff (an ex-Cricketer), whilst Sabine Schmitz still has some involvement (Rory Reid supposedly has it too, but not seen anything of him yet).

When I first saw the line-up, I was unsure, but, having watched the first episode, I'm quite looking forward to the future. The new line-up seems to have quite a decent Chemistry, and I like the North vs. South dynamic that seems to be there too. Hopefully it'll continue, and the UK will be producing two top car shows for people to enjoy.

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Re: Top Gear "dream team" announced by BBC

Post by Diesel Power » 03 Jul 2019 22:49

I like this line up. Matt LeBlanc never really fitted in. Chris Harris is an amazing driver and Rory Reid has a way reveiwing that's relevant in the real world. Freddie and Paddy have a natural chemistry that a haven't seen since Clarkson was sacked. It's back to being a few lads mucking about in cars, which it's what we loved about the old show. It's as much about them playing pranks and winding each other up as it is about the cars.

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