Everyones favourite motoring based televisual entertainment programme featuring three middle aged men returns on 21 June 2009.
The 13th series of the iconic BBC Two show will be pretty much business as usual – but when that usual business leads to some of the best television in the world – I say keep on keeping on!
Top Gear producer, Andy Wilman said in a BBC Top Gear Blog Post: “I’m trying to distract viewers from what the title of the actual film would be, were this new series an actual film.
“It would be Top Gear 13, which sounds like something with Dolph Lungdren in it, or bad hotel porn.”
The next series will have seven episodes and will feature a mix of all the things we’ve grown used to over the last few years.
Andy said: “Over the coming seven-week series run a race or two will occur, supercars will slide from the left of your telly screen to the right of your telly screen in a cloud of tyre smoke, and a man in a white coat bearing a gold envelope will trigger a series of comedic and juvenile adventures.”
I don’t see anything wrong with that. And for more details the BBC Top Gear Magazine Transmission Blog will be publishing a daily preview.
Some of the highlights from that blog and from the Final Gear Forum so far seem to suggest the following will, may or may not appear in series 13 of Top Gear.
The boys buy some old cars and join a group of beardy enthusiasts on a classic car rally – I’ve been to a couple of these for the Beeb and the smell – oh god the smell!
From the Mole blog post: “The twist? The office chose their co-drivers too…”
So these are the confirmed features
- Train vs Car vs Bike [more]
That’s the only preview from the official blog so far – but what has been suggested on the rumour mill that is the Final Gear Forum?
To avoid spoiling your surprise – just in case you stumbled across this hunting for a start date (although I put that in the title), I’m just going to give you the headline for the feature and a link.
You choose if you want to follow that link to find out more.
NOTE: These are not all proven to be true and some are probably not. Just a taster to wet your Top Gear appetite.
I’ll add more to this page as I find them – in the meantime take the above with the pinch of salt they may require – nothing should be taken as gospel until you read it on the BBC Top Gear Blog or see it on the show.