Christmas Day – you’ve opened your presents, had an argument, drunk a bit … a lot … and eaten more in one meal than some people do in a year. All good. The television is on, and the programming is pretty much the same as last year. There will be a couple of big Christmas specials from shows like Top Gear, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey et al, Top of the [...]
The 18th series of Top Gear starts on Sunday 29 January with a trip to Italy and a look at three supercars. But this series will also see the boys create a car chase, mobility scooter and visit China – a lot to cram into 7 episodes. Related articles 2012: What can we expect from Top Gear? (topgearbox.com) Top Gear Season 18 Starts Sunday [Top Gear] (jalopnik.com) Video: Top Gear [...]
Picture the scene, wife sat on the sofa watching some soap from a month ago she has recorded on Sky+. Youngest child on my iPod Touch playing games so wife can watch the soap and not that same Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs DVD – AGAIN! Older children in bedroom and kitchen doing their homework – hopefully. And me sat at the computer in the living room watching [...]
On the run up to a new series of Top Gear the more hardcore fans loitering on the Final Gear forums start to get a little bit strange, suffering from withdrawal and desperation. OK we’re not THAT bad, we do know it’s only a TV show but there are also only so many times you can watch the same shows over and over and over again.
After an article in the Daily Mail this morning (since removed) randomly suggesting a Top Gear movie involving the lads going around the world in 80 cars. It looks like this was taken from a suggestion originally posted in an ‘ideas for Top Gear’ thread on Digital Spy a while ago – but the idea is interesting. I’m not saying a Top Gear movie would be the best of ideas [...]
So the Sunday night will kick off at about 19:30. I’ll get the youngest children to bed and then sit down to watch Doctor Who (slightly delayed thanks to Sky+) with my daughter. Then I’ll get her to bed before switching to the recording (in progress) of BBC Three‘s Doctor Who Confidential for a look at how the episode was made and the chance of a glimpse at the new [...]
BBC 2′s flagship entertainment based programming featuring a bit of motoring and three childish middle aged men, Top Gear, will return in just under two months and will be in HD! I’ve resisted calling it a motoring show as it has moved away from that over the last few years, becoming a more generic entertainment show that has motoring at the heart but focuses heavily on the entertaining fringe. Anyway, [...]
I can’t believe I’m about to start ANOTHER blog post with the words ‘I’m a massive Top Gear fan’ but there you go – I did it – but this one is about more than just the television series. Although I am a massive Top Gear fan, I wouldn’t say it is the best show of the last decade – it certainly is ONE of the best shows on television, [...]