Ed Sheeran guest stars. The trio embarks on an Australian escapade through jaw-dropping scenery, encountering crocodiles and vast cattle herds. Kiefer Sutherland guest stars. Jeremy, Richard and James "improve" the ambulance with three different designs, then test how their creations fare in a spectacular emergency.
Jeremy compares a new BMW to its hybrid counterpart. Later, Richard attempts a heart-stopping stunt in a Land Rover by driving it straight up a dam.
Jeremy and James take a nostalgic look at Peugeot, Richard compares two top-muscle cars, and James tests a Ferrari hypercar on its home turf.
Richard tests a watch built for emergencies in frigid Canada, while Jeremy and James respond to his rescue call. Gillian Anderson guest stars.
James takes a fast, wild ride out of his comfort zone at the World Rallycross race.Top Gear - Middle East Special (Part 2/25)
Jeremy and Richard test the latest and greatest in race cars. Traditional classic cars are on the menu, with a side of beer and breakdowns. The trio then races the cheapest of lifestyle leisure vehicles.
The guys take their V8-powered rides through the varied terrain of South America, visiting Butch Cassidy's final destination and other famous sites.
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As Jeremy, Richard and James continue through Patagonia, they get into a scary situation during their journey to the southernmost city in the world. In a new season, the Top Gear team puts more of the world's most interesting cars to the test and goes on a dangerous mission to Burma and Thailand.Richard, Jeremy and James attempt to prove that they are wise men by driving three convertibles across the Middle East, before undermining themselves somewhat by landing a helicopter on top of a Skoda Yeti, robbing a bank in Albania and converting a combine harvester into a snow plough suitable for the roads of Britain.
A route to Israel is hastily worked out, taking in Turkey, Syria, and Jordan along the way. Forthe TG team spanned the globe in search of motoring hooliganism. With Jenson Button. Clarkson, Hammond and May visit all four corners of the globe, as the trio herd cows in the far reaches of Australia and conduct a half-hearted search and rescue operation in the wilderness of British Columbia.
Richard — without needing to be asked twice — takes the opportunity to make a tribute to the Land Rover Defender by driving one up an extremely steep incline, and James and Jeremy pay similar homage to the history of French manufacturer Peugeot, albeit with fewer compliments.
Escaping without the inconvenience of additional limbs and mutated facial features, the presenters give road tests to the jaw dropping McLaren P1, the astonishing Porscheand the less-scary-but-still-pretty-good Caterham Seven R.
The presenters provide some essential consumer advice as Jeremy and James use a hire car and a boat to find the quickest way to get around in New Zealand, while Richard gathers a selection of cabs together to determine which is the fastest taxi… in the world.
Elsewhere, the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta gets the chance to show what it can do on the roads of Scotland, and TG tackles water-based motoring once again with the creation of the fabled Hovervan.
Top Gear is then invited to film a car chase for the upcoming remake of The Sweeney starring Ray Winstone and Plan B, before taking on a trio of disabled war veterans on some DIY mobility scooters. Less bombastically, three hot hatches are driven around the circuit of the Monaco Grand Prix, the McLaren MPC lines up against the Ferrari on our track, and the presenters decide to have a go at improving the railways… with cars and caravans. Top Gear dabbles with danger as James drives up to the edge of an active volcano, Richard holds an explosive funeral for our old Chevrolet Lacetti, and Jeremy drives the widow maker that is the Reliant Robin.
The trio recover by embarking on a relaxing holiday in Cornwall — which turns out to be anything but in their home-made motorhomes — while Captain Slow goes very, very fast in the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.
The three presenters push the boundaries of modern engineering as they build their own homemade electric car, and James takes holidaymakers into the realms of the unknown by inventing a caravan that can fly. You are here The show Series 16 Series Special Wise Men in the Middle East. In Kazakhstan. Big Reads. Big Read. Lighter, more nimble, cheaper: are the entry-level supercar siblings the ones to have?As Israel will not allow cars registered in its surrounding neighbours to enter its borders, they must buy cars from Georgia before flying to their destination in the back of a Russian cargo plane.
Whilst the plane is in flight, Richard introduces us to the car he has purchased, a Fiat Barchetta Riviera Special. Jeremy suggests that Richard has been stupid — and that no Fiat would be reliable enough to complete the journey. Still oblivious to where they are going, the boys strap into their cars to get ready for landing.
While on final approach the captain opens the rear cargo doors, leaving Richard screaming as he stared out at the expansive desert in front of him. To make matters worse, the pilot is forced to abort the first landing and circle around for another attempt — all the time with the doors still open.
Donning flack jackets and helmets they quickly drive out of the plane and take refuge in a nearby airport hanger. There, they break out a map and decide that it is too dangerous to drive directly to Bethlehem, as it would involve traveling through the heart of Iraq and past the Al-Qaeda stronghold of Mosul.
Instead, Jeremy proposes a much longer route that involves traveling east and crossing into Iran and then doubling back into Turkey and down through Syria to avoid Iraq almost entirely. After setting off the boys get slightly lost and end up going through a series of dusty alley ways which make them feel a bit vulnerable.
He positions the car over a nearby open sewer to use as a makeshift inspection pit — and tells the others to go away. The next day, with the BMW fixed, the trio finally leave Erbil and continue through the countryside and the frequent military checkpoints.
Soon after it begins to rain and the road becomes incredibly slippery. Jeremy spins his MX5 going down a perfectly straight bit of road. I am going to take the door linings off and fill the doors with sand. He shovels some sand into the door and also stuffs in a few sand filled plastic bags. Upon inspection, the bullet hit the door and then split into multiple pieces, which kept going through the car before exiting through the door on the opposite side making several large holes — a dismal failure.
With no other options, they decide to head back across Iraq and find a route to the Turkish border and hopefully bypass Mosul. The boys drive into the night but eventually stop and stay the night at an Iraqi amusement park. The next morning whilst they sampled some of the rides, they had an epiphany.
So they decided to remove their helmets and flack jackets and hit the mountain roads again — this time while actually enjoying it. By midday they reach the Turkish border. After a few hours clearing customs, they discover that they now had an even bigger problem.The episode saw the presenters of the show, JeremyJamesand Richardretrace the steps of the three wise men on a journey across the Middle East to Bethlehem in Palestine.
Their cars, along with themselves, were shipped to the starting point in a Russian Cargo Plane with no knowledge of where they actually were. The episode opens in the cargo hold of the Russian Cargo Plane; the three presenters introduce their cars. Jeremy therefore proclaims they are not 3 wise men and that they're "one wise man, an idiot and a cheat. As the plane descends towards the runway the presenters climb into their cars.
The door of the cargo hold opens, much to the discomfort of the presenters, particularly Richard who freaks out. The pilot of the plane aborts the initial landing and pitches upwards sharply to retry pushing all of the presenters forward.
On his second attempt, the pilot successfully lands the plane, taxiing it to a stop in front of the airport terminal. The presenters are then formally issued with their challenge, which subsequently reveals where they are. The presenters learn that they have landed in Iraq; they are also given bulletproof vests and helmets to wear. In order for James and Jeremy to disembark the cargo plane and begin their journey Richard must drive his car out first.
James and Jeremy promise Richard that they will follow him after he leaves the aircraft however do not stick to this promise and remain parked. Richard hides in a nearby "shed" as Jeremy and James leave the aircraft. With all three presenters together they consult a map to figure out the best route to take. The presenters are in Arbil and decide that it is best not to take the most direct route to Bethlehem as this would require travel through Baghdad and Mosul, two very dangerous cities.
Keen to leave Iraq as quickly as possible, they decide that the safest route is travel into Iran, through to Turkey, then to Syria, Jordan, and finally Israel. The presenters set out, ironically in the wrong direction, in a row.
All of the presenters ideally want to be in the middle of the other two so that their chances of being attacked are lessened. All three of the presenters fight for the middle position and lose track of where they are, inevitably becoming lost. The presenters find themselves traveling along a small path surrounded by enormously tall walls. The presenters gun it, eventually finding a route back to civilization.
However, James car begins to break down and after pulling over to the side of the road he tells the other two presenters to leave him alone.BBC America subscribers can also watch full episodes on our mobile app, available for iOS and Android phones and tablets. Start Watching. Duration: Watch live. Top Gear's legendary 'Specials' are where you can join our hosts in some of their most extreme adventures.
Top Gear: Series 16 ‘Middle East Special’
Top Gear at the Movies Special Part2TopGear. Whether it's searching for the greatest driving roads in the world or racing a Bugatti against a fighter jet, Top Gear tackles every four-wheeled challenge with comedy, commitment and the occasional collision.
Its the mix we all know and love,high priced supercars,madcap stunts,hilarious challenges and a parade of stars in the reasonably priced car. Please scroll down to get them, or go here for a preview Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May embark on an appropriately seasonal road trip as they attempt to follow the path of the Three Wise Men across the Middle East.
Upon inspection, the bullet hit the door and then split into multiple pieces, which kept going through the car before exiting through the door on the opposite side making several Summary: The boys find themselves in Iraq - this can only go well their challenge is to drive to Bethlehem, presumably, without getting killed or making the region even more unstable. Want to watch this again later?
Sign in to add this video to a playlist. Click here to find your BBC America station number. Sign in. Please rate this Rate this Episode. The three wise men tackle a Nativity inspired journey through the Middle East. No score yet. You have to start with the roof down and you have to finish with the roof up and that's not quite as simple as it seems well no, it isn't because Says I can't operate this road while I'm driving so can I he can't you can't and you have to you have to stop which Top Gear: Middle East Special or Top Gear: Nativity Special is a minute-long extended episode of Top Gear series Racing Through Iraq.
Gear The. AKA: Top Gear.The Ford GT and the new Mazda 6 also feature. Also featured is a Volvo which runs on vegetable oil. Also, how many motor bikes can be jumped by a double decker bus?
A Westfield goes up against the Pagani Zonda and a gang what is the collective noun for grannies? The grannies return, this time to see who can master the 'art' of handbreak parking.
The cool wall is unveiled. Jeremy drives a diesel supercar and the search for the fastest religion begins. Jasaon Dawe visits a school with a selection of supercars, to find out which is the children's favourite. Those that couldn't make it into the first race came together for part two of "The Fastest Faith.
A Nissan Sunny - the car Richard hates more than any other is also destroyed in the same manner. Jamie Oliver tries his luck in the Liana as the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, he also tries to prepare a salad in his camper van, whilst being driven around the track by the Stig. On the track, politicians representing the main political parties, as well as some less well-established parties try to become the fastest political party.
He managed an impressive tally of two. Richard meets Richard Lynne, who has a car in his kitchen. Also, can the Ford rally team mechanics change the suspension, gearbox, brakes, differential, driveshaft and clutch of a rally car, more quickly than four women can get ready for a night out?
James is given the task of setting a new land speed record for a car towing a caravan. Naturally they choose the wettest place in Britain, Buttermere in Cumbria.
Jodie Kidd shows the men how to drive the Liana - properly. He also drives the new Vauxhall Signum, from the back seat using a hoe and string. Richard drives the TVR Tc James drives the enormous Cadillac Sixteen prototype; Jeremy drives the Range Rover s which has been tuned by Overfinch, and Britain's fastest disabled driver. The Stig drives off the end of an aircraft carrier!?
Richard tries not to drown himself when he is dropped into a huge water tank whilst sitting behind the wheel of a Vauxhall Carlton. This is done as an experiment to show what can happen should you drive your car into water. James drives the Countach - something he's been waiting 20 years to do. Jeremy drives the Gallardo. An year-old diesel Toyota Hilux is tested for its durability by Jeremy. He drives in into a wall, a tree and through a shed.
They even drop a caravan on top of it, but still it works. James tries to succeed where Jeremy failed by trying to kill the Toyota Hilux by placing it on top of a tower block that is due to be demolished.
Can it survive the foot drop as the tower block collapses? As usual the boys are squabbling about cars. This time they can't agree on which is the best British car. Rover Lotus Exige can it missile lock? The show also introduces the Indian-made City Rover. However, Rover wouldn't let anyone on Top Gear drive one, so an ingenious plan was hatched to test the car using covert tactics. An Apache helicopter gunship tries to get missile lock on a Lotus Exige driven by Jeremy - obviously!Alumni SOA Newsletter highlights UCSB Actuarial Program and CASS 2017.
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