Top Gear

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Satur­day, 6.30pm, BBC Knowl­edge An 18th sea­son for the world’s most en­dur­ing mo­tor­ing pro­gram kicks off tonight. Ir­ri­tat­ingly, lead pre­sen­ter Jeremy Clark­son starts the show by wit­ter­ing on about Top Gear tak­ing a bat­ter­ing in the press with­out telling us what the hell he is talk­ing about. Que? Of which par­tic­u­lar stoush do you so self-righ­teously speak, you pompous wind­bag? ‘‘ How­ever we have done all we pos­si­bly can to make sure this se­ries is un­af­fected,’’ he says, to cheers that would make a rock god blush. This sea­son aired in Bri­tain in Jan­uary. Let’s see. That month the team was in trou­ble for park­ing in dis­abled park­ing spots and for telling their fans to avoid In­dia af­ter a run-in with British PM David Cameron. Take your pick. When we fi­nally get down to busi­ness, it’s the same old mix of one-cam­era, on-road car re­views, smart alec com­ments, wheel­ies in the dust and dreary bouts of mo­tor­ing ban­ter. Busi­ness as usual.

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