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Top Gear (1978)

Top Gear (1978)

The archetypal television car show of the 20th century. Originally hosted by Angela Rippon but probably best know for Jeremy Clarkson's witty and sarcastic script.

Phrases like 'This isn't a car..it's a child of the devil' and 'We all know that small cars are good for us, but so is cod liver oil - and jogging' meant that Clarkson soon became more popular than the cars he was raving about.

Top Gear went up a gear and attracted millions of viewers throughout the eighties and nineties, and spawned a magazine and various copycat shows. (Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/ilove/years/1978/tv2.shtml)
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Episode Info

Final: 24x37 -- Episode 37 (Feb/04/2002)

Andy WilmanAndy Wilman
As Himself
Bob Friend (2)Bob Friend (2)
As Himself
Chris GoffeyChris Goffey
As Himself
Gill PyrahGill Pyrah
As Herself
Jeremy ClarksonJeremy Clarkson
As Himself
Jon BentleyJon Bentley
As Himself
Kate HumbleKate Humble
As Herself
Stephen Bayley (1)Stephen Bayley (1)
As Himself
Stirling MossStirling Moss
As Himself
Thomas BoswellThomas Boswell
As Himself

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Classification: Reality
Genre: Automobiles/Vehicles
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: BBC TWO ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Mondays
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: July 13, 1978
Ended: December 17, 2001
• Top Gear Xtra (Used In United Kingdom)
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