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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 Wilman
As Himself
Bob Friend (2)
As Himself
Chris Goffey
As Himself
Gill Pyrah
As Herself
Jeremy Clarkson
As Himself
Jon Bentley
As Himself
Kate Humble
As Herself
Stephen Bayley (1)
As Himself
Stirling Moss
As Himself
Thomas 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
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