Articles Tagged 'Top Gear'

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Look for James McAvoy in ‘Top Gear’ Season 24 Premiere

This is the best mash-up we’ve seen in a while: Anglo fan favorite, James McAvoy and the star of the box office-crushing Split, joins the hosts of Top Gear in its 24th season. The long-running series, which first aired in the U.K. in 1977, will reappear this weekend on BBC America, premiering on Sunday, March 12, at 8/7c. We can […]

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Sherlock Named the World’s Most Popular BBC Character

Uh-oh. Do we feel a fan battle coming on? Viewers from around the world have been asked which BBC character they love the most, and each of the top three is one of our favorites. Top of the poll is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s famous sleuth, as portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock, which of course had […]

Why We Love ‘Top Gear’ Hosts Chris Harris and Rory Reid

As far as impossibly charming gearheads go, Top Gear hosts Chris Harris and Rory Reid are the crème de la crème. They may be the lesser-known two-thirds of the show’s loveable dynamic trio, but we have a sneaking suspicion that’s all about to change. Before last season of Top Gear, Chris Harris was best known […]

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7 Roles Featuring Damian Lewis’ Real Accent

There are some Homeland viewers who didn’t even know Damian Lewis was, in fact, British. But then they heard his acceptance speeches from the Emmys and Golden Globes, and all of a sudden fans were asking themselves, “What! Who? He is…?” It takes a moment to sink in. Now that you’ve gotten a good feel […]

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Personality Quiz: Which Luxury Sports Car Should You Drive?

We’re sure this is a problem that lots of you have: which luxury sports car to buy? Who among us hasn’t sat up nights pondering this question? And if there are any of you who haven’t, you’re probably going to start once the new season of Top Gear premieres Monday, May 30 at 9/8c. As […]

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‘Top Gear’ Around the World

Britain may have lost its actual empire, but it still retains global domination in the form of the hit car show, Top Gear, which has the distinction of being the most-watched factual program on the planet. And there’s not just the original British version of Top Gear, the one that begins its 23rd season on […]

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Driving Playlist: 13 Songs to Rev You Up

There’s a reason that carmakers emphasize audio systems so much in their sales pitches: car music is an important soundtrack in many people’s lives. Similarly, songs about cars are more than just tunes to drive to—they’re about hopes and dreams, with roads as metaphors for where people have come from and where they’re going. Car […]

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Get to Know Matt LeBlanc in 10 Videos

How you doin,’ Matt LeBlanc? The Friends and Episodes star has been announced as a co-host of BBC AMERICA’s Top Gear alongside Britain’s Chris Evans. A major car and motorcycle enthusiast, LeBlanc has already appeared on Top Gear twice, posting the fastest lap time ever for a Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, and he […]

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New ‘Top Gear’ Host Chris Evans Talks to Tom Hanks

He gets the best celebrities, but few bigger than this one: New Top Gear host Chris Evans spoke with film icon Tom Hanks on Friday’s episode of The Chris Evans Breakfast Show in the U.K. The eight-minute interview covered Hanks’ new film Bridge of Spies, but naturally, the discussion veers a bit to cars. Hanks […]

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