Articles Tagged 'Top Gear'


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


New ‘Top Gear’ Host Chris Evans: 10 Things You Need to Know

The new series of Top Gear is on its way, with new presenters, including Chris Evans, who holds a very special place in British affections. It’s partly because he’s been a cheeky imp, partly because he’s a live wire, and mostly because he’s been involved in some of the most inspired and entertaining television moments […]

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6 of the Most British Cars that Ever Existed

In praising the automotive excellence of an entire country, it’s never the middle ranking vehicles that take the credit. You’re not going to see too many appreciative blog posts hailing the Austin Princess or Ford Granada as icons of a bygone age (although in a sense that’s exactly what they were). No, to really cut […]

Ed Sheeran meets the Stig

Ed Sheeran’s First Driving Lesson, with the Stig

Tonight sees the return of Top Gear to BBC AMERICA (8:30pm ET) and as usual, they have put a star in their reasonably priced car. This week, the singer-songwriter-popstar Ed Sheeran has the chance to show what he can do around their twisty track, but in a startling break with tradition, Ed is the first […]

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Fraser’s Phrases: What Does ‘Taking the Mickey’ Mean?

Before Twitter and hashtag games, before The Onion, before satirical stand-ups and waggish revues, Brits commonly expressed all emotions through the filter of mockery. No matter what the occasion, from a night in the pub to a wedding, from a funeral to a wartime foxhole, the truest, most reliable barometer of British affection was (and […]

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