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Articles Tagged 'Richard Hammond'

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 […]


Top Gear Thursday: Our Show ‘Continually Surprises Us,’ Says Hammond

Speaking to the BBC, Top Gear’s Richard Hammond says even the hosts are amazed about what they discover as they make the show. “Top Gear‘s got bigger and bigger over the years, and it continually surprises us,” Hammond said. “We set out to make the best and most entertaining car journey that we could. That’s […]


Top Gear Thursday: Hammond, May and Clarkson Tackle Tough Scientific Questions

Richard Hammond isn’t a scientist but he sometimes plays one on TV. He’s currently the host for a National Geographic show, airing in the U.K., called Science of Stupid, which explains the real science behind zany YouTube clips. Hammond told the Birmingham Mail that he would have liked to have been a real scientist but […]


Top Gear Thursday: World’s Biggest Gearhead Is… an Owl?

It’s old news that Top Gear is the world’s most popular factual program. Among humans, that is. But now it appears that Top Gear is also extremely popular among owls. Okay, it’s one owl, so the sampling size isn’t that large. But still, this particular owl, an Asian brown wood owl named Haru, is completely […]


Top Gear Thursday: Watch Idris Elba Host His Own Car Show

It’s still very much an open question about whether Idris Elba will ever take on the role of James Bond. But it seems he’s already taken on the role of Jeremy Clarkson. The Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom star, a long time auto enthusiast, has just hosted Idris Elba: King of Speed, a two-part BBC […]


Top Gear Thursday: 10 Best ‘Top Gear’ Moments of 2013

It’s hard to winnow down the craziness of another year of Top Gear to just ten moments, but the exigencies of end-of-the-year roundups gave us no choice but to attempt the task. 1. The Africa Special This year, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May took a trip to Africa, and the result was the series […]


Top Gear Thursday: ‘Top 41’ Special is a Race to the Top

Viewers of Top Gear are often treated to epic challenges, but in next week’s program, Richard Hammond undertakes a different kind of epic challenge: winnowing down the show’s top 41 moments over the past two decades. You’ll see them all when Top Gear’s Top 41 special premieres on BBC AMERICA this Monday, October 14 at 9p/8c. But […]


Top Gear Thursday: Richard Hammond on the 130-Car Crash in Kent

“There’s nothing nastier than fog,” wrote Richard Hammond last week after an astounding 130-car pile-up on a highway bridge in Kent, on England’s south east coast. Dozens of people were injured as wave after wave of cars entered the dense fog and were unable to stop before hitting already immobile vehicles. Witnesses said the series […]

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