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nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
edited November 2009 in The Crudcatcher
NOWS.
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    Sweet. Blimp
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • missmarplemissmarple Posts: 1,980
    Sh*t I've missed 7 minutes!
  • jay12jay12 Posts: 6,306
    i'll be watching the repeat unfortunatly. my parents want to watch some war film on film4 :roll: :x :(
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    you have a PC you can stream it.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • missmarplemissmarple Posts: 1,980
    Ha! Fancy straying into Class A airspace - he could well be struck off the record and lose his licence for this.
  • jay12jay12 Posts: 6,306
    i can't. we are on a limited GB usage on the internet, and 2 months in a row we ecceded it so i won't
  • Rich9Rich9 Posts: 1,635
    Lancia Delta Integrale.... What a car.

    And Chris Evans' car collection is better than porn!

    250 GT california!!! Bueller? Bueller? 'kin awesome car
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  • missmarplemissmarple Posts: 1,980
    Rich9 wrote:
    Lancia Delta Integrale.... What a car.

    And Chris Evans' car collection is better than porn!

    250 GT california!!! Bueller? Bueller? 'kin awesome car

    Didn't realise presenters got paid enough to have a Ferrari dealership in their garage...
  • missmarple wrote:
    Rich9 wrote:
    Lancia Delta Integrale.... What a car.

    And Chris Evans' car collection is better than porn!

    250 GT california!!! Bueller? Bueller? 'kin awesome car

    Didn't realise presenters got paid enough to have a Ferrari dealership in their garage...

    he owned his own production company and also made something like £85million buying and then selling virgin radio I believe.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    you know all the shenanigans they get upto in top gear, like the air traffic incident, the hicks on the american special and the car being reversed into by a lorry last week, is it real or all acted out?
  • fitch28fitch28 Posts: 155
    i think a lot of it is planned and scripted TBH.

    still brilliant though :D
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    I think it is all real. Just amazing how pianos keep falling on the Morris Marina, quite a bizarre run of luck.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    supersonic wrote:
    I think it is all real. Just amazing how pianos keep falling on the Morris Marina, quite a bizarre run of luck.

    especially when you take precautions.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • fitch28 wrote:
    i think a lot of it is planned and scripted TBH.

    still brilliant though :D

    It's a TV programme of course it's scripted... This ain't reality TV, they don't just film the boys and see what happens.
    Less gears, more beers.
  • fitch28fitch28 Posts: 155
    lol, i know!
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    fitch28 wrote:
    i think a lot of it is planned and scripted TBH.

    still brilliant though :D

    It's a TV programme of course it's scripted... This ain't reality TV, they don't just film the boys and see what happens.

    i genuinely thought that was exactly what happened!
  • WhytepeakWhytepeak Posts: 2,616
    Wonder if the 'adventure' programmes TG sometimes do are scripted... I'm pretty sure that James and his Lambo colliding with that random car was no coincidence, the only damage being some water running out of the lambo :? :wink: .

    But would clarkson really fall off a scooter on purpose? Seems a bit much... or am I reading too much into it.
    Now that we are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak and not to please ourselves. ROMANS 15:1
  • fitch28fitch28 Posts: 155
    suppose it depends how much of a budget they have to pay for the damage they do? what about the car wash they set on fire?
  • Rich9 wrote:
    Lancia Delta Integrale.... What a car.

    I thought for a minute they had left it out and then it appeared, like a sexy woman coming out of the ocean, with a swish of the hair.

    I stirred downstairs.....
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  • Whytepeak wrote:
    Wonder if the 'adventure' programmes TG sometimes do are scripted... I'm pretty sure that James and his Lambo colliding with that random car was no coincidence, the only damage being some water running out of the lambo :? :wink: .

    But would clarkson really fall off a scooter on purpose? Seems a bit much... or am I reading too much into it.

    Clarkson writes the (majority) of the script, and he's not stupid i.e. he knows how to make it seem real.
    Less gears, more beers.
  • i think its all set up tbh... some of it is abit far, but its a laugh, so i watch it anyways.

    personally think Jeremy is a legend aswell :L
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  • WhytepeakWhytepeak Posts: 2,616
    Whytepeak wrote:
    Wonder if the 'adventure' programmes TG sometimes do are scripted... I'm pretty sure that James and his Lambo colliding with that random car was no coincidence, the only damage being some water running out of the lambo :? :wink: .

    But would clarkson really fall off a scooter on purpose? Seems a bit much... or am I reading too much into it.

    Clarkson writes the (majority) of the script, and he's not stupid i.e. he knows how to make it seem real.

    Hmmm I'm not convinced.
    Now that we are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak and not to please ourselves. ROMANS 15:1
  • parts are set up i.e the lambo

    but parts such as the carablimp in restricted air space so close to commercial vehicles can not be scripted, it was also reported in bbc news after the day it happened and there was a formal baa investigation.

    and some is set up by the others and watch it unfold on the third presenter i.e the dacia and the arctic lorry
  • You can tell it's scripted by the fact they're all terrible actors! Even James knew that his car was going to get hit by the lorry.
    I do believe that Jeremy falling off the scooter in Vietnam (or wherever they were) was real though as he didn't really know what to expect, plus, that's the sort of thing they like to go wrong as it makes people think the rest of the stuff is real.

    If it was all real, the insurance for that program would be so high, the BBC wouldn't be able to fund it!
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    It has set-pieces, like a kind of comedy "sketch", which they film around, but the majority of things are genuine.
    Other things (mentalist red-neck hicks anybody?) are sort of set-up in a "light the blue touch paper, and run like hell" kind of way.
  • missmarplemissmarple Posts: 1,980
    I'm pretty sure the part where James May acted like an irresponsible censored was real, I'll ask my flying instructor - he'll know - he knows EVERYTHING.

    Thank you and good day to you.
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