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#Top Gear

# top-gear - Friday 3 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Top Gear team forced to leave Argentina after anger over Clarkson’s number plate Falklands

Top Gear team forced to leave Argentina after anger over Clarkson’s number plate

Locals claimed the registration plate referred to the Falklands war.

# top-gear - Friday 27 June, 2014

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Will the Stig be doing a time trial in the Ring of Kerry?

Let’s file that under ‘thing we need to see’.

# top-gear - Saturday 3 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge BBC issues “final warning” to Jeremy Clarkson after racism allegations Jeremy Clarkson

BBC issues “final warning” to Jeremy Clarkson after racism allegations

The presenter is accused of reciting a racist rhyme during the filming of Top Gear.

# top-gear - Thursday 1 May, 2014

VIDEO: Jeremy Clarkson is ‘begging for forgiveness’ but denies using n-word on Top Gear

The denials come after a story in today’s Daily Mirror which claimed that Clarkson used a racist children’s rhyme.

From The Daily Edge Jeremy Clarkson denies using racist rhyme while filming Top Gear Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson denies using racist rhyme while filming Top Gear

An unseen clip shows Clarkson using racist word just days after last racism row.

# top-gear - Friday 21 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul takes on Top Gear lap challenge Braking Bad

Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul takes on Top Gear lap challenge

He’s going to be the star in the reasonably priced car.

# top-gear - Thursday 20 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Jeremy Clarkson’s response to this cyclist’s Top Gear complaint is priceless Cycle This

Jeremy Clarkson’s response to this cyclist’s Top Gear complaint is priceless

Anyone seen the butter? Mammy says it works wonders on burns.

# top-gear - Saturday 18 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Jeremy Clarkson apologises after posting “gay c*nt” photo Flop Gear

# top-gear - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Driving a car around the supermarket Supermarket Sweep This post contains videos

VIDEO: Driving a car around the supermarket

Don’t pretend you haven’t dreamt of doing the same thing.

# top-gear - Friday 2 December, 2011

BBC receives more than 20,000 complaints over Jeremy Clarkson ‘joke’

The controversial ‘Top Gear’ presenter joked that striking public sector workers should be shot in front of their families.

# top-gear - Thursday 13 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Jeremy Clarkson satnav deal scrapped by BBC Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson satnav deal scrapped by BBC

The sale of satnavs featuring the Top Gear presenter’s voice is being blocked by the BBC – after the company realised the product breached its own editorial guidelines.

# top-gear - Friday 7 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Now you can have Jeremy Clarkson as a front seat passenger Top Gear

Now you can have Jeremy Clarkson as a front seat passenger

TomTom has launched a limited edition SatNav featuring the voice of Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson. Listen here.

# top-gear - Monday 8 August, 2011

Poll: Would you consider buying an electric car? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you consider buying an electric car?

Fuel costs are rising – making motoring more expensive than ever before. So would you make your next car an electric one?

From Business ETC Top Gear ‘deliberately flattened electric car battery’ before test Top Gear

Top Gear ‘deliberately flattened electric car battery’ before test

Nissan use an electronic tracker to reveal how BBC producers flattened a car battery so that it would run out of charge.

# top-gear - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

From Business ETC BBC launches a global version of the iPlayer IPlayer

BBC launches a global version of the iPlayer

An iPad app will allow people to view recent and archived BBC content. The iPlayer will be piloted in western Europe before going global.

# top-gear - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

From The Daily Edge Did Clarkson brag about his affair with Phillipa in his newspaper column? Classy

Did Clarkson brag about his affair with Phillipa in his newspaper column?

Clarkson wrote a column in May 2010 under the headline “Lie back, leggy Philippa, while I have some fun”. Tasteful.

# top-gear - Monday 4 April, 2011

From The Daily Edge Jeremy Clarkson laughs off claims of affair and compares himself to Tiger Woods Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson laughs off claims of affair and compares himself to Tiger Woods

The Top Gear presenter has jokingly compared himself to the troubled golfer and denied claims that he has cheated on his wife of 18-years.

# top-gear - Thursday 31 March, 2011

From The Daily Edge Top Trouble for the BBC over car rigging claims Top Trouble This post contains videos

Top Trouble for the BBC over car rigging claims

Clarkson and co. come in for criticism for allegedly misrepresenting the performance of the Tesla Roadster – but it’s not the first spot of bother the team have gotten into.

# top-gear - Friday 4 February, 2011

From The Daily Edge BBC apologises over Top Gear ‘lazy Mexcian’ quip Top Gear

BBC apologises over Top Gear ‘lazy Mexcian’ quip

The BBC has apologised to the Mexican ambassador to London over comments made during a Top Gear episode.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Events in Egypt reach a crisis point. Developers review their options after yesterday’s NAMA judgment. And is Enda afraid of big, bad VinB?

# top-gear - Friday 19 November, 2010

Judge acquits Lamborghini 95mph speeder… because he likes Top Gear

A Perth mechanic gets lucky when the magistrate taking his case identifies his car as Top Gear’s 2006 Car of the Year.

# top-gear - Wednesday 1 September, 2010

From The Daily Edge Stig’s identity revealed! Top Gear This post contains videos

Stig’s identity revealed!

BBC’s attempts to block revelation fail.

# top-gear - Tuesday 31 August, 2010

From The Daily Edge High Court case over Top Gear’s ‘Stig’ autobiography begins Top Gear

High Court case over Top Gear’s ‘Stig’ autobiography begins

Some say the BBC want to stop him printing his autobiography… all we know is, he’s called The Stig.

# top-gear - Thursday 19 August, 2010

He’s best known as the man in the plain white helmet, scooting around the Top Gear test track or training celebrities on how best to be a Star in a Reasonable Priced Car.

Now, Top Gear’s ‘tame racing driver, The Stig, faces a legal battle with the BBC over whether he’s allowed to give his real name.

The man behind the, eh, helmet wants to write an autobiography – but the broadcaster insists he’s not allowed to do so, claiming it would breach ”agreed contractual and confidentiality obligations relating to the programme” if he were to do so.

Only a handful of executives, and the show’s three presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, are said to know the Stig’s true identity. Even the celebrities he trains don’t know his real name.

But the Stig is understood to be privately annoyed at how much the show’s presenters earn from its lucrative spinoffs – with Jeremy Clarkson making £800,000 last year from the show’s commercial spinoffs, aside from his wage for presenting the show itself – while his own anonymity stops him from cashing in on the BBC’s Stig-related merchandise.

Media lawyers say the Stig may be able to defend his case by saying his identity is public domain already – with it being long believed that his real name is Ben Collins, a 33-year-old former Formula Three driver – and that his identity being withheld would be a basic violation of the driver’s human rights.

Ironically, the current Stig is the second person to fulfil the role – the original Stig, who wore an all-black suit instead of an all-white one, Perry McCarthy, was sacked when his identity was revealed.

# top-gear - Thursday 22 July, 2010

TOP GEAR’S BACK and already we’ve seen Harry Potter star Rupert Grint and the Godfather’s Andy Garcia zip around the Top Gear track in a Kia.

Now it’s Tom Cruise’s turn.

Cruise is car mad, according to The Sun, and the Top Gun star will be joined by Cameron Diaz as they battle it out for the fastest lap on this Sunday’s show. A source within the show said: “it’s fair to say, we’ve have never, ever had two bigger guests”. But it was Tom’s people who contacted Top Gear to see if they could get him on the show.

A post on the Top Gear site says: “Tom Cruise in a crappy Korean hatchback!

“That was the gag: massive A-list celebrities finding themselves shoehorned into the kind of car they’d normally never be seen dead in.  The whole thing was deliberately preposterous.

“And so, frankly, was our dream of getting the world’s biggest movie actor into an affordable mid-range car.”

Rupert Grint currently has the record of fastest lap on the show and Cruise will be hoping to eclipse the Harry Potter star.

Top Gear is on BBC 2 at 8pm on Sunday.