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    Posted by Quizzimodo (U551071) on Sunday, 4th November 2012

    Surprised to to see my comment on Harry & Paul tonight

    Usual "we know what we're doing" assault from the BBC

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    Posted by thedogcody (U14659366) ** on Sunday, 4th November 2012

    Congrats

    I liked the fact that the Top Gear guy said we make the programme that we like to make and basically if you don't like it -don't watch it

    Bit arrogrant but oh so refreshing instead of the usual we listen to viewers concerns and comments which is always doubted

    I quite like that smiley - biggrin

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    Posted by Quizzimodo (U551071) on Sunday, 4th November 2012

    Congrats

    I liked the fact that the Top Gear guy said we make the programme that we like to make and basically if you don't like it -don't watch it

    Bit arrogrant but oh so refreshing instead of the usual we listen to viewers concerns and comments which is always doubted

    I quite like that smiley - biggrin 
    I was puzzled by the guy's complaint about TG anyway.
    Has he only just noticed it's like this

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    Posted by Sploink (U9993613) on Sunday, 4th November 2012

    Congrats Quizzi, you're a smiley - star!

    And well done all he other posters who got on -Chelle, Turner, Bootjangler, Prophet T, etc.

    Dis the prog start early today? It was already on when I turned on for 4.30

    I don't watch Sunday Morning Live, and just as well, as it irritates me to death when someone is making a decent point and they are cut off half way. smiley - grr

    AM made the point I'm always making - American sitcoms are getting big audiences. So why aren't the BBC making something to rival them?

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    Posted by SAB888 (U14777346) on Sunday, 4th November 2012



    Dis the prog start early today? It was already on when I turned on for 4.30

     
    Probably because a News programme may overrun! smiley - smiley

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    Posted by SAB888 (U14777346) on Sunday, 4th November 2012

    Congrats

    I liked the fact that the Top Gear guy said we make the programme that we like to make and basically if you don't like it -don't watch it

    Bit arrogrant but oh so refreshing instead of the usual we listen to viewers concerns and comments which is always doubted

    I quite like that smiley - biggrin 
    Yes, good answer from Andy Wiman. I think that age really doesn't come into it, I enjoy the show greatly.

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    Posted by MCrawford (U14684488) on Sunday, 4th November 2012

    I nearly fell off the sofa when they read our mine about Operation Iceberg.

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    Posted by Sploink (U9993613) on Sunday, 4th November 2012

    Yes, MC, you get so surprised you can't take in what they are saying! smiley - laugh. But congrats - you are now a POV smiley - star

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    Posted by Miz NG (U2752917) on Sunday, 4th November 2012

    I too liked Andy Willman's comments. As the programme has been successful in this current format for a number of years and sold to lots of countries around the world, it it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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    Posted by SAB888 (U14777346) on Sunday, 4th November 2012

    Congrats

    I liked the fact that the Top Gear guy said we make the programme that we like to make and basically if you don't like it -don't watch it

    Bit arrogrant but oh so refreshing instead of the usual we listen to viewers concerns and comments which is always doubted

    I quite like that smiley - biggrin 
    Yes, good answer from Andy Wiman. I think that age really doesn't come into it, I enjoy the show greatly.  
    Or even Andy Wilman! Speed typing!! smiley - smiley

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    Posted by Prophet Tenebrae (U5995226) on Sunday, 4th November 2012

    I really don't understand where these Top Gear "fans" come from. Regardless of whether one likes the format or not, it has remained fairly constant over the past decade. Granted, the degree of pantomime seems to increase with each passing year but there has always been a rather obvious element of scripting to the japes, it's just that as the stunts become more audacious the ability to sublimate disbelief has diminished to the point where (for some) it is more notably impacting on enjoyment.

    Personally, I feel the rebuttal of Andy Wilman would have worked better if he'd been on a tropical island with numerous scantily clad women pawing over him, he says "What are you going to do about it?" before lighting a Cuban cigar with a hundred pound note and laughing uproariously.

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    Posted by maestaf (U14145694) on Sunday, 4th November 2012

    Yes, nice to see someone from the BBC telling it how it is by stating that they don't care a jot about individual viewers opinions. The trouble is that does make POV seem completely pointless. It also explained why there have been so many controversies surrounding Top Gear and I hope very much that its next scandal finally kills off the programme.

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    Posted by zencat (U14877400) on Sunday, 4th November 2012

    I really don't understand where these Top Gear "fans" come from.  
    All around the world. Top Gear is one of the most successful television series ever produced.

    Most of the criticisms are of the presenters, rather than the content. Jeremy Clarkson, in particular seems to divide opinion.

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    Posted by Prophet Tenebrae (U5995226) on Sunday, 4th November 2012

    I'm aware that Clarkson is polarising but I mean the people who appear and go "I'm a big fan of Top Gear but why don't they review cars?!" or "I'm a big fan but why is it so silly!"

    As I've remarked a few times before, the show has remained fairly constant over its run - it has become bolder in many regards but even back in the day there was very little in the way of car reviews and they used to do things like smash caravans together... hardly high art.

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    Posted by zencat (U14877400) on Sunday, 4th November 2012

    ...it has become bolder in many regards but even back in the day there was very little in the way of car reviews and they used to do things like smash caravans together... hardly high art. 
    They do review cars - mostly of the very expensive kind. A TV show which reviewed family cars and the like would be largely irrelevant and, like 5th gear, would be only watched by a few nerds and possibly a small number of people who were thinking of buying a car.

    Smashing up caravans is just therapy.

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    Posted by Quizzimodo (U551071) on Sunday, 4th November 2012

    ...it has become bolder in many regards but even back in the day there was very little in the way of car reviews and they used to do things like smash caravans together... hardly high art. 
    They do review cars - mostly of the very expensive kind. A TV show which reviewed family cars and the like would be largely irrelevant and, like 5th gear, would be only watched by a few nerds and possibly a small number of people who were thinking of buying a car.

    Smashing up caravans is just therapy. 
    Yes that argument always makes me laugh

    If there really was a place for the old style car review show then Fifth Gear would still be on*



    *Actually I think it is but is now made by the Discovery Channel

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    Posted by SAB888 (U14777346) on Sunday, 4th November 2012


    As I've remarked a few times before, the show has remained fairly constant over its run - it has become bolder in many regards but even back in the day there was very little in the way of car reviews and they used to do things like smash caravans together... hardly high art. 
    When Top Gear originally aired (1977) long before Clarkson was ever involved, it was a show about car reviews and nothing like it is today.

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    Posted by Prophet Tenebrae (U5995226) on Sunday, 4th November 2012

    That was the OLD Top Gear, if we had JUST started with the new format, I could understand if people were bellyaching about the sudden and dramatic change... but we're over ten years on and people are acting as if they got out of bed and suddenly, Top Gear went from being a serious motoring show to three middle aged buffoons falling over a lot.

    10 years ago the bellyaching would have been understandable - it is not the same show it once was and if that's something that causes you gastrointestinal distress, that's your prerogative but let's not pretend this is a new state of affairs, it's remarkably tedious.

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    Posted by zencat (U14877400) on Sunday, 4th November 2012

    If there really was a place for the old style car review show then Fifth Gear would still be on*



    *Actually I think it is but is now made by the Discovery Channel 

    Yes, it's on Discovery. and it really is nerdy. With strong medication, it is just about watchable. However, I really am not interested in whether some family saloon does 40 miles to the gallon or the efficiency of the windscreen wiper.

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    Posted by SAB888 (U14777346) on Sunday, 4th November 2012

    That was the OLD Top Gear, if we had JUST started with the new format, I could understand if people were bellyaching about the sudden and dramatic change... but we're over ten years on and people are acting as if they got out of bed and suddenly, Top Gear went from being a serious motoring show to three middle aged buffoons falling over a lot.

    10 years ago the bellyaching would have been understandable - it is not the same show it once was and if that's something that causes you gastrointestinal distress, that's your prerogative but let's not pretend this is a new state of affairs, it's remarkably tedious. 
    Whether you like it or not, both are Top Gear and there was no stunts back then. It does not cause me gastrointestinal distress as you put it. I happen to have been a fan of Top Gear in the days when it was introduced by Angela Rippon, Noel Edmonds, William Woollard and Chris Goffey

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    Posted by Quizzimodo (U551071) on Sunday, 4th November 2012

    That was the OLD Top Gear, if we had JUST started with the new format, I could understand if people were bellyaching about the sudden and dramatic change... but we're over ten years on and people are acting as if they got out of bed and suddenly, Top Gear went from being a serious motoring show to three middle aged buffoons falling over a lot.

    10 years ago the bellyaching would have been understandable - it is not the same show it once was and if that's something that causes you gastrointestinal distress, that's your prerogative but let's not pretend this is a new state of affairs, it's remarkably tedious. 
    Whether you like it or not, both are Top Gear and there was no stunts back then. It does not cause me gastrointestinal distress as you put it. I happen to have been a fan of Top Gear in the days when it was introduced by Angela Rippon, Noel Edmonds, William Woollard and Chris Goffey 
    If there were more of you it'd still be on

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    Posted by SAB888 (U14777346) on Sunday, 4th November 2012

    Sorry, don't understand Quizzimodo.

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    Posted by lluncoolj (U7676659) on Monday, 5th November 2012

    I enjoyed the clip of TG that they featured on POV - it just about summed up the sort of nonsense that now fills the motoring programme. I suppose it's the similarity to Jackass that makes it popular all over the world.

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