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Episode 7

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Motoring news and views. Jeremy Clarkson and James May are set the task of creating a memorable TV advert for Volkswagen, but the boys quickly fall out on set.

Jeremy Clarkson and James May unleash the fateful Top Gear mantra - 'How hard can it be?' - on car adverts as they are set the task of creating a memorable TV ad for Volkswagen. Despite vowing to work together to deliver a classic piece of advertising, the boys quickly fall out on set as James tries to fill every second of airtime with immensely complicated information about fuel economy, while Jeremy just wants everything to explode.

Meanwhile, out on the track, Richard Hammond looks for an alternative to boring Germanic sports saloons and ends up going mostly sideways in the Vauxhall VXR8 Bathurst, before discovering it has a more interesting and practical sister for those of a rural persuasion.

The Cool Wall returns after a long absence, and American chat show legend Jay Leno is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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Fri 29 Jan 2016 19:00

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01

    Kronos Quartet

    String Quartet #3 Mishima Closing

  • 00:01

    Amon Tobin

    Stampton Bridge 

  • 01:02

    UNKLE

    Nocturnal 

  • 00:02

    Dan Deacon

    Get Older 

  • 00:02

    Klaus Badelt

    Operation Rescue Dawn 

  • 00:02

    Dan Deacon

    Get Older 

  • 00:02

    Amon Tobin

    Tent City 

  • 00:03

    Massive Attack

    The Dog Obeys 

  • 00:04

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

    Whatever Happened To My Rock & Roll 

  • 00:04

    Kronos Quartet

    String Quartet #3 Mishima Closing

  • 00:05

    The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

    Very Rare 

  • 00:05

    The Presets

    My People 

  • 00:05

    Explosions in the Sky

    Greet Death 

  • 00:06

    Justice

    Phantom Part II

  • 00:07

    UNKLE

    A Perfect Storm 

  • 00:07

    The White Stripes

    Icky Thump 

  • 00:07

    Late of the Pier

    VW

  • 00:08

    Aphex Twin

    Arvil 14th 

  • 00:22

    LCD Soundsystem

    Big Ideas 

  • 00:23

    Deadly Avenger

    To Morning 

  • 00:23

    David Holmes

    Pickpockets 

  • 00:26

    Johnny Hawksworth

    Up to Date

    Theme from Man About the House

  • 00:27

    David Holmes

    Lyman Zerga 

  • 00:28

    Pop Levi

    Police Sign

  • 00:29

    David Holmes

    Pickpockets 

  • 00:29

    Lisa Gerrard

    The Wheat 

  • 00:30

    Queens of the Stone Age

    First It Giveth 

  • 00:30

    Mychael Danna & DeVotchKa

    How It Ends 

  • 00:31

    Brian Eno

    Chemin de Fer 

  • 00:31

    Queens of the Stone Age

    First It Giveth 

  • 00:32

    Johnny Hawksworth

    Up to Date

    Theme from Man About the House

  • 00:32

    Francis Monkman

    Lydia 

  • 00:34

    Samuel Barber

    Adagio For Strings 

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein. Orchestra: New York Philharmonic.
  • 00:34

    Kasabian

    Secret Alphabets 

  • 00:57

    Brian Eno

    An Ending (Ascent) 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jeremy Clarkson
Presenter Richard Hammond
Presenter James May
Participant Jay Leno
Executive Producer Andy Wilman
Director Phil Churchward

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