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Africa Special: Part 1

Episode 6 of 7

In the first of a two-part Top Gear special, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are in Africa with a simple mission - to find the definitive source of the Nile.

In the first of a two-part Top Gear special, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are in Africa with a simple mission - to find the definitive source of the Nile.

Over the years many explorers claim to have already done just that, but the Top Gear trio believe that they can do better by travelling further and faster than any exploration team in history using only grit, ingenuity and three ageing estate cars.

59 minutes

Music Played

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

  • 00:00

    Dan the Automator

    K-Town

    Featured Artist: N'gotshima. Featured Artist: Bebson. Performer: DRC.
  • 00:05

    Brian Tyler

    Paranoia 

  • 00:06

    Brian Tyler

    Battle Adagio 

    Performer: David Sabee. Performer: Northwest Sinfonia.
  • 00:07

    Alex Heffes

    I Had A Family 

  • 00:08

    Guy Farley, Mark Ryler & Charles Olin 

    Metal Detector 

  • 00:09

    Imagine Dragons

    Radioactive

  • 00:10

    Manic Street Preachers

    Peeled Apples 

  • 00:11

    Brian Tyler

    Duelling Blades 

  • 00:11

    Edmund Butt

    Afghan Reveal 

  • 00:12

    Alberto Iglesias

    Roadblock 1 

  • 00:12

    John Ottman

    Max Factor 

  • 00:13

    James Newton Howard

    Learning The Skills 

  • 00:14

    Daniel M N'gotshima Nakamura

    K-Town

    Featured Artist: N'gotshima. Featured Artist: Bebson. Performer: DRC.
  • 00:15

    David Sardy

    Van Hauser Ginsu'd 

  • 00:15

    James Newton Howard

    Learning The Skills 

  • 00:17

    Brian Tyler

    Friendly Warning 

  • 00:17

    Alex Heffes

    Idi's Story 

  • 00:18

    Alex Heffes

    Maruge Buys His Uniform 

  • 00:19

    The Rolling Stones

    Doom and Gloom 

  • 00:20

    Damon Albarn & Malian Musicians

    Niger

  • 00:22

    The Heavy

    What Makes A Good Man 

  • 00:23

    UNKLE

    Falling Stars 

  • 00:25

    Alex Heffes

    Idi's Story 

  • 00:26

    Guy Farley

    Sliding Door 

    Composer: Mark Ryder. Composer: Charles Olins.
  • 00:26

    Guy Farley

    Room Service No 1 

    Composer: Mark Ryder. Composer: Charles Olins.
  • 00:28

    Hans Zimmer

    Bakara 

  • 00:28

    Hans Zimmer

    Bakara 

  • 00:29

    Glen Keiles 

    African Drums 

  • 00:33

    My Bloody Valentine

    Soon 

  • 00:35

    Guy Farley

    Room Shoot Out 

    Composer: Mark Ryder. Performer: Charles Olins.
  • 00:35

    Rokia Traoré

    Sakanto 

  • 00:36

    Alex Heffes

    The Children's Rebellion 

  • 00:37

    John Barry

    Out Of Africa 

  • 00:39

    Alex Heffes

    The Execution 

  • 00:39

    Brian Tyler

    The Compound 

  • 00:41

    I Am Kloot

    These Days Are Mine 

  • 00:42

    Edmund Butt

    Brainshift 

  • 00:42

    The Milk

    Broke Up The Family 

  • 00:43

    Kasabian

    Take Aim 

  • 00:45

    James Newton Howard

    The Cave 

  • 00:47

    Atli Örvarsson

    Barbarians 

  • 00:47

    John Barry

    News Of The Massacre - Rorke's Drift Threatened 

  • 00:48

    Deadly Avenger

    Invincible 

  • 00:49

    Brian Tyler

    Crossing into Burma 

  • 00:50

    Toto

    Africa

  • 00:50

    Steve Mazarro 

    Bored To Death 

  • 00:51

    Atli Örvarsson

    Beyond The Territories 

  • 00:52

    James Horner

    Frog Darts 

  • 00:53

    Thomas Newman

    Zoomies 

  • 00:54

    Thomas Newman

    Zoomies 

  • 00:54

    Glen Keiles 

    African Trilogy 

  • 00:55

    Brian Tyler

    Paranoia 

  • 00:56

    The xx

    Intro

  • 00:57

    Brian Tyler

    Escape 

  • 00:58

    John Barry

    Zulu

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jeremy Clarkson
Presenter Richard Hammond
Presenter James May
Executive Producer Andy Wilman
Interviewed Guest Mick Fleetwood

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