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Burma Special - Part 1

Episode 6 of 7

This special edition of the motoring show sees Jeremy, Richard and James drive across Burma in three suspect lorries, on a mission to build a bridge over the River Kwai.

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are on a mission to build a bridge over the River Kwai in Thailand. However, in order to that they must first drive across a country that has been largely closed to westerners for over 40 years: Burma.

Futhermore, the trio must make this trip in three lorries that have been bought 'sight unseen' from the internet for a limited budget. Unsurprisingly, they are not quite as the trio might have hoped or expected.

What follows is an epic journey of beautiful scenery, regular adversity, ongoing malfunction and the constant bickering of three badly dressed buffoons.

1 hour

Music Played

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

  • 00:01

    Shigeru Umebayashi

    No Way Out 

  • 00:02

    Shigeru Umebayashi

    Beauty Song 

  • 00:02

    Malachai

    I Deserve To No 

  • 00:03

    Jefferson Airplane

    White Rabbit

  • 00:04

    Crosby, Stills & Nash

    Long Time Gone 

  • 00:06

    Malcolm Arnold

    The River Kwai March 

  • 00:06

    Kings of Leon

    Crawl 

  • 00:08

    Roy Budd

    The Internecine Project 

  • 00:09

    Queens of the Stone Age

    Spiders And Vinegaroons 

  • 00:10

    Roy Budd

    Too Late 

  • 00:10

    Nathan Johnson

    Finale 

  • 00:12

    Roy Budd

    The Internecine Project 

  • 00:12

    Nathan Johnson

    Finale 

  • 00:12

    DJ Shadow

    Lost And Found 

  • 00:13

    Primal Scream

    Zombie Man 

  • 00:14

    Shigeru Umebayashi & Kathleen Battle

    Lovers - Flower Garden 

  • 00:15

    Susumu Yokota

    Future Tiger 

  • 00:16

    Yo‐Yo Ma

    The Eternal Vow

  • 00:17

    John Powell

    Tangiers 

  • 00:18

    John Powell

    Man Versus Man 

  • 00:18

    Yo‐Yo Ma

    Desert Capriccio 

  • 00:19

    Shigeru Umebayashi

    Ambush In 10 Directions 

  • 00:21

    Roy Budd

    The Internecine Project 

  • 00:21

    Alabama 3

    Sister Rosetta 

  • 00:24

    Rachid Taha

    Barra Barra 

  • 00:25

    Roy Budd

    The Internecine Project 

  • 00:25

    Shigeru Umebayashi

    Battle In The Forest 

  • 00:26

    Yo‐Yo Ma

    The Eternal Vow

  • 00:26

    Roland Vincent

    LSD Partie 

  • 00:28

    Queens of the Stone Age

    Spiders And Vinegaroons 

  • 00:29

    Hans Zimmer

    Tadarida 

    Composer: James Newton Howard.
  • 00:29

    Lalo Schifrin

    Broken Mirrors 

  • 00:30

    Roy Budd

    The Internecine Project 

  • 00:31

    David Byrne

    The Last Emporer

  • 00:32

    Manic Street Preachers

    (I Miss the) Tokyo Skyline 

  • 00:33

    Roy Budd

    Rescue Of Limbani 

  • 00:33

    Roy Budd

    The Internecine Project 

  • 00:34

    Shigeru Umebayashi

    Battle In The Forest 

  • 00:34

    Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Fortunate Son 

  • 00:34

    The Velvet Underground

    Jesus 

  • 00:36

    Hans Zimmer

    Bakara 

  • 00:36

    Brian Eno

    Paleosonic 

  • 00:37

    Roy Budd

    The Internecine Project 

  • 00:40

    The Velvet Underground

    I'm Waiting for the Man 

  • 00:40

    Manic Street Preachers

    Builders Of Routine 

  • 00:42

    Hans Zimmer

    Tadarida 

    Composer: James Newton Howard.
  • 00:42

    Ananda Shankar

    Jumpin' Jack Flash 

  • 00:44

    The Heavy

    What Makes A Good Man 

  • 00:44

    Kings of Leon

    I Want You 

  • 00:45

    Roy Budd

    The Internecine Project - Mr Easy 

  • 00:45

    Primal Scream

    Zombie Man 

  • 00:46

    New Order

    Get Out 

  • 00:47

    The Rolling Stones

    Monkey Man 

  • 00:46

    Pink Floyd

    The Great Gig In The Sky

  • 00:47

    Kings of Leon

    I Want You 

  • 00:48

    Pink Floyd

    Welcome To The Machine 

  • 00:48

    Roy Budd

    Field Of Honor 

  • 00:48

    Amon Tobin

    Ode To Morricone 

  • 00:49

    Primal Scream

    Tenement Kid 

  • 00:50

    Roy Frederick Budd 

    The Internecine Project 

  • 00:50

    Roy Frederick Budd 

    The Internecine Project - Mr Easy 

  • 00:51

    The Maccabees

    Given To The Wild 

  • 00:52

    Shigeru Umebayashi

    Battle In The Forest 

  • 00:52

    Lalo Schifrin

    Just Coffee 

  • 00:53

    Cong Su 

    Lunch 

  • 00:55

    Ennio Morricone

    Per Qualchio Dollaro 

  • 00:55

    Ennio Morricone

    Titoli (For A Fistful Of Dollars) 

  • 00:57

    Ennio Morricone

    Carillon 

  • 00:57

    The Maccabees

    Given To The Wild 

  • 00:58

    The Inner Temple 

  • 00:58

    Hans Zimmer

    The Last Samurai

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • 00:59

    Alabama 3

    Sister Rosetta 

  • 01:01

    Hans Zimmer

    Nycteris 

    Composer: James Newton Howard.
  • 01:01

    Hans Zimmer

    Barbastella 

    Composer: James Newton Howard.
  • 01:01

    Brian Tyler

    Into The Barrio 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jeremy Clarkson
Presenter James May
Presenter Richard Hammond
Executive Producer Andy Wilman

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