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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

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


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