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Author Topic: Calling all petrol heads ... take a peak at Top Gear!  (Read 2817 times)

Carol Haynes

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Calling all petrol heads ... take a peak at Top Gear!
« on: May 21, 2006, 07:03:47 PM »
If you are in the UK you probably watch Top Gear - if you live elsewhere you probably don't ('cos you can't).

Don't get me wrong my take on cars is that they get you from A to B and don't cost a fortune to buy, maintain or run - and when something needs fixing I GALMI !!!

However, Top Gear is a favourite programme of mine mainly because it is very funny testosterone driven silliness that doesn't take itslef at all seriously. I particularly enjoy the daft challenges - like the first epsiode let's make a convertable and then see if they survive in a car wash, and last week (ep 2) canoe vs. 4 wheel drive in Iceland.

Interested - well now the world can watch it 'cos the latest series is availble on a week by week basis via the BBC website ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk...grammes/?id=top_gear

enjoy ...

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Re: Calling all petrol heads ... take a peak at Top Gear!
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2006, 05:04:06 AM »
THANK YOU SO MUCH!
I love this program (as almost all of my friends do). But it isn't available here, and "ilegally" downloading it from the internet is a bit of a hasle.
This is fantastic news!  :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:

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Re: Calling all petrol heads ... take a peak at Top Gear!
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2006, 05:42:07 AM »
Don't forget URLSnooper & Streambox if you prefer to batch download and watch offline. They are quite big files (~90Mb) as the progs are 1 hour in length. For RealMedia they aren't bad quality either.

Also don't forget - the BBC don't leave these things online for long (usually just a couple of weeks at the most).

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Re: Calling all petrol heads ... take a peak at Top Gear!
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2006, 06:41:18 AM »
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Unfortunately BBC Two video content is only available to users within the UK. We're sorry for any disappointment.
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Re: Calling all petrol heads ... take a peak at Top Gear!
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2006, 07:09:57 AM »
Don't know if you can connect via a UK proxy?

You could try here http://www.xroxy.com...proxy-country-GB.htm

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Re: Calling all petrol heads ... take a peak at Top Gear!
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2006, 07:35:49 AM »
Don't know if you can connect via a UK proxy?

You could try here http://www.xroxy.com...proxy-country-GB.htm
or here:
http://www.mininova....h/?search=top%20gear
Be careful... Many people would say DC is supporting illegal activities.. ;)

Still, it's a great show! Thanks for letting me know there's a new series :D