• Apr 12th 2010 at 7:57AM
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Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson with Fifth Gear's Tiff Needell and Vicki Butler-Henderson

Been hankering for a little British car show action? So have we. But it looks like we've got a few months to go until our favorite shows from the Beeb return with new episodes.

After having been spied filming a segment atop an active volcano in Iceland, Top Gear is – according to its own magazine – confirmed to begin airing its latest season this coming June. (In the meantime we can wish Jeremy Clarkson a happy 50th birthday, which he celebrated on Sunday.)

The Top Gear scheduling was rather expected, but it now appears that some setbacks have forced rival program Fifth Gear to be delayed until the same month. The troubled show was expected to air its new season – with a new format and two fewer hosts – later this month, but according to an entry on anchor Tiff Needell's Twitter page, the impending British elections have forced a schedule change. So come June, it looks like we'll be knickers-deep in British motoring television, but we'll just have to sit tight until then.

[Source: FinalGear.com]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Can't wait for both. I'm curious to see how Fifth Gear's new format works out. It might be better now that they try to stop imitating top gear.
        • 5 Years Ago
        i liked tom ford, he and jonny were funny together. tim shaw...glad he's gone.
      • 5 Years Ago
      WooHoo....... lets see Yet AN-OTHER power slide in a car that costs as much as 5 years wages.... what a BORING excuse for light entertainment!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Jezza just turned 50? Wow, I'm the same age, and I would have guessed he's closer to 60. Must be from too many pints.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Chain smoking, actually.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Was there a cross-over episode?!
        • 5 Years Ago
        After a little googling it seems it's not a top gear thing, but one of clarksons DVDs as Viper007bond mentioned.

        The dvd in question is 'Duel' and its basically a series of 'what's better' challenges, i've not seen it myself yet, but i found this trailer here:

        jeremy+the stig face off against tiff (and possibly the girl in the picture, i've not seen her in the trailer or even know who she is.) in some challenges like the mini challenge they did on top gear against the german version/similar
        • 5 Years Ago
        No, there wasn't a crossover episode. I believe this is from one of Clarkson's DVDs.
        • 5 Years Ago
        you missed out.
      • 5 Years Ago
      hey, may i know from where is that picture taken from? Jeremy and Tiff appearing together in one show?
      • 5 Years Ago
      What's Fifth Gear all about? I've never watched an episode but I'm a huge fan of Top Gear.
      Maybe I'll give it a shot starting this season.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I watch both shows, but only collect TG Episodes.

      Interested in seeing what FG will try to do this time for format. I will miss Tom Ford. =(

      • 5 Years Ago
      DEAR BBC,

      Great news about new Top and 5th Gears - now show them on BBC America please...on the same days as in the UK. Then you can earn some ad revenue on them in the US...or we'll just watch them online and you'll make nothing. I can't imagine why you would not do this.

      300 million Americans
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed, but also, PLEASE BRING FIFTH GEAR TO THE U.S.A.

        I love the show, and would gladly watch it instead of another rerun of Kitchen Nightmares or "How clean is your house."
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sorry to be so pedantic, but 5th gear isn't a bbc programme.

        When the bbc axed top gear many years ago, channel 5 bought it, with most of its' presenters (sans Clarkson). They called it 5th gear, and it was essentially the same format as top gear. A few years later, Top Gear was back on the bbc as Clarkson planned to take it in a new direction - basically it's current format. It was a risk, but as we know, it paid off. 5th gear then started to slowly evolve into what it is now.
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