Jeremy Clarkson may show up in a remake of a classic UK cop show. The Top Gear presenter was recently spotted loitering around a Jaguar XF during production of the show Sweeny, and it's thought that Jezza will show up in a minor cameo role. In the original production, Detectives Jack Regan and George Carter whipped around in hot metal like the Ford Consul GT or a Granada, but The Daily Mail reports that their modern counterparts will take to the streets in an equivalently tasty Ford Focus ST. The detectives will be played by Ray Winstone and Ben Drew.

According to reports, Clarkson wasn't originally slated to be part of the remake, but the show was filming near the Top Gear test track and managed to talk Clarkson into hopping in front of the camera when he stopped by to say hello.


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      Miguro Takahashi
      • 3 Years Ago
      The car that Clarkson is in, is definitely an Aston Martin and not a Jaguar.
      e.l.v.i.j.s. j.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Interceptors!
      aatbloke1967
      • 3 Years Ago
      AB: the show was called The Sweeney.
        creamwobbly
        • 3 Years Ago
        @aatbloke1967
        As they told their teachers at school, if they got it right it would look like they were copying.
      Claud
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why anyone would give this dufus any pause is beyond me............
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Bustago
        • 3 Years Ago
        So he should love everything American? Whats worng with loving your country, Americans do it all the time!
        aatbloke1967
        • 3 Years Ago
        " ... while Clarksons act of acting his shoe size & not his age is getting old,plus his overglorified love affair with all things British is just embarrasing." If you've followed Clarkson's work for the past twenty-odd years - which I doubt - you'd know that he doesn't have any glorified love affair with all things British, certainly not automotively at least. But on the other hand, he's a British national, so why shouldn't he support British products? Americans make a huge play about "buying American", yet it turns their stomachs of foreigners don't aspire to everything American by the same token.
      Wai
      • 3 Years Ago
      Its funny how everytime any one of the top gear crew is off camera, they have a butt lite
      Chris
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bad choice. They should have picked The Stig.
      Peter
      • 3 Years Ago
      In "Life on Mars" they used a MK3 Cortina. But in the later "Ashes to Ashes" they used an Audi Quattro , and that two door car made for a rather awkward plot device when it was used to carry three cops. It also made for dull car chases because the Quattro was usually shown understeering around corners. Actor Philip Glenister was great as Gene Hunt in both programs. With The Sweeny remake, I hope they use the same theme music and similar car chase action during the opening credits. That really set the feel for the rest of the show. Trivia: 1) The bad guys drove Jags. The good guys drove Fords. 2) "Sweeny" is short for "Sweeny Todd", which is Cockney rhyme slang for "Flying Squad", who were the quick response police (I think).
        Rotation
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Peter
        The Flying Squad was an overarching team of police who could operate in multiple locations (jurisdictions), kind of a "serious crimes unit".
      • 3 Years Ago
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