“This rejuvenated Top Gear is wildly entertaining TV” – RadioTimes
“the agreeably blokey combination of Paddy McGuiness, Chris Harris and Freddie Flintoff has proved to be a winning one.” – The Telegraph
New York – July 20, 2020 – The world’s biggest motoring entertainment show returns this summer with the Top Gear Nepal Special and all-new episodes on BBC AMERICA. The special sees the team embarking on an epic high-altitude voyage from Kathmandu to the Forbidden City of Lo Manthang. Returning hosts Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris have been a hit with viewers and critics alike. Expect to see bungee jumping in a car, an epic race between a fighter jet and the latest McLaren hypercar, a spectacular road trip through Peru and more mischief as they travel the globe in pursuit of hijinks and motoring mayhem. Top Gear returns Sunday, August 30th at 8pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA.
- Former Ashes-winning England cricketer and TV presenter
- Entertainment host and comedian
- Motoring journalist and racing-driver
NEPAL SPECIAL – PREMIERES SUNDAY, AUGUST 30 AT 8PM ET/PT
Paddy, Freddie and Chris set out on a high-altitude voyage from Kathmandu to the Forbidden City of Lo Manthang, through the highest mountains, deepest gorges and harshest terrain.
EPISODE ONE – PREMIERES SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 AT 8PM ET/PT
Paddy, Freddie and Chris head on a British summer holiday in super-cheap second-hand convertibles. Chris tests the new Ariel Atom on track, and Freddie attempts to bungee-jump an old Rover off a dam.
EPISODE TWO – PREMIERES SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 AT 8PM ET/PT
Paddy reveals his ultimate cheap, luxurious off-roader: the homebuilt Dirty Rascal. Chris races the £2.5m McLaren Speedtail against the RAF’s newest fighter jet. Romesh Ranganathan is the studio guest.
EPISODE THREE – PREMIERES SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 AT 8PM ET/PT
Paddy, Freddie and Chris are sent on a high-altitude mountain expedition across Peru in second-hand American cars. Back at the track, Chris tests out the latest electric car from Porsche.
EPISODE FOUR – PREMIERES SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 AT 8PM ET/PT
Freddie and Chris tackle the toughest off-road race on the planet: the brutal Baja 1000. Out on the track, there is a showdown between a Renault hot hatch, a Porsche sports car – and an old Lamborghini. Laurence and Emilia Fox are the studio guests.
EPISODE FIVE – PREMIERES SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4 AT 8PM ET/PT
Paddy, Freddie and Chris take the latest sports cars from Ferrari, Aston and Porsche on a Yorkshire road trip. On the track, Chris tests out Volkswagen’s fearsome ID-R electric racer. YouTube sensation KSI is the studio guest.
EPISODE SIX – PREMIERES SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11 AT 8PM ET/PT
Paddy, Freddie and Chris find out which is the fastest of the emergency services: fire, police or ambulance. Chris celebrates legendary rally driver Colin McRae, while Paddy tests the new BMW M8. Tom Allen is the studio guest.