Top Gear Series 1
Top Gear Series 1
First Air Date: October 21, 2002
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The first series of the relaunched television series Top Gear was broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two starting on 20 October 2002, and concluding on 29 December 2002, and contained 10 episodes. The series included presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and Jason Dawe. This was Dawe's only series as a presenter on Top Gear.
1x10 The Team Finds Out the Fastest Faith - Again (December 30, 2002)
REVIEWS: Range Rover • Lotus Esprit • Nissan Primera • TVR T350C CHALLENGE: Fastest faith - part 2 This week, a review of 2002 and off-roading. The MTM Bimoto (based on an Audi TT) and the AS One, two German cars try to set the fastest lap on the track and there's the new Range Rover, the original Lotus Esprit and the TVR T350C. Those that couldn't make it into the first race came together for part two of "The Fastest Faith."
1x09 The Stripped-Out Jaguar XJS (December 23, 2002)
REVIEWS: Volvo XC90 • Subaru Forester • VW Golf R32 CHALLENGE: Stripped down Jaguar XJS The Radical raced with an aeroplane, the Renault Espace, and the new Subaru Forrester 2.0 XT also feature. The Volkswagen Golf R32, Ford Focus RS, Seat Leon Cupra R and the Honda Civic Type R - all hot hatchbacks compete to see which is the best. Gordon Ramsay is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
1x08 Gambon Corner Gets Its Name (December 09, 2002)
REVIEWS: Audi RS6 • Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG • Maserati Coupé • Ford Fiesta • Citroën C3 • Honda Jazz • Nissan Micra • MG ZR CHALLENGE: Lada Riva modified by Lotus • Fastest white van man This week: 'driver's cars', the BMW M5 faces the challenge of its rivals, a Lada Riva 1.5E gets a make-over from Lotus and who is Britain's fastest van man? Also featured are the Audi RS6, the Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG, the new Maserati Coupé and a selection of super-minis: Ford Fiesta, Citroën C3, Honda Jazz, Nissan Micra and MG ZR. Michael Gambon is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
1x07 The Team Finds the Fastest Faith (December 02, 2002)
REVIEWS: Saab 9-3 • Lotus Elise 111S CHALLENGE: Fastest faith This episode is dedicated to the environment - Richard tries to drive to work in an eco-friendly way. Jeremy drives a diesel supercar and the search for the fastest religion begins. Cars reviewed include the Saab 93, the Peugeot RC and the Lotus Elise. Jasaon Dawe visits a school with a selection of supercars, to find out which is the children's favourite.
1x06 The Grannies Learn How to Handbrake Park (November 25, 2002)
REVIEWS: Renault Vel Satis • BMW Z4 • Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG • Honda NSX Type R CHALLENGE: Grannies doing handbrake parking Jason Dawe looks at a used Golf, Jeremy test drives his own car and Richard drives the new BMW Z4 Roadster. The grannies return, this time to see who can master the 'art' of handbreak parking. The cool wall is unveiled.Tara Palmer-Tomkinson is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
1x05 The Team Turns a Rover 800 Into a Bond Car (November 18, 2002)
REVIEWS: Mercedes S-Class • Audi A8 • Maybach 62 • Bentley Arnage CHALLENGE: Turn a car into a Bond car. The Maybach, a rival to the Rolls Royce and the Mercedes S Class are featured. At the lower end of the car market, the lads build a budget James Bond car for £300. Jonathan Ross is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
1x04 The Mondeo Beats the Germans (November 11, 2002)
REVIEWS: Aston Martin V12 Vanquish • Ferrari 575M Maranello • Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R CHALLENGE: Family Saloon Formula One Jeremy and Damon Hill play with Ferraris, Jason looks at used Nissan Skylines and there's a look at James Bond's Aston Martin. Steve Coogan is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
1x03 Grannies Do Donuts (November 04, 2002)
REVIEWS: Mini Cooper • Toyota Yaris Verso • Citroën DS • Westfield XTR CHALLENGE: Grannies doing doughnuts The results of the Best Looking Car poll are revealed. A Westfield goes up against the Pagani Zonda and a gang (what is the collective noun for grannies?) of grannies see who can do the best doughnuts.
1x02 A Bus Jumps Not-Very-Many Motorbikes (October 28, 2002)
REVIEWS: Ford Focus RS • Honda Civic Type R • Noble M12 GTO CHALLENGE: Bus jumping over bikes Jeremy drives the Ford Focus RS and the Noble M12 GTO. Also, how many motor bikes can be jumped by a double decker bus? Jamiroquai front-man, Cat in the Hat and Space Cowboy Jay Kay is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.
1x01 Stig Outruns a Speed Camera (October 21, 2002)
REVIEWS: Citroën Berlingo • Pagani Zonda • Lamborghini Murciélago • Mazda 6 CHALLENGE: Speed cameras Jeremy drives the Citroën Berlingo Mulitspace; Richard tries to find out if it is possible to drive so fast, that you can not be 'seen' by a speed camera, and the Pagani Zonda and Lamborghini Murcielago are the first cars to show what they can do on the new Top Gear track. The Ford GT and the new Mazda 6 also feature. Also featured is a Volvo 740 which runs on vegetable oil.Harry Enfield is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.