Jeremy Clarkson and the Top Gear controversy

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Ah well.... see where he ends up, so long as he can "do his thing" the show will be accepted, but if has to tone it down at all it won't be the same.
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Last Edit: Mar 25, 2015 8:08:47 pm by carlcall

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Reply #50

Andy Wilman's "leaked" email to the Top Gear team.

What a lovely, wonderfully written letter...

I'm confident we'll see Top Gear, Tony Hall himself said so, and I'm sure that presenting Trio will go on to make other car shows, even if it's the DVDs which Clarkson produces a lot of single-handedly.

Quote from: Andy Wilman
Well, at least we left ‘em wanting more. And that alone, when you think about it, is quite an achievement for a show that started 13 years ago. I know none of us wanted it to end this way, but for a moment I’d like us to look back and think about just what an incredible thing you all had a hand in creating. When Jane Root gave us the green light in 2002, the brief was to reinvigorate a car show and get an audience of three million. What you all ended up making was one of the most iconic programmes in TV history, a show about cars that went global, won countless awards, was devoured by non car fans and ended up in the Guinness Book of Records.

We had a lot of laughs, we had a lot of tiffs. We went to amazing places and we went to some shitholes. We nearly killed a presenter, we had to run for the border. We started off with whoever we could get in the Reasonably Priced Car, and ended up with Tom Cruise. Throughout all this we made television that was beautiful to look at and beautiful to listen to. The work ethic never slipped, the desire for everyone in this dysfunctional family to do right by the show never faltered. Jeremy, Richard and James, as the visible tip of the iceberg, got most of the attention and praise, but you all in your own fields had such an immense hand in weaving this unforgettable tapestry. I would love to single out everybody by name to thank them for what they did, but it’s impossible and I’d forget someone I shouldn’t have and that would be crap, so I’ll just say Jim, I’m sorry we never got a bear to drive an automatic.

For those of you who still rely on it for work, don’t worry, because the BBC will make sure the show continues. Our stint as guardians of Top Gear was a good one, but we were only part of the show’s history, not the whole of it. Those two words are bigger than us.

Anyway, when you’re feeling low in your working day at any point, look around at some of the crap on TV, then have a think about Top Gear, 2002- 2015, and say to yourself: “I made that.”

A big, big, big thank you, which will never be enough.

Andy.
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Reply #51

That's OLD news Mike....

 
   A statement from Andy Wilman: I have not resigned[img height=34 width=34]http://0.gravatar.com/avatar/0df8322ce5cd6b20a78f4681fc350af3?s=34&d=http%3A%2F%2F0.gravatar.com%2Favatar%2Fad516503a11cd5ca435acc9bb6523536%3Fs%3D34[/img]Posted by TopGear.com9:56 am on Tuesday March 31, 2015
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Yesterday Top Gear’s executive producer Andy Wilman sent an email to everyone who has worked on Top Gear in the last 13 years, thanking them for their contributions to the show.
This email was subsequently leaked to the press, and taken as confirmation that Andy had resigned from Top Gear. This is his response:
“The email I wrote yesterday was not a resignation statement, and nor was it meant for public consumption.
“It was a private note of thanks to 113 people who have worked on the show over the years, but clearly one of those 113 is a bit of a tit, because they shared it with a website.
“I don’t get this modern obsession with sharing, linking, forwarding, re tweeting; whatever happened to a private moment? And if I were to resign, I wouldn’t do it publicly, I’d do it old school by handing in my, er, notice, to someone upstairs in HR.
“I work behind the camera and I wouldn’t presume for one moment  to think people are interested in what I do. Now, everyone back to work.”
 

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Update: Top Gear: BBC in multimillion-pound James May and Richard Hammond bid | Media | The Guardian

Creeping into the realm of "time's a great healer". Looking more and more likely that it's starting to blow over...

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Reply #53

Jeremy could feature as a consultant surely, as he wouldn't be and employee technically :geek:
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He will be back

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Reply #55

Top Gear published this video 8 hours ago.  :D



The BBC has announced that Top Gear will return to UK telly screens soon, with an extended episode to wrap up Series 22.

Featuring a pair of previously unseen films shot for the most recent series, plus studio links from Richard and James, the one-off will air on BBC Two on a date soon to be confirmed.

For international fans please check your local TV listings for scheduling information in your country.
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The three of them have signed a deal for a Netflix series (apparently)
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Reply #57

Also this, JM reviewing a Ferrari. (shows how good the production values were/are on TG)!!

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Reply #58

I heard the other day Chris Evans was doing some filming with Top Gear, Possible new host?  :glad:
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Reply #59

haha, that video of the ferrari is terrible. I think i could record that on my phone and it would look as good.

I'm still gutted about the whole top gear saga, Regardless of new host / James, Jeremy and hammond getting together it will NEVER be the same  :(

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