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Season 12  "Lorries"  12x1

Aired 11 years ago - Nov 02, 2008

Jeremy, Richard and James buy second-hand lorries and set about discovering how easy it is to become an HGV driver. The Porsche 911 and Lamborghini Gallardo are also tested, and Michael Parkinson is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 1
It's terrifying.
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Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 3
That's so fast.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 4
Loud, big grunt...
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 5
which is annoying some of the time.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 6
As I see it, there's just one drawback to this low-riding Lambo.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 7
And that he once had full sex with Russell Brand's answering machine.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 8
Steps out again after the tyres, steady on, you Morse-crazed mentalist!
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 9
I don't know, in the audience flicking people's ears and blaming people... Excuse me. Hi.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 10
Is it the first time you've heard of it?
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 11
I'm not going to enjoy this, am I? No, do carry on, please.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 12
From the back of a c...? That's not milk.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 13
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 14
Actually, I have to say, I do feel for the poor bloke who's launched this,
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 15
It's a company in the Isle of Wight that's modified a Citroen by fitting it with a hat. Yeah.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 16
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 17
What have you got then? A lorry.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 18
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 19
You must now demonstrate your lorry driving skills by
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 20
Look at that! That's fantastic.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 21
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 22
You will now drive to Milbrook's High Speed Bowl.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 23
so bad but at the other end there was an electric fire.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 24
Why are you doing that? Because I can't see where I'm going.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 25
Oi! It was just over a mile from the hitching point to the Alpine course,
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 26
Just let the lorry go, always let the lorry go.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 27
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 28
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 29
No! It's dying on me. No! No! No!
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 30
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 31
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 32
I'm a bit nervous about this one. I bet you are(!) When was the last time you were nervous?
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 33
"and paid butcher for permission to come to work," etc.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 34
By gum. I don't know. Never once. My father was 66 or seven
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 35
Now I know and respect you, more actually than a chat show, as a journalist.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 36
that the conversational kind of chat show which we're having now, which my show is based on, that's gone.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 37
It wasn't my fault, no, but I was responsible for it
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 38
What's it called, Jeremy? It's called My Life In Music.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 39
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 40
Oh, yeah. And across the skiddy bit. I love these two bits.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 41
there.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 42
Despite this, the producers threw us straight into the next challenge.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 43
I'm doing 60. Eat my Magnum!
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 44
Brake too gently you won't pull up, brake too hard, you'll lock up
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 45
Our trucks would be placed on a slope and then, to focus our minds,
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 46
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 47
No. Sadly though, even before the test began, there was an issue.
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"You must accelerate to 56 miles an hour, drive through an obstacle and then stop as quickly as possible.
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 49
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Bracing, bracing.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 2 #2 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 3
That's so fast.
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 4
Loud, big grunt...
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 5
which is annoying some of the time.
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 6
As I see it, there's just one drawback to this low-riding Lambo.
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 7
And that he once had full sex with Russell Brand's answering machine.
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 8
Steps out again after the tyres, steady on, you Morse-crazed mentalist!
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 9
I don't know, in the audience flicking people's ears and blaming people... Excuse me. Hi.
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 10
Is it the first time you've heard of it?
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 11
I'm not going to enjoy this, am I? No, do carry on, please.
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 12
From the back of a c...? That's not milk.
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 13 #13 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 14
Actually, I have to say, I do feel for the poor bloke who's launched this,
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 15
It's a company in the Isle of Wight that's modified a Citroen by fitting it with a hat. Yeah.
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 16 #16 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 17
What have you got then? A lorry.
#17
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 18 #18 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 19
You must now demonstrate your lorry driving skills by
#19
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 20
Look at that! That's fantastic.
#20
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 21 #21 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 22
You will now drive to Milbrook's High Speed Bowl.
#22
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 23
so bad but at the other end there was an electric fire.
#23
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 24
Why are you doing that? Because I can't see where I'm going.
#24
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 25
Oi! It was just over a mile from the hitching point to the Alpine course,
#25
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 26
Just let the lorry go, always let the lorry go.
#26
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No! It's dying on me. No! No! No!
#29
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I'm a bit nervous about this one. I bet you are(!) When was the last time you were nervous?
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 33
"and paid butcher for permission to come to work," etc.
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 34
By gum. I don't know. Never once. My father was 66 or seven
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 35
Now I know and respect you, more actually than a chat show, as a journalist.
#35
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 36
that the conversational kind of chat show which we're having now, which my show is based on, that's gone.
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 37
It wasn't my fault, no, but I was responsible for it
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 38
What's it called, Jeremy? It's called My Life In Music.
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 39 #39 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 40
Oh, yeah. And across the skiddy bit. I love these two bits.
#40
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 41
there.
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 42
Despite this, the producers threw us straight into the next challenge.
#42
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 43
I'm doing 60. Eat my Magnum!
#43
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 44
Brake too gently you won't pull up, brake too hard, you'll lock up
#44
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 45
Our trucks would be placed on a slope and then, to focus our minds,
#45
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 46 #46 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 47
No. Sadly though, even before the test began, there was an issue.
#47
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 48
"You must accelerate to 56 miles an hour, drive through an obstacle and then stop as quickly as possible.
#48
Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 49 #49 Recap of Top Gear Season 12 Episode 1 (S12E01) - 50
Bracing, bracing.
#50