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Season 2  "The Team Finds the Fastest Political Party"  2x2

Aired 16 years ago - May 18, 2003

REVIEWS: Rolls-Royce Phantom • Rover P5 • BMW M3 • Audi S4 CHALLENGE: Fastest political party Jeremy drives the new Rolls Royce and there’s a nostalgic look at the Rover P5, including one owned by the Queen. Jamie Oliver tries his luck in the Liana as the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, he also tries to prepare a salad in his camper van, whilst being driven around the track by the Stig. On the track, politicians representing the main political parties, as well as some less well-established parties try to become the fastest political party.

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Rolls Royce is making a big deal about this. Not sure why cos you get it...
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Now, for 80 years that hasn't really been the case.
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It's British steel, British designed,
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The British and Germans do good stuff. The new Mini? Yep.
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You can't have a luxury caravan, can you? No.
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James Tarbuck, not a chance.
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The Ferrari Enzo? Mmm. Three of these sold in this country so far.
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No, that's uncool! There's a man here I happen to know has an A3.
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From the Official Monster Raving Loony Party... Hooray! Whoo!
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It's the Thames. Get buses off the road and make them go on the river.
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Another member, when they see that they think, "They look nice, "
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The Queen of England
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"Gentleman's club on wheels"
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but it took 17 seconds to get there.
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Rover P5B coupe is the one to go for if you're buying one today.
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When you're used to cold baths and cross-country runs, a Rover P5 must've been a welcome sight.
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Several - oh, God, lately, yeah! Tell the nice people what happened.
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Having a scooter is better than your car. It's a bit cold and wet.
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Seriously. I'm sorry to have to do this... We rang your restaurant
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You know what I did? I phoned and pretended to be you,
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What have you done to that? I've kept it pretty original,
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You're not here just to fool around on our track with your Maserati.
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Your window's down! You won't beat Gordon, cos he had his window up!
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You can use it every day, OR take it to a track. It'll set your trousers on fire.
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They've given it more doors than the BMW and more grip,
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and two more cylinders,
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Right, first up, the BMW. 343 HP, rear-wheel drive, 160kg lighter
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A seriously quick car - fantastic V8 engine, almost as good as the BMW's.
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and said, "Slow him down, I can't keep up! " They're very good in the wet AND dry.
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CLOCK CHIMES
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Things are probably coming up faster for him.
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Uh-oh. It looks like the Green Party's about to have a big impact on the environment.
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Now, just before you write in to complain, there was a bit of a brouhaha following that.
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Now, for 80 years that hasn't really been the case.
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It's British steel, British designed,
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The British and Germans do good stuff. The new Mini? Yep.
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You can't have a luxury caravan, can you? No.
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James Tarbuck, not a chance.
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The Ferrari Enzo? Mmm. Three of these sold in this country so far.
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No, that's uncool! There's a man here I happen to know has an A3.
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From the Official Monster Raving Loony Party... Hooray! Whoo!
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It's the Thames. Get buses off the road and make them go on the river.
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Another member, when they see that they think, "They look nice, "
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The Queen of England
#16
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"Gentleman's club on wheels"
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but it took 17 seconds to get there.
#18
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Rover P5B coupe is the one to go for if you're buying one today.
#19
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When you're used to cold baths and cross-country runs, a Rover P5 must've been a welcome sight.
#20
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Several - oh, God, lately, yeah! Tell the nice people what happened.
#22
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Having a scooter is better than your car. It's a bit cold and wet.
#23
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Seriously. I'm sorry to have to do this... We rang your restaurant
#24
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You know what I did? I phoned and pretended to be you,
#25
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What have you done to that? I've kept it pretty original,
#26
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You're not here just to fool around on our track with your Maserati.
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Your window's down! You won't beat Gordon, cos he had his window up!
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You can use it every day, OR take it to a track. It'll set your trousers on fire.
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They've given it more doors than the BMW and more grip,
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and two more cylinders,
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Right, first up, the BMW. 343 HP, rear-wheel drive, 160kg lighter
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A seriously quick car - fantastic V8 engine, almost as good as the BMW's.
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and said, "Slow him down, I can't keep up! " They're very good in the wet AND dry.
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CLOCK CHIMES
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Things are probably coming up faster for him.
#41
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Uh-oh. It looks like the Green Party's about to have a big impact on the environment.
#42
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Now, just before you write in to complain, there was a bit of a brouhaha following that.
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