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Season 21  "Burma Special (2)"  21x7

Aired 5 years ago - Mar 16, 2014

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May continue their journey in three ancient and barely functioning trucks, heading toward their final challenge - building a bridge over River Kwai in Thailand. Having climbed mountains and endured a Burmese trucker stop, they must now venture into the Shan state, an area rife with civil war and normally closed to Western TV crews.

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'Here, in a region that is bigger than England and Wales put together,
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So what the government is essentially saying to these
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He's off his face. Oh, dear.
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'and we decided to make camp in a small town.'
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Well, apparently this is as amazing as that in Burma.
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Listen, help yourselves to a drink, because I've had a thought.
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This is a cicada, a cricket.
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Literally the slowest I've ever been.
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He's broken my headlights, radiator. My bull bar is broken. The mirror.
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What is it, dried grass? Oh, relax. That's not going to be a problem.
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Oh, it's bad in here and it will be worse in Jeremy's lorry.
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How's your vertigo, May? I'm not looking.
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Don't say anything. I don't think he's very happy.
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Nearly.
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19 miles of easy-going on smooth roads.
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to the lorry struggling and screaming and straining to climb another hill.
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"Work on the bridge starts at 0500." What?!
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Well, when I say Hammond and I...
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all adding strength.
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What?
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Alec Guinness made that very plain in Bridge On The River Kwai
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they would employ some local young chap, cover him in jam,
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I'll tell you what, I'm going to sleep tonight. Absolutely.
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But, with stronger cables, we soon had my crane the right way up.
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This side, the blue pegs, represents how far we should have got by now.
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Quickly, go! Let's get it.
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I just don't get it.
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'and we were desperate to get home
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There was a guy called Captain Drauer
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But...
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I on the bridge over the River Kok.
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but it is across and is bouncing to celebrate the moment.
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