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Season 9  "Roadworks"  9x1

Aired 12 years ago - Jan 28, 2007

Top Gear returns with the Jaguar XKR up against the Aston Martin V8 Vantage. After spending so many years zooming along the roads of Britain the lads turn their hands to mending them by trying to do a week's worth of roadworks in 24 hours. Also, the 288mph jet car crash which left Richard fighting for his life in September 2006. Jamie Oliver is the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 1
Well you know it's a, it's a tissue for if you start dribbling.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 2
Absolutely, I'm still the same kind thoughtful soul that I always was.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 3
being escorted by a van with yellow flashing lights on the roof at 10 mph.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 4
And the council said repairing the 1.5 miles stretch
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 5
The safety lecture droned on for so long that we really had to get cracking,
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 6
the Great Wall of China,
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 7
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 8
And then things got worse.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 9
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 10
So we handed the lorry and the plainer over to the professionals.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 11
than having 8-hour days, and taking a week.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 12
and was ready to receive the new layer of tarmac.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 13
No, well.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 14
very good.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 15
I am evolving into a more civilized being by being fatter.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 16
Li...listen, if I, I¡¯ve never grown anything until 3 years ago,
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 17
- they're all out in the fields, - no.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 18
And this was the scene that greeted him when he got here, early.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 19
Here we go, let's have a look.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 20
but come on, come on, come on,
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 21
7 point 7 seconds
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 22
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 23
So you can think of it as the standard car with cufflinks and a nice watch
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 24
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 25
"Well there you go, it's a half-arse car made by a cash strapped company"
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 26
I mean that's doing power slides at like 110 mph, easily!
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 27
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 28
stir away on the manual gearbox and you...
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 29
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 30
- Whatever. - I just¡­ I just stayed on the gravel.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 31
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 32
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 33
and Jeremy was fulfilling the vital role
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 34
Just don't send it to them. We need it.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 35
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 36
Well, your friends're on a 35-hour week
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 37
And in a normal roadworks that would be that.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 38
I'd installed another motivational tool to keep everyone spirits up.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 39
Woo, that's bad, we are gonna in trouble.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 40
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 41
- There you go. Perfect. - There. That's it, finished.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 42
Here on BBC2 however we got our little fella's car crash
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 43
Because when I do that, it sends a flame, shooting through the engine
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 44
Ok, well, let's have a look what happened next.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 45
/ / to use the parashute, I need a parachute
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 46
OK, so next time it was the afterburner.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 47
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 48
That was quicker. That was 314 miles an hour.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 49
And then your Mom would shout for you to come in for your tea.
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 50
which is so... here now it's still doing 230 mph when it's upside and down.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 2
Absolutely, I'm still the same kind thoughtful soul that I always was.
#2
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 3
being escorted by a van with yellow flashing lights on the roof at 10 mph.
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 4
And the council said repairing the 1.5 miles stretch
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 5
The safety lecture droned on for so long that we really had to get cracking,
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 6
the Great Wall of China,
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 7 #7 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 8
And then things got worse.
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 9 #9 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 10
So we handed the lorry and the plainer over to the professionals.
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 11
than having 8-hour days, and taking a week.
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 12
and was ready to receive the new layer of tarmac.
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 13
No, well.
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 14
very good.
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 15
I am evolving into a more civilized being by being fatter.
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 16
Li...listen, if I, I¡¯ve never grown anything until 3 years ago,
#16
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 17
- they're all out in the fields, - no.
#17
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 18
And this was the scene that greeted him when he got here, early.
#18
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 19
Here we go, let's have a look.
#19
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 20
but come on, come on, come on,
#20
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 21
7 point 7 seconds
#21
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 22 #22 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 23
So you can think of it as the standard car with cufflinks and a nice watch
#23
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 24 #24 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 25
"Well there you go, it's a half-arse car made by a cash strapped company"
#25
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 26
I mean that's doing power slides at like 110 mph, easily!
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 27 #27 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 28
stir away on the manual gearbox and you...
#28
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 29 #29 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 30
- Whatever. - I just¡­ I just stayed on the gravel.
#30
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 31 #31 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 32 #32 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 33
and Jeremy was fulfilling the vital role
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 34
Just don't send it to them. We need it.
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 35 #35 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 36
Well, your friends're on a 35-hour week
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 37
And in a normal roadworks that would be that.
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 38
I'd installed another motivational tool to keep everyone spirits up.
#38
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 39
Woo, that's bad, we are gonna in trouble.
#39
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 40 #40 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 41
- There you go. Perfect. - There. That's it, finished.
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 42
Here on BBC2 however we got our little fella's car crash
#42
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 43
Because when I do that, it sends a flame, shooting through the engine
#43
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 44
Ok, well, let's have a look what happened next.
#44
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 45
/ / to use the parashute, I need a parachute
#45
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 46
OK, so next time it was the afterburner.
#46
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 47 #47 Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 48
That was quicker. That was 314 miles an hour.
#48
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 49
And then your Mom would shout for you to come in for your tea.
#49
Recap of Top Gear Season 9 Episode 1 (S09E01) - 50
which is so... here now it's still doing 230 mph when it's upside and down.
#50