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Old July 20 2008, 07:57 PM   #76
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Apparently The Hamster and Captain Slow have agreed new pay deals.

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Richard Hammond and James May have agreed new pay deals to remain as presenters on Top Gear, a report claims.

According to The Sun, Hammond is currently paid £15,000 per show and May £10,000. Both will now receive between £20,000 and £25,000, sources told the newspaper.

"Their agents wanted them to get a larger slice of the pie but the BBC only had a finite amount it was prepared to offer," one insider is quoted as saying.

"The Beeb and the agents have finally found some common ground and contracts should be signed within days."
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Old July 20 2008, 08:15 PM   #77
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Apparently The Hamster and Captain Slow have agreed new pay deals.

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Richard Hammond and James May have agreed new pay deals to remain as presenters on Top Gear, a report claims.

According to The Sun, Hammond is currently paid £15,000 per show and May £10,000. Both will now receive between £20,000 and £25,000, sources told the newspaper.

"Their agents wanted them to get a larger slice of the pie but the BBC only had a finite amount it was prepared to offer," one insider is quoted as saying.

"The Beeb and the agents have finally found some common ground and contracts should be signed within days."
Nice. How long will it take the tabloids to spin this into something negative? I give it a day, tops.

The real question is: How much is Top Gear Stuntman getting, and where's he been the last few episodes? Not that I'm complaining, as those eps have been absolutely loaded with good stuff with no room for the stunt segments.
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Old July 21 2008, 08:01 AM   #78
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Is it me, or is the new series not very good? Maybe it's just me.
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Old July 21 2008, 08:07 AM   #79
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^I have enjoyed it a lot so far. I have not seen last night's episode but the Police Car Challenge nearly killed me with laughter (especially Hammond's car), the Bullet Train race was great too.

Maybe, though, I watch the show for different reasons than others.
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Old July 21 2008, 09:52 AM   #80
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Is it me, or is the new series not very good? Maybe it's just me.
I still think it's fun, but there does seem to be something off about it. I haven't seen last night's ep yet though.
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Old July 21 2008, 12:00 PM   #81
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I haven't noticed this series being much different. The show keeps going from strength to strength imho.
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Old July 21 2008, 12:08 PM   #82
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I haven't noticed this series being much different. The show keeps going from strength to strength imho.
I'm just watching last night's, and it seems as good as ever. But some sections the last few weeks seemed like they weren't as much fun, but I can't put my finger on why.
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Old July 21 2008, 05:20 PM   #83
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IMO, the first few episodes felt VERY scripted and not spontaneous, unlike most of Top Gear. Yes, I know it's ALL scripted, but the trio manage to make it feel spontaneous, like they really are just three guys cocking about.

The police car challenge, in particular, felt more like the Top Gear Ground Force special (which I loathed) than a true Top Gear challenge. Not entirely sure what happened there, but they seem to have gotten back on track in the three most recent episodes.
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Old July 21 2008, 05:51 PM   #84
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I liked when Clarksons head kept hitting the roof, but that serves him right for not wearing his seatbelt.
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Old July 21 2008, 08:11 PM   #85
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^I have enjoyed it a lot so far. I have not seen last night's episode but the Police Car Challenge nearly killed me with laughter (especially Hammond's car), the Bullet Train race was great too.

Maybe, though, I watch the show for different reasons than others.
You sound like you watch it for the larking about, which is why I like it. (I've no interest at all in the cars themselves.)
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Old July 21 2008, 08:13 PM   #86
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^Bingo. I have no clue about cars whatsoever. When they review cars I switch right off because I have no idea what they're talking about.
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Old July 21 2008, 08:19 PM   #87
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^Bingo. I have no clue about cars whatsoever. When they review cars I switch right off because I have no idea what they're talking about.
I think that would be the same for at least half of us here... probably half the audience.
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Old July 21 2008, 08:20 PM   #88
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^I suspect that most of the audience is, at least, able to drive one.

I'm not even allowed to play racing video games anymore.
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Old July 21 2008, 08:23 PM   #89
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^I suspect that most of the audience is, at least, able to drive one.

I'm not even allowed to play racing video games anymore.
Well, I'm not. So there's at least 2 of us. Although I do have a couple of racing games... Mostly Burnout.
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Old July 21 2008, 08:24 PM   #90
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I struggle to contend with why anyone would by a car with a manual gearbox when surely an automatic is easier.
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