Once you movie as many hours of footage as Richard Hammond did again in his High Gear days, it’s extremely unlikely that you just’ll ever have the ability to use all of it on-screen, given the restricted runtime of the episodes.
This additionally applies to particular version episodes, just like the Polar Particular from 2007, which is the primary present that popped into Hammond’s thoughts when requested to look again at scenes he regrets by no means truly made it on TV.
For these of you who haven’t seen it or just don’t keep in mind, the Polar Particular noticed Jeremy Clarkson and James Could try to succeed in the North Magnetic Pole in a Toyota pickup truck whereas racing towards Hammond who traveled by a canine sled.
Although we did get to see the presenter battle as he tried to grasp the sled, his most extreme “tumble” didn’t make it previous modifying, and neither did his arrival at a Polar analysis facility after getting misplaced – a location which he describes as “like being on the moon.”
Since we don’t wish to give too many spoilers, we’ll simply add that he additionally talks about his finest reminiscence from filming each High Gear and The Grand Tour, in addition to his favourite phase of TV he ever made. He concludes by speaking about a few of his worst reminiscences, which can or might not embody bugs.
He additionally answered a extra direct automotive query, concerning Bugatti reaching 300 mph and this “arms race” between carmakers to be the fastest in the world.
For those who’re a fan of Hammond, Clarkson and Could, you’ll be glad to know that the trio already completed their newest particular for The Grand Tour, dubbed the Madagascar Special, which is able to stream on Amazon Prime, hopefully sooner reasonably than later.
“If you wish to know when the subsequent Grand Tour is out, please don’t ask us, we don’t know,” acknowledged Clarkson simply final week. “Amazon Prime know, they’ve it, it’s completed, it’s completed, it’s filmed, it’s edited, it’s graded, it’s able to go. It’s as much as them after they put it out.”