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post Jul 30 2015, 10:13 AM
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Former Top Gear trio Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are coming back to TV screens, signing up for a new show on Amazon Prime.

Although the cost of the deal hasn't been confirmed, the streaming service is believed to have made a "significant" investment in the trio to beat the likes of Netflix to the show.

"I feel like I've climbed out of a bi-plane and into a spaceship," said Clarkson.

Hammond added: "Amazon? Oh yes. I have already been there. I got bitten by a bullet ant."

May said: "We have become part of the new age of smart TV. Ironic, isn't it?"

Vice president of Amazon Prime Video EU Jay Marine added: "Customers told us they wanted to see the team back on screen, and we are excited to make that happen.

"Millions of Prime members are already enjoying our ground-breaking original shows.

The programme will be produced by ex-Top Gear executive and friend of Clarkson Andy Wilman.


http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/tv/s265/top-ge...~pjUKYYB6Z4PyJ2
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post Jul 30 2015, 11:08 AM
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Well, it was that or Netflix. Glad to see they'll be back though.
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post Jul 30 2015, 07:16 PM
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Looking forward to this biggrin.gif don't think I'll want to pay £79 per year just to see it though laugh.gif
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post Jul 30 2015, 07:22 PM
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well it's a nice fit for them - tax-dodging mega-corporation who've killed-off real-life jobs for so many and partially replaced them with a few IT, shelf stackers and delivery men. Fits in nicely with Clarkson's "I don't give a t*ss about anyone else" attitude.

See he's already making comments about previous employers. I reckon once Chris Evans and his rumoured team (Jensen Button anyone?) get going, the trio will seem like yesterday's heroes before long. If you have a strong format (see Doctor Who) a re-invention of it can give it freshness and vitality.
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post Aug 1 2015, 09:17 PM
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I'm so happy about this. Top Gear isn't going to be the same without them! sad.gif
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post Aug 1 2015, 09:25 PM
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Looking forward to this!!!!

and popchartfreak, you'd be surprised how many people Amazon employ. I worked at their Dunfermline site at Christmas back in 2012 and there was HUNDREDS of staff there. It was insane just how many people were in that warehouse. Inbound and Outbound Logistics, stackers, pickers, packers and so on. Hundreds of people, hundreds of jobs.

I reckon theres well over 1,000 people employed at Dunfermline in the run up to Christmas and that's just 1 site.
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post Aug 1 2015, 09:36 PM
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QUOTE(Silas @ Aug 1 2015, 10:25 PM) *
Looking forward to this!!!!

and popchartfreak, you'd be surprised how many people Amazon employ. I worked at their Dunfermline site at Christmas back in 2012 and there was HUNDREDS of staff there. It was insane just how many people were in that warehouse. Inbound and Outbound Logistics, stackers, pickers, packers and so on. Hundreds of people, hundreds of jobs.

I reckon theres well over 1,000 people employed at Dunfermline in the run up to Christmas and that's just 1 site.


yeah not surprised, but I expect the overall jobs situation will be loss nationwide as the high street has been decimated outside the big cities, at least partly not helped by Amazon. I've worked in a few factories (goods-producing ones) for a few years, can't say it's a job I'd have ambitions for long-term, but the people there are salt-of-the-earth no-bullsh*t types and it's way better than being unemployed.
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post Aug 6 2015, 05:48 PM
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Signed up for 36 episodes which have a total budget of £160 million, meaning £4.5m per episode! This will make it one of the most expensive TV show made in the UK.

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Meanwhile, episodes will be around an hour in length and will be released each week in the UK, US and Germany, with a proposed launch date of autumn 2016.

The show will include indoor studio features, along with the gang's usual global adventures and challenges. It will also be produced in the UK and the team will have "more time to yak about cars".

However, The Stig and other elements will stay at the BBC, while they will also be looking for a site away from the Dunsfold Aerodrome.
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post Aug 6 2015, 06:19 PM
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That's going to mean lots of big round the world adventures and big set pieces, which is the best bits anyway so YAY
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post Aug 6 2015, 06:32 PM
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Massive budget *.*

Thank you Amazon!!!!
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