And On That Bombshell: Inside the Madness and Genius of TOP GEAR (Hardback)
  • And On That Bombshell: Inside the Madness and Genius of TOP GEAR (Hardback)
zoom

And On That Bombshell: Inside the Madness and Genius of TOP GEAR (Hardback)

(author)
£20.00
Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 22/10/2015
  • Not available

Currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
I was Top Gear's script editor for 13 years and all 22 series. I basically used to check spelling and think of stupid gags about The Stig. I also got to hang around with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. It didn't feel like something you should get paid for. From the disastrous pilot show of 2002 to the sudden and unexpected ending in 2015, working on Top Gear was quite a rollercoaster ride. We crossed continents, we made space ships, we bobbed across the world's busiest shipping lane in a pick-up truck. We also got chased by an angry mob, repeatedly sparked fury in newspapers, and almost killed one of our presenters. I realised that I had quite a few stories to tell from behind the scenes on the show. I remembered whose daft idea it was to get a dog. I recalled the willfully stupid way in which we decorated our horrible office. I had a sudden flashback to the time a Bolivian drug lord threatened to kill us. I decided I should write down some of these stories. So I have. I hope you like them. And now, a quote from James May: 'Richard Porter has asked me to "write a quote" for his new book about the ancient history of Top Gear. But this is a ridiculous request. How can one "write a quote"? Surely, by definition, a quote must be extracted from a greater body of writing, for the purpose of illustrating or supporting a point in an unrelated work. I cannot "write a quote" any more than I could "film an out-take". 'Porter, like Athens, has lost his marbles.' - James May

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409164739
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 598 g
Dimensions: 240 x 161 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
I can't imagine that it's [Top Gear] triumphant 13 year run will have a finer chronicler. Daily Mail AND ON THAT BOMBSHELL is a funny and revealing look behind the scenes at the 13 years of the Clarkson-Hammond-May Top Gear era. CHOICE magazine ... a funny and, at times, thought-provoking look into the world of one of the biggest motoring programmes of all-time. AUTO EXPRESS a fascinating and amusing insight into a true TV phenomenon OCTANE

You may also be interested in...

Not That Kind of Girl
Added to basket
Doctor Who: Light-Up Tardis Kit
Added to basket
The Devil Rides Out
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Just One More Thing
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Bigger than Hitler - Better than Christ
Added to basket
In Plain Sight
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Still Standing
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Happy Hoofer
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Is It Just Me?
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Pulp Fiction
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Definitive Guide To Screenwriting
Added to basket
Once Upon a Time Lord
Added to basket
Star Trek: Light-Up Starship Enterprise
Added to basket
Just Me
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Life on Air
Added to basket
More Fool Me
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.