FYI

Top Gear to air in Asia at same time as UK

BBC Worldwide’s popular car show Top Gear is to air in Asia at the same time as in the UK for the first time.

The announcement:

Top Gear, the world’s biggest car programme, returns for an explosive and extra-long run of brand new programmes. In the first episode of the series, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are in Russia for an incredible race across the vast and very beautiful urban landscape of St Petersburg. May defends the honour of the car in a very small Renault, Hammond tries to prove that pedalling is faster by saddling up a bicycle, whilst Clarkson attempts to demonstrate that water is the quickest way across town, especially if you’re in a hovercraft. To make matters more complicated, all three presenters are racing not only each other but also The Stig, who is silently making his way towards the finish line on public transport.

Also in the first episode, Richard Hammond is at the test track to find out if the dramatic new Lamborghini Huracan is as flamboyant and fun as an Italian supercar should be. Plus, another top celebrity guest tests their steely eyed driving skills as the “Star in the Reasonably Priced Car’.

Watch the latest series of Top Gear on BBC Knowledge, within 24 hours of the UK telecast,  on Mondays at 9pm SG/HK/TW, 8:00pm BKK/JKT, 10:00pm Korea.

In Asia, BBC Knowledge is available in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea and Mongolia.

In the lead-up to the launch of the latest series of Top Gear, viewers can also catchan exclusive preview of the new series  to be broadcast online to the world from London ahead of series 22’s Monday night telecast.

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will preview the forthcoming new series of Top Gear in front of a live and online global audience of fans at a special event in London on Sunday 18 January.

This one-off event will be broadcast on Top Gear’s official YouTube channel, the BBC Asia website and our BBC Knowledge Asia Facebook page at 05:00 HK/SIN on Monday 19 January.

Viewers who want to ask Jeremy, Richard and James questions can email their video questions to the Top Gear team at inbox@topgear.com. They can also post their question on topgear.com, or use #EveningWithTG on social media.

Source: press release

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