Top Gear (1977 TV series)/Series 26/Episode 7

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Episode 7
TG 1977 S26E07 End Card.jpgTiff Needell drives the Ginetta G33.
Prod. code NBMP070D
No. 233
Runtime 29:22
Prev ep. Series 26, Episode 6
Next ep. Series 26, Episode 8
Airdate 31st October, 1991

Series 26, Episode 7 of Top Gear aired on the 31st October, 1991. It was the seventh episode of Series 26; the 233rd episode of Top Gear overall, including compilations. It was the 224th episode since Top Gear entered national broadcasting in 1978, and was the 17th programme to air in 1991 out of a total 24. Series 26, Episode 7 was originally broadcast in 576i at a 4:3 Standard aspect ratio on British television channel BBC Two. The episode was primarily presented by Chris Goffey, Tiff Needell, and Janet Trewin, with additional segments presented by Mark Forsyth.

Steve Lee[1] and Michele Newman also briefly appear in this episode during the "Auto Update" segment, providing the voiceovers.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

As narrated by Chris Goffey:

  • Ginetta aim high with the G33: We test Ginetta's new V8 sports car.
  • Women at risk - fact or fiction?: What risks do women run when travelling alone by car?
  • New bikes from Triumph, Norton and Yamaha: And first riding impressions of 3 of the latest new motorcycles.

Riding in a sidecar for the very first time, Chris Goffey reports en route to the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham for the 1991 BMF International Motorcycle Show.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Despite being lead host at the time, this episode does not feature Jeremy Clarkson.
  • Between 1991 and 1998, this happens a further 29 times during the 225 episodes in which Clarkson was lead host.
  • This was Mark Forsyth's third and final appearance for Top Gear, initially deputising for the then-unwell Tom Boswell. This was his only appearance after Boswell's death in November 1990.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. BBC Infax database; misspelt as "Steve Leigh".