Top Gear (2002 TV series)/Series 5

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Series 5 (2002 format)
All three presenters, as photographed in February 2005.
All three presenters, as photographed in February 2005.
Episodes 9
Originally aired 24/10/2004 - 26/12/2004
Original network BBC Two
Resolution 576i
Aspect ratio 16:9 Widescreen
Preceded by Series 4 (2004)
Superceded by Series 6 (2005)
See also Top Gear (Discovery TV Series)

The fifth series of Top Gear premiered in the United Kingdom on the 24th October, 2004, and concluded on the 26th December, 2004, after a run of 9 episodes. The series' main host was Jeremy Clarkson, and he was accompanied by Richard Hammond, James May and The Stig as co-presenters. The series was produced at Television Centre in Wood Lane, London, and aired on BBC Two in a 60-minute studio format. Series 5 attracted an average viewership rating of 4.15 million viewers per episode, with a peak of 5.06 million viewers for Episode 8, and a low of 3.3 million viewers for Episode 9.

Highlights from this series include the climbing up a Scottish mountain in a Land Rover Discovery, the inaugural game of Caravan Conkers, the epic race from Guildford to Verbier between Clarkson in a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti and the other two presenters in a jet, and a test drive of the Ariel Atom in the series finale.