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      12-01-2007, 01:50 PM   #1
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Hamilton takes Top Gear challenge

My moneys on the Stig

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yeah i heard about this, whatever the result it will be a fix!! still lookign forward to it, even tho i am not a fan of hamilton and especially his (long) rise to fame!
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yeah i heard about this, whatever the result it will be a fix!! still lookign forward to it, even tho i am not a fan of hamilton and especially his (long) rise to fame!
It's normally filmed on a Wed, so if it was last Wed the weather was pretty poor and I was about 20 miles from the studio so lets wait and see.

Fix Top Gear, never
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yeah i heard about this, whatever the result it will be a fix!! still lookign forward to it, even tho i am not a fan of hamilton and especially his (long) rise to fame!
Why would it be a fix carloswah?
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yeah i heard about this, whatever the result it will be a fix!! still lookign forward to it, even tho i am not a fan of hamilton and especially his (long) rise to fame!
SOUR GRAPES carlosthislastcartingraceagainsthamilton ??? I think he is a breath of fresh air in F1.
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Why would it be a fix carloswah?
Yes Carlos, explain yourself - a fix, what makes you think that?
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Yes Carlos, explain yourself - a fix, what makes you think that?
all tv programes are fixed, some to a higher extent that others!
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all tv programes are fixed, some to a higher extent that others!
Match of the Day?

Songs of Praise?

10 O'clock News?

F1?

Teletubbies?

Panorama?
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Match of the Day?

Songs of Praise?

10 O'clock News?

F1?

Teletubbies?

Panorama?

maybe not F1, but like ''im a celeb C**T get me outta here'' and ''Big shite face brother'' and top gear
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Songs of Praise?

10 O'clock News?

F1?

Teletubbies?

Panorama?
I'm glad I'm not the only one who just hates it when they fix Songs of Praise. You would think they had been tipped off with which Hyms are going to be on the show.

On a serious note a lot of Top Gear is fixed. The race's across Europe that finish minutes apart, the camping holiday with the Caravan on fire spring to mind.

But track times I don't think they would fix those, no point. The stig is obviously a handy driver and has driven the track so much + the car so has local knowledge - I reakon that will give him the edge.
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On a serious note a lot of Top Gear is fixed. The race's across Europe that finish minutes apart, the camping holiday with the Caravan on fire spring to mind.

But track times I don't think they would fix those, no point. The stig is obviously a handy driver and has driven the track so much + the car so has local knowledge - I reakon that will give him the edge.
Concur - but there's nothing like Carlos making a sweeping generalisation on a Saturday night
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who just hates it when they fix Songs of Praise. You would think they had been tipped off with which Hyms are going to be on the show.

On a serious note a lot of Top Gear is fixed. The race's across Europe that finish minutes apart, the camping holiday with the Caravan on fire spring to mind.

But track times I don't think they would fix those, no point. The stig is obviously a handy driver and has driven the track so much + the car so has local knowledge - I reakon that will give him the edge.
yeha mate the current Stig is a racing driver! well so was the old one
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A while back I emailed the BBC about a 'freedom of information' request. They basically told me (as I knew they would) that they don't need to divulge any information regarding the making of any of their programs, so they obviously do have some scope to 'bend' the facts a little!
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A while back I emailed the BBC about a 'freedom of information' request. They basically told me (as I knew they would) that they don't need to divulge any information regarding the making of any of their programs, so they obviously do have some scope to 'bend' the facts a little!
What was your issue?
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It was to do with the way they portrayed a piece of film for the BBC3 program 'The Real Hustle' regarding internet security and fraud.
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It was to do with the way they portrayed a piece of film for the BBC3 program 'The Real Hustle' regarding internet security and fraud.
So when they mention on tv

Clarkson: ''we had a complaint last week about us lighting up on the show''

IT WASSS YYYYYYYYOUU Gordon
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Clarkson: ''we had a complaint last week about us lighting up on the show''

IT WASSS YYYYYYYYOUU Gordon
Nah.... JC is an arse at times, but he's ok and has the right intentions towards cars/motoring. Its when programs/the media try and worry people and make things seem worse than they are that pisses me off.
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Nah.... JC is an arse at times, but he's ok and has the right intentions towards cars/motoring. Its when programs/the media try and worry people and make things seem worse than they are that pisses me off.
Well done Gordon, a lot of our 'problems' these days are due to sensationalism, and some real problems are made worse simply by publicising them more.
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who just hates it when they fix Songs of Praise. You would think they had been tipped off with which Hyms are going to be on the show.

On a serious note a lot of Top Gear is fixed. The race's across Europe that finish minutes apart, the camping holiday with the Caravan on fire spring to mind.

But track times I don't think they would fix those, no point. The stig is obviously a handy driver and has driven the track so much + the car so has local knowledge - I reakon that will give him the edge.
When I found out that 'Highway' with Harry Secombe was rigged I vowed never to watch TV again.

As to 'songs of praise' I learned many years ago that you can't trust nuns.
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When I found out that 'Highway' with Harry Secombe was rigged I vowed never to watch TV again.

As to 'songs of praise' I learned many years ago that you can't trust nuns.
orrr..i liked Harry S!......wasnt he in the original goone show?..is he still with us??...opps sorry giving my age away a bit........bet he drove a beemer!..or got driven in a beemer..lol
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Harry Secombe died a few years back, I think all the Goons are gone now (Sellers, Secombe and Milligan - was there a fourth?)
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Harry Secombe died a few years back, I think all the Goons are gone now (Sellers, Secombe and Milligan - was there a fourth?)
Just for you Pete

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Goon_Show

I think that the great Sir Harry's work in 'Highway' surpassed all of his earlier achievements.



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