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Ex Top Gear Trio in discussion with ITV!

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    http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/may/08/top-gear-jeremy-clarkson-james-may-richard-hammond-itv-bbc#comment-51762541
    op Gear stars Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond took a step closer to moving to ITV after it emerged the three presenters held talks with its programme chief Peter Fincham along with the show’s former executive producer, Andy Wilman.

    ITV has been touted as the most likely UK broadcaster to pick up the trio after Clarkson was axed from the show after his assault on a producer and his fellow co-presenters both quit the BBC2 show.

    The three met Fincham, a former controller of BBC1, along with ITV’s director of entertainment and comedy Elaine Bedell, who had previously worked closely with Clarkson at the BBC.

    The meeting took place on Wednesday evening at Fincham’s home in west London.

    an uncomfortable fit for the obvious reasons.


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  • 'Final Gear'




  • If they fetch up on ITV and UTV so-called Ireland dont broadcast it, there will be blood on the walls of UPC.




  • So it'd be a variant of Top Gear, but with ads, and without the world renowned production quality of the BBC (the visuals & productions of the specials are really jaw dropping at times). I have to say, I'm not sure I'll bother. I did enjoy TG, & I do like the Clarkson & May, but I think it's time the band broke up.




  • Myrddin wrote: »
    So it'd be a variant of Top Gear, but with ads, and without the world renowned production quality of the BBC (the visuals & productions of the specials are really jaw dropping at times). I have to say, I'm not sure I'll bother. I did enjoy TG, & I do like the Clarkson & May, but I think it's time the band broke up.


    I think the opposite. With the sponsorship money ITV could bring in, Clarkson and co know how the show works best, I am sure there will be a team joining with them.




  • When ITV try a BBC format, it just falls a little short. BBC have the Graham Norton show, ITV's attempt is Alan Carr, Chatty Man.

    I just can't see the same effort being put into the cinematography as the BBC would.


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  • Chatty Man is on C4, Ross is on ITV. Point stands though!




  • Chatty Man is on C4, Ross is on ITV. Point stands though!

    That's an even better example. Look at the fall off in quality when he made the same move.




  • With ITV the show will have to make money. As it was with the BBC would never do that so it will be a (severely) watered down version.

    I get the feeling too many people, Clarkson in front, think Top-Gear was all about these three clowns. I think will be in for a surprise when they do make it so at ITV.




  • jasus lads, they ll make it work. one of the biggest money spinners on tv! no brainer




  • ITV will never be able to bring the same production value as the BBC. It's a simple matter of cost/benefit. ITV will do the Clarkson&co show, BBC will continue doing Top-Gear.

    My money here is on the BBC


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  • Shoulda gone to Netflix ,,,

    12 High production value Shows per season, plus a 2 episode Xmas special, and one, 1 off special to be decided..

    Netflix would even get a 1 off special of, out takes and behind the scenes stuff.




  • satguy wrote: »
    Shoulda gone to Netflix ,,,

    never had it




  • Topgear with ads

    to paraphrase a Mr I Paisley...

    Never Never Never!!!




  • I would have thought Netflix would have been a perfect partner for a new global show, there's no need for them to be so focused on the UK market.

    I don't accept that another producer can't make a well produced show. It may not have the ultimate polish of a BBC production but just look at the likes of Chris Harris new channel and they can carry off a perfectly presentable show on a tiny budget. It wouldn't surprise me if Jeremy and co could convince a few of the top gear production team to jump ship with them.

    I think they have an opportunity to make something better than top gear. Quite often a company with loads of money get's used to just spending loads of money rather than innovating. A reduced budget might inspire some more creativity. It shouldn't affect their access to cars though.




  • According to one report, the BBC is offering £4.6m to Hammond & May, for 3 more series with guest presenters.

    The history of military conflict in Afghanistan [has] been one of initial success, followed by long years of floundering and ultimate failure. We’re not going to repeat that mistake.

    -- President George W. Bush, in a speech at the Virginia Military Institute.





  • netflix in the mix now




  • It's Amazon Prime that have the new Clarkson/ May/ Hammond show:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33715671




  • Worst possible outcome for Irish fans - they won't be available here unless RTE, TV3, TG4, or UTV pick up the show (though no doubt one of them eventually will).




  • Amazon Prime could always expand to new countries.


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