Top Gear (UK) (1978)
The original Top Gear was a car-based BBC television series which broadcast nationally from 1978 to 2001. It consisted of 30-minute magazine format programmes presented by a number of people, including Angela Rippon, Noel Edmonds, William Woollard, and towards the end of the series, Jeremy Clarkson. After it's cancellation the show moved to channel Five and became the foundation for Fifth Gear.
Last Episode24x37 Episode 37 Aired: Feb. 04, 2002
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- In 2001 due to falling ratings, the BBC chose to axe the show. Channel 5 then decided to revive the show with the then current presenters (Quentin Willson, Vicki Butler-Henderson and Tiff…
[show]In 2001 due to falling ratings, the BBC chose to axe the show. Channel 5 then decided to revive the show with the then current presenters (Quentin Willson, Vicki Butler-Henderson and Tiff Needell ). Because BBC owns the name rights, the show had to be renamed Fifth Gear (UK). The show was only revived ("Top Gear" (2002)) because Jeremy Clarkson was considered to be the most popular presenter of them all and many people had considered his absence to be the cause of the demise of the show.