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The pilot of the plane aborts the initial landing and pitches upwards sharply to retry pushing all of the presenters forward. The presenters eventually arrive in Damascus, convinced that they were blending in to their surroundings. Retrieved 26 October — via Blogspot. Post as a guest Sign In. You look at it now, and the cities are simply gone.

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He returns after a short period of time with bad news saying, "for political reasons the BBC isn't allowed into Iran". The presenters are forced to rethink their route and head aimlessly down the road in search of a hotel. We jump forward and it is revealed that the presenters have stayed the night at an Iraqi amusement park, complete with working rides including a ferris wheel, bumper car track, and roller coaster.

After riding the rides the presenters agree to ditch their bulletproof vests and helmets after all agreeing that this part of Iraq feels safe. The presenters head back down the mountain roads enjoying their cars and the winding, twisting road. The presenters all admit that they are glad they hadn't travelled into Iran as otherwise they would have missed the natural beauty of Northern Iraq.

After travelling for a day the presenters pull over to stay the night, agreeing that the following day they would travel into Turkey.

Along the road to the Turkish border Clarkson pulls over a petrol station to fill up. He tells Hammond and May that the Iraqi words for petrol and bastard are very similar. There is seeminlgy no one at the petrol station with the exception of the owner who is asleep. May and Clarkson decide that is probably not the best idea to wake him up especially if "we accidentally call him a bastard". After a simple drive the presenters arrive at the daunting Turkish border. At the border the cars are checked by sniffer dogs.

One dog stops at Hammond's car finding a cigarette lighter that is shaped like a machine gun bullet. The customs officers question Hammond on the bullet in a tense exchange however, they let him go after discovering that it is simply a lighter. The presenters eventually clear the Turkish customs and pull over next to a road sign to receive an update from the producers. The producers tell the presenters that Turkey is currently involved in a war and is more dangerous than Northern Iraq.

They advise the presenters that they should make haste to get to their hotel in the "safe-zone". The presenters also receive an official letter from the British Government who advise against "all but essential travel in the provinces of Hakkari, Sirnak, Siirt, and Tunceli", with Sirnak being a region the presenters have to travel through.

The presenters once again put on their bulletproof vests and helmets and set off. The presenters have to travel more than miles to reach their hotel by nightfall and decide to travel as fast as they can.

The Turkish roads are incredibly bumpy and uncomfortable and, to make matters worse, the Turkish people travel on both sides of the road.

Jeremy's car breaks down and he is forced to pull over to mend it. After fixing the car the presenters leave the highway and forced to travel more slowly, passing through military checkpoints were tanks, armed soldiers, and APCs are commonplace.

Whilst stuck in traffic near the hotel Hammond boasts about the reliability of his Fiat so, after reaching the hotel, Clarkson and May decide to tamper with his car. The following morning Hammond revealed to Jeremy and James that the preceding night he had gotten 'the trots'. Hammond started his Fiat which revealed Jeremy and James' modification: The presenters later arrived at the Syrian border at which James' Z3 broke down again and would not start; as a result Jeremy had to push James' car with his own across the border.

After waiting for hours at the border the presenters eventually crossed into Syria, heading in the right direction for the first time on their journey. Once inside Syria the presenters realized that their route faced another problem. The border between Syria and Israel was shut due to frosty relations between the two countries.

The only solution was to travel from Syria into Jordan and then from Jordan to Israel. However, the presenters worried that if the Israeli border patrol officers knew that they had been in Syria they would not be let in to the country.

James was confident that the people of Syria would not watch Top Gear and, as such, there would be no media attention regarding their visit. At the next town James was proved wrong; the Top Gear crew were surrounded by Syrian fans, all demanding pictures and autographs.

The presenters headed for a bar and came up with a solution while watching the Syrian-dubbed version of the show. Jeremy suggested that the presenters sneak across Syria, avoiding the main roads and travelling across the desert.

James and Richard agreed on this plan and so all three presenters headed for a garage to make necessary modifications to their cars, working through the night. The presenters headed off road into the Syrian desert the following morning, revealing their modifications. Richard had fitted a Bedouin tent to the rear of his car, concealing the majority of his vehicle. Richard had also glued sand to the remaining visible portion of his car for further camouflage and mounted two large spotlights. Jeremy had repainted his car with numerous vastly coloured stripes and added two extra wheels to the rear of his car to create an "axel of evil".

He also fitted a hubble pipe via a bracket attached to the bullet holes produced from his sand bag test earlier in the trip and a cooking grill that would be heated by the sun.

James had resprayed his car for an army camouflage look, mounted a spare wheel and shovels to the rear and front of his car, water cansiters to the sides, and an enormous set of spot lights to the roof of his car. Within a few minutes of the presenters trek across the Syrian desert Jeremy's wheel arches had fallen off. After travelling for a few hours Jeremy decided to lead the presenters into a small ditch, getting himself stuck in the process.

To make amends for this Jeremy offered to cook lunch on his grill only to find that this too was a pointless addition. Further along, the bumpy desert terrain claimed it's first casualty, shearing the Fiat's radiator bracket. As is tradition on Top Gear the other two presenters left Hammond behind. Clarkson and May enjoyed the scenery of the Syrian desert as the sun set and arrived at their camp site shortly before nightfall.

Hammond meanwhile had mended his Fiat but was now travelling in complete darkness. Eventually arriving at the camp site, the presenters traded stories until it was time to sleep. The following morning, the presenters once again set on their way. The desert proved to be a worthy advisary; over the course of the day the presenters were continually bogged in sand and their cars were taking a battering from the rocky, steep hills.

At one point, Jeremy's convertile was stuck on the rise of a hill. To pull him out Hammond tied a rope between his Fiat and Jeremy's Mazda with May holding onto this rope. The rope was loose originally but once it became taut May was pushed backwards headfirst onto a rock, knocking him unconscious.

Regaining consciousness sometime later May was sent to hospital, leaving Hammond and Clarkson in the desert. After both agreeing that the desert sneaking wasn't working Hammond and Clarkson decide to rejoin the roads of Syria and to instead disguise themselves by wearing burqas.

The two presenters drive to a nearby hospital to pick up James and put their plan into action. All three presenters join Syria's main highway, all wearing a burqa, and head towards Damascus, where they will stay the night.

Along the motorway Jeremy's car broke down once and Hammond popped a tire. The presenters eventually arrive in Damascus, convinced that they were blending in to their surroundings. The presenters head to their hotel only to discover that a "welcome Top Gear" banner greets them. Realizing that the burqas were now pointless the presenters ditched their attire and head for the local souk to buy gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Hammond was in charge of gold, May of frankincense, and Clarkson was to find myrrh.

Experiments were made on bulletproofing the car doors. Along with the Top Gear: East Coast Road Trip it was one of two specials produced in Planning for the episode began in January , [29] with the concept of the Baby Stig added later as a plot device to introduce a new Stig following the departure of Ben Collins. After the screening of the episode the three main cars joined the World of Top Gear exhibition in the collection of the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu in England.

For the Middle East Special the BBC Trust 's Editorial Standards Committee reviewed two rejected appeals in June , [41] two in July [42] and one in October , [43] noting in all instances that they were "satisfied that the decision not to proceed with the appeal was correct.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Event occurs at The Sunday Times Driving supplement ed. Retrieved 22 October Retrieved 11 December We were only 40 kilometers from Mosul then. We drove through Aleppo. You look at it now, and the cities are simply gone. Retrieved 23 October Retrieved 24 October Archived from the original on 27 December Iran refused them entry: Suffering a severe concussion, A Top Gear Christmas: A Compendium of Christmas Carnage. Retrieved 25 October Except the Three Wise Men never had to deal with landmines, food poisoning and scary border controls.

Syria, in Al-Raqqah , which basically doesn't exist anymore. He got out of the car There was this one bloke And he said, "Oh, hello James. What are you doing here? To cite two random examples of the UK's ability to project its culture for powerful diplomatic effect, in "Top Gear's" Middle East special, the three presenters discovered that not only did Syrians watched the show in their droves, but the presenters were extremely popular.

Retrieved 26 October — via Blogspot. Retrieved 1 November Clarkson was also critical in his narrative about Israel, referring to it with no small amount of irony as a peaceful country while simultaneously there was footage of the high wall it has built around the West Bank to segregate the Palestinians.

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