1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Top Gear U.S. on History - Season Four

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by tvmaster2, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. tvmaster2

    tvmaster2 Active Member

    2,057
    4
    Sep 9, 2006
    There were two Caravan shows - the "fire" show, and the flying caravan show - they were both hysterical
     
  2. mattack

    mattack Active Member

    20,734
    4
    Apr 9, 2001
    sunnyvale
    My usual rant -- aren't the BBC America runs edited? Answering myself: I seem to remember hearing that the VERY first run of NEW episodes isn't edited, but then further runs (I think even in the same week and definitely later runs) are edited.

    *Hopefully* the online versions aren't edited, though I seem to remember they have lots of weird omissions (partial seasons for example). Hmm, I thought they were on Prime Instant Video, but maybe I'm misremembering and it's Netflix that they're on.
     
  3. tvmaster2

    tvmaster2 Active Member

    2,057
    4
    Sep 9, 2006
    if you know where to look, you can find the unedited BBC versions, it's EZ actually. Essentially, the U.K. versions aren't a fixed length, contain some language that might get bonked from the U.S. version, possibly some music rights cuts (money and royalties), and some British guests and references that Americans wouldn't understand get cut for time as well. Same thing happens to 'The Graham Norton Show'.
     
  4. RonDawg

    RonDawg Well-Known Member

    19,855
    28
    Jan 12, 2006
    I don't know about the other online sources for Top Gear UK, but the episodes I purchased from iTunes (because U-Verse still doesn't have BBC-A in HD) are the full as seen-in-the-UK version.
     
  5. Bob Coxner

    Bob Coxner Active Member

    2,045
    0
    Dec 1, 2004
    It's not all that secret about where to look. These are not pirated torrents. Top Gear and Fifth Gear have given tacit approval for them to be posted. You can get every episode (as shown in the UK), every season.

    http://www.finalgear.com/shows/topgear/
     
  6. mattack

    mattack Active Member

    20,734
    4
    Apr 9, 2001
    sunnyvale
    "tacit approval"? That doesn't sound ironclad. Did the BBC give them legal permission?
     
  7. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    34,907
    156
    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    They are definitely pirated, there's no doubt about that. The people behind the shows clearly know about the site, have even acknowledged it from time to time, but that doesn't change that they are definitely pirating the videos.

    No. (Although Fifth Gear wouldn't need BBC approval; that's a Discovery Networks show, originally a Channel 5 show.)
     
  8. Bob Coxner

    Bob Coxner Active Member

    2,045
    0
    Dec 1, 2004
    tacĀ·it ˈtasit adjective

    understood or implied without being stated.
    "your silence may be taken to mean tacit agreement"
     
  9. tvmaster2

    tvmaster2 Active Member

    2,057
    4
    Sep 9, 2006
    cool - that's the way to go to be safe
     

Share This Page