Top Gear Looking For British Cars About To Be Scrapped
Posted May 3rd, 2010 at 23:51 by Viper007Bond in Andy Wilman, Top Gear
In what I assume is a response to the loads of decent cars currently being scrapped in the UK (a result of their Cash For Clunkers equivelant program), Andy Wilman of Top Gear has put the call out for loved cars that are about to be scrapped. If you’re in the UK and have a car like that, check out that blog post for more details and contact information.
Not Happy With This Season So Far? Read Andy’s Response
Posted December 21st, 2009 at 00:36 by Viper007Bond in Andy Wilman, Top Gear
There’s a rather lengthy thread on our forums where some people are saying that they’ve been unhappy with this season for a variety of reasons, but mostly because it wasn’t car related enough.
Andy Wilman, the executive producer of Top Gear and the fourth man behind the show, has responded to those types of concerns in a very well written blog post today. If you’re one of those people who feel Top Gear has gone in the wrong direction, then I strongly advise you to read it and then watch next week’s Bolivia special.
A Look At What’s To Come In Top Gear Season 14
Posted November 15th, 2009 at 23:21 by Viper007Bond in Andy Wilman, Top Gear
Wondering what’s going to be in the next episodes of Top Gear? Andy Wilman has a great post up now on the Top Gear Transmission blog.
Top Gear Moving To 9PM For Season 14
Posted November 5th, 2009 at 22:00 by Viper007Bond in Andy Wilman, Top Gear
Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman has a new blog post up. In it he explains why this season of Top Gear will air an hour later than previous seasons have:
I’ll be doing a rundown of stuff that’s coming in another blog, but first we must take care of some very important housekeeping, because for this series only, we’re moving to 9pm on November 15. We had no choice really: X Factor on at the same time with the Results Show, Cowell on storming form, the whole nation glued – we know when to bravely bugger off and wait until the storm passes.
I’ve updated the counter to reflect the new air time.
EDIT: Counter fixed for DST as well.
Andy Wilman Interviewed On The Radio
Posted September 1st, 2009 at 22:31 by Viper007Bond in Andy Wilman, Top Gear
From the Top Gear blog:
Here’s something for the proper Top Gear fan — our executive producer Andy Wilman at the Edinburgh Festival talking about the telly show.
It was a Five Live interview with newsreader (and former Star in a Reasonably Priced Car) Kate Silverton, covering searching topics such as secrets to the success of the show and why men like sheds.
At 13 minutes, it’s a decently long interview and is worth listening to. You can download the interview or stream it here:
Andy Discusses Top Gear Season 13
Posted June 8th, 2009 at 18:52 by Viper007Bond in Andy Wilman, Top Gear
Andy Wilman, Top Gear’s executive producer, has a blog post up now which talks about the upcoming 7 episode season of Top Gear.
Andy Weighs In On Women On Top Gear
Posted May 4th, 2009 at 05:17 by Viper007Bond in Andy Wilman, Top Gear
As you may or may not have heard, there are currently some controversial laws being implemented in the UK:
State-funded organisations are being ordered to boost the proportion of female, black and gay staff to reflect the make-up of the UK population under plans unveiled by Labour’s deputy leader Harriet Harman.
This could potentially mean that Top Gear would have to introduce a female host as the law doesn’t have an exclusion for broadcasters. Top Gear’s executive producer Andy Wilman wrote his opinions about that particular potential change in a recent blog post:
I also do believe that this sort of claptrap is very patronising to women, because it assumes women can’t enjoy a show’s presenters on merit, but can only appreciate a programme if spoken to by one of their own sex.
His post in full is worth a read.
Andy Reflects On This Past Year Of Top Gear And What’s To Come
Posted December 31st, 2008 at 01:27 by Viper007Bond in Andy Wilman, Top Gear, TopGear.com
Andy Wilman, the executive producer of Top Gear, has blogged about this past year, FinalGear.com, and the budget cut facing them for 2009 and what they’re going to do about it.
[...] personally I think the Summer run was patchy – didn’t find its feet until the Shit Alfas film in show 3, but rocked from then on – I mean Japan, TG versus the Germans – quality stuff there. As for this just finished Autumn run, I was crapping myself going into it cos we only had eight weeks to prepare, but in the end I’m very happy with it.
I think Star in a Car found its feet again after the less than successful “Two at a Time” experiment. All it takes is good guests really, and people of Boris’s calibre are just that. So we’ll continue SIARPC in this vein for a while (probably should change the car though) and I know that will annoy some of the Final Gearheads, but lads, we can’t make all of this show for you, and whilst I am genuinely interested to know what a 19 year old Skyline fanatic in Oregon thinks of the Japan race, at the end of the day I’m not that bothered about his opinion on Harry Enfield.
Make sure to read the full article for the rest.
Andy Wilman Blogs About Upcoming Vietnam Special
Posted December 22nd, 2008 at 16:11 by Viper007Bond in Andy Wilman, Top Gear
Andy Wilman, the executive producer of Top Gear, has written a blog post about the upcoming 75-minute Vietnam special airing this Sunday. No major spoilers or anything and it’s well worth the read. He talks about why it has an extra 15 minutes and what kind of show to look forward to.
Oh, and don’t worry, we’ll be having plenty of “bits and torrents” this Sunday.
Andy Wilman Blogs On What’s To Come
Posted November 26th, 2008 at 04:05 by Viper007Bond in Andy Wilman, Top Gear
Apologies for the lack of non-release related news posts lately. Other things have been taking up all of my time.
So anyway, Andy Wilman, the executive producer of Top Gear, has written a new blog post on this season of Top Gear as a whole. He talks about the past episodes as well as what’s to come. He also mentions (and links!) to us as well as the obsessed girls over at Hammond Heaven.
His post is well worth a read and I highly recommend you read it.
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