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18 FEBRUARY 2013
TOP GEAR - 50 YEARS OF BOND CARS ON DVD

By: FSWL team
Published:
2013-04-10
Top Gear marks 50 years of James Bond films with a rip-snorting celebration of 007’s most iconic cars.

From the gorgeous, gadget-laden Aston Martin DB5 and aquatic Lotus Esprit to the gawky Citroen 2CV and spiral jumping AMC Hornet, Richard Hammond looks at the machines that moved the world’s favourite spy and gets the stories behind them from Bond legends including actors Daniel Craig and Sir Roger Moore, directors Guy Hamilton and Vic Armstrong, and producer Michael G. Wilson. The Swedish actor Ola Rapace also appears in the programme.

Inspired by the on-screen Q Branch, Hammond also attempts a car gadget of his own with a home-made ‘invisibility cloak’ and takes a plucky, low budget stab at something even the Bond producers couldn’t crack - building a fully working Lotus submarine.

Top Gear – 50 years Of Bond Cars is almost as exciting as an actual Bond film.

DVD details:
Host: Richard Hammond
Director: Phil Churchward
Producer: Andy Wilman
Format: PAL
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Region: Region 2
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
Number of discs: 2
Classification: PG
Studio: 2entertain
First broadcast: 29 October 2012 on BBC Two and BBC HD
Running time: 62 minutes

Editor's note:
For other James Bond documentaries featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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