The return of Top Gear

Well praise the Lord. Finally, Sunday night offers a little something to whet the televisual appetite other than waiting for a so called celebrity to fall flat on their arse, on ice.

Some say Top Gear is a leviathon that’s lost it’s way, well to quote the latest, fastest “star in a reasonably priced car” John Bishop, “my arse”. His fellow Liverpool comedian Ricky Tomlinson may want a word on copyright over that, but I’d pay my license fee alone for Top Gear.

Make no mistake, it is an entertainment programme based around cars, but so what? It often says things that other folk can’t or daren’t due to political correctness gone mad. But it is at the cutting edge of keeping an eye on the motoring future. Tonight for example, a statement was made that will probably send the electric car brigade into meltdown. But the statement is true. Sure, if you’re only pottering about, electric vehicles *are* a very viable and much cheaper alternative to “normal” cars. I’d have one myself based on the above. But take tomorrow where I’ll be clocking up around 300 miles in a day, there’s not a hope. One day, and hopefully sooner rather than later, it will be possible and I’ll be first in the queue!

In the meantime, congratulations to the BBC on staying with the proven format of Top Gear, it certainly works for me, as it does by all accounts for millions of others.