Car S.O.S Interview: Tim Shaw & Fuzz Townshend [on new Series 9]

About the new series, what it takes to film in a pandemic, and what really happened to Tim’s Lotus Esprit?

Check out this exclusive interview with the stars of Car S.O.S, Tim Shaw and Fuzz Townshend, ahead of the new series 9 beginning on National Geographic Channel – 11th March 2021 at 8pm, with a 50-minute special featuring an MG Metro 6R4, the first of 11 brand new episodes.

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Hyperdrive – is this the future of motor racing?

Forget all the other reviews of this new Netflix series – read this now!

I’d seen a couple of scathing reviews of Hyperdrive, the new motor racing competition show on Netflix, and been almost entirely put off. Nonetheless, when it popped up on my home screen, I thought I’d take a sneak peak anyway – that peak lasted the full 10 episodes. I was absolutely hooked!

All the naysayers are wrong, here’s why. Don’t worry – there are no spoilers ahead (you’ll thank me for that!).

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Shooting for TV

Scorching heat, grueling hours and one fatality. What it takes to film for TV

TV may not have quite the cache it used to, but everyone would still like to be on the small screen if they could. But unlike say, YouTube videos, which can be knocked out on your phone and uploaded minutes later – a bit like my behind-the-scenes VLOG from yesterday below – filming for TV takes a ridiculous amount of effort and work.

Click through to watch my behind-the-scenes video.

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Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 Review

Don’t say it, don’t say it, don’t say it… oh dear – I’m gonna say, aren’t I?

Top Gear Season 24 Episode 1 Review

I just watched the first episode of new, new Top Gear (although that should probably be new, new, new, new, new… for me, since I’ve been watching it from way back when good old William Wollard presented it – who else remembers him?).

Anyway I’m feeling right smug, innit?

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