For 13 years, 22 series and 175 shows, Richard Porter was script editor of Top gear, from the first faltering pilot episode in 2002 until the very last show presented by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May in 2015. Along the way they destroyed cars, sparked diplomatic incidents, set fire to caravans, almost killed one of the presenters, and somehow transformed Top gear from a shabby BBC Two motoring show into an Emmy-winning, record-breaking, planet-straddling behmoth. And on that bombshell tells stories from behind the scenes of one of the world's most successful TV programmes, taking in driving monkeys, broken bones, flying cars, angry rednecks and Jeremy Clarkson's secret nickname.
Automotive journalists -- Great Britain.
Television personalities -- Great Britain.
Television programs -- Great Britain -- Anecdotes.
Television programs -- Production and direction -- Anecdotes.
Top gear (Television program : Great Britain : 2002- )