Top Gear have announced a James Bond 50th anniversary
special documentary focusing on the cars of 007...
Top Gear 007 Special
13th October 2012
In the history of cinema; no action hero has been more closely
associated with cars than James Bond. Alongside the gadgets,
the girls and the baddies, Bond's cars are one of the vital ingredients
that have made his films a spectacular success.
This November, as the cinema character celebrates half a century
of its existence, Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond celebrates
50 years of Bond's amazing history with the machine on wheels.
Above: Richard Hammond with stunt
coordinator Vic Armstrong and the Aston Martin Vanquish
from "Die Another Day".
The special episode reveals the entertaining behind-the-scenes
stories of the most iconic cars, including the Goldfinger Aston
Martin DB5 and the Lotus Esprit submarine car. Roger Moore takes
us through the era of Bond's greatest car stunts. Richard gets
in on the action with 'Bond Car On a Budget' building his own
invisible car and Lotus submarine – on worryingly low funds.
There's also an exclusive report from the sets of latest Bond
Executive producer Andy Wilman notes: "Presented solely
by Richard, it is, I'm proud to admit, something of an old-school
documentary in which Top Gear shuts up, takes a back seat and
"Top Gear Special: 50 Years of James Bond
Cars" premieres on BBC TV in the UK in the late October, and
in the USA on BBC America on 12th
November 2012 at 8:30pm.
Above: Richard Hammond interviews
Bond director Guy Hamilton.