Monday Matinee: A Serious-ish Preview of Top Gear Series 22

Last week we brought you the rather whimsical CGI-Lego official trailer for the upcoming 22nd series/season of Top Gear. We thought it was quite good, but it was, alas, rather short on details of the escapades Misters Clarkson, Hammond and May will be getting into over the next 10 weeks. Luckily, the BBC had already planned a live stage event yesterday that would function as an appetite-whetter of sorts, featuring the three amigos chatting with morning radio host Christian O’Connell and answering questions for fans online and in the theater. (It was livestreamed on YouTube yesterday, but you can watch the replay above.) Predictably, there was plenty of the cheeky banter we’ve come to expect among the three Top Gear presenters, but some of the questions led to some interesting – if not completely candid – responses from them. In any case, it looks like there’s a lot to look forward to when the series kicks off this Sunday, January 25th in almost every country where the show is available (including here in the U.S.), so you can torrent something else this weekend (not that we officially endorse that sort of thing, obviously…).