09 May 2012 - 15:00
The lost episodes of TopGear Australia
The TopGear Australia television show vanished off the airwaves late last year after a Channel Nine work-experience person accidentally tripped over a cord they shouldn't have. And so, three episodes into its fourth season, the screen went blank.
For months, three brand new episodes of TGA sat on a storeroom shelf at Channel Nine, lonely and scared, incubating under a layer of dust and bits of other dead TV shows.
But there's good news for TGA fans! After much rummaging, we've managed to get our hands on the virginal episodes that never made the telly. They include the usual melange of shiveringly awesome cars, things exploding and hilarious antics.
They've since gone to air on Nine's digital channel GO, although they weren't really promoted, and were probably shown at an hour where there were more interesting things on SBS, if you know what we mean. But not to worry, because here they are... watch and then go to the discussion blog to tell everyone what you thought. We'll read every single post. With great interest.
Now tell us, did the episodes make you giddy, or feverishly enraged? Did Channel Nine make a mistake by shelving the show? Could these last three episodes have saved it?
Should Channel Nine exhume TopGear Australia and give it another chance?