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Series 16, episode 1: rehearsals gallery

  1. Top Gear 16, episode 1: rehearsals

    Yep, we’re back. After a couple of small teasers over Christmas, we kick off this Sunday with episode one of series 16. And armed with our usual snapper, here’s a quick peek behind-the-scenes as the chaps went through rehearsals.

    See you Sunday at 8pm, BBC2. And don’t forget to check back after the show for some behind-the-scenes video involving tattoos and cats.

  2. Top Gear 16, episode 1: rehearsals

    Richard ponders mankind’s eternal existential crisis, team looks at Porsche’s big wheels

  3. Top Gear 16, episode 1: rehearsals

    This week’s star, John Bishop, on finding out chilli con carne was on the menu

  4. Top Gear 16, episode 1: rehearsals

    Bishop races to the lunch van

  5. Top Gear 16, episode 1: rehearsals

    James, after watching an old episode of Magnum PI

  6. Top Gear 16, episode 1: rehearsals

    Hammond, having resolved mankind’s dilemma, gets himself comfortable in something rather special…

  7. Top Gear 16, episode 1: rehearsals

    Script ed Richard Porter reacts to Jeremy’s request for ‘more fire’

  8. Top Gear 16, episode 1: rehearsals

    Richard despairs at James and Jeremy’s continuing argument over… something. The main point is the despair

  9. Top Gear 16, episode 1: rehearsals

    ‘Seriously, where’s the fire?’

  10. Top Gear 16, episode 1: rehearsals

    Richard, after successfully demonstrating the precise size of, erm, a big block V8 piston. Yes, piston

  11. Top Gear 16, episode 1: rehearsals

    The chaps pontificate on a Skoda Yeti, minus helicopter

  12. Top Gear 16, episode 1: rehearsals

    James immediately suspected a bandit was behind the extra starch in his jeans and vowed revenge…

  13. Top Gear 16, episode 1: rehearsals

    …as Richard would soon discover

  14. Top Gear 16, episode 1: rehearsals

    “Seriously, enough with the starch”

  15. Top Gear 16, episode 1: rehearsals

    We’re back!

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