Behind the scenes: Episode 2, Series 22
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  • Welcome to Top Gear's glamorous, soggy, sub-zero studio hangar, for the filming of Series 22's second episode. It should be a cracker.

    After last week's St Petersburg race saw Jeremy and Richard failing to master a hover-van and bicycle respectively, this week's episode sees them return to four-wheeled transportation, as the boys head into the Australian outback with a trio of posh GTs.

    There's also a guest appearance from 24 star Kiefer Sutherland in our Reasonably Priced Car, while Jeremy - for reasons not entirely clear - erects a toilet on the studio floor.

    It's all here in your exclusive behind-the-scenes gallery...

    Pics: Mark Yeoman

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  • "It's those bloody ‘you may be entitled to PPI compensation' people again!" Even Commander Clarkson isn't impervious to Britain's plague of cold callers.

  • Nissan GT-R, Bentley Conti GT or BMW M6 Gran Sport: which would you take? James and Richard clearly know their answers.

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  • Some say he's the CIA's most feared, fictional secret agent. All we know is, he's standing next to some bloke called Kiefer.

  • Yep, that worryingly realistic Hammond waxwork is still knocking around the studio. James probably shouldn't have challenged it to a staring contest.

  • "I saw you blink!" May attempts to play mind-games with the Hammond waxwork. Fails.

  • "I'm federal agent Jack Bauer, and today is the longest day of my life..."

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  • "Trust me. You do not want to go down this road with me."

  • "I'm gonna need a hacksaw."

    OK, OK, we've run out of appropriate Jack Bauer quotes.

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  • Some say he couldn't work out why there wasn't a ticking clock in the corner of his visor...

  • On your marks...

  • Get set...

  • Aquaplane!

  • "Make a sound and I will blow your brains out all over the windshield." Silence is never an issue with our tame racing driver.

  • Kiefer rounds Gambon in our Reasonably Priced Astra. Preventing LA's destruction by nuclear weapon is nothing compared to the terror of the TG test track.

  • "And your lap time was... 24 hours and - no, I'm only kidding." Kiefer waits for Jeremy to reveal where he places on the SIARPC leaderboard.

    To find out how he got on - and discover exactly what went down in wildest Australia - you'll have to tune into BBC Two at 8pm on Sunday 1 February. See you there.

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