It is, let’s be honest, a dark time of year for telly. Masterchef: The Professionals has finished. Strictly’s done until next autumn. It’s nearly a whole year until the next Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas special.
But fear not, because Top Gear TV is back to make your Sunday nights up to 14 per cent more bearable! Series 26 (or possibly Series 3, or Series 4, depending which calendar you’re using) brings five all-new one hour episodes, which see Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid – with a little help from The Stig and Sabine Schmitz – set out to tackle the big motoring problems of our age.
Y’know, serious consumer stuff. Discovering the best family estate car with the help of some Norwegian wingsuiters. Building a new mountain with the help of a Suzuki city car. Tackling Sri Lanka in motorised rickshaws. Finding out if you can buy a fully-functioning Rolls-Royce or Bentley for less than £6,000 (spoiler alert: you really, really can’t). It all kicks off February 17. Make sure that you tune in. Or stick it on record. Or watch it on iPlayer. Hell, why not all three?
Click through here for our full series preview…