Rally Report

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Rally Report
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A Rally Report logo
Format Rallying
Starring Tony Mason
Country of origin UK
No. of episodes 60
Production
Producer(s)

Derek Smith

Dennis Adams

Tom Ross
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel BBC2
Picture format 720x576 (4:3)
Original run 24 November 1984 – 20 December 1998

Rally Report was a series of programmes broadcast by the BBC covering the Lombard RAC Rally of Great Britain - then the last round of the World Rally Championship.

It was transmitted on BBC2 during the 1980s and 1990s and usually featured previews, a live stage, twice nightly reports and a wrap-up compilation. The show was made at BBC Pebble Mill and later branded as Top Gear Rally Report since unusually it was not made by BBC Sport. Top Gear presenter William Woollard presented the programme from rally headquarters with Sue Baker, Barrie Gill and later Tony Mason doing the location reports on the stages.

In 1987 Tony Mason joined Top Gear - first as a rally specialist and then as a major contributor.

The show's theme music was "Jewelled" (from the remix album Wishful Thinking) by Propaganda [1][2]

Producers: Phil Franklin and Brian Strachan (till 1986), John Burkill and Tony Rayner

Executive Producers: Derek Smith, Dennis Adams and Tom Ross