Top Gear DVDs

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Since 2002, DVDs of the British TV series Top Gear have been released, and are listed below.

By Release Date[edit]

Name Release date Notes
Back in the Fast Lane — The Best of Series One & Two October 2003 Highlights from the first two series of the popular motoring show. A preview disc, entitled "Back In The Fast Lane – Highlights From Series One & Two", was given away with Top Gear Magazine the previous month.
The Best of Series Three and Four April 2004
Top Gear Magazine
Material from series three and four, some of which was originally unbroadcast. This was a preview disc given free with Top Gear Magazine and was never sold commercially.
Jaguar XK & Aston Martin V8: At The Ring May 2005
Top Gear Magazine
Material featuring the Jaguar XK & the Aston Martin V8 Vantage at the Nürburgring in Germany. This was a preview disc, presented by D-Motor presenter Sabine Schmitz and narrated by Richard Hammond.
Revved Up June 2005 Highlights from series three through five of the popular motoring show, alongside out-takes and unbroadcast material. A preview disc, entitled "The Best Of Revved Up", was given away with Top Gear Magazine the previous month.
James Bond: The Best Car Chases September 2005
Top Gear Magazine
Material featuring 13 of the best car chases from a selection of the popular Bond movies, with commentary from the Top Gear presenters. This was a preview disc, given away with Top Gear Magazine. It was never sold commercially.
The Races March 2006
Top Gear Magazine
Material featuring the highlights of three classic Top Gear races featured within the first seven series. This was a preview disc, given away with Top Gear Magazine. It was never sold commercially.
Winter Olympics June 2006 Includes the full Winter Olympics Special from the seventh series, alongside out-takes and additional footage of The Stig's training regimen.
The Collection December 2006 A cardboard sleeve containing re-releases of Revved Up, Winter Olympics and Back In The Fast Lane. The DVD content is the same as the original releases. The Australian release included collector's postcards, a personalised number-plate and a collector's booklet housed inside a collector's tin.
The Challenges May 2007 A compilation of the best Top Gear challenges from past series of the show. A preview disc, entitled "Best Of The Challenges", was given away with Top Gear Magazine the previous month, to promote the official release.
Greatest Movie Chases Ever July 2007
Top Gear Magazine
Material featuring 10 of the best car chases from the world of Hollywood movies. The film is narrated the Top Gear presenters, as was given away as a preview disc with Top Gear Magazine. It has never been sold commercially.
Richard Hammond's Interactive Challenge November 2007 Interactive DVD, featuring challenges, quizzes and other games from the world of Top Gear. The success of the release lead to a follow up DVD, released for Christmas 2008.
The Great Adventures March 2008 A boxed release of the Polar Challenge, which includes Director's cut material not televised, and the American Deep South Road Trip, which has several minutes cut from the episode due to an international master with different, clearable music being used.
Planes, Rockets and Automobiles April 2008
Top Gear Magazine
Material taken from "The Challenges 2", to promote the official release. The DVD was given away as a preview disc with Top Gear Magazine and has never been released commercially.
The Challenges 2 June 2008 A second compilation of challenges from past series of the show. The DVD also included out-takes, multi-angle sequences and extended laps/interviews. The Amazon release came packaged in a cardboard sleeve, with a free "I Am The Stig" XL T-Shirt.
The Polar Special: The Director's Cut October 2008 A single release of the Polar Special, exclusively on Blu-ray Disc. The disc includes the high-definition version of the extended episode.
The Challenges 1–2 Collection November 2008 A cardboard sleeve containing re-releases of "The Challenges" and "The Challenges 2". "The Challenges" is a slightly updated version with new menus and the option to watch each challenge individually.[1]
Richard Hammond's Stunt Challenge November 2008 Follow-up to the extremely successful "Interactive Challenge", with further challenges, quizzes and competitions. A third DVD was planned for 2009, but due to the possibility of tedium within the range, was scrapped.[citation needed]
The Great Adventures 2 March 2009 A boxed release of extended versions of the Botswana Special (billed as "The Director's Cut") and the Vietnam Special (not described as a director's cut). The set also included audio commentary, deleted scenes and a photo gallery.
The Best Of The Stig April 2009
Top Gear Magazine
Material featuring challenges and power laps based around TG's tame racing driver, The Stig. The DVD is a preview disc, and was given free with Top Gear Magazine. It has never been released commercially.
The Collection – 2.0 April 2009 [Australia Only] A cardboard sleeve housing re-releases of "The Challenges", "The Polar Special" and "The American Deep South Road Trip". Although re-releases, all discs contained identical content to the original releases. The Australian release came with collector's postcards, a personalised number-plate and a collector's booklet, housed inside a collector's tin.
The Challenges Vol.3[2] 8 June 2009 A third selection of challenges from past series of the show. Unlike its predecessors, a preview disc was not given away with Top Gear Magazine. The set consisted of two discs, one containing the challenges and the other including an array of special material.
Behind the Scenes – Jeremy Clarkson: Duel November 2009
Top Gear Magazine
A look behind-the-scenes at Jeremy's independently produced DVD, Duel. The DVD was a preview disc to promote the official release, released just weeks after. The DVD featured narration by Clarkson, and his Top Gear co-presenter Richard Hammond.
The Great Adventures Vol. 1-2[3] 16 November 2009 DVD box set containing The Great Adventures 1 and The Great Adventures 2, housed in a cardboard slipcase.
Top Gear: Uncovered[4] 16 November 2009 DVD special, never broadcast on TV, in which Richard Hammond advises the viewer on how to create and present their own episode of Top Gear, using household objects and relatives' cars.
Series 12[5] 12 January 2010 (United States) All seven episodes of the twelfth series. American release also includes the Vietnam Special, and a number of special features, and audio commentaries from The Great Adventures 2. Concurrently, this series has never been released in the United Kingdom.
The Great Adventures Vol.3[6] 22 March 2010 Contains the Bolivia Special, "Romanian GT Road Trip" and the "Bonneville Salt Flats Adventure". Also includes unseen footage, deleted scenes, out-takes, and commentary from James May and the Top Gear crew.
Top Gear: The Supercars April 2010
Top Gear Magazine
Material taken from various series, featuring challenges and power laps featuring some of the world's best supercars. The DVD is a preview disc, and was given free with Top Gear Magazine. It has never been released commercially.
The Challenges 4[7] 7 June 2010 Includes the "Police Car Challenge", "Infamous Electric Car", "1950s Train vs. Motorcycle", "Rear Wheel Drive Challenge" and the "Classic Cars Rally Challenge", as well as a host of special features and other challenges.
Series 10[8] 25 October 2010 (United Kingdom)
21 April 2009 (United States)
All ten episodes from the tenth series. Both the United Kingdom and United States include the Botswana Special as a stand-alone episode and class it as a special feature.
Top Gear: Apocalypse[9] 22 November 2010 DVD special, never broadcast on TV, in which Richard Hammond and James May investigate post apocalyptic motoring by attempting a number of challenges to discover how those in a post apocalyptic world would cope.
Stig Gift Box[10] 22 November 2010 DVD box set containing "The Challenges 4" and "The Great Adventures 3", housed together in a plastic Stig helmet inside a presentation box. Asda exclusive.
The Challenges Vol. 1-4[11] 22 November 2010 DVD box set containing "The Challenges", "The Challenges 2", "The Challenges 3", and "The Challenges 4", housed together in one DVD box set.
Top Gear: Cars with Soul January 2011
Top Gear Magazine
Material taken from various series, featuring cars that the Top Gear presenters hold special affection and respect for. In other words, cars that have "soul". The DVD is a preview disc, and was given free with Top Gear Magazine. It has never been released commercially.
The Great Adventures Vol.4[12] 29 March 2011 Contains the Middle East Special and USA Road Trip episodes from Series 16, as well as the "Albanian Challenge", plus exclusive unseen footage, out-takes, and commentary from James May and the Top Gear crew.
Series 11[13] 25 April 2011 (United Kingdom)
12 January 2010 (United States)
All six episodes from the eleventh series. No special features on both the British and American releases, becoming the only set of all to not contain any form of special features, bonus episodes or audio commentaries.
The Challenges Vol.5[14] 13 June 2011 Includes "Motorhomes", "VW Golf Advert Making", "British Sports Cars", "Cheap Saloons in Germany", "Dakar vs. Snowmobiles", "Topsy Turvy Reliant Robin", "Veyron in Hyperdrive", "Airport Vehicle Racing", "Caravan Airship", "Twingo in Belfast", "May's Volcano Adventure" and the "Gravity Drop Race".
Series 13[15] 8 August 2011 (United Kingdom)
28 September 2010 (United States)[16]
All seven episodes of the thirteenth series. No special features in the United Kingdom; American release includes special features originally included on The Challenges 5 and The Great Adventures 2.
Gift Set[17] 24 October 2011 Includes The Great Adventures Vol. 3 and the Top Gear Drivers' Handbook, packaged in a presentation box. Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk and HMV.
The Great Adventures Vol. 1-4[18] 7 November 2011 DVD box set containing the first four Great Adventures compilations together in one box set.
Top Gear at the Movies[19] 14 November 2011 DVD special, never broadcast on TV, in which Richard Hammond and James May search for the best movie scenes connected with cars and re-enacting them in their own special way.
Double Bill - The Hammond & May Specials[20] 14 November 2011 DVD box set containing Top Gear: Apocalypse and Top Gear at the Movies, housed inside a cardboard slipcase.
The Great Adventures Vol.5[21] 26 March 2012 Contains the India Special and "Supercars Across Italy" challenge. Also includes unseen footage, out-takes and audio commentary from James May and the Top Gear crew.
Series 14[22] 23 April 2012 (United Kingdom)
15 February 2011 (United States)
All seven episodes of the fourteenth series. No special features in the United Kingdom; American release contains the Bolivia Special as a stand-alone episode rather than part of the original series.
The Challenges Vol. 6[23] 4 June 2012 Includes "The Ashes", "Car Trains", "Cars for 17 Year Olds", "Snowbine", "Four Seater Convertibles", "Demolition Challenge", "Skoda Yeti Road Test", "Amy Williams vs. WRC Mini", "Jaguar XJ vs. The Sun", "Range Rover Evoque Road Test", "Amputee Rally Challenge", "Maurader Road Test" and "50 Years of the Jaguar E-Type".
Series 18[24] 12 June 2012 (United States) All seven episodes of the eighteenth series, as well as the India Special, plus a number of special features. This series has concurrently never been released on DVD in the United Kingdom.
Series 15[25] 20 August 2012 (United Kingdom)
15 February 2011 (United States)
All six episodes of the fifteenth series. No special features in the United Kingdom; American release contains a number of bonus features originally released on The Great Adventures Vol.5 and The Challenges Vol.5.
Series 16[26] 1 October 2012 (United Kingdom)
9 August 2011 (United States)
All six episodes of the sixteenth series. No special features in the United Kingdom; American release contains the Middle East Special and USA Road Trip, plus a number of other special features.
Series 17[27] 1 October 2012 (United Kingdom)
28 February 2012 (United States)
All six episodes of the seventeenth series. No special features in the United Kingdom; American release contains a bonus episode of Top Gear USA, plus a number of other special features.
Top Gear Triple[28] 22 October 2012 A DVD box-set containing The Great Adventures 1 and The Challenges 1, repackaged in a cardboard slipcase.
The Worst Car in The History of The World[29] 19 November 2012 DVD special, Only broadcast on BBC Knowledge, in which Jeremy Clarkson and James May travel to the North of England to name and shame some of the worst cars in history, from manufacturers who "should have known better".
50 Years of Bond Cars[30] 18 February 2013 DVD release of the TV special in which Richard Hammond marked fifty years of James Bond films with a rip-roaring celebration of the spy's most iconic cars, including interviews with some of the stars and directors of the films.
The Great African Adventure[31] 3 June 2013 Contains both parts of the Africa Special, plus 20 minutes of deleted scenes.
Series 19 and 20[32] 9 September 2013 All 13 episode from the nineteenth and twentieth series, including both parts of the Africa Special. Note: Series 19 was planned to be released separately on 1 April 2013, but was cancelled.
The Perfect Road Trip [33] 18 November 2013 DVD Special, never broadcast on TV, in which Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond select the best mode of transport for each part of a journey from Venice in Italy to Pau in France.
The Burma Special[34] 2 June 2014 Contains both parts of the Burma Special in a 'Special Extended Edition', including 35 minutes of unseen footage and behind the scenes extras.
Best of British[35] 4 August 2014 A compilation of some of Top Gear’s finest encounters with the best of British cars.

By Series[edit]

The Great Adventures
  • The Great Adventures (2008)
  1. "American Special" (Series 9, Episode 3)
  2. "Polar Special" (Series 9, Episode 7)
  • The Great Adventures 2 (2009)
  1. "Botswana Special" (Series 10, Episode 4)
  2. "Vietnam Special" (Series 12, Episode 8)
  • The Great Adventures 3 (2010)
  1. "Bolivia Special" (Series 14, Episode 6)
  2. "Romanian Road Trip" (Series 14, Episode 1)
  3. "Bonneville Road Trip" (Series 12, Episode 2)
  • The Great Adventures 4 (2011)
  1. "American East Coast Special" (Series 16, Episode 1)
  2. "Middle East Special" (Series 16, Episode 2)
  3. "Albanian Road Trip" (Series 16, Episode 3)
  • The Great Adventures 5 (2012)
  1. "India Special" (Series 18, Episode 0)
  2. "Supercars Across Italy" (Series 18, Episode 1)
  • The Great African Adventure (2013) (Series 19, Episodes 6 and 7)
  • The Burma Special (2014) (Series 21, Episodes 6 and 7)
Compilations
  • Back In The Fast Lane (2003)
  • Revved Up (2005)
  • The Challenges (2007)
  • The Challenges 2 (2008)
  • The Challenges 3 (2009)
  • The Challenges 4 (2010)
  • The Challenges 5 (2011)
  • The Challenges 6 (2012)
  • Best of British (2014)
Top Gear Magazine
  • Back In The Fast Lane - Highlights From Series One & Two (2003)
  • The Best Of Series Three & Four (2004)
  • Jaguar XK & Aston Martin V8 - At The Ring (2005)
  • The Best Of Top Gear - Revved Up (2005)
  • 007: The Best Car Chases (2005)
  • The Races (2006)
  • Best Of The Challenges (2007)
  • Greatest Movie Chases Ever (2007)
  • Planes, Rockets and Automobiles (2008)
  • Best Of The Stig (2009)
  • Behind The Scenes Of Jeremy Clarkson - Duel (2009)
  • Best Of The Supercars (2010)
  • Cars With Soul (2011)
  • Senna - Exclusive Preview (2011)
Interactive
  • Richard Hammond's Interactive Challenge (2007)
  • Richard Hammond's Interactive Stunt Challenge (2008)
Straight-To-DVD Specials
  • Top Gear - Uncovered (2009)
  • Top Gear - Apocalypse (2010)
  • Top Gear - At The Movies (2011)
  • Top Gear - The Worst Car in The History of The World (2012)
  • Top Gear - The Perfect Road Trip (2013)
Special Episodes
  • Winter Olympics (2006)
  • The Polar Special: The Director's Cut (2008)
Complete Series
  • The Complete Tenth Series (2009)
  • The Complete Eleventh Series (2010)
  • The Complete Twelfth Series (2010)
  • The Complete Thirteenth Series (2010)
  • The Complete Fourteenth Series (2011)
  • The Complete Fifteenth Series (2011)
  • The Complete Sixteenth Series (2011)
  • The Complete Seventeenth Series (2012)
  • The Complete Eighteenth Series (2012)
Compilation Sets
  • The Collection (2006)

- Featuring "Back In The Fast Lane", "Revved Up" and "Winter Olympics"

  • The Collection 2.0 (2009)

- Featuring "The Great Adventures" and "The Challenges"

  • The Collection 3.0 (2011)

- Featuring "The Great Adventures 2" and "The Great Adventures 3"

  • The Great Adventures Collection 1 (2009)

- Featuring "The Great Adventures" and "The Great Adventures 2"

  • The Great Adventures Collection 2 (2011)

- Featuring "The Great Adventures 3" and "The Great Adventures 4"

  • The Challenges Collection 1 (2008)

- Featuring "The Challenges" and "The Challenges 2"

  • The Challenges Collection 2 (2010)

- Featuring "The Challenges" 1-4

  • Stig Bust: The Challenges (2010)

- Featuring "The Challenges" 1-4" and "Back In The Fast Lane"

  • Stig Helmet: Top Gear On DVD (2010)

- Featuring "The Challenges 4", "The Great Adventures 2" and "The Great Adventures 3"

  • Stig Helmet: The Great Adventures (2011)

- Featuring "The Great Adventures" and "The Great Adventures 2"

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