Jeremy Clarkson: Meets the Neighbours

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Jeremy Clarkson: Meets the Neighbours
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Genre Documentary, Motoring
Directed by Ewan Keil
Presented by Jeremy Clarkson
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 5
Production
Producer(s) Richard Pearson
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) BBC Birmingham
Release
Original network BBC Two
Picture format 576i, anamorphic 16:9
Original release 24 May – 21 June 2002

Jeremy Clarkson: Meets the Neighbours is a television series presented by Jeremy Clarkson and during the course of the series, he drives a 1960s Jaguar E-Type around six European countries.[1] The show was first shown during May and June 2002 on BBC Two. Over the series, Clarkson drives around 20,000 miles visiting six European countries to discover just how different their lifestyles are to those in Britain, and whether the reality matches the stereotypical perception of each country.[2] The show was produced by BBC Birmingham and executively produced by Richard Pearson. Meet The Neighbours was the second of two series involving Clarkson which were filmed during his hiatus from Top Gear,[3] and his fifth documentary series for the BBC, following Motorworld, Extreme Machines, Car Years and Speed. The show was first shown on UK television channel BBC Two, before being shown to an international audience on BBC World. As of 2008, it has regularly been repeated on various UKTV channels, most recently being Dave, however, nearly 15 minutes of footage has been cut from each episode to allow for adverts within the sixty-minute slot. 30-minute versions of each episode have also been aired.

Episode list[edit]

# Episode Airdate Production code UK viewers (million)
Episode 1 France 24 May 2002[4] NBMW545B 2.43[5]
Episode 2 Belgium & Netherlands 31 May 2002[6] NBMW550X 2.01[7]
Episode 3 Germany 7 June 2002[8] NBMW549D 2.12[9]
Episode 4 Spain 14 June 2002[10] NBMW547P 2.39[11]
Episode 5 Italy 21 June 2002[12] NBMW546W 2.98[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Crisp, Lyndall (2014-11-29). "Jeremy Clarkson meets the neighbours on road journey through Europe". The Australian. 
  2. ^ "Breakfast: Jeremy Clarkson". BBC News Online. 2002-05-24. 
  3. ^ Deans, Jason (24 November 2004). "Road shows". Media Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. 
  4. ^ "Jeremy Clarkson Meets the Neighbours 24 May 2002 21.50". BBC Genome. 
  5. ^ "BARB Weekly Top 30s BBC2 w/e 26 May 2002". Broadcasters Audience Research Board. 
  6. ^ "Jeremy Clarkson Meets the Neighbours 31 May 2002 21.50". BBC Genome. 
  7. ^ "BARB Weekly Top 30s BBC2 w/e 2 Jun 2002". Broadcasters Audience Research Board. 
  8. ^ "Jeremy Clarkson Meets the Neighbours 7 May 2002 21.50". BBC Genome. 
  9. ^ "BARB Weekly Top 30s BBC2 w/e 9 Jun 2002". Broadcasters Audience Research Board. 
  10. ^ "Jeremy Clarkson Meets the Neighbours 14 May 2002 21.50". BBC Genome. 
  11. ^ "BARB Weekly Top 30s BBC2 w/e 16 June 2002". Broadcasters Audience Research Board. 
  12. ^ "Jeremy Clarkson Meets the Neighbours 21 May 2002 21.50". BBC Genome. 
  13. ^ "BARB Weekly Top 30s BBC2 w/e 23 June 2002". Broadcasters Audience Research Board.