List of Top Gear home video releases

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Since 2002, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs of the British TV series Top Gear have been released, containing full episodes, compilations, or specially filmed material.

Many episodes are not presented as originally broadcast, and are included as either abridged 50 minute versions or "Director's Cuts" with unbroadcast deleted scenes reinstated. Changes to the soundtrack are also common when the original music is not licensed for home video.

Releases[edit]

Title UK Date AU Date USA Date Notes
Complete Series
Series 10[1] 25 October 2010 (2010-10-25) (D) N/A 21 April 2009 (2009-04-21) (D) Also includes the Botswana Special.

American release titled The Complete Season 10.

Series 11[2] 25 April 2011 (2011-04-25) (D) N/A 12 January 2010 (2010-01-12) (D) American release titled The Complete Season 11.
The Complete Season 12[3] N/A N/A 12 January 2010 (2010-01-12) (D) Also includes the Vietnam Special.

Bonus: audio commentaries from The Great Adventures 2.

Series 13[4] 8 August 2011 (2011-08-08) (D) N/A 28 September 2010 (2010-09-28) (D)[5] Bonus (USA only): extras originally included on The Challenges 5 and The Great Adventures 2.

American release titled The Complete Season 13.

Series 14[6] 23 April 2012 (2012-04-23) (D) N/A 15 February 2011 (2011-02-15) (D,B) Bonus (American release): Bolivia Special, Polar Special, Celebrity Laps and Featurettes.

The American release is titled The Complete Season 14.

Series 15[7] 20 August 2012 (2012-08-20) (D) N/A 15 February 2011 (2011-02-15) (D,B) Bonus (American release): Featurettes (Bentley Continental Supersports: The Stig's Lap, James Cooks Volcano Lunch, James Checks Tire Pressure on Hilux, Porsche 911 Sports Classic: The Stig's Lap, Presenters End of Series Chat), Celebrity Laps, James May's Journey, Outtakes.

The American release is titled The Complete Season 15.

Series 16[8] 1 October 2012 (2012-10-01) (D) N/A 9 August 2011 (2011-08-09) (D,B) Bonus (American release): Middle East Special, USA Road Trip, Pre-Series Chat, Behind the Scenes - Top Gear Production Office and Studio, Bishop Celebrity Lap, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg Laps, John Prescott - Jezza vs. Prezza, Clarkson and Hammond Joking About James' Death, End of Series 16 Chat.

The American release is titled The Complete Season 16.

Series 17[9] 1 October 2012 (2012-10-01) (D) N/A 28 February 2012 (2012-02-28) (D,B) Bonus (American release): Top Gear USA: Season 1 Episode 6, Behind the Scenes Chats, James Tests the Nissan GT-R Launch Control, New Series Intro and End of Series Chat with Clarkson & May, Celebrity Lap Extended Scenes.

The American release is titled The Complete Season 17.

The Complete Season 18[10] N/A N/A 12 June 2012 (2012-06-12) (D) Also includes India Special.
Series 19 and 20[11] 9 September 2013 (2013-09-09) (D) N/A N/A Includes Africa Special (parts one and two).
The Complete Season 19 N/A N/A 14 May 2013 (2013-05-14) (D) Includes Africa Special (parts one and two).
The Complete Season 20 N/A N/A 14 January 2014 (2014-01-14) (D)
Series 23 25 July 2016 (2016-07-25) (D,B) N/A N/A Also includes Extra Gear: Series One.
Specials
Winter Olympics Special 5 June 2006 (2006-06-05) (D) 5 July 2006 (2006-07-05) (D) N/A Bonus: Out-takes, additional footage of the Stig's training regimen.
The Great Adventures 3 March 2008 (2008-03-03) (D) 2 October 2012 (2012-10-02) (D) N/A A boxed release of the Polar Special (72 minute "Director's Cut"), and the US Special (abridged 50 minute version).

Australian release re-titled "Top Gear Double Pack".

The Great Adventures: US Special N/A 7 August 2008 (2008-08-07) (D) N/A Abridged 50 minute version.
The Polar Special: The Director's Cut 20 October 2008 (2008-10-20) (B) 5 June 2008 (2008-06-05) (D)
2 November 2008 (2008-11-02) (B)
N/A 72 minute "Director's Cut"
The Great Adventures 2 23 March 2009 (2009-03-23) (D) 2 December 2010 (2010-12-02) (D) N/A Botswana Special (66 minute "Director's Cut") and Vietnam Special.

Bonus: audio commentary on both specials with producer Andy Wilman and crew, deleted scenes, and photo galleries.

Australian release re-titled 'Top Gear Double Pack'.

The Great Adventures: Vietnam Special N/A 4 June 2009 (2009-06-04) (D) N/A Bonus: audio commentary with producer Andy Wilman and crew, deleted scenes, and photo gallery.
The Great Adventures: Botswana Special N/A 6 July 2009 (2009-07-06) (D) N/A Bonus: audio commentary with producer Andy Wilman and crew, deleted scenes, and photo gallery.
The Great Adventures Vol. 3 [12] 22 March 2009 (2009-03-22) (D,B) 3 June 2009 (2009-06-03) (D,B) N/A Bolivia Special (86 minute "Director's Cut"), Romania (44 minute "Director's Cut") and Bonneville (41 minute "Director's cut").

Bonus: commentary on Bolivia Special with James May, Producer Andy Wilman and crew, and photo galleries. Australian release re-titled 3 Great Adventures.

The Great Adventures Vol. 4 [13] 29 March 2011 (2011-03-29) (D,B) 2 June 2011 (2011-06-02) (D,B) N/A Middle East Special (84 minute "Director's Cut"), Series 16 USA Road Trip (52 minute "Director's Cut"), and the Albanian Challenge (33 minute "Director's Cut").

Bonus: Deleted Scenes, commentary from James May and crew on the Middle East Special (TV Version).

The Great Adventures Vol. 5 [14] 26 March 2012 (2012-03-26) (D,B) 7 June 2012 (2012-06-07) (D,B) N/A India Special and Supercars Across Italy challenge.

Bonus: audio commentary from James May and crew on the India Special, Extra Stig laps, Additional high speed run footage, Deleted Scenes on 'Supercars Across Italy'.

50 Years of Bond Cars[15] 18 February 2013 (2013-02-18) (D) N/A N/A
The Great African Adventure [16] 3 June 2013 (2013-06-03) (D,B) 7 August 2013 (2013-08-07) (D,B) N/A Africa Special (parts one and two).

Bonus: deleted scenes.

The Burma Special [17] 2 June 2014 (2014-06-02) (D,B) 6 August 2014 (2014-08-06) (D,B) N/A 'Extended Edition' of Parts One and Two with "35 minutes of unseen footage".
The Patagonia Special [18] 17 November 2014 (2014-11-17) (D,B) 17 November 2014 (2014-11-17) (D,B) N/A Omnibus of both parts. Also includes Australian Road Trip (55 minute "Director's Cut").
Compilations
Back in the Fast Lane – The Best of Series One & Two 27 October 2003 (2003-10-27) (D) 7 February 2007 (2007-02-07) (D) N/A 95 minute compilation of highlights from Series One and Two. The features are heavily truncated from their original versions.

A preview disc, "Back in the Fast Lane – Highlights from Series One & Two", was given away with Top Gear Magazine the previous month.

Revved Up 6 June 2005 (2005-06-06) (D) 2 February 2006 (2006-02-02) (D) N/A 105 minute compilation of highlights from Series Three, Four and Five, plus unaired footage.

A preview disc, "The Best of Revved Up", was given away with Top Gear Magazine the previous month

The Challenges 21 May 2007 (2007-05-21) (D) 3 October 2007 (2007-10-03) (D) N/A Later releases were re-authored with "menus that aren't totally incomprehensible" and the option to play challenges individually.[19]

A preview disc, "Best of the Challenges", was given away with Top Gear Magazine the previous month.

The Challenges 2 2 June 2008 (2008-06-02) (D) 6 November 2008 (2008-11-06) (D) N/A Bonus: out-takes, multi-angle driving sequences, extended 'Star In A reasonably Priced Car' laps/interviews with Lewis Hamilton and Simon Cowell.

Amazon-exclusive limited edition release came packaged in a cardboard sleeve, with a free "I Am the Stig" XL T-shirt.

The Challenges Vol. 3[20] 8 June 2009 (2009-06-08) (D) 5 November 2009 (2009-11-05) (D) N/A Bonus: "The Cool Wall Uncut", "Extended 'Star In A Reasonably Priced Car' interview/lap with Boris Johnson", "Extended Top Gear Awards", "Spitfire Magic" and "Rides With The Stig".
The Challenges 4[21] 7 June 2010 (2010-06-07) (D) 4 November 2010 (2010-11-04) (D) N/A
The Challenges Vol. 5[22] 13 June 2011 (2011-06-13) (D) 3 November 2011 (2011-11-03) (D) N/A Bonus: Extended interview with Lewis Hamilton, Deleted Scenes and Outtakes.
The Challenges Vol. 6[23] 4 June 2012 (2012-06-04) (D) 2 August 2012 (2012-08-02) (D) N/A Bonus: Stig’s Cousins’ Laps, Unseen Interview Clips of Sebastian Vettel, Jonathan Ross, Ryan Reynolds, Ross Noble and Alice Cooper, Interceptors’ Titles Sequence, Amy Williams’ Helmet Cam Footage, Desert & Ice Montage, Deleted Scenes
Best of British[24] 4 August 2014 (2014-08-04) (D) N/A N/A
Greatest Hits 23 November 2015 (2015-11-23) (D,B) N/A N/A
Best of the Specials 27 November 2017 (2017-11-27) (D)[25] 14 February 2018 (2018-02-14) (D)[26] N/A
Winter Blunderland 26 November 2018 (2018-11-26) (D)[27] N/A N/A
Direct To Video
Top Gear Uncovered[28] 16 November 2009 (2009-11-16) (D) N/A N/A Richard Hammond advises the viewer on how to create and present their own episode of Top Gear, using household objects and relatives' cars.
Top Gear Apocalypse[29] 22 November 2010 (2010-11-22) (D,B) N/A N/A 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.
Top Gear at the Movies[30] 14 November 2011 (2011-11-14) (D,B) N/A N/A Richard Hammond and James May search for the best movie scenes connected with cars and re-enact them in their own special way.
The Worst Car in the History of the World[31] 19 November 2012 (2012-11-19) (D,B) N/A N/A 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".
The Perfect Road Trip[32] 18 November 2013 (2013-11-18) (D,B) N/A N/A 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 Perfect Road Trip 2[33] 17 November 2014 (2014-11-17) (D,B) N/A N/A Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond have "another crack" at experiencing the Perfect Road Trip in a range of cars on roads amongst the scenery and sunshine of the Mediterranean.
Other
The Collection 18 December 2006 (2006-12-18) (D) 1 July 2007 (2007-07-01) (D) N/A Re-release of Back in the Fast Lane, Revved Up and Winter Olympics in a slipcase.

Australian release includes postcards, personalized number-plate and a collector's booklet housed inside a tin.

Richard Hammond's Interactive Challenge 21 November 2007 (2007-11-21) (D) 2 January 2008 (2008-01-02) (D) N/A Interactive DVD, featuring challenges, quizzes and other games from the world of Top Gear.
Richard Hammond's Stunt Challenge 17 November 2008 (2008-11-17) (D) N/A N/A Interactive DVD: further challenges, quizzes and competitions
Ambitious But Rubbish[34] N/A 2 December 2015 (2015-12-02) (D) N/A Contains all eight episodes of the BBC America series
From A - Z: The Ultimate Extended Edition 2 December 2015 (2015-12-02) (D,B)[35] N/A N/A 143 minute "Extended Edition"

Compilations[edit]

Title
Back in the Fast Lane – The Best of Series One & Two

95 minute compilation of highlights from Series One and Two. The features are heavily truncated from their original versions.

Reviews: Pagani Zonda, Lamborghini Murchiélago, Noble M12, Jaguar XKR-R, Aston Martin DB7 GT, Renault Clio V6, Audi S4, Bowler, Rolls-Royce Phantom, Ferrari 575 Vs Aston Martin Vanquish, The Talon, Mitsubishi Evo Vs Subaru Impreza, Renault Megane, McLaren F1, TVR 350C, Mercedes S-Class, Koenigsegg, Bentley Arnage, Lotus Elise, Vauxhall VX 220 Turbo, Mercedes SL55 AMG

Stunts/challenges: Bus Jump, Grannies Doing Doughnuts, Beating a Speed Camera, Fastest Faith, Rocket Car, Car Vs Plane, Caravan World Speed Record, Masters Of The Universe
Revved Up

105 minute compilation of highlights from Series Three, Four and Five.

Challenges: Pendine Dands, Car Vs Bobsleigh, Monte-Carlo Or Bust, Apache Vs Lotus Shootout, People Carrier Racing, £1500 Porsces, High Voltage, Dangerous Crosswinds, Indestructible Hilux (both parts).

Unbroadcast Bonus Footage: out-takes, The Stig.
The Challenges

A compilation of the best Top Gear challenges from past series of the show.

Includes "Bugatti Veyron v. Cessna", "Cheap 70's Supercars", "Peugeot 207 v. Parkour", "Building Limousines", "Reliant Space Shuttle", "Porsche Cayenne", "Convertible People Carrier" and "Amphibious Cars Challenge".
The Challenges 2

A second compilation of challenges from past series of the show.

Includes: "Amphibious Cars Challenge II", "Bugatti Veyron v. Eurofighter", "Race Across London", "Motorhome Racing", "The Greatest Driving Road", "Fiat 500 v. BMX" and "Britcar 24 Hour Endurance Racing".
The Challenges Vol. 3

A third selection of challenges from past series of the show.

Includes: "Cheap Alfas Challenge", "British Leyland Challenge", "Race Across Japan", "Top Gear v. the Germans", "Lorrying Challenge", "Richard's F1 Challenge", "Fox Hunting" and "Bus Racing".
The Challenges 4
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 other challenges.
The Challenges Vol. 5
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".
The Challenges Vol. 6
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".
Best of British
A compilation of some of Top Gear's finest encounters with the best of British cars. Includes "Race to the North", "Mini WRC rally car vs. skeleton racer", "Ford Fiesta beach landing with the Royal Marines", "50th Birthday of the Jaguar E-Type"
Top Gear: Greatest Hits
Eighteen of the finest challenges, races and reviews from the 22 series with the Clarkson, Hammond and May line-up on two discs. The compilation includes "Aston Martin DB9 – Race to Monte Carlo", "Indestructible Hilux", "Britcar 24 Hour Endurance Race", "Reliant Space Shuttle," "Race to the North", "Peel P50", "Build an Electric Car", "Rally Car vs Bobsleigh", "Jaguar E-Type 50th & Eagle Speedster", "Bugatti Veryron vs Cessna", "Convertible People Carrier", "Cheap Supercar Challenge", "Race Across London", "Reliant Robin", "Amphibious Cars Challenges II", "The P45", "Best of British on the Mall" and "Aston Martin V12 Vantage".

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