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jonboy
04-08-2015, 04:09 AM
So the BBC effectively sacked him from Top Gear, one of the most popular and profitable programmes they have, seen in 150 countries, but news just announced is that he will be back on the box in a couple of weeks time in another different programme....

What is that all about??? a BBC spokesperson said something along the lines of his Top Gear contract has been terminated but he wasn't banned from appearing on TV.....sounds like a good case of SIW

seanz
04-08-2015, 04:20 AM
My turn to ask about abbreviation...wot's SIW?

jonboy
04-08-2015, 05:37 AM
Self-inflicted wound, as in shooting oneself in the foot

seanz
04-08-2015, 05:56 AM
Ah. Can't say, but it is very, very strange that any 'contractor' sacked for assault is then re-contracted back, immediately, by the same company.

WszystekPoTrochu
04-08-2015, 06:20 AM
Ah. Can't say, but it is very, very strange that any 'contractor' sacked for assault is then re-contracted back, immediately, by the same company.

A peculiar way of saying such behaviour is not acceptable, but they don't want to resign from cooperation. Basically like suspension, only with more publicity.

Figment
04-08-2015, 07:42 AM
but what about Slow and the Hamster?

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
04-08-2015, 09:22 AM
but what about slow and the hamster?

wgaf

Figment
04-08-2015, 09:23 AM
Sorry, I left my welsh-decoder ring at the pub.... :D

In most episodes of Top Gear I preferred their contributions over Clarkson's.

jonboy
04-08-2015, 09:23 AM
de -duuuur...the plot thickens...

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
04-08-2015, 09:38 AM
Sorry, I left my welsh-decoder ring at the pub.... :D

In most episodes of Top Gear I preferred their contributions over Clarkson's.

If Top Gear is to return (not a given), as a motoring programme (still not a given) - then May may have a role, Hamster has little of consequence to add.

Either or both could be included - or left out - there is no shortage of suitable alternatives.

Clarkson is off to pastures new - as an itinerant comic.

jonboy
04-08-2015, 10:18 AM
With the current PM as one of his best mates , he'll be up for standing as an MP soon, then we can have the two clowns Boris and Farage looking slightly left wing.

bamamick
04-08-2015, 10:30 AM
I understood both James and Richard had declined to do the show without Clarkson? I had assumed those guy all had enough money that it didn't matter any more.

Mickey Lake

John of Phoenix
04-08-2015, 10:36 AM
HimselfWhilst Clarkson states such views in his columns and in public appearances, his public persona does not necessarily represent his personal views, as he acknowledged whilst interviewing Alastair Campbell (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alastair_Campbell) saying "I don't believe what I write, any more than you (Alastair Campbell) believe what you say".[54] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Clarkson#cite_note-54)
Clarkson has been described as a "skilful propagandist for the motoring lobby" by The Economist (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Economist).[55] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Clarkson#cite_note-55) With a forthright and sometimes deadpan delivery, Clarkson is said to thrive on the notoriety his public comments bring, and has risen to the level of the bÍte noire (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/b%C3%AAte_noire) of the various groups who disagree with his views. On the Channel 4 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_4) organised viewer poll, for the 100 Worst Britons We Love to Hate programme, Clarkson polled in 66th place. By 2005, Clarkson was perceived by the press to have upset so many people and groups, The Independent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Independent) put him on trial for various 'crimes', declaring him guilty on most counts.[50] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Clarkson#cite_note-ThePeoplevsJeremyClarkson-50)

Jim Bow
04-08-2015, 11:58 AM
There was a TV critic (sorry, can't cite) who suggested that Clarkson , et al, were stuck in a career quicksand. The money and notoriety were welcome, but the joy and creativity were all used up. They were acting up rather than just walking away.
Clarkson has done some wonderful docs on WW2. May has a couple of shows of his own.
Let each go his own way. Hammond rose above his position as a drive time DJ, he can fall back.

Vince Brennan
04-08-2015, 12:44 PM
Sorry, I left my welsh-decoder ring at the pub.... :D

In most episodes of Top Gear I preferred their contributions over Clarkson's.

Who Gives A (censored). Closely akin to DILLIGAF. (Do I LOOK Like I Give....). Etc., etc., etc. I just never cottoned to the whole show concept OR the host(esses).

Clarkey
04-08-2015, 12:45 PM
There was a TV critic (sorry, can't cite) who suggested that Clarkson , et al, were stuck in a career quicksand. The money and notoriety were welcome, but the joy and creativity were all used up. They were acting up rather than just walking away.
Clarkson has done some wonderful docs on WW2. May has a couple of shows of his own.
Let each go his own way. Hammond rose above his position as a drive time DJ, he can fall back.

That rings true to me. Top Gear has been stale and formulaic for a few years now and I can believe that he may have wanted to go out with a bang rather than a whimper.