Top Gear is known for sailing close to the wind sometimes. It is also known for crossing the line on other occasions requiring public apology after upsetting particular groups of people (the infamous Mexican ‘joke’ in one episode being one such example). Top Gear is watched by quite literally millions of people around the world. The formula is so popular that it has subsequently been sold to other nations who have in turn made it their own.
Top Gear in the UK however has remained a set formula for a while. The presenters, James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson provide mirth and car features in equal measure. The latest furore is of course in relation to the number plate that one of their cars wore whilst they filmed a piece in Argentina. Some veterans took the registration of the car to be a reference to the Falklands War.
Several stories have been published in the press with regard to the presents knowing (or not knowing) that the registration may have been offensive. Have a read on the official Top Gear site to see what Andy Wilman – the producer – has to say about the whole thing. It certainly makes for enlightening reading.