Top Gear back in Banbury – for Chinese tv

Filming cars in Parsons Street, Banbury, for Top Gear China. NNL-151013-134551009
Filming cars in Parsons Street, Banbury, for Top Gear China. NNL-151013-134551009

Top Gear fans waiting to see what life will be like post-Clarkson, Hammond and May were stopped in their tracks at lunchtime today, Tuesday.

For while mystery surrounds what’s in store with Chris Evans at the helm, Banbury was brought to a standstill as a film crew arrived to record scenes for the Chinese version of the programme.

A trio of sports cars – including a Morgan three-wheeler – turned up in Parsons Street with the presenters and a full crew, to tape scenes likely to be aired in November.

The three cars were filmed being driven along North Bar and a short way down Parsons Street, stopping outside clothing shop Fresh Air Junkie.

There was also close-up of the presenters out of the cars.

The location manager explained they were filming a route that would take them from London to the North of England, featuring different cars along the way.

After lunch at Pizza Calzone, they were off again ready to turn other places along the route into stars on Chinese tv.