The brand new series of the world’s biggest car programme continues as Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May demonstrate their love for compact, small engined cars with a trip to the Ukraine.
With Clarkson in a Volkswagen Up, Hammond in a Ford Fiesta and May in a Dacia Sandero the trio zoom around the Crimean Peninsula absorbing some local history, visiting an old Soviet submarine pen and enjoying their manoeuvrable, economical cars to the full. Unfortunately, their carefree time is curtailed when they are challenged to a vast drive, heading north across one of the largest countries in Europe and must take any step necessary to fight the immense boredom of a long car journey.
Eventually, the three arrive in Kiev only to receive one final and truly fearsome challenge. To complete their journey they must drive them directly into the post-nuclear wasteland of Chernobyl with only their beloved little cars as protection
Also in this programme, Jeremy is on the track in a very fast and very orange supercar from Denmark, the 1086 horsepower Zenvo ST1.
Finally, the Reasonably Priced Car welcomes back singer James Blunt who will be talking about his new album and attempting to beat his own lap time out on the track.
Top Gear Series 21 (episode 3)
Wednesday 26 February at 20:00 on BBC Entertainment channel 120 DStv