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The Resource And on that bombshell, Richard Porter

And on that bombshell, Richard Porter

Label
And on that bombshell
Title
And on that bombshell
Statement of responsibility
Richard Porter
Title variation
And on that bombshell
Title variation remainder
inside the madness and genius of Top Gear
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
I was Top Gear's script editor for 13 years and all 22 series. I basically used to check spelling and think of stupid gags about The Stig. I also got to hang around with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. It didn't feel like something you should get paid for. From the disastrous pilot show of 2002 to the sudden and unexpected ending in 2015, working on Top Gear was quite a rollercoaster ride. We crossed continents, we made space ships, we bobbed across the world's busiest shipping lane in a pick-up truck. We also got chased by an angry mob, repeatedly sparked fury in newspapers, and almost killed one of our presenters. I realised that I had quite a few stories to tell from behind the scenes on the show. I remembered whose daft idea it was to get a dog. I recalled the wilfully stupid way in which we decorated our horrible office. I had a sudden flashback to the time a Bolivian drug lord threatened to kill us. I decided I should write down some of these stories. So I have. I hope you like them. And now, a quote from James May: 'Richard Porter has asked me to "write a quote" for his new book about the ancient history of Top Gear. But this is a ridiculous request. How can one "write a quote"? Surely, by definition, a quote must be extracted from a greater body of writing, for the purpose of illustrating or supporting a point in an unrelated work. I cannot "write a quote" any more than I could "film an out-take". 'Porter, like Athens, has lost his marbles.' - James May
Cataloging source
QPPL
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1975-
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Porter, Richard
Dewey number
791.45
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Automotive journalists
  • Television personalities
  • Documentary television programs
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles, Racing
  • Sports cars
  • Television programs
  • Television programs
Label
And on that bombshell, Richard Porter
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056117561
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
294 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781409164746
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)928252266
Label
And on that bombshell, Richard Porter
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000056117561
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
294 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781409164746
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)928252266

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