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"The Zimbabwe Special" will be the twelfth special episode of the Amazon Prime motoring show The Grand Tour as well as it's final production. It is the four episode of the show's fifth series , the forty-six episode overall and the finale to The Grand Tour.

The episode saw the presenters travel around Zimbabwe in a selection of classic 70s cars.

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The episode sees the presenters travel across Zimbabwe in a range of classic cars from the 1970s.

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The episode was filmed in Zimbabwe in September 2023.

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The old Top Gear trio of Jeremy Clarkson , Richard Hammond, and James May will be hitting your screen as the hosts of The Grand Tour for the final time in 2024. The two final episodes have now been filmed, taking place in Mauritania and Zimbabwe, where the trio we've grown to love will close a chapter that's been three decades in the making.

“We’re done. I have reviewed cars on TV since 1989. That’s 34 years. And after next year, I won’t be doing that any more," Clarkson told The Times .

Since The Grand Tour launched in 2016, after Clarkson was fired from Top Gear for punching a producer, it's gone through several changes. First, it was essentially a Top Gear recreation, with celebrity interviews and an in-studio live show. Then they tightened it up by ditching the celebrity stuff. Eventually, they ditched the live show altogether and just made feature-length specials. And while none of The Grand Tour's iterations managed to capture the magic of Top Gear at its best , it was still one of the most watched shows on Amazon Prime . Millions of people tuned in to watch the automotive equivalent of the Three Stooges (and I mean that as a grand compliment).

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All three hosts have their own projects to pursue outside of The Grand Tour anyway. Clarkson has his farm show and May has a travel show, both of which are also on Amazon Prime , while Hammond still does a lot of work for DriveTribe , while also presenting other TV programs. So they'll still be around, even though The Grand Tour won't be.

This news also comes just a couple of weeks after the BBC decided to indefinitely shut down Top Gear . After host Freddie Flintoff's accident during filming and the subsequent settlement, the BBC decided against renewing the show. Clarkson doesn't blame the most recent trio of Top Gear hosts for not wanting to return, either, specifically Flintoff.

"Richard Hammond was always keen to get back to work [following a crash], whereas Freddie isn’t," Clarkson told The Sun . "I don’t blame him. I know what happened on that awful day and it was horrific."

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Clarkson even said that anyone who wants to take over in Flintoff's spot would come across as "heartless."

In a matter of weeks, the world learned that the two most entertaining car shows on TV are shutting down. We all knew this day was coming soon, as the original Top Gear gang are all either in their sixties or getting quite close, but it's still a little sad to see them go. Sure, their most recent work pales in comparison to the shows from their prime but, like most millennial car nerds, Clarkson, Hammond, and May made an indelible impression on me and the way I look at cars, and I'm sure I'm not alone on that one. Thanks for the memories, chaps.

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Jeremy Clarkson ‘marooned’ in Botswana with Richard Hammond and James May after flight cancelled

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The Grand Tour presenting trio, comprising Jeremy Clarkson , Richard Hammond and James May , are “marooned” at a luxury camp in Botswana , Clarkson has revealed.

The three former Top Gear hosts were filming in Africa for the forthcoming Grand Tour specials, which will air on Amazon Prime Video, when their flights home were apparently cancelled.

On Tuesday (3 October), Clarkson, 63, shared a photo of his co-presenters sitting on their phones at a dining table alongside the caption: “BA [British Airways] have messed up our flight home so we are marooned here at a luxury camp in Botswana. With only 40 staff. It’s all about survival now.”

Clarkson and May, 60, have since posted a number of sarcastic updates about their “desperate” situation.

“Staff/guest ratio ‘as low as 40:1’ in hell-hole safari lodge where GT presenters have been abandoned by their crew. Cheese has arrived,” May shared on Twitter/X alongside a photo of a luxurious cheese board.

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“When BA delay a flight by 12 hours, do they not realise how much hardship they inflict on passengers? We are fighting to stay alive here,” Clarkson wrote alongside a photo of an outdoor swimming pool.

“Thanks to the incompetence of British Airways we’ve had to endure a sunset safari with gin and tonics and meerkats. #Unacceptable,” May added alongside a video of meerkats playing.

In another post, Clarkson shared a video of the lodge’s opulent, open-air lounge, showing May opening a fridge fully stocked with cold beverages, including the Clarkson-owned lager, Hawkstone, which he looks at dubiously. “We are coping. But for how long?” He captioned the post.

A release date and details about the next instalments of The Grand Tour have been kept under wraps; however, in a previous tweet, Clarkson thanked Zimbabwe for their trip there.

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“My profound thanks to the people and government of Zimbabwe for helping to make a very special Grand Tour special, very special. We absolutely adored everything about your country. Apart from the pot holes maybe,” he wrote.

In a recent interview, Clarkson said that he and his co-stars would be on “slightly scary ground” in the next specials.

“We’re doing things that we used to do when we were in our 30s and 40s,” he explained. “But now we’re in our 50s and 60s, so I’m slightly nervous about the next two.

“Let’s just say we’re going back to Africa, and this one’s a hard one. It’s hard if you’re young and fit, but I’m really not fit. I’m very fat. And I’m 63 now.”

The Prime Video show is now in its fifth series since debuting in 2016. The show was born after Clarkson was dismissed from Top Gear in 2015 after attacking a producer.

May, Hammond, 53, and producer Andy Wilman decided to exit the show with him. The Grand Tour follows a similar format to the Top Gear specials, focused on the presenters travelling to foreign places in a specific type of vehicle to complete various challenges.

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Is Sand Job the last Grand Tour special? Here’s what we know

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The penultimate Grand Tour special will be released today, with Jeremy Clarkson , James May and Richard Hammond reuniting to travel across the Sahara .

The former Top Gear hosts first undertook a Grand Tour special in 2016, with their most recent last year seeing them travelling across Central Europe in ‘strange cars nobody buys’, with the trio selecting a Chevrolet SSR, Mitsuoka Le-Seyde and a Crosley CC Convertible.

In recent months all three have spoken about the future of the Amazon Prime Video series after nearly a decade.

Before its end though, this time around they are back for their ‘hottest challenge ever’ where they follow in the footsteps of the legendary Paris-Dakar rally.

Titled Sand Job the episode’s synopsis states: ‘In the remote African country of Mauritania, our trio follow in the footsteps of the legendary Paris-Dakar rally.

‘Instead of bespoke Dakar racers, the boys must complete their journey in cheap modified sports cars.

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‘Their journey begins with the world’s longest train and sees them tackle the killer Sahara and perilous river crossings, whilst protecting their precious fuel bowser from exploding.’

It will hit screens today, Friday February 16.

While the programme aired its last full series in 2021, it has been followed by two specials, with A Scandi Flick released in 2022 and Eurocrash coming out last year.

The final special was filmed in Zimbabwe and is reported to be released sometime next year.

Last month Jeremy, 63, said the show would be ending and branded himself ‘unfit, fat and old’ when speaking about why he was done with the ‘immensely physical’ show.

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‘I’ve driven cars higher than anyone else and further north than anyone else,’ he told The Times.

‘We’ve done everything you can do with a car.

‘When we had meetings about what to do next, people just threw their arms in the air.’

Announcing another season of Clarkson’s Farm last year, Jeremy also posted on Instagram: ‘No more Grand Tour after next year but a LOT more Clarkson’s Farm.’

Earlier this year James also hinted on the Fuelling Around podcast that the end of the series was on the cards.

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‘It’s not over but we’re probably nearer the end than the beginning. God, I hope so, we don’t want another 20 years of this.’

However, speaking to Radio Times, Richard said: ‘I’m sure it will be hard to leave it behind because it’s been 23 years growing into something we never thought it would. But it’d be a bit pre-emptive to host a wake for it now because it’s still breathing.’

The Grand Tour saw the former Top Gear stars come together after they left the BBC series in 2016.

It followed a similar format to Top Gear with a focus on car reviews, challenges, races and studio segments.

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For their penultimate adventure, Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond are off to Africa and it'll no doubt be an outing to remember.

The Grand Tour: Sand Job will see the trio head to the remote African country of Mauritania, where they follow in the footsteps of the Paris-Dakar rally – but, of course, there is a twist.

The group must complete their journey in cheap modified sports cars instead of bespoke Dakar racers, beginning with the world's longest train.

Battling scorching temperatures and unforgiving sand terrain, filming this special was a true test for both the presenters and their cars.

The episode will be available to watch on Prime Video on Friday 16th February , and comes after the news that Jeremy Clarkson has made the decision to quit the series .

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In an interview with The Times , Clarkson explained that his reason for leaving the show was largely down to having already "done everything you can do" when it comes to cars.

He said: "I've driven cars higher than anyone else and further north than anyone else. We’ve done everything you can do with a car. When we had meetings about what to do next, people just threw their arms in the air."

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As for the final Grand Tour special, the trip will be heading to Zimbabwe and the episode is expected to air later this year.

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Jeremy Clarkson Confirms The Grand Tour’s Final Episode on Amazon Prime

TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson has confirmed the end of The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime after next year. This announcement marks the conclusion of a series beloved by fans since its inception in 2016.

Key Takeaways:

  • End of The Grand Tour: Jeremy Clarkson, along with co-presenters Richard Hammond and James May , will no longer film new series of The Grand Tour after next year, following a decision by Amazon Prime’s executives. This marks the end of a popular show that started in 2016 and quickly garnered a devoted fanbase.
  • Fan Reactions and Future Prospects: Fans expressed their disappointment and gratitude on social media, reflecting on the impact the show had on their lives. Despite the end of this era, there’s speculation that Amazon Prime may revive The Grand Tour with new hosts, a move reportedly welcomed by the current presenters.
  • Clarkson’s Future Endeavours: Clarkson mentioned a focus on his other project, ‘Clarkson’s Farm’, and there are two more special episodes of The Grand Tour slated for release, featuring travels to Mauritania and Zimbabwe.

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TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson, renowned for his role in the popular car show The Grand Tour alongside Richard Hammond and James May, has recently spoken about the future of the series. The show, which began on Amazon Prime in 2016, has been a fan favourite but will see no further series after next year. This decision, made by the streaming platform’s bosses, brings an end to a series that has been both entertaining and influential for car enthusiasts.

Clarkson shared his thoughts on Instagram, stating:

“Been a busy day. No more Grand Tour after next year but a LOT more Clarkson’s Farm. Which, this evening, is looking extremely lovely.”

This post quickly became a hub for fans to express their feelings about the series ending. The emotional reactions ranged from sadness over the show’s conclusion to appreciation for the years of entertainment it provided.

One fan commented:

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“Please start a podcast with the three of you, it can just be called the news and you rant for an hour about cars.”

Others expressed their gratitude:

“The end of Clarkson, Hammond and May in whatever it’s called is a sad day. Thank you for everything you did for petrolheads. And now farmheads!”

The influence of the trio was evident in another fan’s words:

“It’s really nice coming to the comments and seeing how these 3 impacted the lives of so many. These lads got me through countless dark times with laughter and endless banter. We all knew the day was coming, and the truest of fans will wish you, Hammond, May, and indeed all of the crew that made the magic happen the absolute best in the next stage. Thank you for inspiring countless enthusiasts around the world.”

Despite Clarkson’s announcement, there’s talk that Amazon Prime might continue The Grand Tour with new hosts. An insider revealed:

“It’s a surprising decision and everyone realises it very much marks the end of an era for the three presenters.”

This potential revival aligns with the presenters’ acceptance of passing the torch to a new generation.

“The Grand Tour is one of Prime Video’s most watched shows and Jeremy, James and Richard have a devoted following. But the guys have made no bones about the fact they’re all advancing in years and they have lots of other projects to pursue,” a source informed The Sun. “They just felt like the time was right and wanted to go out on a high when the show remained popular.”

As fans prepare to bid farewell to this iconic trio, they can look forward to two more special episodes of The Grand Tour, showcasing the team’s adventures in Mauritania and Zimbabwe. This farewell follows their departure from Top Gear in 2015, after a disagreement with producers.

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This is the story of “Grand Tour,” but it is not the half of “Grand Tour.” From the beginning, Gomes’ eccentric, puckish sensibilities are in evidence, with every beautifully rendered black-and-white, period-set interior alternating with bustling, bristling contemporary footage of the various towns and countries featured. Between 1918 and now, some of them have changed their names — Burma is now Myanmar, Siam is now Thailand — but none have changed their spirit, a fact that the seemingly reckless but actually deceptively meticulous construction makes clear.

Sometimes in color, sometimes in monochrome, with the narrators speaking the local lingo and knitting Edward and Molly’s colonial-era stories into the Asia of today, we get gorgeous on-the-fly snapshots of modern life across the continent. A rickety Rangoon ferris wheel propelled by hand (and foot). Workers untangling the wires atop Saigon’s overloaded telephone poles. Old Chinese men playing mahjong; Filipino locals riding tuktuks; Lunar New Year fireworks exploding over the Saigon skyline; a portly man in a restaurant moving himself to tears with his karaoke rendition of “My Way” before returning to his noodles, dabbing at wet eyes.

The film also has a recurring motif in the puppet shows that seemingly every culture has developed, and developed differently, as a storytelling medium. There are marionettes and paper silhouettes and two-person representations of — are they turkeys? Ostriches? Who knows? But that we always see the puppeteers as much as we see their puppets seems appropriate to the sense we get, throughout this overflowing cornucopia of worldly pleasures, of a single intelligence, a particular curiosity and a uniquely skewed sense of humor unifying so much that, in our darker moods, might seem actually to divide us.

Gomes shot this extraordinary film in an extraordinary way. Hampered by Covid-era restrictions, a lot of the modern footage — credited to three cinematographers in Rui Poças, Sayombhu Mukdeeprom and Guo Liang — was directed remotely, while the period segments, whether in bamboo forests or Raffles Hotel or aboard a ship whose captain speaks in six different languages over the mooing of a cargo hold full of cows, were creations on a sound stage. But even aside from the occasional deliberate anachronism — like a cellphone dropped in a forest when Molly is on the verge of catching up to Edward — and despite the brash collisions of stock and style, and scripted fiction and found-footage reality, “Grand Tour” is a remarkably coherent, if richly complex experience.

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  • Production: (Portugal-Italy-France) An Uma Pedra no Sapato production in co-production with Vivo film, Shellac, Cinéma Defacto. (World sales: Match Factory, Cologne.) Producer: Filipa Reis. Executive Producer: João Miller Guerra. Co-producers: Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa, Thomas Ordonneau, Tom Dercourt. 
  • Crew: Director: Miguel Gomes. Screenplay: Mariana Ricardo, Telmo Churro, Maureen Fazendeiro, Miguel Gomes. Camera: Rui Poças, Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Guo Liang. Editors: Telmo Churro, Pedro Filipe Marques.
  • With: Crista Alfaiate, Gonçalo Waddington, Cláudio da Silva, Lang Khê Tran. (Portuguese, Chinese, Thai, French, Burmese, Vietnamese, Filipino, Japanese dialogue)

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Portuguese auteur Miguel Gomes deepens his brand of unclassifiable, globetrotting cinema with Grand Tour , a period drama that's not really a period drama at all, or is it?

Set in Southeast Asia circa 1918, and following the trajectories of a British civil servant and his fiancée as they trace similar paths across the continent, the film hops between present-day documentary footage and historical recreations, with voiceovers in several local languages and a plot that slowly nudges along. Fans of Gomes' breakthrough 2012 feature, Tabu , will find much to love here as well, and in terms of craft his latest offers some truly beguiling moments. But anyone looking for a good story, or characters to get hooked on, may find themselves admiring the scenery without ever relishing it.

Despite a simple pitch, Grand Tour is, at least aesthetically speaking, anything but simple, jumping between epochs, genres, color and black-and-white without warning. Gomes has forged a unique style over the years that blends past and present until they become indistinguishable, as if the period piece we're watching is, in fact, a documentary shot over a hundred years ago that was only unearthed today. Or rather, today's footage actually comes from the past, as thought it were sent back to the future.

If this sounds perplexing, that's because it is, and Grand Tour is not for those who like their movies served up succinctly and without too many digressions. Playing in competition in Cannes, which is a first for the director, it should find bookings in plenty of other festivals and select arthouse theatres, though mostly on a niche basis.

The film is split into two parts that both follow the same winding path, which takes us from Myanmar (still known as Burma back in 1918) to western China, with many, many stops in between. In the first half we follow Edward (Gonçalo Waddington), who's about to meet his fiancé, Molly (Crista Alfaiate), at the train station in Rangoon. They haven't seen each other for seven years and are supposed to get married, but for some reason Edward gets cold feet and sets off on a journey toward parts unknown.

Actually, the title of Anthony Bourdain's continent-hopping foodie series, which trekked all over Asia as well, isn't that far off from what Gomes is doing here. As Edward heads to Singapore, Bangkok and a host of other cities, the director cuts between grainy ethnographic footage of those locations in the present and costumed period recreations that were mostly shot on soundstages in Portugal.

It's supposed to be 1918, but suddenly we're in a karaoke bar in Manila and a guy is singing Frank Sinatra's "My Way" in Tagalog. Or wait, we're in an old home in Vietnam owned by a creepy colonial (Cláudio da Silva), but there are modern cars swirling around a traffic circle as "The Blue Danube" booms on the soundtrack. And why, by the way, do all these Brits speak in Portuguese?

Gomes could care less if this is a bit confusing at times. What interests him is capturing the essence of a certain place and putting the viewer in a certain state of mind - both of which he does quite well, even if Grand Tour seems stretched at over two hours.

The film's second half offers up a little more plot, as we switch to Molly's point of view upon her arrival in Rangoon. From there she tracks the elusive Edward across the continent, picking up a Vietnamese companion (Lang Khê Tran) along the way. The two eventually make it to Shanghai, then head west to Chengdu and the Tibetan border, where we lost Edward's trace during the first part. By then Molly seems lost as well, suffering from a fatal malady and unsure if she'll see her future husband again.  

The director, who co-wrote the script with three other scribes, builds some tension out of the pair possibly crossing paths, although neither party seems totally interested in that happening. While Edward is on the run and never looks back, Molly bursts out laughing anytime someone mentions her situation, as if she's aware that the couple's fate has already been sealed but realizes it's too late to give up. In one sense, the two are on a honeymoon-like death trip, they just don't know it.

While Grand Tour is not a love story by any means, it is about a couple falling under the sway of all the strange and new places they visit - places that seem to alter their bodies and minds. As Edward and Molly make their way from one location to another, Gomes cuts in contemporary footage of karaoke performances, puppet shows, panda bears, martial arts exhibitions and, in one case, two women using their arms and hands to mime chickens making love. Southeast Asia becomes a spectacle of sights and sounds for both the characters and for us, and the best you can do is plunge into it without asking too many questions. In the words of one Japanese monk that Edward meets on his long journey: "Abandon yourself to the world and you'll see how it rewards you."

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