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Top Gear

Synopsis

We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
This week's car of the decade is from the 30s.
William Woollard tests the Citroen Traction Avant that introduced a new level of engineering to the family car, and foreshadowed front wheel drive.
Chris Goffey reports on the latest Mazda 626 which breaks new ground with a rear-wheel steering system designed to improve highspeed handling.
On a lighter note, Sue Baker tests the special Buick used to take the Duke and Duchess of Windsor into exile after the abdication. Some of the presenters try out an unusual motor sport - tractor pulling.
Producer KEN POLLOCK
Executive producer TOM ROSS BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown: William Woollard
Unknown: Chris Goffey
Producer: Ken Pollock
Producer: Tom Ross






About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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