Jeremy Clarkson has received a thick folder with things that should not be done in The Grand Tour if he does not want to have problems with BBC’s lawyers
Andy Wilman – best friend of Jeremy and producer of his new broadcast said that the lawyers of the show warned him to be careful with elements that can be perceived as a reference to Top Gear. In an interview with The Telegraph, he revealed some of the most bizarre bans:
“They got funnier and funnier. We went to Namibia to make a big film. The lawyers got out a film we had done [for Top Gear] in Botswana. The lawyers go through everything and they said, ‘There’s a scene in [Top Gear] where you’re in the middle of the Okavango and you go, “This scenery is beautiful”, so watch that you don’t do that.’
“So we were in the desert in Namibia and we had to go, “for legal reasons, this scenery is shit’.”
“There is a leaderboard but we can’t have hand-written stuff.”
“We sort of do the news but can’t call it news. There is talking and people sit down and get up and we race cars but tea break has changed.”
The most unpleasant news for fans, however, is focused on the salty vocabulary of James May, who loved to say “cock”, but probably will not be able to do it anymore …
Whatever the opinion of lawyers would be, I doubt that there is a force in the world that can stop Clarkson, Hammond and May from being who they are.