/ 23 November 2023

BBC axes ‘Top Gear’ over safety concerns, all eyeballs on ‘NCIS: Sydney’, and a drunken hitchhiking fail…


The BBC has axed Top Gear indefinitely after host Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff was seriously injured during filming last year. In 2007, former host Richard Hammond was in a coma for 2 weeks after a crash while filming, and the broadcaster is reconsidering on safety grounds.

NCIS: Sydney has been an early winner for US network CBS and its streaming platform Paramount+ – the show’s premiere raked in 10 million viewers – a record for the streamer. Audiences are really on board with shark attacks, snake murders, and pub brawls

And one New South Welshman’s drunken plan to hitch a ride from Nambucca Heads to Coffs Harbour in a truck’s undercarriage didn’t quite go to plan… He planned on hopping off at a red light, but it was green all the way to the Gold Coast. You couldn’t make it up…

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