Adventure, Comedy, Reality-TV / TV-Series (2002)
Episode 1: The presenters present their new drive in studio with a live audience and several new cars. They kick off the series by seeing which is the Best Company Saloon for Spending 24 Hours in. Flintoff chooses the Volvo S60, Harris selects the new BMW 3 Series leaving McGuinness to settle on the Tesla Model 3 as they compete in a number of tests in and around Bolton. Meanwhile, Harris tests Ferrari’s new flagship, the 1000bhp SF90 Stradale in Italy.
Episode 2: Harris, Flintoff and McGuinness head to Yorkshire to compare the three original 200mph supercars, Harris chooses the Ferrari F40, Flintoff selects the Jaguar XJ220 and McGuinness uses the Lamborghini Diablo. Later the presenters attempt to purchase several Performance Insurance Write Offs for less than £6,000, McGuinness buys a Porsche Cayman S, Flintoff purchases a Maserati Quattroporte and Harris acquires a Ford Focus RS.
Episode 3: The presenters head to Cyprus for a weekend adventure in cheap rental cars with a budget of €30. McGuinness is granted a Ford Focus CC, Flintoff rents a Suzuki Jimny and Harris is left with a Kia Picanto as they compete in a series of challenges. Meanwhile Harris and McGuinness head to the track to compare two family cars, Harris represents estates with the new Audi RS6, while McGuinness represents SUVs with the Lamborghini Urus.
Episode 4: Harris, Flintoff and McGuinness head to Wales to compare three new British GTs to their German Rivals driven by Heinz-Harald Frentzen. Harris selects the new Bentley Flying Spur which is compared against the Porsche Panamera Turbo S Sport Turismo, Flintoff uses the McLaren GT which takes on the Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro and McGuinness chooses the Aston Martin DBX which goes against the Audi RS Q8. Later, Harris pays tribute to racing legend Stirling Moss who passed away earlier in the year.
Episode 5: McGuinness introduces Harris and Flintoff to his latest creation: an electric, all-terrain ice cream van for the 21st century called Mr. Nippy. They test its credentials in Blackpool, before competing in a paintball battle against its hot food rivals. Later, Harris reviews the electric Honda e before taking part in a race around the deserted Alton Towers theme park against Flintoff in the Mini Electric and McGuinness in the Vauxhall Corsa-e. [wikipedia]
Directors: Nick Dalton, Mark McQueen, Jon Richards, Brian Klein
Writers: Danny Baker, Lucy Guy, Paul Kerensa, Matthew Leys, Dan Read, Aiden Spackman, Fraser Steele, Martin Trenaman
Stars: Chris Harris, Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff