Top Gear Nepal Special - BBC2

Freddie, Chris and Paddy on a wall in Nepal
(Image credit: BBC Studios/Lee Brimble)

Paddy, Chris and Freddie head to the roof of the world for this Top Gear Nepal Special – do they know what they're taking on?

Top Gear Nepal Special sees Paddy McGuinness, Freddie Flintoff and Chris Harris buckling up for a hair-raising adventure as they scale dizzying heights in Nepal (Sunday, 9pm, see our TV Guide for full details).

A mud-caked battered Peugeot with a man hanging out the back of it

That's really no way to treat a Peugeot!

The three go head to head to see whose "city" car; a Peugeot 106, a Renault 4 and a Nepalese Hula, can make it up the unforgiving and downright scary-looking tracks to Muktinath Temple perched 3,800m above sea-level.

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The lads are genuinely petrified as their vehicles teeter on rocky terrain, with sheer drops plunging a mile deep, and there’s a heart-stopping moment when Chris’s handbrake has a terrifying malfunction!

Expect bemused locals, jeopardy, plenty of banter and panoramic mountain views with not a hint of tinsel or a sprig of holly in sight!

TV Times rating: ****

Tess Lamacraft
Senior Writer for What's On TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite week,

Tess is a senior writer for What’s On TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite and She's been writing about TV for over 25 years and worked on some of the UK’s biggest and best-selling publications including the Daily Mirror where she was assistant editor on the weekend TV magazine, The Look, and Closer magazine where she was TV editor. She has freelanced for a whole range of websites and publications including We Love TV, The Sun’s TV Mag, Woman, Woman’s Own, Fabulous, Good Living, Prima and Woman and Home.