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Rewind TV: Top Gear; Luther; Scandal; Your Face Sounds Familiar; Henry – review

6 July 2013 4:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Top Gear returns firing on all cylinders, while Luther is typically dark and sinister

Top Gear (BBC2) | iPlayer

Luther (BBC1) | iPlayer

Scandal (More4) | 4Od

Your Face Sounds Familiar (ITV) | ITV Player

Henry (C4) | 4Od

There was a time when I was absolutely sure which type of male viewers Top Gear (back for series 20) was aimed at. Gay ones. Then someone told me that it was for uber-hetero petrolheads. Really? I'd have thought that Top Gear's homoerotic appeal was obvious. In fact it's even sexier than that – there's a distinct whiff of the repressed and closeted about all those throbbing motors. Why else would James May have such long beautiful hair if not because Jeremy Clarkson preferred it that way? Why would May and Richard Hammond spend every edition beaming adoringly at Clarkson as though he were the Greek god of gear-sticks? Both of them falling around laughing when Clarkson »

- Barbara Ellen

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