The Grand Tour

10 Worst Episodes of The Grand Tour

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Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 20, 2024.

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#10 - Chinese Food for Thought (Season 3 - Episode 6)

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are in China to sell the virtues of second-hand Western luxury cars to local business people while getting sweaty, lost and almost burnt. Also in this show, Hammond is at the track to test the NIO EP9 electric supercar.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 1118 votes.

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#9 - The Youth Vote (Season 3 - Episode 10)

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May celebrate the affordable, practical and fun wonder that is the hot hatchback. With Clarkson in the VW Polo GTI, Hammond in the Ford Fiesta ST and May in the unpronounceable Toyota Yaris GRMN.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 1044 votes.

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#8 - Lochdown (Season 4 - Episode 3)

Confined to the UK by Covid, Jeremy, Richard and James embark on a Lockdown Special to find out just why American 70s cars never took off in Britain. At the wheel of a Cadillac Coupe De Ville, a Lincoln Continental and a Buick Riviera in stunning Scottish surroundings, the three hosts undergo many mishaps and adventures before embarking on one of their toughest challenges yet.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 857 votes.

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#7 - Italian Lessons (Season 1 - Episode 11)

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From the shores of Loch Ness in Scotland, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May introduce their attempts to buy used Maseratis for a bargain price and then use them to tour the drizzle flecked landscapes of the North of France. Also in this programme, Richard takes the Abarth 124 Spider to the Eboladrome, Jeremy comes up with a way to install cutting edge features in an older car, and Olympic cycling champion turned car racer Sir Chris Hoy is invited to try Celebrity Brain Crash.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 2448 votes.

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#6 - Dumb Fight at the O.K. Coral (Season 1 - Episode 10)

The Grand Tour: Dumb Fight at the O.K. Coral sees the tent travelling to Nashville. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May introduce their attempt to save the world's coral reefs. In the interests of conservation, the three travel to Barbados and begin an earnest attempt to establish a new reef using only some car bodyshells as a foundation. Their efforts start badly and then get worse, involving inept crane driving, useless boat steering, and an embarrassing moment with a local hotel. Also in this show, Jeremy finally indulges his series-long Alfa Romeo obsession with a test of the new, 500 horsepower Giulia Quadrifoglio.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 2695 votes.

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#5 - Unscripted (Season 2 - Episode 4)

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May attempt to show what would happen if The Grand Tour made a completely unscripted film with no pre-arranged locations, no set-up stunts, and no planned incidents.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 1565 votes.

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#4 - Aston, Astronauts and Angelina’s children (Season 3 - Episode 9)

We can look forward to seeing Hammond testing the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage. He compares it to his favourite car the Porsche 911. James May gives us a history lesson as he takes a look at the cars driven by the astronauts of the Apollo moon missions. Clarkson is testing the Citroen C3 Aircross as he attempts to convince the others that it’s spacious, versatile and better than an elephant.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 1049 votes.

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#3 - Feed the World (Season 2 - Episode 11)

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The presenters are forced to work together to transport fish to impoverished communities in Mozambique's interior. The starting point is Mozambique, at the very southern end of the country.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 1464 votes.

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#2 - Pick Up, Put Downs (Season 3 - Episode 4)

In this episode Jeremy Clarkson drives the Volkswagen Amarok, Richard Hammond tries a Ford Ranger and James May is in a Mercedes X-class as they attempt to find the best of the new breed of European pick-up trucks with a series of tests based on life in the developing world. Also in the show, Jeremy is at the Eboladrome to try out the snorting, swollen, near-600 horsepower Jaguar XE Project 8.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 1187 votes.

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#1 - Operation Desert Stumble (Season 1 - Episode 2)

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May bring the traveling Grand Tour tent to The Cradle of Humankind near Johannesburg in South Africa. In this show, the three hosts are forced to become special forces soldiers with an all action challenge at a top secret training base, deep within Jordan. Also in this episode, Jeremy introduces the 800 horsepower Aston Martin Vulcan to the Grand Tour test track, and James is sent to investigate an unusual form of motorsport called spinning.

The episode was rated 7.40 from 4210 votes.

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