Stars in Fast Cars
Richard Hammond and James May (Pilot)
BBC Two/One 10 July 2004 (Pilot: as part of Sport Relief)
BBC Three, 25 September 2005 to 8 February 2006 (Series: 10 episodes in 1 series)
Various celebrities compete at motoring challenges, including recreating movie stunts and racing modified armchairs.
This made for some great moments, including Car Skittles, a stunt where the celebs had to drive on to the back of a moving lorry, before letting them all drive a Ferrari - with a bathtub of water attached to the back which they weren't allowed to spill. They could be asked to race anything, from the aforementioned armchairs to Formula 1 cars. The winner got to throw the car of their choice at either a coconut shy or a giant target.
Dougie Anderson's hosting is a little unrestrained, but overall, the show just about avoids being classified as car-crash television.
Originally based on a one-off show made by BBC2's Top Gear team for Sport Relief 2004.