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Top gear
Fire Up the Quattro (Children in Need special)
Written by: N/A
Director: N/A
Previous episode: Alex's Big Day
Next episode: Series 2: Episode 1

Fire Up the Quattro (also known as Top Gear Meets Ashes to Ashes) is a non-canon mini-episode of Ashes to Ashes made for Children in Need 2008. It guest starred (then) Top Gear presenter Richard Hammond as himself.

PlotEdit

While admiring the Audi Quattro in 1981, Richard Hammond is caught on the scene by DCI Gene Hunt and demanded to raise his hands in the air. After revealing his admiration for the car, he asks politely for a test drive which Hunt reluctantly agrees to after discovering Hammond co-hosts a car show "with two other blokes" and that his nickname was "hamster" due to his height and name. After driving around the area in the Quattro to "Jessica" by the Allman Brothers (which is also the Top Gear theme), Hammond invites DI Alex Drake her to join and "meet the Stig". Due to Hammond's expert driving skill, Hunt walks away humiliated, telling DC Chris Skelton to shut up.

CastEdit

Hammond Hunt

The Manc Lion meets the Hamster

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CanonicityEdit

This episode is non-canon because behind DCI Hunt, DI Drake, DC Skelton and DS Carling are cars and vans that would not be made until the 21st Century. It is also non-canon because Hammond refers to the 2002 format of Top Gear which DI Drake recognises as a programme of "boys with their toys".

AppearancesEdit

Characters Creatures Events Locations
Organisations and titles Vehicles Weapons and technology Miscellanea

Characters

Dramatis personae

Other characters

Locations

Organisations and titles

Vehicles

Miscellanea

MusicEdit

  • The Allman Brothers — Jessica

TriviaEdit

See alsoEdit

External LinksEdit


Episodes of Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes
Life on Mars:
Series 1 (2006): Episode 1   Episode 2   Episode 3   Episode 4   Episode 5   Episode 6   Episode 7   Episode 8
Series 2 (2007): Episode 1   Episode 2   Episode 3   Episode 4   Episode 5   Episode 6   Episode 7   Episode 8  
Ashes to Ashes:
Series 1 (2008): Episode 1   Episode 2   Episode 3   Episode 4   Episode 5   Episode 6   Episode 7   Episode 8  
Series 2 (2009): Episode 1   Episode 2   Episode 3   Episode 4   Episode 5   Episode 6   Episode 7   Episode 8  
Series 3 (2010): Episode 1   Episode 2   Episode 3   Episode 4   Episode 5   Episode 6   Episode 7   Episode 8  
Mini Episodes:
Fire Up the Quattro (2008)   Ashes to Ashes does Sport Relief (2010)

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