Hang on! Top Gear take The Italian Job to Belfast
Wednesday 22 July 2009
Television's notorious motoring trio are hoping to recreate the film of the world's most famous trio of Mini Coopers.
The originals were filmed in the newly-finished sewers under Coventry in time for The Italian Job's release in 1969.
Now Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are planning to recreate the chase in massive sewers being installed in Belfast, according to the BBC website.
A show spokesperson said they hoped to film in the six-mile sewer network in the coming weeks, reported the website.
The programme would help to promote the huge Belfast Sewers Project, which is due for completion next year. NI Water reportedly approached the programme about the idea.
In the 1969 film, a gang led by Charlie Croker (Michael Caine) used the sewers in an attempt to escape the Carabinieri after a gold heist.
In the 2009 version, few would bet against Clarkson delivering the film's most famous line: "You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"
And May would seem the likely candidate for "Hang on a minute lads, I've got a great idea..."
Man on naked bike ride gets ejected after becoming aroused
Caitlyn Jenner's mother Ester thought her daughter, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, had transitioned for money
Charles Kennedy 1959-2015: A gifted, compassionate politician whose career was cut short by the 'demon drink' - latest news
Charles Kennedy dead: A guy once asked the Lib Dem leader who his favourite Muppet was and his letter response was wonderful
Jaden Smith wears gender fluid dress to high school prom with Hunger Games actress
- 1 Man on naked bike ride gets ejected after becoming aroused
- 4 Ann Summers survey reveals the UK's favourite sex position
- 5 Ayyan Ali: Pakistan's top model now appears in the courtroom rather than on the catwalk
£15000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: First things first - for the av...
£22000 - £27500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This digital advertising infras...
£50 - 60k (DOE) + Benefits & Bonus: Guru Careers: A PR Account Director / SAM ...
£32 - £37K + extensive benefits: Guru Careers: Research Analyst / Business Ins...