Thursday, September 21, 2006

UK TV Host Improving After High Speed Crash

One of the (few) highlights of our television viewing schedule is the BBC show Top Gear shown on BBC Canada on Saturday and Sunday evenings. The show is smart, witty, entertaining and maintains a healthy European outlook on cars and driving.

One of the hosts, Richard Hammond, was involved in a high-speed crash yesterday while attempting to set a new British land speed record. Critically injured, he was airlifted to hospital. A day later, he is said to be 'improving'. The 'Hamster' is infectiously enthusiastic and is also the butt of most of the jokes on the show, something he tolerates with good humour.

Any Canadian fans of the show can get updates at the Top Gear site: and can send good wishes to Richard and his family at