Random Rewind: The Getaway Car, BBC One

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The Getaway Car

2016, BBC One


The Getaway Car was a primetime BBC One gameshow hosted by Dermot O'Leary and featuring Top Gear's The Stig. Each episode saw five pairs put their driving and knowledge skills to the test in a bid to win £10,000.



The couples will faced a series of four driving and general knowledge challenges. At the centre of the show is the icon that is The Stig, as well as his two tearaway nephews Red Stig and Blue Stig, who will put the co-drivers of each couple through their paces and cause havoc on the track.




Not for the faint-hearted, the couples will undertake obstacle courses, high speed circuits and off-road challenges in a multitude of cars, ranging from 4x4 race buggies to high powered supercars.


After each round one couple will leave the competition, leaving just one couple to go to head to head with The Stig for the cash prize.


The programme was axed by BBC One after one series, with a source telling The Sun: "There were high hopes for The Getaway Car but it just didn’t get the ratings and is deemed not good enough for Saturday nights."