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Jezza and Hamster come a cropper with Italian fuzz


Hammond and Clarkson in a jail cell

Hammond and Clarkson in a jail cell


Hammond and Clarkson in a jail cell

Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond have made light of a past brush with the law by staging a spoof run-in with Italian police for a new film.

The duo - who had to flee Argentina recently after arousing local anger while filming in the country - are seen being quizzed by officers and then carted off to a cell.

Scenes in which they fall foul of the law have been included in a Top Gear spin-off film called The Perfect Road Trip 2, and follows an incident last year which saw them run into trouble in France as they made another film.

Clarkson and Hammond were pulled over for speeding while filming the original Perfect Road Trip, resulting in fines and a three-month ban from driving in France.

In their new DVD released by the BBC this week, the pair are seen enjoying a blissful trip through Italy in a series of supercars.

They wind up their visit by taking to the roads in a pair of Ford Capris on the island of Capri, but are then seen to be in discussion with Italian police after Clarkson's voiceover jokingly announces: "Unfortunately, once again, our perfect road trip had come to a premature end."

The duo are eventually seen sitting in a cell with Hammond castigating his TV pal, telling him: "You total plum sac."

"Would it be possible to get a cup of tea?" Clarkson is seen asking through a hatch in the cell door at the conclusion of the film's credits.


T heir previous road trip film was last year's top-selling TV DVD title, shifting almost 400,000 copies by the end of 2013.

Since then the show has been involved in a number of controversies including their Argentina problems which blew up after Clarkson was seen driving a Porsche bearing the number plate H982 FKL, which was interpreted as a reference to the 1982 Falklands conflict, but the BBC has said it was merely a coincidence.