Hang on! Top Gear take The Italian Job to Belfast

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…”

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