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Top Gear: Burma Special 2/4

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The Burma Special was a two-part special episode of the BBC motoring show Top Gear. The special saw the three presenters travelling from Burma, more commonly referred to by it's modern name of Myanmar, into Thailand to construct a bridge over the River Kwai. The special aired as the penultimate and final episode in Top Gear's twenty first series, on the 9th of March, 2014 and the 16th of March, 2014 respectively. The special aired in two parts like 2013's Africa Special that preceeded it. The presenters began in Yangon, the former capital of Burma, and headed across Burma, up into the Shan State, and then crossed the border at Tachileik into Thailand. In the image at the top right of the article Richard's truck is the one closest to the camera, Jeremy's is the yellow truck, and James' is the blue truck farthest away from the camera. The Burma Special faced controversy after its airing when viewers complained that Jeremy and Richard made racist remarks in the second part of the episode by referring simultaneously to the gradient on their bridge and a local Thai man crossing it.

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