(Top image: rehearsal for a stunt sequence from Kingsman: The Secret Service at Dunsfold Park – the sequel’s stunts were shot at Longcross instead!)
After an initial false start in getting tickets to Top Gear many, many months ago when the revamped series first started airing, I’ve finally secured a ticket to be in the audience for a studio recording of the current series later next month. Who will the celebrity guest be? Will the Stig spontaneously combust? Who knows!?!
Time off work has been arranged. I just need to get up to Dunsfold Park. The irony of all this is that one ideally needs a car, and I don’t drive, thus I’ll be getting there and back in a taxi.
It’d be nice if they’d let me check in by the studio as I could say a quick hello to the neighbours, my former employers Memset Ltd. But apparently I have to go across the other side of the estate to check in, then get a bus with fellow audience members to the studio, and vice versa when the filming stops.