Brian Klein - Top Gear Director & Author, is back!

Brian Klein is best known to an automotive audience for his work as a television director on BBC Top Gear with Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond and this week joins John Marcar for his second appearance on The Driven Chat Podcast.

Brian first worked with Jeremy Clarkson in the 1990s as the director of stocking-filler videos and DVDs, mainly featuring exploding caravans, supercar shootouts and grand pianos being dropped onto Austin Allegros. Following a massive success with Clarkson in the late 90s-early-00s, Brian later became an integral part of the relaunch of BBC Top Gear and the rest, as they say, is history.

Brian continues to direct BBC Top Gear to this day and, in this conversation, shares some fantastic stories and memories of his time so far with the production, as well as a chapter not previously discussed where he decided to temporarily walk away from the BBC to help launch The Grand Tour on Amazon.

As well as being a hugely successful TV director, Brian has released his second book, The Führer's Prophecy - a thrilling and dangerous ‘What If?’ thriller, following on from the astounding success of his debut novel, The Counterfeit Candidate – which has been hailed as an instant classic in the genre, becoming an Amazon bestseller with more than 60,000 sales to-date and thousands of five-star reviews.

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