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.
|Isuzu TX||Jeremy Clarkson|
|Isuzu TX||Richard Hammond|
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The presenters meet in the capital of Myanmar, Yangon, in the People's Square opposite Burma's famous Shwedagon Pagoda.
Construction of the Bridge
- The Burma Special is the fourth Top Gear special to be filmed in an Asian country, after Vietnam in the Vietnam Special, India in the India Special, and Iraq, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, and Israel in the Middle East Special.
- The Burma Special was followed by the Patagonia Special which means that four special episodes of Top Gear aired consecutively in 2014.
- Airing of the show courted controversy when Hammond and Clarkson made racist remarks about Thai people