*** WARNING: Contains spoilers for season 2 ***

The second season of David Simon (creator of The Wire) and Eric Overmyer‘s series centred on post-Katrina New Orleans concluded its UK run on Sky Atlantic on Friday night. The extended finale continued its underlying themes of renewal and recovery as the city and its citizens continue their struggle to restore normality more than a year after the devastating hurricane.

A regular series looking back on classic TV show intros …

Programme

Top Gear (original format 515 episodes, 1977-2002, new format 139 episodes 2002-).

Premise

A factual motoring magazine series primarily about cars. Originally produced as a conventional 30-minute motoring show, it was revamped in 2002 into a more entertainment-based hour-long format. The current presenters are Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.