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  • Monday, December 8th 2014 - 07:18 UTC

    Argentina claims BBC Top Gear had three different plates and planned to set the cars on fire

    Clarkson's Porsche '91 with the controversial plate that triggered incidents

    The BBC Top Gear team which last October toured Argentina with three vehicles and which triggered a strong controversy apparently had three different plates in just one car and tried to torch the vehicles to cause further 'scandal', according to reports from the Patagonian police which were attached to a second letter sent by Argentine ambassador Alicia Castro to the BBC Executive Board.

  • Tuesday, November 25th 2014 - 00:45 UTC

    Falklands' reference in BBC Top Gear Argentina program: no end to controversy

    Ambassador Castro has addressed a letter directly to the Chair of BBC Trust, Rona Fairhead

    Ambassador Alicia Castro has addressed a letter directly to the Chair of the BBC Trust requesting formal apologies for the “false and biased” account reported on the BBC program “Top Gear” filmed in Argentina, and in a veiled subtle way ends hoping that the long established relationship between Argentina and the BBC, “will continue to blossom in the future”.

  • Saturday, November 1st 2014 - 04:08 UTC

    BBC refuses to make apology about Top Gear row in Argentina

    The controversial Porsche with the registration H982 FKL, which some suggested could refer to the UK/Argentina Falklands 1982 conflict

    The BBC has refused to apologize to Argentina over a Top Gear special filmed in the country. The show's stars and crew had to abandon filming last month amid angry protests over a car number-plate that appeared to refer to the Falkland Islands War.

  • Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 21:57 UTC

    Argentina makes formal complaint to BBC about Jeremy Clarkson

    Ambassador Alicia Castro met with BBC's TV Director Danny Cohen on Monday afternoon

    Argentine Ambassador to the UK, Alicia Castro, made a formal complaint to the BBC regarding Jeremy Clarkson’s provocative behaviour and offensive remarks towards the Government and the Argentine people, following Top Gear’s recent filming in Argentina, calling for the BBC to make a public apology.