Gears And Tears on DVD (updated)

Now available to pre-order from all good DVD stockists, the fabulous BBC1 documentary Gears And Tears. Release date is set for September 13th 2010.

A fascinating insight into A Formula One Stock Car racing season.

A bitter 40-year family rivalry, bumper to bumper action, crashes, smashes, glory, anguish and the sport’s own Romeo and Juliet tale – all in the story of one Formula One Stock Car racing season…

Frankie Wainman Jnr and Andy Smith grew up with their rival fathers dominating stock car racing in the 70s and 80s. Now, as the sport’s leading drivers themselves, the Wainman-Smith rivalry has become fiercer than ever – propelled by both drivers’ obsession to be the best and ratcheted higher by the pride of their families and teams.

Over a year’s racing, cameras follow the Wainmans and the Smiths (with both younger brothers in action too) – as well as other drivers such as 16-year-old Georgia Mitchell and double glazing executive, Paul Hines – at home, in the garages, in the pits and on the track, as they compete in the gruelling National, European and World championships.
The course of the season finds grudge shunts, incidents and arguments, battling wives, bruises the size of dinner plates, love across the divide and even 10-year olds, destined to continue the family rivalry, racing souped-up minis. But at the end of a punishing season, who’ll be doing the celebratory donuts and who’ll be crying under a steaming raised bonnet?

The DVD is listed as having 6 x 45 minute episodes. This may be a mistake, but it could also imply that the DVD will contain extended ‘directors cuts’ of each episode. The team behind the documentary have said quite openly that a huge amount of the footage they shot ended up on the cutting room floor, so maybe this is their chance to show some of it off.

Update: Sadly it’s been confirmed to us by one of the documentary team that the 6 x 45 minutes listing is wrong. The actual lenght of the DVD remains as the standard 6 x 30 minutes of the original transmitted series.

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