No problem with the Freeview reception. I have to say that the second part did as Charlieman said have better footage but there again as he said there was more to choose from. As for concentrating on the incidents, I thought that was what BTCC Banger Racing was all about these days?
Interviews were excellent especial enjoyed seeing John Clelland.
BTCC did enter a new era once TV got involved with more money being poured in but that was the only difference with respect to the entries. Back in the 1960s and 1970s there was still 100% commitment from the teams and drivers they just didn't have the huge amounts to cash to flash.
One thing that did rankle was the mention of Grand prix drivers in the BTCC. There were a lot of saloon car drivers who made the occasional foray into F1 GPs - John Rhodes being one such. Then there were the F1 GP drivers who made more appearances in BTCC than Nigel Mansell - Jacky Ickx for example. Then there were drivers like Stirling Moss and Guy Edwards who spent full seasons in BTCC. Then lets not forget drivers like Roy Salvadori, Frank Gardner, David Hobbs and Jack Oliver who all notched up dozen upon dozen BTCC races.