Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May takes on an epic mission to build a bridge over the River Kwai in Thailand. However, in order to achieve that they must first drive across Burma, a country Burma that has been largely closed to westerners for over 40 years:
Furthermore, the trio must make the trip in three lorries that have been bought ‘sight unseen’ from the internet for a limited budget. Unsurprisingly, they are not quite as the trio might have hoped or expected. To add to their troubles, when they get to the river, the must build a bridge across it, just like they did in the movies, capable of supporting the weight of their lorries.
What follows is an epic 1200 miles journey of beautiful scenery, regular adversity, ongoing malfunction and the constant bickering of three badly dressed buffoons.