iTunes – 12 Days of Christmas – Top Gear and The Trip

Don’t miss today’s free offering from Apple, via the iTunes app, 12 Days of Christmas. Today you can watch two great TV episodes from the BBC.

The first one is Top Gear: Middle East Special. The includes the three wise men of Top Gear embarking on a seasonal road trip as they attempt to recreate a certain famous journey across the Middle East to Bethlehem. They do so in a trio of open top sports cars, each wholly unsuited to the conflict ridden mountains of Southern Turkey, the dangerous warzones of Iraq and the searing deserts of Syria. Along the way they test the limits of mechanical and physical endurance as well as asking the vital question, what exactly is myrrh and where do you buy it?

The second one is The Trip: Hipping Hall – A 17th century house, steeped in history and now host to Steve and Rob. We learn more about the pair as they dine together for the fourth time on their culinary tour of the north.

You don’t have to have an iOS device to download these gifts. Just log on to iTunes on your computer and download from there.

If you haven’t downloaded this app yet, you can do so here.


Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at:


  • Alex

    Am getting “Your request could not be completed” message from iTunes :-/ Yesterday’s gift downloaded just fine, this one seems to be limited to some stores only..?

  • Andressss

    same here! I got the coldplay ep yesterday but today’s gift shows “Your request could not be completed”. I am currently in Spain app store.

  • Alex

    No luck today either – iBooks link brings me to the “free” item for which they want to charge me 6.49 Euros :-/