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James May's 20th Century

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5/6: Inventing the Teenager
In the 20th century the teenager emerged as a breed apart from the rest of the population. Was it the promise of sex? Pop music? Or a 50cc motorbike? James finds out.

8.30 6/6: Big City, Bright Lights
As one hundred thousand is added to the number of people living in cities around the world every day, James investigates how we created the increasingly urban planet.

James May returns to the day job in Top Gear - Polar Special tomorrow at 8pm

Contributors

Presenter: James May
Director/Producer: Dan Walker

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James May's 20th Century

BBC Two England, 24 July 2007 20.00






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