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James May's Toy Stories

Series 1

Episode 1: Airfix

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

James May subjects traditional toys to spectacular, supersize challenges. He takes model aeroplanes to a new level when he tries to make a full-size Airfix Spitfire. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Stuart Cabb

Genres

James May's Toy Stories

Series 1

Episode 2: Plasticine

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

James May subjects traditional toys to supersize challenges. James tries to make a garden entirely out of Plasticine and then enter it at the Chelsea Flower Show. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Stuart Cabb

Genres

James May's Toy Stories

Series 1

Episode 3: Meccano

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

James May subjects traditional toys to supersize challenges. Here, he joins forces with Edwina Currie and top engineers to build a full-size bridge from nothing but Meccano. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Participant:
Edwina Currie
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Stuart Cabb

Genres

James May's Toy Stories

Series 1

Episode 4: Scalextric

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

James May subjects traditional toys to supersize challenges. Here, he attempts to build a three-mile-long Scalextric track at Brooklands in Surrey. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Stuart Cabb

Genres

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

James May looks at the nation's childhood love affair with the model plane and attempts the first cross-channel flight ever achieved by an engineless, homemade supersized toy. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Series Producer:
Tom Whitter
Director:
Tom Whitter

James May's Toy Stories

The Great Train Race

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

James May sets supersize challenges for traditional toys. James tries once again to build the longest-ever model railway track - and has a race along it! Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Producer:
Tom Whitter
Producer:
Tom Whitter

Genres

James May's Toy Stories

Series 1

Episode 6: Hornby

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

James May subjects traditional toys to supersize challenges. Here, he attempts to build the longest ever model railway track - a whopping ten miles long. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Participant:
Oz Clarke
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Stuart Cabb
Series Editor:
Ian Holt

Genres

James May's Toy Stories

Action Man at the Speed of Sound

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

James May attempts to see if it's possible for Action Man to do what no toy has ever managed before - travel faster than the speed of sound. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Executive Producer:
Stuart Cabb
Series Producer:
Tom Whitter
Director:
Tom Whitter

Genres

James May's Toy Stories

The Motorcycle Diary

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

James May attempts to build a motorbike and sidecar entirely out of Meccano to take him, and passenger Oz Clarke, round the Isle of Man's famous TT circuit. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
James May
Executive Producer:
Will Daws
Director:
Tom Whitter
Participant:
Oz Clarke

Genres